It’s that Comfort Food Time of Year
    Lemon chicken with potatoes

    Knowing that it’s that comfort food time of year, Alliance Billiards has given us an update on what’s available for take-out and delivery.

    Full Service Menu

    It’s that Comfort Food Time of Year
    Spankaopita

    Alliance Billiards has a full-service menu – not just bar food. We can even order trays ready to eat or divvy up into the freezer. Imagine – “Made by Georgia” treats like Spanakopita, Cabbage Rolls, Stuffed Peppers, Lemon Chicken or Greek Meatballs, to name a few. We can order single servings or family sizes at REALLY affordable prices. They’ll even deliver for us!! (Give them 24 hours notice)

    And a Bar Menu

    It’s that Comfort Food Time of Year

    And don’t forget the bar menu either.  Order your favourite lager or ale, liquor or wine to go with your meal.  It really is a full-service menu when you think about it.

    Earn Points Towards Playing Pool

    It’s that Comfort Food Time of Year

    One very exciting thing to mention is that Alliance Billiards will give you points towards free pool with each order when you call for takeout or delivery.  Make sure to ask for all the details when ordering.

    A Recipe from Georgia

    It’s that Comfort Food Time of Year

    Georgia took time out to share a recipe with us.  Knowing that this time of year is all about comfort food; Georgia has given us Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls.  Not only is this comfort food, but it’s inexpensive and easy to make

    Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls are the simple and fuss-free version of the classic Cabbage Roll recipe. There’s all that taste but less work involved in wrapping everything into rolls. Instead, it is perfect when time is short and creates a delicious dish packed with goodness and flavour.

    Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

    You will Need:

    • 2 pounds lean ground beef
    • 1 medium white onion, diced
    • 1 small head cabbage, chopped (core removed)
    • 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes
    • 398 ml can of tomato sauce
    • ¼ cup white vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1 cup beef broth, low sodium
    • 5 tablespoons paprika
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
    • 1 cup Minute Rice, uncooked

    SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

    Tomatoes: If you want to make the sauce a bit thicker, replace the tomato sauce with a can of tomato soup. Or you could use diced tomatoes in place of the can if you have them around.

    HOW TO MAKE THIS UNSTUFFED CABBAGE ROLLS RECIPE

    STEP ONE: In a large frying pan, thoroughly cook ground beef and drain excess fat. Once cooked, place in a large saucepan.

    STEP TWO: In the same, now empty, frying pan, brown the onions. Add cooked onions to the ground beef. 

    STEP THREE: Add the rest of the ingredients to the large pan except the rice. Stir well to mix, then put it on the stovetop, bringing to a boil over high heat. 

    STEP FOUR: Reduce heat to low and cover, then simmer for 20 minutes. 

    STEP FIVE: Add uncooked rice, then cook with the lid still on for an additional 10 minutes.

    STEP SIX: Serve hot. 

    STORAGE

    IN THE FRIDGE: You can store any leftovers of the unstuffed cabbage roll casserole in the fridge for 4 to 5 days. Make sure you let it cool completely before popping it into an airtight container to store.

    IN THE FREEZER: To freeze, take the cooked casserole and pop it in an airtight container once cooled. You can freeze it for up to three months. Defrost overnight then bake in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until hot.

    It’s that Comfort Food Time of Year
    Dolmadakia

    This unwrapped cabbage rolls recipe is a quick and simple version of the classic dish with no rolling or wrapping required. It still has all the original recipe’s flavour but with much less work involved.

    For some fun facts from Alliance Billiards on the game of pool, click here.

    It’s that Comfort Food Time of Year

    Written By: Jane Laker

    Photo Credit: Stephen Elliott

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