I didn’t have any of that, so… Tzimmes

I made a beautiful tzimmes on Saturday.

Not traditional; although, traditional depends on personal experience.

This is important because the recipe I sort of followed garnered an obnoxious commentary on the blogger’s use of the word ‘traditional.’ “This isn’t a traditional recipe,” the troll wrote, before remarking it wasn’t worth trying.

Consider mine a non-traditional, necessity-adaptive Corona Virus edition influenced by market avoidance.

A generation or two from now, we’ll be able to pass down 20/20 2020 wisdom in the form of a common-sense key: use whatcha got.

Honestly, my love for tzimmes is wholesome. As far as I can remember, my mother only  made it once – for tradition. Somewhere around 45 years ago, I was enamored by this sweet stew of root vegetables, dried fruit and beef.

Used to be a read-the-recipe then throw all in a crock pot gal, but Jeff & Alton Brown.

Since I was using my stock pot to caramelize onions, I decided to meat sear in the same.

Stock pot because my larger non-stick enamel saute pan has taken to consistently sticking. 

Since I was using my stock pot to sear, I decided stovetop instead of oven.

Step-by-Step, soon. This is not that.

It’s just a little ‘Use Whatcha Got’ somethin’ to think about, while you’re staying at home.

2020 04 21 2 tzimmes i didn't have any jakorte

Quote for the Week:2020 04 21 every recipe starts with science and grows with jakorte




4 comments on “I didn’t have any of that, so… Tzimmes

  1. Irma says:

    Had no idea what tzimmes was; looks yummy!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. CARAMEL says:

    I love caramelised onions (especially red onions) but my landlords who live in the house above me don’t like the smell of onions cooking, so I have to wait until they go on holiday before I can cook them. They have had to cancel two holidays since the coronavirus restrictions began. It looks like I am going to have to wait a long time before I can enjoy onions again! 🙂


    • knabbler says:

      Hey, Caramel, I live in a condo and onion stink up everything. It’s windows open and caramelize 4 onions at a time. Divvy them up, vacuum seal or just freeze and then you’ve always got some handy.


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