Care package for the college kid

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by crankybuzzard, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The daughter of a friend of ours LOVES the way I cook chicken breasts.  So, over the weekend I brined a few for her, 34 to be exact!  [​IMG]

    She's going to school full time and has a little job on the side for spending money, so the wife and I figured she could use a little freezer assistance and made these.

    This isn't all of them, only about 1/3 of what we cooked.




    I used Pop's brine for these and let them sit in the solution for 2.5 days.  Soaked in fresh water for 45 minutes, dried them off, brushed with EVOO, then seasoned with my Italian blend, garlic powder, and onion powder.  Cooked them (grill with my Amazen) until they hit 160 IT, let them cool a bit and then vacuum packed.  

    I initially had 36 breasts, but 2 kind of disappeared!  [​IMG]

    The 34 that made it are in the freezer now and we will be meeting the young lady for dinner tomorrow night and will take them to her.  It's a surprise for her.

    Oh, for those that don't know, reheating these breasts will be VERY easy for a busy college kid.

    Drop the unopened bag into a pot of tap water, turn the burner on the stove to high, let the water come to a boil, wait 2 minutes after the boil has begun, remove from the water, cut the bag open, and enjoy!  Smells and tastes almost like it just came off the pit!
     
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  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    CB you are going to have to get rid of the Cranky,in your name.Doing things like this,nice job.The world needs more people like you.

    Richie

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  3. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hey Cranky.  Nice touch.  That kid's going to really enjoy your gift--college kids don't have a whole lot of free time (classes and partying), so this will give her some great meals.  

    Well done.   [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  4. phatbac

    phatbac Master of the Pit

    Thats awesome! i remember when i was in college it was always nice getting a package to give you a little piece of home. and the food looks great too. 

    Happy Smoking,

    phatbac (Aaron)
     
  5. Boy, that's going to be better than the popcorn and the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches I lived on.
     
  6. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nah, I'll always be a "COB" (Cranky Old [email protected]$tard) according to my bride!  [​IMG]

    One of the main reasons we did it is we remember how it was in college.  I was close enough to home that I could show up now and then, but my wife was hundreds of miles away, as is Kate, so going home for the weekend isn't always feasible.  

    She's a good kid and will more than likely get more goodies as cooler weather rolls around.  It's almost time to start making sausage and cold smoking!
     
  7. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice job cranky.....................[​IMG]
     
  8. floridasteve

    floridasteve Smoking Fanatic

    Ahhhhh!! :points:
     
  9. muralboy

    muralboy Smoking Fanatic

    Way to go Cranky - 
     

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