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Milk Jug Dinner

August 24, 2009

Written Sunday, July 19, 2009

Yesterday, Paula and I along with many others were invited to a milk jug dinner hosted by some of the resort members and held at the resort pavilion today. Everyone interested in coming was asked to purchase a small item or two for the meal.

What!? You have never heard of a milk jug dinner? Eh, don’t feel bad. Paula and I had never heard of one either. It’s actually quite simple and very tasty! You take an old large metal milk jug and fill it with meats like kielbasa, hot dogs, polish sausage and bratwurst along with some veggies like carrots, celery, cabbage, onions and potatoes. After all the meat and veggies are in there, you fill the rest of the milk jug with beer, secure the lid on and set it on a turkey fryer. You keep the jug on the fryer until all of the beer has been boiled out and all you are left with is the meat and veggies. Essentially you are boiling all of the meat and veggies in beer and it is quite delicious!

About 75 people came to the dinner and I thought it was the bomb! Paula and I sat with our friends Roland and Paula and chose from several different desserts like fudge, brownies, and delicious cakes and pies following our dinner.

It was a fun time for all!

15 Comments leave one →
  1. S. Le permalink
    August 24, 2009 2:20 PM

    Sounds strangely delicious.

    • August 24, 2009 9:36 PM

      That’s what I thought too….it really was delicious! πŸ™‚

  2. August 24, 2009 8:37 PM

    we had just heard about this yesterday too. Now I have heard of the chicken in the can but not a whole meal. the friends we went shooting with were telling us about how they do one of those dinners. We had a fish fry instead but they promised one of those can meals sometime.

    • August 24, 2009 9:37 PM

      Is that right? A fish fry sounds good! We just had one of those yesterday. I PROMISE you will like the Milk Jug Dinner!!

  3. August 25, 2009 9:28 AM

    That sounds great and it’s quicker than the crock pot!

    • August 25, 2009 9:39 PM

      Yeah, I think the actual cook time was only like 20 or 30 minutes JAM.

  4. August 25, 2009 10:03 AM

    This does sound really, REALLY good. We do something called “foil dinners” where we put in meat, veggies of your choice and wrap in foil and put on grill. It’s really fun for camping. No dishes and fun for the kids to make. You can put in what ever you want to and it’s fun for them. I’d like to try this. Where does one find an old metal milk jug?

    • August 25, 2009 9:40 PM

      I have made A LOT of those foil dinners over the years and your right, it’s PERFECT for camping. As far as getting an old metal milk jug, I have no idea. I was kinda wondering that myself to be honest. Garage sale maybe??? LOL

  5. August 27, 2009 3:24 AM

    Sounds simply awesome, I’ve never had any sort of meat & veggies boiled in beer. Could be a must try one of these days

  6. August 27, 2009 5:26 PM

    Being a chef, it is not unusual to cook things in beer, it is called a carbonade and they are delicious. But this sounds more so…. hummmm… perverse. Therefore, I love the idea.

    • August 29, 2009 6:34 PM

      Welcome chef! Give it a try… really was DELICIOUS!

  7. August 28, 2009 9:28 AM

    how bout an old paint can πŸ™‚

    • August 29, 2009 6:35 PM

      Hey, that COULD work! Give that a try and let us all know how that went JJ! πŸ˜‰

  8. Penny permalink
    June 26, 2010 5:52 PM

    I have 2 metal milk jugs that have been painted and are just kinda sitting by my driveway (junking up the place). I was wondering where or how to get rid of them.

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