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Good Luck! Neighbor

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by illini, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. illini

    illini Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    My Neighbor and fishing buddy is undergoing kidney surgery tomorrow.
    Taking him a couple of chickens and a Fatty as soon as the fatties come off the smoker.
    Maybe I can cheer him up a little and give him something to look forward to
    When he gets home tomorrow….Supposed to be out-patient surgery (laproscopy)….If he has to stay awhile I can always go get it and eat in myself LOL!

    First time fatty thing here….Bob Evans (sage) 1#’rs…..hickory chips….going on 3 hours bout now

    Here is the "Porn-o-Poultry"

  2. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If that does not make him feel better, then nothing will. Give him our best wishes.

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  3. Hey Illini,
    My wife just said she wants some of those chicks, it`s making her mouth water....yummy....give your buddy best regards !![​IMG]
  4. iceboxbbq

    iceboxbbq Fire Starter

    nice color they look very good I wish you were my Neighbor
  5. bigal

    bigal Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I think I'd give a kidney for what your cook'n! Looks good!

    Damn, I need a water proof keyboard! Mouth is water'n all over the place!
  6. tonto1117

    tonto1117 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What a sweet thing to do Illini [​IMG]The chickens look fantastic!! Let us know what you think of the fatty.
  7. short one

    short one Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Great looking birds Illini. Very nice color. Wish your friend the best and keep up the good work. Steve[​IMG]
  8. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

    Illini -

    With those chickens he'll have surgery twice - wish him a speedy recovery for us!
  9. illini

    illini Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Theresa.....those fatties are real spicey.....but addictive[​IMG] ....Need to use them on pizza...or in a gravy on biscuits.....what do you do with yours?

    Will be a repeat when the craving arises...most any time now [​IMG]

    I was surprised that the spices do not cook out...if anything they are more intense[​IMG]
  10. tonto1117

    tonto1117 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    We use them for a bunch of different things Marvin, last weekend we did two kinds, one was Sage and the other was Italian...snacked on some waiting for the rest of the food to be done[​IMG] .

    With the leftovers, we crumbled the sage one into cheese grits(sunday tradition here) and the italian one I used in some penne alla vodka I made this week...I guess the possibilities are endless.

    What flavor did you do today??
  11. illini

    illini Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Here we are both from the midwest and I have never heard of "penne alla vodka".....sounds interesting....explanation please[​IMG]

    Oh! Used Bob Evans sage !
  12. tonto1117

    tonto1117 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here you go Illini, yummy,yummy stuff!!!!! I just substituted the ham with the sausage fatty crumbled up.

    This is a recipe from food network that I have made many times and is a favorite.

    1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter
    1 medium onion, finely chopped
    2/3 cup vodka
    3/4 cup canned tomato puree
    1 cup heavy cream
    1/4 pound cooked ham, finely chopped
    2 drops hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco), or to taste
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
    1 pound penne
    3/4 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

    I also like to add chopped garlic.

    Melt butter in a deep 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately low heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until it begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in vodka, bring to a simmer, and simmer for 4 minutes. Add tomato puree and cream and simmer, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in ham, Tabasco, salt, and pepper. Keep sauce warm over very low heat.

    Cook pasta in 6- to 8-quart pot of boiling salted water (1 tablespoon salt per every 4 quarts water) until al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water and drain pasta.
    Add pasta to sauce and toss with sauce and cheese, adding some of reserved cooking water if pasta seems dry.
  13. illini

    illini Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    WOW...that sounds superb and Lo-Cal[​IMG]

    Thanks a big-ol-bunch....clippin and savin..Thanks!
  14. tonto1117

    tonto1117 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    lol....yeah low- cal it is not [​IMG] but it does make a whole pound of pasta.[​IMG]

    I will say this... if you try this be carefull with the vodka and a gas stove...I flame mine after I put the vodka in ( flame goes very high) but I gave this recipe to a girlfriend of mine and she darn near started a fire in her kitchen. [​IMG]
  15. illini

    illini Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks for the warning....had already considered that is what could happen[​IMG] ....Someone reported here that he added whiskey to his water pan and almost blew the door off of his MES ....LOL..LOL...now that sounds dangerous[​IMG]
  16. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    Wish your neighbor my best. It's good to have neighbors who care for each other, not always like that these days[​IMG]