Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Morning

You know I've heard a lot of people this year expressing how they enjoyed being with family and watching the kids enjoy Christmas more than anything else. Of course the real reason for the season "the birth of Jesus" should always be put first but next should be the simple act of enjoying your family. Here a video.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

BS Loaded Potato

Brunswick Stew(BS)Loaded Potato. We’ve used leftover chili to make them for years on weeknights and we’ve seen them offered with every kind of meat on the menu at BBQ joints. But you won’t find much with a google search for the simple Loaded Baked Potato like the BBQ joints have or this one we had last night but what you do find and seems amazing to me is all these recipes for Twice Baked and the Loaded Tater soup recipes. Don’t get me wrong those are good too, or am I just saying that because I love taters any way you can fix them. Anyways back to the BS Loaded Potato, it’s got a lot going for it with all those veggies in it along with the 3 meats (bbq chicken, pork, & brisket), and you don't even need BBQ Sauce, just some Tobasco maybe. It's my favorite loaded potato so try if your fortunate enough to have some real Brunswick Stew (Georgia) and haven’t already and I bet you’ll like it.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Home Cooking Video Weekend

We Cook in Batches on weekends at home and put it away so we don't have to do very much cooking through the week. We started out just intending to do a few appetizers for my Sis's birthday and wound up cooking most of the day Saturday and Sunday. There was even a pot of Pinto beans cooked and stored in the pint freezer containers that I didn't make pics of - no doubt we ate really good both days for sure, but the other good part is there more where that came from.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Smothered Pork Chops

My pictures have been so bad lately I decided to make a video for this cook. It’s a wonderful way to do pork chops. You can either simmer until the chops are fork tender and the vegetables become a delicious sauce or simmer just long enough to cook the chops leaving the vegetables with a little substance to them. I used Slab’s Birds and Bones Rub along with ObieQ’s Sweet Rub on the Chops just before a light dredging and sautéed till nice and brown, removed and cooked the vegetables in the same pan, then added the chops back and covered for about 45 – 60 min.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Reverse Sear Sirloin

This was a very interesting experience with the Portable Kitchen grill. I’ve really liked using this little cooker a lot and am sure surprised at the new things I’m still learning while using it. I couldn’t as for a better cook on this thick sirloin and it was done over a water pan away from the fire (INDIRECT). I over cooked it for my taste but like I said, I just couldn’t believe it had such great grill marks cooked that way and it really didn’t need the sear at the end. Next time I’m going to slow the fire down and remove the meat from the cooker while I turn up the heat and give a fast sear at the end ala Finney Reverse Sear method.