Monday, October 14, 2013

Oktoberfest-World's Oldest Party plus recipes

Good Morning all,  I promised you a post about Oktoberfest.  So here we go again.  I was curious what is Oktoberfest all about?  It all started when a young prince was getting married.  He wanted to share the wedding with everyone, so he added a big horse race to the party.  They had such a good time and a lot of people came to the wedding. They decided to do it every year.  What a nice way to celebrate your wedding anniversary.  The anniversary is now celebrated world wide and the original place in Munich as visitors from all over the world.  If you can't make it to Germany.  Cincinnati holds one of the largest Oktoberfest in the U.S.   The party consist of all kinds of festivities including beer and food.  Still can't make the party.  You can make your own.  There are so many wonderful recipes to share in the party.  Conor found several that we cooked as a family.  I wanted to share the recipes with you. We adapted them to our families taste so here we go with the recipes.

                                                         Classic German Pork Roast

3-5 lb pork roast
1 large onion cut in slices
salt and pepper to taste
1 can beef broth

Originally the recipe called for browning on top of the stove I did not do that. I sprinkled salt and pepper on the roast.  I poured broth all over the roast in big roasting pan.  Then placed onions all over roast.  The roast takes 3.5-4 hours at 350 degrees and it turned out yummy.  Be sure and baste roast every 30 minutes. 

German Style Green Beans

1 1/2 lbs of green beans you will need to cut them into 1 inch pieces
Originally it called for 6 bacon strips cooked.  I used precooked bacon bits.
1 onion chopped or you can use the recipe ready diced onions which worked out well
Salt and pepper to taste

Put beans in a sauce pan until boiling then simmer 15-20 until tender.
Put onions in frying pan with a little oil and add some of the bacon bits.
Remove with slotted spoon.
Drain beans add bacon and onions, salt and pepper to taste.
Toss and heat through and sprinkle with more bacon.
Serve  and eat up

Enjoy I'm not a big fan of green beans, but I liked this recipe.  Will post German Cookie recipe on Wednesday.
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