Jump to content

Norm Matthews

participating member
  • Posts

    2,350
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Norm Matthews

  1. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2022

    I found a meatball recipe that Charlie said was really good. This is the second time I have made it. I used the same jarred tomato sauce because I think it is really good too. Just before I started posting this I checked to see where it is made and it is distributed by a company here in Kansas City and the restaurant is here in Overland Park. PS Charlie just told me he has eaten there. He said it is a really nice place and a lot of the food seems to be very authentic and not what you usually expect to see on an Italian restaurant menu.
  2. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2022

    I just read an article from Thermoworks https://blog.thermoworks.com/beef/brisket-style-tri-tip/ that does tri-tip in the smoker for 5 hours and it's supposed to be almost as good as brisket.
  3. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2022

    Dinner tonight was Salisbury Steak and cracked potatoes.
  4. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2022

    I've heard something like that before. I don't remember the details but the jest of it is American Alfredo isn't the real thing.
  5. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2022

    When I say Parm, I always wonder if I am being too vague so i thought just this once, I'd explain.
  6. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2022

    I wanted to try a recipe for Alfredo sauce that looked good. It was made with cream, butter and a lot of parm cheese. (I use the real Italian kind, I just don't know how to spell it) The sauce did not use any thickener so I thought it would thicken with the cheese. It didn't. It did thicken when the pasta absorbed it though. I made some chicken breasts stuffed with crab to top it. I added some onion, celery and mushrooms to the sauce. I was going to try another recipe from a friend who said her mother made corn on the cob by simmering it in a seasoned mixture of milk and honey but Charlie told me he was going out soon so I didn't have time do do that. I just threw them in the boiling water and cooked them with the pasta.
  7. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2022

    We had dinner a little early because Charlie has a car show now. I did pork ribs in the smoker. With it there was black bean and corn dip, beer cheese dip, corn chips. corn bread and corn on the cob. There was also some fresh cut pineapple, potato/egg salad, and BBQ beans. We will have some store bought brownies later.
  8. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2022

    I don't know the answer but Aaron Franklin once smoked three briskets at the same time in a wood burning smoker. Two were wrapped after a couple hours and one was never wrapped so it got smoke for the full time (at least 8 hours almost certainly more) and when they tasted the three, the unwrapped one did not taste overly smoky so there seems that there is a point where smoke stops penetrating. The point of wrapping is to speed up the finish point and apparently wrapping does not decrease the desired amount of smoke.
  9. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2022

    I can't think of a thing where the quality and price ratio are not inequitable.
  10. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2022

    I will stay out of the smoker, BBQ, grill debate. I wouldn't change any minds, nor will anyone change mine and that's OK with me. We had "Italian Breaded Pork Chops" with green beans. I was thinking fetucinni and Alfredo sauce but I asked Charlie if he'd rather have smashed potatoes. He opted for rice and Southern milk gravy... the kind with lots of black pepper.
  11. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2022

    I hope it is OK to post this here since it started here. I went in the kitchen around 6:15 this morning and by 7:30 all the pots and pans were either cleaned and put up or in the dishwasher, and Charlie loaded the food in his car and left. I ended up going anyway. It was not too far and I got there at about 11:00 while they were still setting up and there weren't a lot of people there yet. Even the kids had customized bikes. There is a middle school shop teacher that helps them.
  12. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2022

    Almost done. All I need to do is mix everything together in the morning and keep warm in the oven.
  13. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2022

    Thank you. I won't be going. I hate crowds and am pretty quiet and withdrawn around people. She provided aluminum catering tubs and Charlie will take them there. She will be the one supervising the other stuff. I am not too worried. Who ever takes then complains about beans anyway?
  14. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2022

    I have agreed to a bigger job than I thought it would be. The president of Charlie's low riders car club said his wife asked him to ask me if I would make some sides for a party she was having. Turns out it is her birthday and it is also tomorrow, and it is going to be during a huge gathering and car show of all the low rider car clubs in the Kansas City area as well as other people coming in from as far as Mexico. She brought the food over a couple of days ago. Not in the picture are some bacon, onions and molasses. I had no idea it was going to be for that many people. The food is just for their members and family though. There are going to be food trucks and vendors for the rest of the crowd. I am a little nervous but feel I can handle it, I just hope people like the sides as well as she did when she had them here before. She asked for green beans and BBQ beans. They have to be ready by around 9:30 AM tomorrow.
  15. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2022

    I have been thinking about the laver vs lettuce and I seem to recall that Charlie's mom & family nearly always had the seaweed as a wrap with bulgogi but at restaurants, it's always been lettuce.
  16. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2022

    I think seaweed and lettuce can be used interchangeably.
  17. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2022

    Charlie made kimchi stew yesterday which is what he does when Kimchi starts to get too soft. He said we were going to need some more red pepper paste, so I went to the Korean market and got some and some fresh kimchi and a few other things for dinner. We had spicy pork bulgogi and some radish kimchi. I didn't know we were out of laver or I would have had some with dinner. I cooked it in the wok which is the easy way. It tastes better on the grill but it is wet and cold so I wimped out.
  18. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2022

    We had Buffalo Wing. I planned to have potatoes but used them yesterday so we had rice. Charlie wanted Kimchi.
  19. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2022

    I wasn't planning to cook today but when I got home from the store, Charlie told me that Carlos had given us some pork steaks so I grilled them and made new potatoes by boiling them tender, splitting them with a fork and frying them until crisp on the outsides. I forgot to take a picture until after dinner. These are leftovers. We also had a salad and some banana nut bread. Carlos is one of Charlies car club members who has started renting a room from us. There is a Mexican market nearby that sells meat ready to cook. It's already cut up and marinated. I grilled it outside. The meat is thin and cooked quickly.
  20. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2022

    Our Easter dinner was ham baked with a glaze made with 1 part Boar's Head Brown Sugar and Spice Ham glaze and 3 parts Apricot preserves. After a taste, I added a little more ham glaze. The green beans were @Shelby recipe except I didn't have any almonds or Feta so I left out nuts and used Swiss cheese. The deviled eggs were made with mayo, Dijon mustard, sweet pickle relish and some powdered Ranch dressing mix. Everything else was leftover from yesterday. PS looks like I need to clean the lens on my phone camera.
  21. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2022

    I finished Tuesdays brisket today. Charlie invited people over. I also made potato salad, coleslaw, bread and (not pictured) BBQ beans.
  22. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2022

    One of Charlie's friends and his wife has been over for dinner at least once and another time or two with a larger group. She is going to have a dinner with a group she is in and asked me if I could make a couple sides she had here and liked. One of them is BBQ baked beans. She is getting all the ingredient for me. Except a couple of them aren't available at the store. One is the rib rub I use and the other is drippings and shredded brisket that I add to the beans. Sooo I made a brisket today to have some for the beans. Well I started it today and will finish it on Saturday when Charlie told me that he wanted to ask friends over to help eat all that meat. I wrapped the brisket two layers of foil and will finish it in the oven on Sat. So that we would have something to eat tonight, I had some saved corned beef from St. Pat's day in the freezer, thawed it, and put it in the smoker at the same time. I thought the piece I had tasted too salty but Charlie is more sensitive to salt than I am and said his was good. The rest of dinner were left overs too.
  23. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2022

    I went to Costco for the first time this year and saw that crab legs were a few dollars less than anywhere else so that became dinner.
  24. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2022

    I have doing this recipe for Cornish Hens since the 1990's but I don't marinate it anymore. I just add the sauce after it's cooked.
  25. Norm Matthews

    Dinner 2022

    Thank you Shelby. Charlie had a couple of friends over when I served it and they both said it was good too. The one I like better has béchamel sauce in it.
×
×
  • Create New...