What food did you decide to try that you had been avoiding, and once you had it...YUK :(:( For me, it was at Dim Sum...they had this egg roll lookin' thang that had this gelatinous, white outside with some kinda meat inside. When I put it in my mouth, it was like a big, snotty mass...had to spit it into my napkin !!!
Just returned from the in laws and was sent home with antelope steaks, a roast and some summer sausage. They were given the meat from another relative, and they have no idea how to cook it, nor do I. I'm thinking a marinade before grilling the steaks. Anyone have a good wild game trick ?? :):)
OK...so we have all had the chance to try a certain food, but just could not bring ourselves to do it. What did you FINALLY decide to try that you found out you liked. For me, it was lychee nuts and, at dim sum, chicken feet (I like grisily, chewy things:):)
For me, it's chicken mole. I have eaten many different versions over the years, and I have been tweaking my own recipe for 10 years. I am happy with the flavors of mine now...it just takes sooo long to make it right :):)
Last night, I did a pot roast...searing the roast with a salt/pepper/garlic powder/flour crust. Then I removed it from the Dutch oven..broke up all the yum yums from the bottom with some beef stock...added the meat back with a baggie of previously made gravy. That's when I realized...I ALWAYS have a bag in the freezer of gravy from the last time I did pot roast !!! That gravy has got to be several years old !!! Sound familiar ??? :):)
Just finished with the first batch of jerky...teriyaki with Jamaican jerk marinade...it came out yummy !!! Now it's my BBQ sauce with some added apple cider vinegar and chipotles...will let ya know. I know we have been thru some recipes before here on SE, but any of you newbies got some good ideas fer jerky ??? I used top round that was on sale :):)
I just don't get the blended stuff !!! I absolutly love, for every day-Jim Beam or Evan Williams. For special drinkin' times- Booker Noe (the one you have to check the label for the alcohol content cuz it comes right from a single barrel-can range from 127-135 proof YAHOO :):)
Got a dehydrater awhile back from the MIL and been makin' jerky with the attachment for using GOOD hamburger. I really want to make some with round or flank steak, but need some guidance. How do you marinate yours ? I do not use the oven method, just the dehydrater :):)
There ya are...sitting in front of yer favorite meal...staring at it like a long lost friend. What's it sayin' back to ya ??? Mine (from the thread of your last meal) would be my razor clams sayin "suck me down and don't leave a trace" :):)
OK...all this talk about cravings on the other thread, and all I heard about is Big Macs. What about a delicious, FLAME broiled Whopper. That's my choice...I prefer the flame...but it has to be no mayo or tomato, add mustard. (that way you know yer gonna get a fresh made one, too :):) How 'bout you ???
Well...time to fire up the grill for the weekend (with the storms we've been having, no camping fer this cowboy :) I bought some beautifyl, thick pork steaks to slather on the Saucy Johnny's BBQ sauce. Also got some brats to simmer in beer and onions and then grill em good. And, for good measure, got some sirloins to Johnnyaki up, too :):)
Whatcha got planned??
I just picked up a new (to me) curry mixture today and just wondering if any of you have used/heard of it before??? The label says it has coconut milk,sweet and spicy peppers and some chiles. Doin' up some jasmine rice with homemade shrimp stock, then I'll saute up some sliced portabellas (sorry no Asian shrooms), diced red bell pepper and snow peas...toss in the shrimps and then sauce em' up. Steamed spinach on the side :):)
Y'all never cease to amaze me !!! I went back thru my thread " Hey, yer not supposed to use it for that" and there are some brilliant ideas there. Here's my list of favorites ( I thank you ALL for contributing ideas:)
@CJ McD...you had 3 winners...the canning lids for eggs, the terra cotta plate for keeping yer buns warm, and the teaball for for the spices :):)
@CatBoy...Williams Sonoma spatula for replastering...good idea, but I think I would have gotten one from Goodwill :):)
@samiamb...the muffin tin upside down to hold the tacos..I'm sooo stealing that one :):)
@BitchinFixins...the earwig trap ia AWESOME !!! I was gonna give you 2 votes, but since I still don't know what that spatula is doing in yer bedside dresser, I'll have to reserve my vote until you break with goods :):)
Thank y'all very much for all the great ideas :):)
If you were a single dish of food, what would you be ?? I'd be a machaca enchilada :):) Let's have fun with this one !!!!
Well, kids...we all have our toys in the kitchen. While sitting here finishing up jucing my 4 lbs. of Key limes with my garlic press, I started to wonder what y'all use for a task that was, in no way, intended to be used like that ?? :):)
I love my local market !! I usually check out their reduced priced area for my guinea pigs...but, today..SCORE...they had #2 bags of Key limes for $1.49. I'm jucing them with my garlic press and it looks like I'll get about 2 cups of juice per bag. The recipe calls for 1/2 cup for each pie. I have 2 bags, so I'll end up with enough juice for 8 pies....YIPPEE !!! Do you have a spot to score some good deals like this ?? :):)
I am 56 yrs. old and, though I don't buy farm fresh eggs regularly, I have never had a bad store bought egg. I use at least 1-2 dozen a week so why the crack them in a seperate bowl thing? Have you had a multitude of bad eggs ? :):)
I made, for the first time, a Mexican breakfast casserole (my family members are gettin' used to being the guinea pigs with my new concoctions), and it actually turned out purty darn good. There have been times that was not the case...how did yers turn out ???
Well...Saucy decided to get a little adventerous this past weekend and I decided to make some Canadian bacon from one of the pork loin roasts in the freezer. It actually came out pretty good, but I could use some help to tweak it.Two scenarios that I could use yer suggestions...One is, the recipe called for a 4 lb. roast, I used a two lb just in case it didn't come out good. Also, it called for 1 1/4 cups of kosher salt and 8 tsp. of pink salt, both of which I halved. It said to brine for 2 days...I brined for 3 days. Question is, since it seemed a bit salty, was it the time in the brine (hey that almost rhymes:) or was it because of the smaller size absorbing more or what??? Any help, for the next batch, would be great :):)
Can't get enough of those little buggers !! My question is this...are you a hard shell or soft shell lover? Also, do you have an odd/secrect ingredient you put in yer tacos that would surprise most taco lovers ?? I like to carmalize the onions and, being the anal guy I am, the cheese must go directly on the meat, before anything else goes in there :):)
OK...so tomorrow is the big day. Every year comes the big question...margs with triple sec and Roses lime juice...or are you a traditionalist and think they MUST be made with fresh lime juice :):)
Seems like I ran out of everything at once (except BBQ sauce...made that last weekend) Today is Italian sausage, chorizo and spag sauce day. Also, having given MBE my last frozen bag of, what I call "Aunt Chilada"sauce...looks like that's now on the list also :):)
After spending time with MBE today in Topeka, and reading the initial comments, it got me wondering...have y'all gotten together with any of the peeps ?? :):) It seems that so many live fairly close to each other, why not meet ???
We're all having to watch our pennies right now, but what things will you NOT scrimp on??? Coffee, spices, proteins...etc. :):)
I try to make a list before I go grocery shopping, making notes all week long as I run out/low on something. But, once I get to the store, something catches my eye and..in the cart it goes !! And then I think...this would go REALLY well with some of these. Do you stick to yer list ???
3 lb. cut up chicken 1 onion, diced 1 bay leaf 1 tsp whole peppercorns salt to taste 1/3 cup Ancho Chile powder 4 garlic cloves 1 tomato, diced 1 tblsp oil 1 slice white bread 1 corn tortilla 2...