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nissenpa Apr 12, 2007 10:29 AM

This weekend we are making Braised Brisket w/Ruhbarb and Honey (All About Brasing) and Creamy Buttermilk Coleslaw.

Can you give another side that would fit and a dessert idea. If the dessert is rich I can always skip a second side. It's just DH and I.

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    mojoeater RE: nissenpa Apr 12, 2007 10:31 AM

    How about mac n cheese? Mustard greens?

    1. QueenB RE: nissenpa Apr 12, 2007 10:33 AM

      Pinto beans and peach cobbler.

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        ChiliDude RE: nissenpa Apr 12, 2007 10:59 AM

        sweet potato French fries
        blueberry pie

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          Sunny2 RE: ChiliDude Apr 12, 2007 11:08 AM

          LOVE LOVE LOVE the sweet potato french fries!
          I would definitely do a bean of some sort if you don't like the sweet potato idea....and an apple crisp for dessert!

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          cimui RE: nissenpa Apr 12, 2007 11:22 AM

          Sides: fried green tomatoes, fried zucchini, or roasted brussel sprouts (with bacon or pancetta if that's too heathy ;). buttermilk biscuits are pretty key, too.

          Dessert: I reeaaallly like the fruit cobbler or crisp ideas. Or just do a good vanilla ice cream with warm strawberry compote (or any other fruit compote) and maybe a light, decorative drizzle of hot fudge. Or maybe peanut butter cookies served with a small scoop of ice cream.

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            ScarletB RE: nissenpa Apr 12, 2007 01:29 PM

            Side of sweet kugel always goes well with brisket, and could be dessert too :)
            Or just some good bread, like challah or sourdough.

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              phneale RE: nissenpa Apr 12, 2007 01:45 PM

              How about a turnip and potato mash with sour cream. (offset the sweet sour) and I love the idea of a great cobbler. The other dessert would be something like a banana/chocolate bread pudding.

              1. thunderbug84 RE: nissenpa Apr 12, 2007 01:54 PM

                I'd personally do a corn on the cob. Make some nice herb butter and spread it all over the corn, then pull the husks back around the corn. Throw it on the barbie and you're set!

                1. jinet12 RE: nissenpa Apr 12, 2007 01:57 PM

                  roasted small potatoes and for dessert, a banana cream pie or key lime

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                    cimui RE: nissenpa Apr 12, 2007 02:06 PM

                    This is making me hungry. Nissenpa, you should make all of the above (and then invite me to dinner =).

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                      nissenpa RE: cimui Apr 13, 2007 05:52 AM

                      Let's have a potluck. Everybody bring what they posted and then we will all stuff our selves silly!

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                        cimui RE: nissenpa Apr 13, 2007 09:58 AM

                        Great idea!! Let's have it at my house, tho, so I get all the leftovers.

                    2. pescatarian RE: nissenpa Apr 12, 2007 02:21 PM

                      I would serve roasted root vegetables with brisket normally. This could include white and sweet potatoes, fennel, parsnips, whole garlic, etc. Just simply roasted with S&P.
                      Apple Crisp for dessert or White Chocolate Cheesecake.

                      1. othervoice RE: nissenpa Apr 12, 2007 02:25 PM

                        I'd go with a good Boston baked bean and fruit crisp (apple, blueberry, peach or mix them together.)

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                          daphnar RE: nissenpa Apr 12, 2007 02:56 PM

                          roasted asparagus and chocolate chip cookies (my favorite ;) )

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                            amyvc RE: nissenpa Apr 12, 2007 03:59 PM

                            I always love a homemade mac and cheese and some type of corn bread/pudding with brisket. I'm loving the fruit cobbler ideas or just some great brownies...

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                              greenstate RE: amyvc Apr 12, 2007 04:29 PM

                              We like to have jalapeno corn bread with pot roast or brisket, paticularly with cole slaw. Trader Joe has a great mix that we add jalapenos to and bake.

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                              soupkitten RE: nissenpa Apr 12, 2007 04:30 PM

                              brown-sugar glazed carrots. for dessert, i also would serve any type of seaonal cobbler, crisp, or slump.

                              1. Amuse Bouches RE: nissenpa Apr 12, 2007 07:13 PM

                                Succotash and cobbler or a crisp.

                                I posted my recipe for succotash here:

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                                  winebarb RE: nissenpa Apr 12, 2007 07:20 PM

                                  that sounds so good. i would just do some good old mashed potatoes to soak up the other flavors

                                  1. ccbweb RE: nissenpa Apr 12, 2007 07:40 PM

                                    Wow, what an amazing set of suggestions. They all sound great. Personally, i'd go with the Mac and Cheese and a fruit cobbler for dessert. And Alka Seltzer for an after dinner drink ;-) Sounds like a great meal.

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                                      nissenpa RE: ccbweb Apr 13, 2007 05:53 AM

                                      Thanks everyone. I'll be making up my mind in the next few hours before I head to the store.

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                                        amyvc RE: nissenpa Apr 13, 2007 03:57 PM

                                        Please be sure to post what the winner was and how it all turned out....

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                                          nissenpa RE: amyvc Apr 14, 2007 11:31 AM

                                          I've decided to go with buttermilk biscuits. The reason was that I saw great strawberries at the store and thought that I could then do strawberry shortcake for dessert. I sliced up the strawberries and have had them stewing in sugar and Grand Marinier since yesterday afternoon. Hopefully the biscuits will turn out. I've never made them. the white trash ingredient for the day will be Cool Whip---DH prefers CW to real whipped cream. I'll post tomorrow after the meal.

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                                            nissenpa RE: nissenpa Apr 16, 2007 01:43 PM


                                            Brisket with Rhubarb and Honey was not that great. The braise was aweful. DH cooked the meat perfectly though and since the meat didn't absorb too much of the braise we shredded the meat and I made a homemade BBQ sauce that we will stew the meat in tonight and make BBQ sands.

                                            The biscuits were incredible. My first time making them and they were AWESOME. I had mine with butter. DH has his with butter and honey and then later for shortcake. Definitely will make these again. The recipe says to make 4. We made three large (3in) and 3 medium. Here is the recipe. So simple, so good:


                                            The coleslaw I made was from the Cook's Country magazine. It was excellent. If anyone wants the recipe I can post it.

                                            The shortcake I did not have but DH gorged himself on it. Make biscuit recipe above. For the strawberries:

                                            2 1lb. packages of strawberries sliced, mix with 1/3c. sugar and 1/3 cup Grand Marinier. Let soak overnight (or in our case 2 nights). DH used Cool WHip instead of whip cream.


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