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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Blackstone Griddle Breakfast Pizza




A quick and easy breakfast on the griddle! I started by browning some sausage and hash browns...



Tossed a store bought pizza dough on the griddle to brown the bottom...


Flipped the pizza crust over once it was browned...
topped with cheese and fried some eggs to the side to give them a head start.





Started the pizza build. Hash browns and sausage first...


next came the eggs, scallions and a bit more cheese..




Steamed to set the tops of the eggs...









This came out pretty tasty!  I sprinkled with a bit of crushed red pepper to give it a "bite".
I'll be making this again.

The darned wild fires are striking Oklahoma again. No rain but I'm not getting discouraged. The critters are doing well and so am I. lol

Please send any extra moisture this way. Thanks!

Hope everyone is keeping safe and happy!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

A Crawdad Po'Boy Pizza



I had some nice crawdad tails from Louisiana and thought about making the usual fried tails or Crawdad Po'Boys. Got to thinking about the ingredients and figured this concoction would be pretty near the same.

Soaked the tails in milk, rolled in seasoned flour that I added some Seminole Swamp seasoning that was gifted from talented cooking friend Bluetang in Florida. (Thanks again!)







I double dipped the tails and fried til golden...






I made some remoulade sauce. Started with mayo, spicy brown mustard, pickle juice, Seminole Seasoning, garlic, paprika, cayenne, can't remember what else. lol 





I smooshed my pizza dough to fit the peel, then slathered with remoulade...


Started my build with scallions, onions and a bit of cheese..


Next came the crawdad tails, some fried and some regular. Onions and crisp bacon...


Into the Blackstone oven...







I kicked the heat up to hurry the job. I was hungry!





The oven is quick. It doesn't take long to bake a pizza!


added a layer of shredded lettuce...


topped with tomatoes, more onions and some crisp bacon...




Drizzled with more remoulade and called er good.





Drizzled with a bit more remoulade and served with a cold beer...


I really liked this! It was pretty tasty. I'll be making it again for sure..

Actually received 1/2 inch of snow the other day. It was nice! Not quite enough for snowballs or snow ice cream but any moisture on the ground is welcome.

Hope everyone has a great week.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Black Beans n Rice.... a comfort food meal




I love black beans and do not make them often enough! Pintos and anasazis are my go-to beans for most meals but every so often I have a hankerin' for good ole black beans.

I soak them overnight to get a head start..



saute onions, scallions and garlic in bacon drippings...



add smoked sausage for extra flavor....



Then the drained black beans...




Next comes chicken stock, a pinch each of thyme, basil, and oregano. Bay leaf....cayenne to taste.


Into the drum to catch some smoke and simmer til the beans are tender...



While the beans simmered, I made a skillet of jalapeno cornbread..




I like to add whole corn kernals, minced scallions and minced jalapenos to my cornbread batter..





I used my oven for this. lol I have an oven!


Added smoked pulled pork to the beans and let them go a bit longer...


I added more chicken stock when needed during the cook...


Seasoned with salt and pepper to taste...





Topped some hot rice with the smoked pork and black beans...


Added a bit more "juice" and called er good.




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It reminds me of my childhood for some reason.  Maybe because it's filling, warming and my mom used to make something similar with rice. I don't make this often but when I do, I wonder what took me so long. lol

All is going well here. Still no rain but things could be worse. My critters are fat and happy. There are a few beautiful days mixed in with "rocks in your pockets so you won't blow away" days.

Hope everyone is staying healthy and happy.
Thanks for stopping by!