Sometimes, things don’t go as planned. And menus will always keep you on your toes.
Bryan has decided to cook a roast instead of smoking a brisket. Its cheaper and he couldn’t find brisket under 30 pounds. I am quite saddened over this decision, but he wanted to do this so his decision is the final one. Maybe we will make roasted beef crostini?
Then I couldn’t find meat ravioli. If I was in Houston, I would just walk over to Krogers. But up here in the country I only have an HEB or Walmart. Its quite frustrating. So tortellini it is. Now I have to find a good recipe.
On the brighter side, instead of trying to find pineapple juice (which is nonexistent in a small town with a limited juice aisle), I decided to use simply orange orange with pineapple juice. *boom* killed two birds with one stone. And I’ll have enough juice left over to make rum punch with Malibu. It occurred to me during my 3rd stop so I bought grenadine.
Also the strawberries were small. I had a lot of jello left over.
Turns out you can’t make wassail in the slow cooker with the alcohol in it. Typically people put the amount of alcohol they want in a cup and ladle the wassail on top of it.
So revised menu
Tortellini with marinara sauce
Clementine dipped in dark chocolate
Strawberry daiquiri shots in a strawberry
Strawberry daiquiri jello shots
Wassail – guests add their own amount of whiskey to their cup.
I didn’t deviate too much from the original version.