Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Beer Bratwurst and Sauerkraut

Okay people, a recipe blog is not the right place for a life is funny post? Tough toenails! I had TWO glasses of scotch with honey, and I will post where I darn well please. Or at least where I have access!

Today mom wasn't feeling well, so I called Bob at work, and told him to come home with something simple to cook. I was supposed to go grocery shopping, but wasn't going to leave mom alone when she is sick. I had nothing in the house to cook. Nada. Zilch. Nunzig. Get the picture. I told him to bring home anything he wants that take less than thirty minutes to cook. The man of the house brought home bratwurst. An excellent choice. But did he bring home any side dishes to go with that. NO! HE DIDN't! He just figured we'd eat brats and bread. HELLOOOOOOOO! I'm on Atkins! I don't do bread! So I went to my cupboard, and found an emergency stash of sauerkraut. Who keeps an emergency stash of sauerkraut? Apparently I do, because there it was!
I made my famous (or infamous, depending the source) Microwave Beer Brats!
The recipe is:

Beer Brats with Sauerkraut
1 pound (or more, who cares so long as they fit in the container) fresh bratwurst
1 bottle of beer (the cheaper the better. Who wants to cook with expensive beer?)
1 can of sauerkraut.

Put brats in a microwave container. Pour beer over brats. Cover. Microwave on high for 10 minutes. Stir brats. Microwave on high, covered for another 10 minutes. Add sauerkraut and cover without heating for another 5 minutes. Serve. If your microwave is does not have a turntable, rotate the container about three times during the cooking time.

Why did I post this on life is funny? The fact that I have an emergency stash of sauerkraut is giving me the giggles...since my second glass of scotch and honey...


  1. Do you keep the emergency sauerkraut behind the bottles of scotch?

  2. You made Bob stop when you already had a supply of scotch and honey? What more did you need?

    Sauerkraut in and of itself constitutes an emergency at my house - but I love it! It's always on hand, but where's my scotch?

  3. Both recipes sound yummy! I think I might have your scotch recipe for dinner tonight :)

  4. Wendy, no. Behind the emergency can of cranberry sauce.
    Sherri, Ditto my answer.
    Candy, Bob took a sip of my drink and started choking. He needed solid food.
    Kelli, whiskey and honey is a great remedy for coughs, colds, stomach cramps, and pain.