Mags, Louis, Brandon, John, Misty, and Kae played the cold war horror RPG Cold City from Contested Ground Studios.
The Cold City RPG is set in Berlin, and so the RPG Buffet decided to explore German food for the evening. John made a Bavarian Pork Roast from AllRecipes.com with potatoes, Misty bought German bread and a butter kuchen from a local bakery, Mags contributed Pikanter Moehrensalat from About.com, Brandon made both red cabbage and cucumbers with dill from AllRecipes.com, and dessert was a homemade German chocolate cake made by Kae's mom. We served it all up with German beer that Steve brought, and homemade pear brandy from Brandon's dad!
A tasty alternative to Carrot and Raisin Salad recipes. This shredded carrot salad has nuts and cheese which are optional, but no mayonnaise. Cayenne pepper gives it a little kick. Makes carrot salad for 2 people.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
2-3 carrots, about 8 oz.
1 small parsley root (optional), not parsnip
1 1/2 T. lemon juice
1 T. flat parsley, chopped, the leaves from 3-4 stalks
1 T. nuts, chopped (hazelnuts, if you have them, otherwise your favorite)
2 oz. hard cheese, cubed (Gouda, Emmentaler, Monterey Jack, or other)
1/3 c. yogurt
1-2 tsp. sugar or other sweetener (honey, agave nectar, Stevia) to taste
1/8 tsp. Cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp. salt
Grate carrots (and parsley root, if you can find it) and mix with lemon juice. Add chopped parsley and cheese cubes, if using, and mix. Sprinkle nuts on top. This can refrigerate until the meal is ready. Shortly before you serve salad, mix yogurt with sweetener, salt and Cayenne pepper and mix with carrot salad. Serve cold.
Notes: Parsley root is sweeter than parsnips, the lemon juice will keep it from browning. I have not found parsley root in the stores in the US. If you take this to a picnic, don't mix the yogurt into the carrots until you are ready to eat, otherwise, the yogurt separates and makes the salad watery.
German Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage
3/4 cup water
1 small head red cabbage, finely shredded
3 apples - peeled, cored and chopped
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup distilled white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 tablespoons butter, divided
Place water in a large saucepan, and stir in cabbage, apples, brown sugar, vinegar, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and 1 tablespoon butter. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and cover. Simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cabbage is tender. Stir in remaining butter before serving.
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Cold City (Contested Ground Studios)