This past Saturday I hosted a craft beer tasting with food pairing for Cookin' MN at the fabulous Twin Cities beer store Four Firkins.
We got to sample 11 beers & foods such as sausage, cheese, curry & chocolate to go with them. Most people think of pairing food with wine but this really showed us how easy it is to do with beer as well. Some of the beers such as the German smoked beer we tried, were even better when had with the correct food pairing.
Menu Planning Monday...
Matt is back working in Silicon Valley this week which means our little kitchen for two is going to be a kitchen for one. Like last time he traveled, I'm going to try really hard to cook all my meals instead of reverting to frozen or prepared meal.
Lemongrass and Asparagus Risotto - My entry for this month's Royal Foodie Joust
Mac & Blue Cheese - Going to figure out how to make a favorite into a single serving
Sausage, Red Beans & Rice - I have some leftover sausage from the beer tasting this weekend & thought this would be a good way to use it up.
Ham, Gruyere & Fig Panini - This is all about the fig spread to me.
Plus this month's Recipes to Rival challenge will be reveled on Wednesday.
I probably won't do a cupcake this week as I don't need a batch all for myself!
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