Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I smoke the pork butt in advance, then in the morning I shred the meat into the pot, add minced onions, jalapenos and enough beef broth to keep it moist. Salt to taste. Let it simmer on low all afternoon...
Sunday, November 28, 2010
I brined the cornish game hens for a few hours in a mixture of water, kosher salt, turbinado sugar, onions, and garlic....
rubbed the birds with butter, placed more butter under the skin, then seasoned.
I smoked the hens in my drum at about 300F...using hickory
I sauted onions and garlic in butter, added the rice, water and seasoning package... then smoked on the Memphis Pro at 190 for about 20 minutes. Then raised the temp to 350F and let it cook uncovered until all of the liquid was absorbed. I didn't time the cook.
also smoked some dinner rolls...
Another successful deer camp meal.
It was actually an easy meal to make... I might have to make this again next year. :)
Saturday, November 27, 2010
The day before Thanksgiving I loaded the Memphis Pro as full as I could. lol I really didn't know how the smoker would handle it....
I scored and smoked the ham for several hours....
added bacon wrapped corn and a potato casserole. (cubed potatoes, cream cheese, american cheese, sauted onion and garlic in butter... and a bit of milk..
I let them smoke until the bacon was crisp and the potatoes were hot and bubbly..
brushed the ham with mustard, sprinkled with brown sugar, then spritzed with whiskey...
Everything turned out really well.. the smoker handled the full load just fine. :)
served with slaw... and a few other items.. It was tasty and no one complained! :)
Friday, November 26, 2010
We started the day with biscuits with sausage gravy, scrambled eggs and hashbrowns. It's an easy breakfast for a crowd...
Then for the big meal last night...
smooshed tatoes and broccoli rice... (re-runs from last year:))
eggs and pies...
I cheated and used paper plates. :)
I couldn't eat all of mine but I ate my piece of pie for breakfast this morning. :)
It was a good day! I'm not cooking again until tomorrow, we are going to have leftovers for supper tonight!
Deer "camp" has been a lot of fun. Target practice, pool playing, eating too much, and laughing til my cheeks hurt. :)
I still have another full week of hunting next week. Hope to stock my pantry with more venison for the winter.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Made a loaf of meat...
smoked with a bit of hickory...
I find it funny that if I'm too tired to peel the potatoes, I can leave the skins on and call them "Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes"... and everyone thinks it must be something special. :)
the meatloaf, smooshed potatoes and steamed beans..
It was sooooo tasty. :)
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
.....but I forgot about Thanksgiving! How could I do that? lol
Sunday, November 14, 2010
As soon as the weather started to break and the sun peeked beneath the huge cloud, I ran out behind the house to watch the show.
These aren't the best pics, it was so pretty in person...and the crisp cool air smelled wonderful. :)
While the sun peeked under the cloud cover, I ran around to the front porch to check out the pasture. The old cottonwood tree by the plum thicket seemed to be glowing. It was shimmering gold. :)
It was a beautiful evening....
I know... I'm easily entertained! lol
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Rib-O-Lator from Bob at Rib-o-lator.com
While walking through the grocery store I happened upon one package of foot long buns... it was a sign. :)
I've made venison beer brats in the past using this recipe and really like it...
I mixed two parts of my venison burger with one part pork..
Made a slurry with my spices and one cup of beer.....
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp crushed caraway
1 tsp marjoram
2 tsp white pepper
2 tsp salt
this was for about 3lbs of meat
I let the mixture chill overnight...
Well...the first one was 12 inches.. the rest were iffy. :)
I placed a pan of onions topped with butter, some chili and some kraut on the shelf of the drum..
then loaded the Rib-O-Lator racks with the venison beer brats...
turned the Rib-O-Lator on and let it go!
The brats turned out great.. the Rib-O-Lator cooked them so evenly...
The fun part was deciding what to top mine with!
I went for the kraut, caramelized onions and a few fresh minced onions, crispy bacon and a ribbon of spicy brown mustard.
In my excitement to try my creation I failed to get a picture of some of the chili cheese bacon topped venison beer brats. lol They looked killer too!
Thank you again Bob, I'm looking forward to trying new things with this unit. :)