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Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #1850 on: February 22, 2023, 04:54:08 PM »
Tonights dinner, Hickory Smoked Brisket. And a Sweet Tater.

So, I like to buy my Briskets from a Farmer Friend. These beauties are grass raised, and worth every dang penny. What makes it reasonable, the Briskets are small. Usually in the 2.5 pound range. Thats perfect for me and the missus. They are vacuum sealed and frozen solid upon purchase. I believe I bought this one before Christmas. 

My procedure for Brisket is very straight forward. Salt and Pepper. Hickory Smoke. Thats it. This specimen only smoked for about 2 hours, then I wrapped in foil to finish off. Took about 5 hours. Which isnt too bad compared to a full size Brisket that takes for ever.

It twas mighty fine.  :-)

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Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #1851 on: February 23, 2023, 06:11:32 PM »
Tonights menu. Chicken N Dumplings.

Me, and this dish have a long, storied history. I can remember going to my Grandmothers house, when she was making them. Back then I was just a young lad, but a young lad with a taste for the good stuff. Walk in the door and you could smell the chicken stock bubbling away. Homemade chicken stock of course. Arrive just in time and I got to watch her making them by hand. Little this, little of that. Into the bubbling broth they went for a swim.

My Grandmother was rather short and, shall we say, round.  :-) Like yours truly.  :whatever: This is the same women who introduced me to Perogies. Whats better then dough thats stuffed with mashed potatoes, then boiled, and submerged in sautéed onions? OR how about "Cathead Biscuits"? Giant Buttermilk Biscuits, made with.. Bacon Drippings. Not shortening. Not butter. No. Pure Bacon Drippings. If you were really lucky, you would bite into the biscuit and find a tiny piece of bacon scrap.

She kept her liquid bacon remnants in a quart mason jar. Right by the stove.

I keep my quart jar in the fridge.  :-)

Oh yeah, the recipe!

I used the leftover Roasted Chicken from a couple nights back. I just diced it up and tossed it in a small 2 quart pot. I added 1 quart of water, and a couple tablespoons of "Better then Bullion". Chicken flavored. If you have never used this stuff, your missing out.

Get that boiling then down to a simmer. For about 1 quart of liquid, heres the dumpling recipe.

2 Cups Self Rising Flour
1 Egg
3 TBSP Oil
1/2 cup or so of milk

Blend together until you have a dough. Dont over think it. Scoop about tablespoon size portions into the broth/stock. Let simmer for about 10 minutes.

Enjoy.

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Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #1852 on: February 23, 2023, 07:05:08 PM »
Tonights menu. Chicken N Dumplings.

Chicken N Dumplings.   :cheersmate:  Sounds delicious!

Question, especially the dumplings part per your recipe ...

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2 Cups Self Rising Flour
1 Egg
3 TBSP Oil
1/2 cup or so of milk

Blend together until you have a dough. Dont over think it. Scoop about tablespoon size portions into the broth/stock. Let simmer for about 10 minutes.

How many dumplings  approx does that make?   There are only the two of us  most of the time and don't  don't need too many.

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Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #1853 on: February 23, 2023, 09:44:41 PM »
Tonights menu. Chicken N Dumplings.

Me, and this dish have a long, storied history. I can remember going to my Grandmothers house, when she was making them. Back then I was just a young lad, but a young lad with a taste for the good stuff. Walk in the door and you could smell the chicken stock bubbling away. Homemade chicken stock of course. Arrive just in time and I got to watch her making them by hand. Little this, little of that. Into the bubbling broth they went for a swim.

My Grandmother was rather short and, shall we say, round.  :-) Like yours truly.  :whatever: This is the same women who introduced me to Perogies. Whats better then dough thats stuffed with mashed potatoes, then boiled, and submerged in sautéed onions? OR how about "Cathead Biscuits"? Giant Buttermilk Biscuits, made with.. Bacon Drippings. Not shortening. Not butter. No. Pure Bacon Drippings. If you were really lucky, you would bite into the biscuit and find a tiny piece of bacon scrap.

She kept her liquid bacon remnants in a quart mason jar. Right by the stove.


What a lucky man you are to have such wonderful memories with your Grandmother.

I had to figure out Chicken and Dumplings from the Bisquic box.

My wife has taught me the evil of my ways and has taught me how to make "real" dumplings.
I am blessed.

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Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #1854 on: February 24, 2023, 06:37:45 AM »
How many dumplings  approx does that make?   There are only the two of us  most of the time and don't  don't need too many.

Thanks ~ ABC

We are in the exact same situation. Just the two of us. In my humble opinion it makes enough for two, generous size soup bowls. Maybe a third bowl, so some leftovers for tomorrow.  :) How much chicken you use could also very. I probably added about two chicken thighs worth of yard bird. Maybe a little less. I had leftover Chicken, so thats what I used.

I use about 1 quart of stock, and with that amount of Dumplings, they have just enough thickening power to create that perfect "chicken-y" gravy. Not to thick, and certainly not watery thin. I struggled with that ratio for a long time. Mostly because my Grandmother, and my Mother would make huge pots. Enough to last for days.  :-)

Also, I prefer drop style Dumplings, because thats how I grew up eating them. Have never rolled them out, so im not sure if it would make a bit of difference.

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Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #1855 on: February 24, 2023, 06:44:04 AM »
What a lucky man you are to have such wonderful memories with your Grandmother.

I had to figure out Chicken and Dumplings from the Bisquic box.

My wife has taught me the evil of my ways and has taught me how to make "real" dumplings.
I am blessed.

I agree. I was very lucky. I grew up in the kitchen. So my fondest memories revolve around food.

I think its also why I enjoy my Bakery Business so much. Its hard work, its tiring, its incredibly frustrating some days. But when you see that little kid get so excited to get their weekly cookie or muffin with their parent, its all worth it. Its about building those memories like I have. So maybe one day that kid, who is now an adult can look back with fond memories.

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Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #1856 on: February 24, 2023, 09:30:07 AM »
We are in the exact same situation. Just the two of us. In my humble opinion it makes enough for two, generous size soup bowls. Maybe a third bowl, so some leftovers for tomorrow.  :) How much chicken you use could also very. I probably added about two chicken thighs worth of yard bird. Maybe a little less. I had leftover Chicken, so thats what I used.

I use about 1 quart of stock, and with that amount of Dumplings, they have just enough thickening power to create that perfect "chicken-y" gravy. Not to thick, and certainly not watery thin. I struggled with that ratio for a long time. Mostly because my Grandmother, and my Mother would make huge pots. Enough to last for days.  :-)

Also, I prefer drop style Dumplings, because thats how I grew up eating them. Have never rolled them out, so im not sure if it would make a bit of difference.

Thankyou, thankyou RN!   :-)

Will go with the one quart of stock  and also the "drop style dumplings."

~ ABC
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Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #1857 on: February 24, 2023, 06:01:38 PM »
Thankyou, thankyou RN!   :-)

Will go with the one quart of stock  and also the "drop style dumplings."

~ ABC

You are very, very welcome.

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Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #1858 on: February 24, 2023, 10:42:35 PM »
This evening it was pork blade steaks (with lemon pepper), baked asparagus wrapped in bacon and instant mashed potatoes.

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Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #1859 on: February 25, 2023, 12:49:30 PM »
This evening it was pork blade steaks (with lemon pepper), baked asparagus wrapped in bacon and instant mashed potatoes.

Pork Blade Steaks. Those are... pork chops? I know I have seen them in the stores but have never partook.

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Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #1860 on: February 25, 2023, 05:54:28 PM »
Pork Blade Steaks. Those are... pork chops? I know I have seen them in the stores but have never partook.

I believe - though I could be wrong - pork blade steaks are pork shoulder butts that are run through a band saw. Cheaper cut than pork chops/loin.
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Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #1861 on: February 25, 2023, 06:27:41 PM »
I believe - though I could be wrong - pork blade steaks are pork shoulder butts that are run through a band saw. Cheaper cut than pork chops/loin.

That makes sense. And its literally in the name.  :-)

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Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #1862 on: February 26, 2023, 06:31:27 PM »
Tonights dinner.

Battered Fish and my famous oven roasted potatoes.

Dice Taters about 1/3 inch. Toss in bowl with Salt, Pepper, and Old Bay. Dump onto big piece of Aluminum Foil. Put several pats of butter on top of taters. Seal up foil pouch. Bake at 400, roughly 30 minutes.

Bon Apetitio'

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Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #1863 on: March 04, 2023, 11:01:50 PM »
Pork Blade Steaks. Those are... pork chops? I know I have seen them in the stores but have never partook.

Nope, they are not chops. They come out different from the pig. Sorry I don't know where, but, they are good grilled on the BBQ.

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Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #1864 on: March 14, 2023, 07:39:13 PM »
Roasted potatoes and carrots, with pan seared chicken in a creamy peppercorn sauce. It was disgusting.

You win some. You lose some.  :popcorn:

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Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #1865 on: March 14, 2023, 08:26:25 PM »
Roasted potatoes and carrots, with pan seared chicken in a creamy peppercorn sauce. It was disgusting.

You win some. You lose some.  :popcorn:

 :lol:   :lmao:

Well, it sure started out looking and smelling good! WTF happened? 

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Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #1866 on: March 16, 2023, 06:12:19 AM »
:lol:   :lmao:

Well, it sure started out looking and smelling good! WTF happened? 

 :hi5:

The sauce broke, and became curdled. No amount of me vigorously whisking would bring it back together.

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Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #1867 on: March 16, 2023, 06:20:24 AM »
The sauce broke, and became curdled. No amount of me vigorously whisking would bring it back together.

Yep, that's happened to me too. With cheese sauces especially because the sauce is too hot before adding the cheese.
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Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #1868 on: March 17, 2023, 04:27:45 PM »
What's for Dinner Tonight?

Take a guess!   :-) 

Takes 9 hours in the crockpot & will be ready by 7:00 ...

All I still have to do is the cabbage & potatoes.  :yahoo:

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Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #1869 on: March 17, 2023, 09:38:53 PM »
What's for Dinner Tonight?

Take a guess!   :-) 

Takes 9 hours in the crockpot & will be ready by 7:00 ...

All I still have to do is the cabbage & potatoes.  :yahoo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YeQqfMQgfU

Happy St. Patrick's Day! ~ ABC

We are doing our corned beef and cabbage tomorrow. Celebrated our anniversary today with breakfast out then back home working on our home remodel.

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Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #1870 on: March 18, 2023, 07:20:05 PM »
We are doing our corned beef and cabbage tomorrow. Celebrated our anniversary today with breakfast out then back home working on our home remodel.

Ha! My remodel has been going on about 10 years. It's good job security. The wife can't get rid of me. Yet.  :whistling:

But I am running out of projects...

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« Reply #1871 on: March 18, 2023, 07:57:06 PM »
Ha! Ha!  And yes, I know you are only joking darln'. I do! I do!

Can't stay, but must tell you RN, forget about "projects" ...

You come across as such an intelligent, nice guy, that she has no intention of getting "rid" of you!!!  She doesn't!  She doesn't!

Or if she even dreams of doing so ... we will  waste no time helping to straighten the woman out!   :lmao:

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Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #1872 on: March 18, 2023, 11:41:25 PM »
Ha! My remodel has been going on about 10 years. It's good job security. The wife can't get rid of me. Yet.  :whistling:

But I am running out of projects...

The tapers finished up in my shop early afternoon today so I spent 5 hours on a scissor lift priming the raw sheetrock. Tomorrow I'll paint the 16' high ceiling and install lighting while I still have the lift. It's a 36' X 36' Monitor style building, I can fit a semi tractor in the center bay!

It was left over chili for dinner this evening.
I may get corned beef and cabbage tomorrow.  :rofl:

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Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #1873 on: March 20, 2023, 11:56:44 PM »
Tonight was a fried rice mix with veggies and breaded chicken breast. Wife cooked and as always it was good!

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Re: Whats for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #1874 on: March 22, 2023, 11:56:16 PM »
Pork Chops on the grill this evening!