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Old 05-21-2016, 02:54 PM   #1
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Dinner Plans for Saturday the 21st

I'll be grilling a couple of pork chops tonight. Sesame noodles and a salad with complete the meal.

Just remembered, I have to brine the chops!
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Old 05-21-2016, 03:14 PM   #2
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Sounds good Andy. By the way, I brine all my pork chops together, and then pack them by two's in Zip Locks for the freezer.

We get to play with adorable Cheyenne and have a burger cook out their house. I made Cheryl's southwestern corn and black bean salad, and also an Asian cucumber and white onion salad. I don't think Cheyenne will like either, but she sure can put away a big burger for such a tiny little girl.
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Old 05-21-2016, 03:50 PM   #3
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Our sides are going to be creamed spinach and roasted new potatoes. Craig will be posting pics of the beaut we got for the main.
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Old 05-21-2016, 03:54 PM   #4
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Oh forgot, mascarpone brownies for dessert. Enough mascarpone left over for tiramisu.
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Old 05-21-2016, 04:56 PM   #5
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Half sandwich of Liverwurst. I am only eating because I have to, not because I am hungry.
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Old 05-21-2016, 05:22 PM   #6
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I started out with a 2#, boneless rib eye, 3" thick.




Set the BGE up for Indirect Grilling, for a reverse sear at 250F.


Let the steak come to room temp, veg oil, S&P. Put the steak on and cooked to an internal temp of 120F. Removed and covered. Took the cooking grate out, removed the plate setter and put the grate back. Closed the lid and brought the the temp to 650F. Seared the steak for 30 seconds, rotated, another 30 seconds, flipped, another 30 seconds, rotated and cooked another 30 seconds. Removed, foiled and rested for 10 minutes.





Sliced and ready to serve!


The plate.


Dessert to follow!
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Old 05-21-2016, 05:29 PM   #7
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Looks very good.
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Old 05-21-2016, 07:19 PM   #8
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Nothing very exotic in our house tonight. It was a "clean out the fridge or it turns into a science project" night tonight. We had a smorgasbord of assorted vegetables and I broiled up a kielbasa to have as our protein. Birthday cake for dessert. It's very rich and may last until my next birthday.
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Old 05-21-2016, 07:32 PM   #9
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Chocolate mascarpone brownies with a chocolate ganache top. Total of 9 oz of semisweet chocolate plus 1/2 cup cocoa powder for 8x8 pan.

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Old 05-21-2016, 09:24 PM   #10
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Gorgeous steak, Craig! medtran, I think I gained a pound just looking at that scrumptious brownie.

We cleaned out the fried fish, mac and cheese, and coleslaw. I made big salads for before hand since there wasn't all that much. Still had plenty, though, so it all worked out. Here's my "garbage" salad. Oops, forgot a bit of cheese.
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Old 05-22-2016, 12:46 AM   #11
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We went to step- grandson's HS graduation party today. It was a perfect day for a party. Burgers and brats, potato and pasta salads, DDIL's baked beans, fruit salad, chips/ dips, and cake. Multitudes of teenagers.
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:14 AM   #12
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I made three-cheese tortellini with marinara sauce. I added a couple cubes of frozen homemade tomato paste and a couple of frozen basil to amp up the flavor. Also made salads with homegrown greens and toasted garlic ciabatta.
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