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Old 08-27-2015, 02:01 PM   #21
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Last night we had breakfast on the griddle - hash browns, eggs and some seared pears.

The stuffed mushrooms the night before went pretty well. I had to drop them in foil part way through cooking as they were too hot on the bottom but in the end it worked out.
Does your grill have a rack where you can put things that cook faster several inches above the grate? That can help with things like mushrooms. You can also turn off one side of the grill and cook (or warm up) with indirect heat instead of having food over direct flame.
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Old 08-27-2015, 02:18 PM   #22
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Does your grill have a rack where you can put things that cook faster several inches above the grate? That can help with things like mushrooms. You can also turn off one side of the grill and cook (or warm up) with indirect heat instead of having food over direct flame.
Yes - it has a top rack but by the time I found the mushrooms were too hot on the bottom - they were REALLY too hot. They went into foil on the top rack ;)
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Old 08-27-2015, 03:59 PM   #23
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Glad you found them before it was too late!
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Old 09-20-2015, 11:19 AM   #24
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Dead ovens must be going around. Ours died yesterday afternoon while I was canning. It's only 10 years old, so I'm a little perturbed about that.

Today I have a board meeting with our wine club and was asked to bring a dessert. I suppose I could have bought something at the store, but had already bought all the ingredients for a coconut cheesecake that I've been experimenting with for the last week.

So I improvised.

I baked the cheesecake in my Weber gas grill using indirect heat. Guess what? It came out looking fantastic and, unlike my oven attempts, didn't crack at all.

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Old 09-20-2015, 08:50 PM   #25
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Darn Steve! You're really brave! I'm impressed by anyone who bakes...but this takes the cake.
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Steve, I'm impressed. I'm also pleased to learn that it's doable.
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Beautiful cheesecake, Steve. And what a creative and successful last minute fix with no oven!
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Dead ovens must be going around. Ours died yesterday afternoon while I was canning. It's only 10 years old, so I'm a little perturbed about that.

Today I have a board meeting with our wine club and was asked to bring a dessert. I suppose I could have bought something at the store, but had already bought all the ingredients for a coconut cheesecake that I've been experimenting with for the last week.

So I improvised.

I baked the cheesecake in my Weber gas grill using indirect heat. Guess what? It came out looking fantastic and, unlike my oven attempts, didn't crack at all.

You're a good man, Steve Kroll, a good man.

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Old 09-23-2015, 11:15 PM   #29
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A week or so ago my oven died and we've ordered a new range. it won't be installed for another 10 days and in the meantime I need to prep meals . I need ideas. They don't need to be fancy but I've exhausted my short list already - any help?

Here's what I have to cook on:

Propane BBQ
Toaster oven (pretty small)
1 butane burner (caterers burner - very hot).
Crockpot
electric griddle
Waffle iron
Rice cooker


I have no oven, microwave or stove and frankly don't want a lot of leftovers. There are two of us and I am a vegetarian.

So far we've had:
Flat bread pizza (BBQ)
Steak and packet cooked veggies (BBQ)
Breakfast (elec. griddle)
Burgers (BBQ) and tater tots (waffle iron)
Stirfry (butane burner) w/rice
Lots of cold food like sandwiches

Any ideas?
Ok you can use the toaster oven as a regular oven, just smaller pans.
The crockpot can be used as a pan. Just remember at 3 to 4 hour cooking times.
Your griddle can be your skillet.
Your rice cooker can steam just about anything.

Hope this helps.
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Thanks for the assist :)


Tonights discovery: Tater tots are AWESOME cooked on the BBQ in a grill basket. Never-ever again will I put these in the oven.

Last night: Lamb chops, Basmati Rice, chutney and green beans (again in the grill basket)
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