its a balmy 57*F right now,windy as heck and my smoker is being a nice girl today. holding temps at approx. 240*F
some early food pics
a pork loin injected with apple sauce,coke,franks hot sauce and garlic powder..also rubbed
the rub used today on the loin
A man was leaving a convenience store with his morning
coffee when he noticed a most unusual funeral procession approaching the nearby cemetery.
A long black hearse was followed by a second long black hearse about 50 feet behind the first one.
Behind the second hearse was a solitary man...
recipe amounts i used will be posted above each picture except the cheese sauce needed
2 cups milk
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese - shredded
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
make a roux. be careful not to brown it, it will be done when it starts to smell like pie crust. add 1...
A 6-year-old and 4-year-old are upstairs in their bedroom.
"You know what?" says the 6-year-old, "I think it's about time we started cussing."
The 4-year-old nods his head in approval.
The 6-year-old continues, "When we go downstairs for breakfast, I'm gonna say something with 'hell' and...
There was a preacher whose wife was expecting a baby so he went before the Congregation and asked for a raise. After much discussion, they passed a rule that whenever the preacher's family expanded, so would his paycheck. After 6 children, this started to get expensive and the Congregation...
A man at the store asks the clerk:
'In what aisle could I find the Polish sausage?'
The clerk looks at him and says, 'Are you Polish?'
The guy (clearly offended) says, 'Well, yes I am. But let me ask you something.
If I had asked for Italian sausage, would you ask me if I was Italian?
Or if I...
these are real easy to make but a little time consuming..its a great way to get your kids or grandkids to help you out
1 pkg brownie mix of your choice(i try and get on that has frosting in it)
1 pkg cream cheese
2 tablespoons apricot preserves
lots of fruit of your choice
mix as directed and...
didnt know where to post this so here goes
this is what was on the menu tonight
Spaghetti Squash w/a Roasted Vegetable Smoked Meatball Sauce
for the meatballs
1 1/2lbs ground beef
1/2 lb hot italian sausage
sprinkle of parmesan cheese
mix and roll into meatballs. i used a mix of cherry/maple...
i built this last winter and am still doing some finishing touches on it..
old commodore filing cabinet
cut a hole in the top for a smoke stack
the stack - $3 at the Restore Store
installed a smokestack
high temp engine gasket to seal smokestack
indoor grill fits perfectly in bottom...
approx 3 pounds of ground meat(i used veal and pork)
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp thyme
1 1/2 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp montreal steak spice
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
mix together...overworking is good here or you can run it through your food mixer. shape into a roll...
a couple of firsts here... cooking a butt on the UDS and actually finding something around here that will make pulled pork...its really a picnic...hey its still pork..lol
i am going to be doing an all night cook tonight. it will go into the smoker as soon as it quits raining a bit.
today is a...
1 1/2 pkgs of cooked muli-colored penne pasta (i usually use bowties but couldnt find none.)
1 lb of bacon - fried until crisp and crumbled
3 good tablespoons sour cream
3 good tablespoons ranch dressing
4 heaping tablespoons miracle whip
1 small pkg grape tomatoes - cut in half
1/4 cup parmesan...
almost 15lb bird...been sick lately so didnt feel like brining it...just a simple rub with olive oil and spices..came out super juicy still
served with cornbread muffins and BLT Pasta Salad
hour or so in
off the smoker and onto the grill to crisp up the skin a bit
lots of pics
the other day my cousins little girl asked if i could make her meatloaf on the "smoke cooker"... she also asked if she could help me make supper...
Her name is Kasey(Kassandra) and she is one of my favorite little person in the world..
here we are showing off our new aprons and...
After 20 years of marriage, a couple was lying in bed one evening, when the wife felt her husband begin to fondle her in ways he hadn't in quite some time.
It almost tickled as he fingers started at her neck and then began moving down past the small of her back.
He then caressed her...
honey garlic sausage
split a pork loin in half, from one half i quartered it horizontally, then butterflied both pieces
the first one i did it with sausage and rolled it fatty style. then wrapped in bacon.
the second i just layed the...
smoke with apple wood, one chicken injected with sweet raspberry salad dressing, the other just rubbed.
best brats i have made so far. chicken was great, moist, nice smoke flavor and will be using the raspberry again
glazed with a mixture of:
6 tablespoons apricot jam
2 tablespoons apple cider...