The little Clay Pot

Lots of things can go in a little Clay Pot

Weekly Menu-3.15.10-3.21.10 March 13, 2010


Hot dogs,  Barley and cheese, Salad


  • 1 C Barley
  • 4 C water (or a combination of liquids-chicken stock, water etc.)
  • 1 Tbl Butter
  • 1 Tbl Flour
  • 1 1/4 C Milk
  • 1 1/2 C Cheese (cheddar, cottage, mozz, parm-any combination)
  • Onions and Garlic to taste


Bring water to full Boil. Add Barley, simmer 45 min.  In separate pan melt butter, and flour to make roux. Add milk all at once while stirring.  Add cheese and stir till thickened.  When Barley is done cooking, add cheese mixture to Barley.  If you want you can bake at 350 for 20-60 min.  Depending on how you like your “mac” & Cheese.

*note* The hot dogs are from a local farmer.  If you can get your hands on some “home made” hot dogs I highly recommend them.  They are WAY yummy,


Brown Rice & Lentils, Salad


  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1 small onion
  • Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Carrot
  • 2 t fround cumin
  • 1t Coriander
  • 1 1/2 C Brown Rice
  • 3/4 C Lentils
  • 4 C Beef Broth
  • 1/2 lb Cooked Bacon
  • Fresh Cilantro


Bring water to boil in large skillet. Add garlic, carrot, and onion.   Cook till tender. Add cumin, coriander, brown rice, Lentils, cooked bacon, and beef broth. Cover, Lower heat and simmer for about 45 min, or until lentils are tender.  Fluff with Fork. Stir in Cilantro.

Wednesday- ST. Patricks Day!

Beef and Guinness Stew, Irish Soda Bread


  • 2 1/2 Lb stew meat (I have a shoulder roast that I am going to cup up)
  • 2 Onions
  • 6 medium Carrots
  • 2 T Flour
  • 1/2 C Dry Cider
  • 1 C Guinness Stout
  • 1 Parsley sprig


Cut beef into chunks and dice onions and carrots.  Toss beef in flour and brown in 2 T oil.  Remove beef and Fry onions.  Return beef and add carrots and the liquids.  Bring to just a boil, reduce heat and bring to simmer. Cover, and cook for 1.5 to 2 hours. Add more water id dish starts to dry out. Garnish with chopped parsley.


Spaghetti, Garlic Bread, & Salad


  • Using 1 lb of Italian sausage instead of hamburger.  Pasta and Marinara from a local source.


Tomato soup and cheese sandwiches.






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