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About chileheadmike

  • Birthday 05/05/1961

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    Lexington, KY

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  1. The Dish Towel

    I have about 10 or so. They always start out as nice decorative towels that my wife buys. I'm given strict instructions to not touch them, they're for looks only and if I get my grubby hands on them they will be ruined. Then in about six months, they become dishtowels.
  2. Flavored brines: What's the point?

    I do a brine for turkey every year for Thanksgiving. Basically salt, honey, bay leaf, cloves and pickling spice. Overnight brine and then smoke using pecan. Sure seems to pick up the flavor.
  3. Avocados and avocado prices

    Kroger is advertising 59 cent Haas now.
  4. Hi, I'm Danielle from Philly

    My kids love Sylas and Maddy's in Lawrence, KS. I'm sure they'd go nuts for your ice cream as well. http://www.sylasandmaddysicecream.com/ Welcome.
  5. Menus for Christmas Dinner 2017

    There was only three of us for this Christmas. My family lives in Kansas City, my oldest daughter just moved to Minneapolis. It was my wife, youngest daughter and I. I was pulling for prime rib, but my wife wanted pork loin. I rubbed it with mustard and the sage and rosemary that are still growing on my patio. Roasted over high indirect heat on the Weber with some cherry wood. Served with Yukon gold potatoes baked in mornay and some really nice green beans and some home made rolls. Loin was served with a white wine, dijon mustard and lemon sauce. Leftovers may have been better. I was wanting subs, but the store was closed so I made KA's sub rolls using an over night starter. These came out great, I was worried they'd be too tough but that wasn't the case. I sauteed onions, green peppers and mushrooms, sliced the leftover loin thinly and grilled it, finished with some gruyere. I wrapped the sandwiches in foil and baked for about 15 minutes.
  6. This was one that my wife picked up years ago. It's a super cheap flimsy design. I've always been a little afraid of it. I wanted perfectly sliced potatoes today so I tried it. It's gone away now.
  7. Slice my thumb on a mandolin. "I'll just get this potato started then I'll use the guard thingie." Wrong. Finally quit bleeding.
  8. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Fine looking brisket.
  9. Worst cooking show ever

    I watched this show once, several years ago. They were making beef tenderloin for their workers. The tenderloins were beautiful, and they had a ton of em. They lit a fire of what I assume was mesquite, loaded the tenderloins into roasting pans with whatever they were marinated in. They put that over the fire and essentially boiled them. I couldn't watch any more.
  10. Hospital Time

    I've missed you and have been hoping you're OK. Horrific food, I'm sure it's used for motivation to leave.
  11. Seems I've recently developed a skill for ordering every server's favorite menu item.
  12. Worst cooking show ever

    Eater broke the story. I don't have a link but the original article should be there.
  13. I had one from Oregon Scientific that is completely useless. Last two times I tried to use it was for barbecued brisket. In my 225F smoker, the internal temp went from 50F to 190F in 30 minutes. I 86'd it shortly after.
  14. Alton Brown re-signs with Food Network

    I met JW at a book signing in Leawood, KS. Seemed like a very nice guy, and funny.
  15. Lunch! What'd ya have? (2017)

    Really, really bad ribs at a barbecue joint that just opened close to my work. I'm bummed out because they seem to be very nice people, and were sure working hard.