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  1. chileheadmike

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Rainy Sunday here. Seemed to call for a nice roast. Beef chuck braised in San Marzano tomatoes with onion, green bell peppers garlic and herbs from the garden. Finished with parmesan.
  2. I enjoyed reading along and checking out the pictures. Thanks for putting this together.
  3. chileheadmike

    Pork Rind Recs?

    Are you in Kansas City? If so, Bichelmeyer Meats in KCK has excellent chicharronnes. They may only sell them on Saturday though. If you go, get the tamales as well.
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    Nathan's Hot dog Contest 2018

    After reading this, I have to agree with Yiannos' initial reaction.
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    Who makes your birthday cake? (I do.)

    Happy Birthday, Darienne. You share a birthday with my oldest daughter.
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    Cooking while Primitive Camping

    We always took some country style pork ribs and put them into leak proof freezer bags with what ever marinade sounded good at the time. Fired up the smoky Joe and cooked them with sliced, foil wrapped spuds and maybe some corn on the cob. Pretty easy. Breakfast was usually bacon, frozen hash browns (that had thawed in the cooler) and eggs on a Coleman campstove.
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    From Memphis to Lexington

    Cool, I hope you enjoy your time and meals here.
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    From Memphis to Lexington

    I haven't been there so I can't comment on quality, but I've been trying to talk my wife into Middle Fork. She greatly prefers chain restaurants to anything individually owned and she's very picky/unadventurous. But that's a different story. The menu changes frequently and they always seem to have something interesting. Holly Hill is very nice and well liked. Cole's 735 Main is excellent For more casual eating, Wallace Station is in the middle of horse country and surrounded by beautiful farms. For breakfast and lunch there is the Lexington Diner. A little funky but fun. Blue Grass Hospitality has several restaurants, include Malone's, OBC, and Sal's. All of which are very good. Sal's is more of a bar that serves some food. The restaurant scene here is changing so fast. Old favorites have closed, new one's popping up weekly.
  9. chileheadmike

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Cherry wood smoked beef chuck, garlic and herb potatoes, grilled corn on the cob.
  10. One of the streaming services, Netflix I think, had A Cook's Tour at some point last year. Still holds up pretty well.
  11. The Kroger nearest me has had a display of take home meal kits right at their front door for a couple of months. I assumed it was their store brand or something they put together. I've never even seen anyone stop and look. Kind of surprised that they would move forward with it.
  12. chileheadmike

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Ribs with new potato salad. A bit overcooked but still tasty.
  13. I vote wine. It's 88F and steamy here after several days of rain. I've been doing yard work all day. I'm getting too old for this. Ribs are on the Weber and I'll enjoy some beers on the patio later this evening.
  14. Great looking burgers and a fine way to break in a new deck and Weber.
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    Breakfast! 2018

    Asparagus, mushroom, and provolone omelette.
  16. You can have that, I'm jonesing for crappie.
  17. chileheadmike

    Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

    I order a 2lb bag a couple of times a year for my salt grinder. Looks cool and it's not that expensive. Other than the lack of iodine, no real difference in flavor.
  18. chileheadmike

    The make-your-own vanilla extract experiment

    I used a mason jar and kept in a dark cabinet. No issues.
  19. chileheadmike

    Cooking on a Big Green Egg

    I've used peach in the past and didn't care for it. Seems safe enough, I'm still here.
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    Cooking on a Big Green Egg

    I haven't been able to find alder here, I like it a lot with fish. I generally use pecan now. I have a big bag of cherry that I like with brisket. I may add a chunk or two of hickory. Pork gets hickory and/or apple. Chicken gets pecan. I have some grape vine I occasionally use. My wife bought me a back of used Maker's Mark bourbon barrel wood. Interesting, but I don't get any hints of bourbon, just the oak.
  21. chileheadmike

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Happy Derby Day/Cinco de Mayo/Mike's birthday. Cherry smoked chuck, Mac and cheese, and steamed asparagus. And beverage of choice.
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    Avery Island / Tabasco

    I'm kind of tempted. Not sure it's worth $35 though.
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    Lunch! What'd ya have? (2018)

    I smoked a beef chuck roast over the weekend, and paired that with some RG Good Mother Stollard beans. A lot of brown, but it tasted pretty good.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    No judgement. I've been known to eat a Totino's frozen pizza.