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Central Plains Everything American

-Beef and Barley Soup
-Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza
-Kansas City BBQ Ribs
-Steak Fries


The Line Up


Beef and Barley Soup

So this is what I made tonight. Honestly I wasn’t too excited about it. However when it was done, it was so tasty! The Barley soaked up the broth so It was nice and tender and It has the most amazing beef flavor. AND It was easy to make. Definitively a keeper!


1/2 Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza, 1/2 Traditional Style

So last night I made the wheat dough for this baby (and Chef complemented it when we pulled it out) We did a combination of Traditional (with sauce on the bottom, toppings, cheese on top) and Chicago Style (with cheese, toppings, sauce on top).


Kansas City BBQ Ribs and Steak Fries

These Ribs were amazing. So tender and the sauce was spicy, tangy, and super yummy. The steak fries were perfect too.

This was an amazing night!


Central Plains Pork Medallions

Tonight everything clicked. It felt like I finally knew what to do in the kitchen. I only read my recipes like 5 times (instead of 15). Everything flowed.

Corn and Wild Rice Cakes (Click for the recipe)
-Morel Mushrooms and Spinach
-Pork Medallions with Blueberry Sauce
-Brussels Sprouts with Mushrooms
-Macaroni and Cheese
-Prep Pizza Dough and Dry Rub for the Kansas City BBQ Ribs


The Line Up

So I made the Corn and Rice Cakes (I also prepped the pizza dough). When I was sauteing the they started popping like popcorn. It was so scary! But Chef said the were cooked properly so I was really excited!

For those of you who don’t know Morels are really expensive mushrooms. They are weird, but when paired the spinach they weren’t that bad.

Corn and Wild Rice Cakes topped with Morel Mushrooms and Spinach

Corn and Wild Rice Cakes on top of Morel Mushrooms and Spinach

Chef said the plating was really nice. It was my idea 😀

Pork Medallions with Blueberry Sauce, Brussels Sprouts with Mushrooms, and Macaroni and Cheese

Pork Medallions with Blueberry Sauce, Brussels Sprouts with Mushrooms, and Macaroni and Cheese

The pork medallions were really nice especially with the blueberry sauce. I was surprised by how good the sauce was. I loved the brussel sprouts. They were really tasty since the had been sauteed

Our mac and cheese was amazing! It was creamy and amazing. We topped it with bread crumbs so it was nice and crunchy.