The Eat Food NOT Money Cookbook

Irish stew

My friend Sherri asked if I would be interested in sharing a post with her for St. Patrick’s Day. I would love too! She asked that it either be an Irish recipe or a green recipe (the color not the action…you know what I mean…Go green!) so today I bring you Irish Stew! Be sure to visit Sherri over at Everything in Moderation for more great St. Patrick’s Day recipes!!

Everything in Moderation: Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage

Irish Stew:

What you’ll need:

6 – 8 small lamb chops
1 Tbl oil
3 – 4 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 c finely shredded cabbage
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large white leek, thinly sliced
12 small white onions
1 ½ c celery, diced
1 ½ c peas
Salt & pepper
Parsley, bay leaves, peppercorns, thyme and rosemary tied up in a cheesecloth

Lay the chops in a single layer in a large stockpot; season with salt and pepper. Brown both sides over medium-high heat. Drain off fat and cover chops with water. You want just enough water to cover them. Put seasoning pack (the herbs you put in cheesecloth) into the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer about 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients except for peas and simmer for another 20 minutes. Stir in peas and continue simmering until potatoes are tender (about 10 more minutes). Remove herb pack before serving. Feeds 6.

lamb chops – $3.50/lb
potatoes – $2.00/5 lb bag
cabbage – $2.00
onion – $1.12
leeks – $2.25
small onions – $1.50/bunch
celery – $0.99
frozen peas – $1.68
Total – $13.84

March 4, 2009 Posted by | -lamb, HOLIDAYS/SPECIAL OCCASIONS, MAIN DISHES | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sausage-cheese balls

Great for parties!

What you’ll need:

3 c biscuit mix
1 lb pork sausage
4 c (16 oz) shredder cheddar cheese
½ c grated parmesan cheese
½ c milk
½ tsp dried rosemary leaves, crushed
½ tsp parsley flakes
Barbecue sauce, if desired

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease pan. Mix together all ingredients except the barbecue sauce. Shape into 1 inch balls. Place in pan. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until brown and cooked through. Immediately remove from pan. Serve warm with barbecue sauce for dipping. Makes about 100 cheese balls.

biscuit mix – $3.00
pork sausage – $1.89
shredded cheese – cheddar – $1.50
parmesan cheese – $1.99
milk – $3.99/gallon
Total – $7.39

December 20, 2008 Posted by | -party ideas, -sausage, SIDE DISHES | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment