Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by zapvor, Apr 24, 2007.
how is it possibly raining again
you have a BJ instructor?
Just to give you plenty of notice...
We'll be needing another cake!
What are people eating tomorrow? Grilling?
Paulman, good hitting today! We just keep winning haha
Does eating = drinking?
I'm working first. But then shenanigans.
Congrads Topaz! You are racking up all the league prizes!
Haha it was pretty good except for that last set with the Achilles pull. Dammit! Gonna be on the bench for at least a few days; hopefully not a few weeks... :evil:
Grilling tomorrow for sure...
Awesome Topaz! Congrats. Kick arse!
^^^Ditto the PaulMan with creaky ankles.
Happy 4th to the TWMAC pack, wherever they may be. Eat hearty and hit all the lines.
Happy Fourth fellow TW-MAC'daddy's and mommy's.
Eat happily and healthy. Don't drink and drive.
6am Muay Thai portion of the MMA training. Instructor looked like Bruce Lee.
My knuckles hurt from punching.
My shins hurt from kicking.
My thighs hurt from being kicked there.
Before and after the kicking and punching we did some crossfit type stuff.
There was a girl there that was kicking the sh*t out of everyone. I was thinking "what the hell, this is a beginners class...". Turns out she is one of the other instructors.
I'm probably the most exhausted I've ever been. In a few hours I will be feasting on crab and drinking some cold beer though.
Hollywood - The instructor showed me how to wrap my hands... it was the same way as the BJ Penn video.
I took a kick-boxing class once and was destoying the heavy bag for an hour and i felt amazing afterward... But then every muscle hrt so bad i literally stayed in bed for 2or3 days. Drink lots of water! Where is this gym? 4 mile run?
It's on Columbia Pike.
i'm invited to a crab boil at my friend's parents' house.. what should i bring?
12 pack? stringing machine and offer to restring racquets?
Depends. And maybe some Ensure, too.
What did people grill?
bone on chk breast, veal brats from johnsonville (havent sren before but pretty yummy), rib eye, chk wings in a chilli garlic mar. also made this armeian veghie dish ( grill tomato, green peppers, eggplant, onion, fresh garlic, chopped up together)
Made 12 pounds of pulled pork for pork butt (shoulder!) Awesome with Sweet Ray's bbq and hot sauce. So tender it fell apart with my hands; didn't really need the bear claws...
Pic below is after 3 hours of smoking...
dang it, gotta get two things:
1. grate with one of them charcoal refill flipper.
2. a bigger data plan.
looks great paulman! what kinda of wood did u use? I am going to try beef brisket. any advice?
Thanks cb. Apologies for the pic/data plan drain. Thought it wasn't too big a pic - snapped it with my old 3GS iPhone.
My Weber kettle is only just STD 22.5 so a hinged Weber grate only runs $22 for it.
I used a ratio of 1/3 oak & 2/3 cherry wood to smoke this. About 6 smallish pieces total.
As for beef brisket: I have not smoked one yet. Every time I'm at Costco, I can't justify the cost of brisket vs pork cuts, chicken, or ribs. I've had great brisket before but not enough to justify 3 times the cost of a pork butt.
Paulman, looks like you got a great business! Pman1 customizations and meat smokings
ur right. beef brisket is pricey. its about the same price as going to a restaurant. just that wife is getting tired of picnic. trying to find something else to cook.
Haha cb - she can't be that tired of your cooking with all the various culinary dishes you prepare!
I do a lot of spicy chicken wings on the grill. Some ribs. Smoked boneless chicken thighs for chicken salads. Grilled country style pork ribs (not real ribs). Of course, I love me some reverse seared steaks - NY strip, rib-eye, and tri-tips. Next up to try cuz it's good and cheap is beer can chicken that's been brined in beer/salt solution. I've made beer brined chicken in a rotisserie before and it was awesome, so some smoke would make it that much better.
paulman, can you do vietnamese sandwiches on the grill?
Haha Auzzie! Too bad both costs me more money than it makes me! Plus the latter throws a few more pounds that you know I don't need! As sad as my change of direction skills on the court are, all this grilling is making it that much worse!!!
BTW, that Toms Machine I got plays like butta and has surprising pop for being so so flexy. Very fun to hit with. It definitely is like a pro stock head pt57a as it was only 320 grams strung. Perfect platform for mods.
You know, that's a great question as I've never tried but I bet it can be done very easily. At least the grilled pork/beef sandwiches. I'll test it out sometime and let you know how tasty it is...haha :twisted:
thanks for the great idea. smoked country style ribs should be good. Has good fat content. Maybe I'll try that next.
I made a viet grilled pork with country spare ribs. It went really well with some rice noodles and raw veggies.
Country style ribs are just boneless (rib shaped cuts) from the pork butt (picnic shoulder). Should make for some flawless smoked country style boneless ribs.
Downs, well there's your answer from Iron Chef cb!
cb, sounds like you made some bun thit nuong. Wife loves eating that dish.
what it looked it..
i'd say that's totally awesome..
yes, same with wifey. She says that's the one dish that I don't need to ask.
Still trying to perfect my sauce.
^^^ haha heard about that on WTOP this morning. Too funny. I bet it looked like an awesome grand finale except that it really was a grand beginning/finale all-in-one! lol
cb, I think that sauce is just the standard relatively light nuoc cham fish sauce... Top of my head ingredients: fish sauce, water, sugar, chopped garlic, lime juice or vinegar or combo of both, and chopped (or pestle and mortared) Thai chile peppers. Mix them to your taste - salty, sweet, or light enough to your liking or dish.
Thanks, will try. I also add some thai chilis in there too.
Hmm, I dunno. Merely winning your flight and getting a cake-walk to Sectionals. I don't think so.
I've got a huge handful of fresh basil (that had to be cut before it bolted!). Any suggestions?
pesto or thai-style basil chicken
If Thai basil, you can't go wrong with pho or beef salad.
^^ Nah, not Thai. Just your standard garden variety. Pesto-anything doesn't normally go over too well here and we've got the double-allergy whammy: no cheese and no pine (tree) nuts.
Guess I could just tear some of it up for a salad. 'Course, I could always just hang in the attic to dry it out. Would only take an hour or two in this 100F heat. :twisted:
besides pesto, 2 things Ive tried:
1. marinate with basil, garlic, whole black pepper, salt, whole fat yogurt (strained through a cheesecloth is even better), pinch of cumin, mint leaves (optional). dump into food processor and make paste. then stir in yogurt. goes very well with leg of lamb or flatten grilled Chicken or bnls country style pork ribs. be sure to marinate overnight with bigger pieces of meat. marinate will keep for up to a week.
2. over a grilled pita bread or fresh naan they sell at costco. with some mozz. cheese. excellent light /fast meal. be sure to put fresh slice mozz cheese over basil to avoid flying basil.
Every man in this world has wondered what would happen if you set all the fireworks off at once. Now we know. Lack of destruction was disappointing.
my wkd grilling adventure
i'm at work but my head is just pounding.. oh gawdd.. let this day end.
Way cool tip. Thanks Sap! My kids will love it that way.
Not to be a down(er) CB....but we can't do yogurt or cheese; it's that cow's milk allergy thing...gets us sent to the ER. I might just give the "paste" thing a try and make a "rub" for some chicken. We love garlic and salt around here.
a paste is good too, u can use alittle canola oil (or other neutral oil) instead of yogurt. if have kosher salt, that's even better.
how about basil leaves, green thai chiles, lemon grass, shallot, garlic, some cumin/tarragon/coriander/white pepper, a little fish sauce, grated/ground ginger, some lemon juice
make paste with food processor
fry paste a bit in coconut oil until it becomes fragrant
dump in a can of full-fat coconut milk
put chicken/vegetables in it and let it cook, takes about 20 minutes
BAM green curry
^^^ tc, that sounds delicious!
^^^^ I can hear my heart thanking me already.
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