Beef Brisket in Beer with Corn Bread and Salad
by Jes Mostek
  Slow-cooked beef brisket with onions and parsnips served with a side salad and corn-bread muffins that might just disappear if you so much as blink!

Disappearing Corn Bread Muffins
by Jes Mostek
serves: 8
  It turns out that the most delicious cornbread muffins you'll ever have are super easy!
  1 (8 oz.) pkg.   yellow cake mix
  1 (8 oz.) pkg.   corn bread mix
    eggs -- as directed on Yellow Cake Mix and Corn Bread Mix packages
    milk -- as directed on Yellow Cake Mix and Corn Bread Mix packages
    oil -- as directed on Yellow Cake Mix and Corn Bread Mix packages
  1 (14.5 oz.) can   corn, drained
    butter, for spreading on hot muffins!
    honey, for drizzling on hot mufins!
  Combine baking mixes, eggs, milk, oil. Stir until well combined, but still lumpy. Stir in corn. Grease and flour a muffin pan, or line pan with muffin cups. Fill each cup 2/3 full and bake as directed on package, until toothpick comes out clean.
Easy Green Salad
by Jes Mostek
serves: 4
  Standard leaf lettuce salad.
  1/2 (10 oz.) bag   green lettuce mix
  1 c.   croutons
  1 pt.   grape (or cherry) tomatoes
  1   carrot, grated
    salad dressing, any variety
  In a salad bowl, combine lettuce mix, tomaotes, croutons and grated carrot.

Top individual portions with each person's favorite salad dressing.

For Gluten-free dining, simply keep the croutons far away.
Slow Cooker Beef Brisket in Beer
by Laurie Duncan
serves: 12
  A way to use the beef briskets that go on sale!
  3 lb   beef brisket
  1 tsp   salt
  1/2 tsp   pepper
    cooking spray
  2 sm   onion, sliced
  2 ea   parsnips, chopped
  1 Tbs   balsamic vinegar
  1 ea   bay leaf
  1 btl   beer, 12 oz
  Rub brisket with salt and pepper. Heat large, heavy skillet. Coat wiht cooking spray. Add brisket to skillet and cook 10 minutes browing on all sides. Remove from pan and add water to loosen browned bits. Add onions and parsnips; saute until veggies are tender.

Place onion mixture, vinegar, bay leaf and beer into slow cooker. Place brisket on top. Cover and cook 8 hours on low. Remove bay leaf. Cut brisket across grain into thin slices. Serve w/ sauce.

protein: 20.5g

carbs: 5.6g