One told me once that his relationship is equal. He take turns with his wife about everything – me cook, you cook, me clean, you clean, me do the dishes, you do the dishes, me give you money to spend, you take my money and spend, me asks bank for bigger credit on VISA, you use this credit and so on and so on.

We, at that time, had an argue that relationship doesn’t have to be equal by dividing everything into two. I told him you can have your role assigned to number of things and your wife can have a role assigned to number of things. They don’t have to interfere… we didn’t get to any point. Magda was still oppressed. I ate that frog… then we have nice laugh with my wife about this… anyway. One of the things i do at home is cooking. This probably makes me look little bit gay (happy) but I’m not very macho-type (gosh… this even made me laugh now thinking about myself describing this way 😉 ).

I’d like to give you a nice recipe that i used last time we threw a dinner for our parents :). The dish is Beef Roulades Polish Way in Wholemeal Bread. It’s something *very* easy and quite impressive looking. That’s something you could call Polish Cuisine (which is not really clear. It’s not like Italian where you can name pasta right away…).

Beef Roulades Polish Way in Wholemeal Bread

Ingredients: 1/2 kg (~ 1 pound) of boneless beef, salt, pepper, 1 dry roll (bun), 1/2 glass of milk, 1 tablespoon of butter or margarine, 1 onion, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon of flour, 2 tablespoons of oil or margarine, 1 small glass of broth, 3 dried mushrooms, 1 medium size wholemeal bread (square or rectangular).

Wash the meat and dry it, remove skirts and cut to 4 slices. Every slice club(i have no idea if this is the right word – probably not) lightly, cover it with salt and pepper on each side. Drench the roll in milk, crush the milk and mop it up with butter or margarine. Peel the onion, carve it and add it to roll with butter. Wash and brew the egg for few seconds. Put the egg into roll with butter and onion, add salt an pepper to make it tasty. Cover every beef slice with prepared mass, roll it and clip it with toothpick or white cotton filament. Cover every roulade with flour and fry it on hot oil for few minutes on every side. Pour broth, add washed, drenched for 20 minutes and carved mushrooms. Stew the meet for about an hour until it gets soft. Cut wholemeal bread on 3/4 of it’s height, put out the crumb, making kind of baking tin with walls being around 1 1/2cm (0.6 inch )thick. Put roulades inside the bread and pour sauce. Cover it with bread lid and put into oven at 220*C (430*F) for 30 minutes. After baking put it on platter. Cut just before serving. Serve with season salad. Bon apetit !

Of course nobody did a picture of it so unfortunately no pics today. Maybe I’ll do one other day.

Side note: Writing this recipe showed me how my English vocabulary sux in kitchen. If you’re native and reading it – you’re probably laughing your ass off. Well… i guess kitchen is one of this place where languages hardly interfere ;-).

Our relationship [c.d.]

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  • March 2, 2007 at 3:02 am

    Mmmm, meat. Meat’s always good, regardless of language.

    For the sake of fun, I’ll someday soon try to post a recipe in Polish. (I did finally pick up a book about Polish grammar and spelling and such.

  • March 2, 2007 at 9:24 am

    Can I order one to Ireland? Please! 🙂

  • March 2, 2007 at 10:56 am

    @Bob – I can’t wait 🙂
    @Marcin – You can always *order* 😉


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