A Brisket of Inspiration
Jan. 5, 2013 6:21 pm
Updated: Jan. 8, 2013 12:05 am
I stayed home from work today with a little bit of the flu. I'm sure that I must have picked it up from one of my patients. God bless them for leaving me a little something to remember them by.
This afternoon I felt quite a bit better than this morning, so I was inspired to go through my freezer and use up some of the last steer that we butchered. Yes, its one of the benefits of living on a farm. We raise top quality beef and I get my pick of it.
We also trade with other family members for things like lamb and pork so my meat selection is better than the local grocery store.
At any rate, I found a brisket that weighs about 8 pounds. I've pushed it aside several times for a couple of reasons. One reason is that 8# of brisket for two people is gonna make a "buttload of leftovers." I've scoured the recipe section here on AllRecipes
and found a few brisket recipes that sound like they just might do the trick. The brisket is thawing out at the moment and I think I'll commit myself to making one of those recipes tomorrow. Of course, I'll invite the in-laws over to share it with us and then
we have an Aunt and Uncle down the road that will get a portion of it- after it passes my taste test, that is. And if my calculations are correct, there should still be leftovers to take to work. Wow! What a bounty! I am always so thankful when I think about
what I have available. I have been blessed to have things to share. What could be better?
I am curious- does anyone have any great ideas for leftover brisket? Or can you tell my what your favorite brisket recipe is? I am not certain of which recipe I'll use tomorrow so there's still time to plug your favorite one!