2011 Richmond Jewish Food Festival Almost Here

Many of us lead very quite busy and hectic day-to-day lives. That's just life today. But in spite of this we do not have to settle for frozen foods or other boring meals in a box. Not anymore. The crock pot was designed mainly for everybody having busy lives who still are looking for superb dishes. You will find a huge selection of easy slow cooker recipes which you could make in the morning and be able to have a terrific home cooked meal in the evening. It is really effortless and uncomplicated.

I remember the first time I had the pleasure of eating you tube beef brisket crock pot. It was at this fabulous little Barbecue Restaurant in Croton-On-Hudson, NY called Memphis Maes.

Place chicken legs in crock pot. Mix the rest of the ingredients and pour over chicken. Cover crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.

A manual crock pot offers essentially one fundamental heat control. Due to its low price, they're the most typical version. The manual crock pot includes a simple knob selector that says "low", "Medium", and "High". Whenever using a manual rival slow cooking brisket, you should definitely keep an eye on the time. It's going to be up to you to turn it off.

What I do is mix some good quality store bought barbecue sauce with a little beef broth to thin it a bit. I like to use a smoke flavored barbecue sauce. To give it a little more smoky flavor, I also add a few drops of liquid smoke. This makes a very tasty braising liquid.

The USDA grades beef brisket in oven bag with eight quality designations. The top three are of interest to chefs interested in barbecuing brisket: select, choice and prime. Select is the lowest grade commonly sold at retail and can be tricky to barbecue as it has less intra-muscular fat. Choice is the, well, choice of most BBQ chefs as it has more marbling than select and is easier to come by than prime. Prime is the top grade of beef but is hindered by its lack of availability.

At the first sips the earth taste very often associated with Pinot Noir hit me. This wine was rather sweet and had almost no tannins. My first meal was slow cooking beef ribs with potatoes. This Pinot Noir was round with pleasant acidity and dark cherries; its earth taste remained. The wine wasn't fazed or even changed by a fair amount of Louisiana red pepper sauce. When the Pinot Noir faced the side dish of a relatively tame Turkish salad based on sweet pimentos, tomato paste, and hot peppers, it had good length and went well with the tomatoes.

This wine is not only Kosher, it is Mevushal (flash-pasteurized) which essentially means it retains its Kosher quality no matter who serves it. Once upon a time Mevushal was synonymous with tasteless, the process essentially boiled the guts out of the wine. This is clearly no longer the case. Let's give it a try.

Chance to buy Texas souvenirs. After you're finished eating, why not trot on over to the General Store and shop around. If you're searching for the cheap, theme park-type souvenirs, this is certainly the place to get them. If you want a homemade batch of fudge, coated Pecans, or jams and jellies, you can get these here, too. They even sell Texas tee shirts and Texas sweat shirts.