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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

I Miss Him.....

I think he knows it's time to move on... meet a new herd of "girls".
No more tearing up fence, jumping fence, getting out, or visiting the pretty cows down the road!

The girls are fat n happy, have their winter coats.

The drought is still in full swing here.. everything is brown and crisp and the burn ban is in effect.

It's been a mild winter, weather wise, but there's not much for the critters to eat. They appreciate the extra hay and feed.

The windmill is holding up nicely...

I managed to bring some flowers home from the grocery store to brighten my life. Funny, how a little bit of color can make me smile so....  :)
All is well in the middle of nowhere!

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Chickenfried Steak! (I was starving)

Pretty straight forward meat n tatoes meal. I was hungry. lol
Chickenfried some tenderized round steaks, seasoned with my cold smoked salt, pepper, garlic blend...then an egg/ milk bath, and seasoned flour dredge. I put panko in the mix for extra crunch.

Served with smooshed tatoes, skillet gravy, biscuits with smoked butter, a side salad to make it look healthy and a sip of whiskey to wash it down..

Not my usual outdoor smoke or grill cook but I used smoked butter and the S.P.G blend to add flavor.

Didn't eat it all but put a good dent in it!
It's nice to have my appetite back after the bout with flu and pneumonia. lol

Hope everyone is keeping warm and staying healthy!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Beef Rib Benedict .... I've found my dream breakfast. :)

Two of my favorite foods.... beef ribs and eggs benedict. What could be better? lol
Did the usual bacon dripping slather on the beef ribs. Salt, pepper and then into the drum with a bit of hickory.

Added a few chicken wings which had been seasoned with Beef Pho base and wrapped overnight.

I enjoyed wings and beef ribs the first night...


Made some indian fry bread the next morning...

Topped the fry bread with heated beef rib slices..

Topped with a fresh egg from the hens....

made some chipotle hollandaise ...

Rolled a couple of Hatch chiles in cornmeal fish fry.... fried til golden...

Drizzled the chipotle hollandaise on top...

Added crisp onions and called er good.

The tender beef rib meat, slightly spicy chipotle hollandaise and soft indian fry bread were a good combination. I've used fry bread in the past for benedict and it's becoming one of my favorites.

It's hard to go wrong with tender beef rib meat. I'm sure I would love it sittin' on just about anything.

Everything is going great here. Winter has been mild, no major disasters.
The first calf of the year was born last week.
The critters are in good health and so am I. lol
Looks like 2018 is going to be a good one!
Hope everyone is healthy and happy and staying warm!

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Pepper Gravy Fondue....(this was insanely good :))

Another one of those finger food/snack nights. I wouldn't make this often (for health reasons), but it was mighty tasty at the time!

I don't have many prep pictures... sliced and sauteed some German sausage from Fisher's Meat Market in Muenster Texas ( really great place!) ..

Chickenfried some boneless beef ribs (cubed)....

Made skillet gravy with the drippin's...

Used this wooden serving tray... it rotates.

Added a skillet for the gravy and started piling the goodies on...

Filled the skillet with hot pepper gravy.
On the bottom... sliced, sauteed German sausage...

To the right of the German sausage... little biscuits...

To the right of the mini biscuits came chickenfried beef ribs....then mushrooms sauteed in garlic butter..

Next came some Italian meatballs... and toasted, herb seasoned bread cubes...

To the right of the bread cubes came fried bologna cubes...and bacon wrapped meatballs..

Then crispy tatoe tots, more sauteed mushrooms and some breakfast sausage sticks...

Pepperoncini were scattered here and there...

First taste was a chickenfried rib cube, dipped in pepper skillet gravy...

I just had to try a biscuit too!!

It was pretty darned tasty. I had thought about making sausage gravy for dippin' but there was no need for more flavor or meat. lol

Served with veggie and fruit trays.... everybody was happy!

So far 2018 is lookin' good. No major disasters here. I have spring fever and the seed catalogs are showing up in the mail. Puts me in the mood to play in the dirt. lol
Hope you all are keeping safe, healthy and happy.
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