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1 Brand new Month.. It is August.. on Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:26 pm

Barbara101

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I plan on sometime this month fixing a turkey on the grill..scratch geek 

 

2 Re: Brand new Month.. It is August.. on Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:30 pm

bethk

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That's a lot of meat....better make a list of what you'll make from the leftovers, too.

3 Re: Brand new Month.. It is August.. on Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:32 pm

Barbara101

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my 'girls' will get the dark meat. I will make some food for them.Spoiled Rotten ..Wink I love you 

4 Re: Brand new Month.. It is August.. on Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:31 pm

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I mixed my onion/butter burgers last week when I bought some inexpensive ground chuck...it looked especially lean so I grated an onion, grated some frozen butter and splashed in some Worcestershire to fork in and toss well before making into patties. Then I wrapped the formed patties individually and put them in the freezer.

So I'm going to have grilled burgers but I'm not sure about sides. There is some leftover mashed potatoes in the refrigerator....maybe fried potato patties. Now all I need to do is come up with a vegetable. I had thought I could cut the corn off the last two ears of fresh sweet corn but it was nasty, way too mature, chewy and tasteless. The animals and bugs out in the compost pile got it. I guess I should go do a look-see if there is something still hiding in the corners of the freezer. I've got enough tossed salad left from the other night to split for the three of us....at least we won't starve.

5 Re: Brand new Month.. It is August.. on Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:21 pm

Barbara101

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Beef stir fry..

6 Re: Brand new Month.. It is August.. on Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:36 pm

bethk

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On fried rice noodles?

7 Re: Brand new Month.. It is August.. on Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:43 pm

Barbara101

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yes lol and I took one taste  

8 Re: Brand new Month.. It is August.. on Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:37 pm

bethk

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But they are so much fun to watch when you drop them in the hot oil. My girls use to love to have me make those shrimp chips, the colored ones. They had absolutely no taste but, like the noodles, were like magic in the hot oil.

Even if you didn't eat them they make the meal look super neat.....nice touch!

9 Re: Brand new Month.. It is August.. on Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:19 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Beth... Don't forget the sweet hots.
Barb....beef stir fry I would be right there to eat.
I don't know about those rice strings. Regular rice would be better for me I think....

Tina cooked GD and herself Mac & Cheese. I had a late lunch of a grilled ham and cheese. And Tina cooked it for me too! Wow! .... Then a salad.
Supper for me will be a couple fried eggs with hot peppers and mozzarella fried. Later though!
I guess a vanilla ice cream sandwich for dessert.


10 Re: Brand new Month.. It is August.. on Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:23 pm

Imelda HL

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I'm planning to cook Country Fried steaks.. I hope I can make a crunchy one.. any idea what is good for the side dish Question 

11 Re: Brand new Month.. It is August.. on Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:47 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Imelda HL wrote:I'm planning to cook Country Fried steaks.. I hope I can make a crunchy one.. any idea what is good for the side dish Question 
 
Sounds great.... We usually have peas with breaded fried steak.
Scalloped potatoes go well too...nice and cheesy.
Tina sometimes uses the box ones...in the pan and in the oven 1...2...3 done.

Now I wish for scalloped potatoes..... Not with pizza though! hahahaha

12 Re: Brand new Month.. It is August.. on Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:57 pm

Barbara101

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Imelda HL wrote:I'm planning to cook Country Fried steaks.. I hope I can make a crunchy one.. any idea what is good for the side dish Question 



when I used to make it ,I made mashed tators.then topped it with gravy.

13 Re: Brand new Month.. It is August.. on Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:43 pm

Barbara101

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stuffed with cheese burger.

14 Re: Brand new Month.. It is August.. on Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:00 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Barbara101 wrote:


stuffed with cheese burger.


How cute Barb! The burger has Eye's and is sticking out its tongue at us!...A little yellow tongue!

Made a quick dough for pizza tonight... We had Micky "D's" for lunch...and I'm still burping with heartburn. I'm gonna take a prevecid before I eat the pizza.
Gonna attempt to bake on the grill outside.

15 Re: Brand new Month.. It is August.. on Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:56 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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I made the dough, and Tina made the sauce.
Just a pan of Pizza a few slices with onions, and the rest with sausage lumps.
 

 

 

 

16 Re: Brand new Month.. It is August.. on Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:17 am

Imelda HL

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thank you Jimmy and Barbara.. yup.. I cooked potatoes for the side dish.. mashed potato from the box  

the country style steaks were so good.. not as crunchy as I wanted, and a bit burnt, I noticed that every time when I fried with butter I always got the burnt... lol! 

I sprinkled some red chili flakes on the gravy


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17 Re: Brand new Month.. It is August.. on Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:19 am

Imelda HL

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Barbara101 wrote:


stuffed with cheese burger.

only one word for this burger... YUMMY....  

18 Re: Brand new Month.. It is August.. on Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:21 am

Imelda HL

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UNCLE JIMMY wrote:I made the dough, and Tina made the sauce.
Just a pan of Pizza a few slices with onions, and the rest with sausage lumps.
 

 

looks good and gooey Jimmy.. so did you bake it on the grill? I like the crust

19 Re: Brand new Month.. It is August.. on Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:41 am

UNCLE JIMMY

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Imelda HL wrote:
UNCLE JIMMY wrote:I made the dough, and Tina made the sauce.
Just a pan of Pizza a few slices with onions, and the rest with sausage lumps.
 

 

looks good and gooey Jimmy.. so did you bake it on the grill? I like the crust
Yes.... on the grill over a stone in a 13 x 18 sheet pan aluminum.
in the regular oven it takes like 40 minutes at 370 degrees but on the grill at 400 degrees it cooks in 28 minutes. First 20 minutes over the stone ant not touching the stone. I put a rack on the stone. Then last 5 to 8 minutes...in the pan, but on the stone direct.

20 Re: Brand new Month.. It is August.. on Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:18 am

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the country style steaks were so good.. not as crunchy as I wanted, and a bit burnt, I noticed that every time when I fried with butter I always got the burnt...

They looked delicious, Imelda, but if you're having trouble with the butter burning, try using clarified butter, as it has a much higher smoke point. Just know that you'll get soooo used to it.

21 Re: Brand new Month.. It is August.. on Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:31 am

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Jimmy, your pizza looked delicious. That's what I've been dying to have but I keep forgetting to make the pizza dough in the breadmaker. Today I got as far as getting out the recipe for pizza dough (grin).

Brian ran an errand with a friend today so while he was gone I started the black beans we'd planned for dinner. I just LOVE it when he walks in the house and says, "God, what smells so good?!" I think I told y'all before that the local grocery I go to (Rouse's) started selling smoked ham shanks (not hocks, which they always have). I don't like to make any kind of beans without a ham bone so finding those smoked ham shanks allows me to make beans in the summer, which I never used to do as I didn't want to make a ham in the oven! They've really got a lot of meat on them, too, and sell for $2.49 a pound and one shank is usually about two pounds. I've used two of the ham shanks in beans before so I had a lot of meat in them but it's usually when I plan to freeze some of them (so the frozen portion actually contains some meat) but usually one will suffice.

I use a great recipe for black beans from Cooks Illustrated cookbook in which you add a sofrito at the end of the beans prior to eating. Gives it such a good flavor. I tried a different seasoning in the sofrito tonight 'cause I was out of fresh cilantro. I added some ground coriander with the ground cumin in the sofrito -- they really came out well, too.

22 Re: Brand new Month.. It is August.. on Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:22 am

bethk

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Crybaby wrote:
the country style steaks were so good.. not as crunchy as I wanted, and a bit burnt, I noticed that every time when I fried with butter I always got the burnt...  

They looked delicious, Imelda, but if you're having trouble with the butter burning, try using clarified butter, as it has a much higher smoke point.  Just know that you'll get soooo used to it.  

Good suggestion to use clarified butter...it's the butterfat that burns. Another suggestion would be to use half oil and half butter...the oil for the higher smoke point and butter for the flavor. Sometimes I just skip the butter entirely for something like the country fried steak because you want them to fry quick and fast for the flour coating to get crispy. Or I'll wait until near the end and add the butter for the finish flavor.

23 Re: Brand new Month.. It is August.. on Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:38 am

bethk

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Crybaby wrote:

Brian ran an errand with a friend today so while he was gone I started the black beans we'd planned for dinner.  I just LOVE it when he walks in the house and says, "God, what smells so good?!"  I think I told y'all before that the local grocery I go to (Rouse's) started selling smoked ham shanks (not hocks, which they always have).  I don't like to make any kind of beans without a ham bone so finding those smoked ham shanks allows me to make beans in the summer, which I never used to do as I didn't want to make a ham in the oven!  They've really got a lot of meat on them, too, and sell for $2.49 a pound and one shank is usually about two pounds.  I've used two of the ham shanks in beans before so I had a lot of meat in them but it's usually when I plan to freeze some of them (so the frozen portion actually contains
some meat) but usually one will suffice.  


I use a great recipe for black beans from Cooks Illustrated cookbook in which you add a sofrito at the end of the beans prior to eating.  Gives it such a good flavor.  I tried a different seasoning in the sofrito tonight 'cause I was out of fresh cilantro.  I added some ground coriander with the ground cumin in the sofrito -- they really came out well, too.  

I like to make stock from ham hocks and defat before using for my beans when I don't have a ham bone to use. Then one shank is enough to add double flavor AND meat. Also, if you make your stock in a crock pot OUTSIDE then there's no heat in the kitchen during the long cooking process.

Have you ever cooked the mayacoba beans? I love their texture and flavor. Norm found them first and we've been cooking them for years. I find them in the Mexican food aisle. You have to pick through because of the little stones and dirt, but that's OK when they cook up so nicely. I think Norm timed them to only need an extra 10 minutes cooking time when not soaked, so you can decide to make them and have them in about 2 or 3 hours of hands off cooking, just an occasional stir.

What's in the sofrito you use at the end of cooking? It's not a method I've heard of before and sounds interesting.

24 Re: Brand new Month.. It is August.. on Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:20 am

Barbara101

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kinda bored with cooking lol I may do some thighs..Doubt I will grill.It is soooooooo stinking hot  

side of blu cheese cole slaw..

25 Re: Brand new Month.. It is August.. on Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:54 pm

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I don't care what DD says...(I'm tired of chicken....) I have a whole chicken and I think I'm going to just cut it in half and cook it on the grill. She probably won't be home to eat this weekend anyway because the GS is with his dad for a couple days.

If I cook the whole chicken there will be plenty for us to eat for a couple days.

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