Gratitude, Main Dish

Gutten Buns (Bierrocks)

It’s Friday! I drove the kids to school for the first time in months. Now that my son is driving, it is a rare treat. We played loud music and laughed on the way.

Notice the gift of this moment. Absorb. Smile. 1001895_10200893008880954_1910035649_n We have so much stuff going on today. In preparation, I made some healthy “hot pockets” to eat tonight after the kid’s soccer games. These German meat-filled buns are so delicious! My whole family loves them and we enjoy how easy it is to throw them into our lunches during a busy week. Somewhere along the years, we started calling them “Gutten Buns.” I used organic beef this time and they turned out really good (and healthy!) Bierrocks (Gutten Buns) Dough

  • 2 c. warm water
  • 2 pkg. Dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 6 – 6 ½ c. flour

Pour yeast and warm water (barely warm or luke warm to touch) in a small bowl and set until foamy on top. In large bowl sift together flour, sugar, and salt. Make a well in the middle of the bowl and pour in yeast mixture, melted butter, and egg. Stir together and kneed until smooth consistency. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 3 hours (or overnight). Meat Mixture

  • Sauté 1 cup diced onion in olive oil (I prefer sweet onions)
  • Add 1 lb. Beef and brown.

Then Add:

  • 3 cups cabbage, finely cut
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • dash Tabasco sauce

Cover skillet and continue cooking over low heat, stirring occasionally, until cabbage is tender. Do not add liquid. Cool slightly. IMG_3496 Roll dough into large thin square (about 1/4 inch thick). Divide into 5″ squares (about 16 squares). Place 2 T. meat mixture on each square. Bring corners of square together and pinch to form a roll. Place pinched side down on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 – 30 minutes.

Great ideas for substitute fillings: 

  • Marinara sauce, pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese
  • Ham and cheese
  • Chicken salad and cheese
Gratitude, Main Dish

Intinction, Yummy Dinner, and Cards

Today I am thankful for:

1. Communion by intinction. I worship with the Bering Drive Church of Christ. Every Sunday we celebrate the Lord’s Supper through the practice of intinction. It is so beautiful to watch children, moms, dads, young couples, and grandparents walk down the aisle together. I see so much love in faces of those who participate. I glimpse an older man patting the shoulder of a young boy as they walk together to break bread. I watch the youth group sharing time with their prayer partners. Beautiful. Loving. Generous. My heart delights.

2. Shrimp, mussels, and roast veggies. I tried out some new recipes tonight and made the yummiest dinner, according to my taste buds. The onions in the roast veggies were like candy… mmmmm good. It was delightful. Thank you God for the gift of delightful foods to savor. (These are not my pictures, by the way. They are the pics from the recipe sights.) Enjoy.

Roasted Vegetables

3. Playing cards with my son. He and I have grown into the habit of playing a few hands of cards in the evenings as a reward and homework break. It has been good for both of us to have some undivided attention and fun together. I especially like winning… he does, too!

What are you thankful for?