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Old 05-03-2014, 04:29 PM   #11
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What kinda vittles ya haven fur supper May 3, 2014?

Thanks ladies re: the corn. I just find that it seems too chewy and dry. I have done it both in the husk and in foil. Perhaps the soaking is what I was missing. I will give it another go.

And CG....nice try on the ear worm, I'm not going there :). I'm listening to 70's right now....."🎶Dream Weaver🎶
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Old 05-03-2014, 04:57 PM   #12
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Thanks ladies re: the corn. I just find that it seems too chewy and dry. I have done it both in the husk and in foil. Perhaps the soaking is what I was missing. I will give it another go.

And CG....nice try on the ear worm, I'm not going there :). I'm listening to 70's right now....."🎶Dream Weaver🎶
I've seen a lot of recipes for grilled corn that call for cooking it for 20 minutes or more. That's way too long and will make it dry out.
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Old 05-03-2014, 05:31 PM   #13
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Thanks GG, I always appreciate your advice.
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:07 PM   #14
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We don't grill the corn too long either, just enough to give some of the kernels a nice char. Heck, when we get corn fresh from the farm Himself is not hesitant to strip and wash an ear, then scarf it down raw. I like mine steamed a couple minutes.
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:56 PM   #15
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Thanks ladies re: the corn. I just find that it seems too chewy and dry. I have done it both in the husk and in foil. Perhaps the soaking is what I was missing. I will give it another go...
I never soak anymore and it is never dry... That is grilling it in the husk. BTW, I never remove the silk first, so maybe that has something to do with it. I've read some people peel the husk, remove the silk and try to put the husk back into place. I simply tear the tuft off, which is probably overkill as it will burn off anyway.

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I've seen a lot of recipes for grilled corn that call for cooking it for 20 minutes or more. That's way too long and will make it dry out.
Not in my case. Maybe the heat of the grill has something to do with it. In the husk anyway. If you shuck it first it will dry out in that amount of time, even basting it.

I was in the mood for steak tonight so went to the store and bought another small prime rib roast. I'll bone it, slice it in half and grill one of those ribeyes up. Alongside will be smashed redskins and green beans. I may even grill a Vidalia onion, as the first of them finally made it up here to the shores of Lake Erie.
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Old 05-03-2014, 07:02 PM   #16
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(For some reason I got confused and posted part of this in the wrong thread)

Went shopping on the way home from the stables and found some UK-grown asparagus. First of the season. Thin baby spears just begging to be steamed simply and served with melted butter. I had a sorting out in the chest freezer yesterday and found a lonely 4 bird roast - chicken, goose, duck and turkey with stuffing in the middle - left unused since Christmas. Needed eating so I thawed it and having it for dinner tonight with roast potatoes and "garden" peas and the asparagus. Serendipity indeed.

The 4 birds will last me for most of the coming week.

Incidentally, the birds came from Aldi's freezer compartment!

I rarely buy meat in supermarkets but this was an impulse buy that turned out to be excellent. However, because I'd allowed myself to be seduced by television cooks telling me I absolutely must use a meat thermometer in order to cook meat properly, I abandoned common sense and my trusty thin bladed knife that I usually use for testing meat for cooked-ness and used the meat thermometer and the meat was a little dry. It tastes very good despite that. Not expensive either IIRC
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Old 05-03-2014, 07:54 PM   #17
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Look at the marbling on this bad boy. And just $6.99/lb.
I decided I'm going to grill it bone in. And the onion is prepped. I ought to throw that on shortly.
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:51 PM   #18
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Fried egg and feta cheese sandwich and a cup of tea for dinner.
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:52 PM   #19
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Sourdough french toast with butter and powdered sugar, coffee.
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:57 PM   #20
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Dinner tonight was not great.

SO called me from Whole Foods the other day and told me they had sirloin steak on sale for $3.99/LB. I asked her a few questions to try to ascertain if it was a strip or not. That effort was futile. She bought two and brought them home. They were individually wrapped in butcher paper so I stuck them in a ziplock and froze them. She suggested we have one for dinner tonight so I took one out to defrost.

I lighted the grill and unwrapped the steak. It was not a strip steak. I think it was a round steak. Oh well, I went out to clean off the grill to find I'd run out of gas. Good news, I've had a backup bottle for years. Bad news, it was empty too.

So I took out the Griddler and cooked that bad boy up. ...and it was bad. Tough and flavorless.

I made some home fries with onion and mushrooms. They were great! Now I have to find a use for the other one.

PS: The steak looked nothing like pacanis'.
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