Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by treb1797, Jul 2, 2012.
Ahhhh.... I was hopin for Garnet
Good choice :thumbup:
Always... We are just getting warmed up ! Grilled artichokes for appetizers.... On acct of trebs :bath: I will leave the rest out lol.
Although I will be wishing he came up with my payroll Monday app in about T-12
/me can't keep up with this thread
kymberlin...new avatar I see.
Edit : well you did a second ago ??
I keep changing it back..... We shall see.
LOL... Now who has had to much to drink lmao
We have our moments. Don't even get started on pulled pork or unlimited data . Sorry treb
Grilled brussel sprouts (paprika, ground mustard, garlic, and EVOO), apple juice brown sugar brined pork chops, and a nice salad on the menu at my place tonight
I'm getting dizzy... I like em both.. pick one
Ok OK ... I Will keep this one for tonight lol . Baby back ribs smoked in peach wood ( I can not disclose my secret rub) Chipoltle slaw, BBq'd pineapple and a banana pudding for dessert. Trent.... You are a man after my own stomach !
I have a culinary degree and cut my teeth in 4 star 4 diamond restaurants/hotels in South Beach Miami. I no longer work in restaurants (Food Scientist now) but still love to cook at home.
I also have a huge appreciation for folks that cook/experiment at home like you
Damn it !!! Not again.... :bath:
I will be diving into the world of home BBQ soon. I picked up a
Smokey Mountain Cooker
and plan to break it in next weekend
I have no education in cooking, but love to eat (as does the hubby and 4 son's). I was raised on tuna helper and hot dogs and vowed never to subject anyone I love to that diet. My husband is from Mississippi and would not tolerate bad food, It was actually his only pre~req to marriage (poor guy) . He is picky as far as taste and I am picky as far as health, so I have to add flavor with spices instead of fat. I refuse to raise unhealthy children. I love playing with textures and the respponse I get from creating a "Ma, make this one again " meal.
I also have degree in Nutrition... the approach you are taking is spot on!!!! It is very easy to cook flavorful and healthy food!! As you already know (based on your posts)... the trick is just to use herbs, spices, and acids (fruit juices, vinegars, etc...) in place of fat.
I wish more people would take your approach!!! Your kids (healthy and raised on balanced meals) will thank you for it later in life.
I will admit that ~1-2 times a year I get a craving for Kraft mac-n-cheese:vroam: Everything in balance
My favorite is "Smoke & Spice". It actually explores tastes from different regions and includes almost all foods. It will give you a great foundation for rubs, mops, woods etc. Great Intro into the whole world of BBQ/Smoking .
I'm going to finalize my plan of attack this week. As I have an obsession with pork:eating: probably going to do either ribs or a boston butt... as the fiancee won't eat pork I'll prob do chicken for her.
Initial plan is to brine both and then slow smoke. Still deciding if I want to do the traditional BBQ or do something tropical like I would have cooked when I lived in Miami... Jerk seasoning and a mango citrus BBQ sauce
I have to admit, I am a bit biased when it comes to BBQ but I believe Dreamland in Birmingham, Alabama is the best.. But the Teepee BBQ House in Pocahontas, MS is a very close second.. And the BBQ in Albany, NY is downright awful and should be stopped immediately.
Have you tried Dinosaur BBQ in Troy??
Rendezvous here in Memphis ain't bad either.
Yeah it's not that good. The portion size is too small and the maple syrup bbq sauce is just wayy too thick.
Are we talking about the same place??? or are you 400 lbs
Different strokes for different folks I guess