Beef and Broccoli with Rice

If you are a fan of beef and broccoli with rice, this is a great one to have. With the exception of hamburger, I marinade pretty much any meat that is cooked. The longer it’s marinating, the better, in my opinion. Marinades that I make include a beer or whiskey that isn’t the best, red…

Crescent Roll Tomato-Basil Squares

I was thinking this would be more of a snack, but ended up turning out to be part of dinner. Lessons learned: don’t forget minced garlic and place tomatoes closer to the edge… and maybe don’t cook as long. 🙂 Ingredients: 1 package of crescent rolls 2-3 tomatoes cut thin and dried with paper towel…

Mushrooms stuffed with cheese & pasta sauce

Recipe straight and to the point… I had a vision of what I wanted to do with the mushrooms and put this together. Ingredients: Mushrooms Cheese (any kind) Pasta Sauce (I used a full regular sized jar) Spinach or Kale (full frozen bag is what I used, after it thawed) Anything else that you want…

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Bars

These are super easy to make and definitely worth it – especially if you want a sweet breakfast treat! Ingredients: 2 packages crescent rolls For Filling: 2 – 8 ounce packages of cream cheese (softened!) 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla For Topping: 3/4 stick butter (melted) 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/4 cup sugar Instructions:…

Day 21: Oatmeal Cookie, Black Bear, Moonshine

On December 21st, 2019, the beer of the night and shot were some good ones.  A ‘reserve’ oatmeal cookie stout, a Russian imperial stout and moonshine. Out of the stout advent box is Dragon’s Milk Reserve Oatmeal Cookie, which is a bourbon barrel-aged stout with cinnamon, raisins, brown sugar, oats and vanilla extract.  When I…

Day 20: Brownie Points, STL Zoo Bier, Gin

On December 20, 2019, the work continues on getting the garage fixed up with adding a room that will be my office/personal space and as items needed to be moved, items were found that needed to be burned.  Milo and Piper absolutely love the heat… more so Piper, who likes to get as close as…

Day 19: Dark Matter Porter, Fantastic Voyage, Tequila

On December 19, 2019, it snowed almost all day, so the cats enjoyed trying to catch snowflakes when they decided to go outside.  Tonight, we get to both have a beer that the other has had already, which is fine because they are both good. Out of the stout advent box is Dark Matter Porter,…

Day 18: Christmas Bomb, Saison de Lis, Apple Pie Moonshine

On Wednesday, December 18th, 2019, it was another cold day outside!  We opened a Belgium style ale, an imperial stout brewed with cinnamon, and an apple pie moonshine. Out of the stout advent box is the Christmas Bomb and is 13% ABV.  This is an imperial stout brewed with cinnamon.  You can definitely smell the…

Day 16: Christmas Ale, American Pale Ale, Club Brandy

On Monday, December 16th, 2019, we realized the Absinthe shot was supposed to be today’s – oops!  That was my fault, as I was the one who thought it was the 16th already.  Earlier today, I look out the front door and there is Piper doing a balancing act on the railing… check out their…

Day 15: Chocolope Stout, Belgian Ale, Absinthe

On December 15th, 2019, we went to run errands and then started to insulate the garage.  Towards the end, Milo wanted to pose for some pictures in front of our beer and shot of the night. Out of the stout advent box is the Chocolope Stout, which is brewed with chocolate by the Sweetwater Brewing…