Monday, October 28, 2013

BBQ Pulled Pork

So this recipe  was great. However I changed the following: I used pork chops because that's what I had available to me. I also put all of the spices which I eyeballed into a gallon size ziplock bag along with the pork chops to season them. 8 hours later on low all done.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

If all goes according to plan...

Those are famous last words, surely, or at least B-Movie lines.

I have planned the following dinners for the week:

Monday: Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Wednesday: Meatloaf with a twist

Thursday: Classic Chicken Pot Pie

Friday: Tacos Carne Asada

The weekend is still up in the air and frankly due to events occurring this week the whole menu is up in the air, we'll see what happens!

Sorry for not posting...

...I've been busy.

Made a few recipes, the ones that I saved the recipe include Weekday Cassoulet and Perfect Mashed Potatoes.

I am also including loads of pics of other meals I remembered to take.

These are those awesome pork chops I made once before, not sure if these are the same pics I posted before, too lazy to look...

Awesome Mashed Potatoes

Some canned cinnamon rolls

This was some beef tacos with extras like black beans and green peppers.

Apple Pie


Chicken Cassoulet

Stuffed Peppers

German Potato Salad

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Pork Chops again sort of

So basically I was supposed to make pot roast, but started SO late that I wouldn't have time to finish.

Instead I make pork chops again, but mixed two recipes - I made part of this Pork Chop recipe from Week 1, and part of this Chili recipe which we were supposed to have next friday, but called for "ground pork" soon I'll be able to read....

Anyway I don't have any pictures because my phone which is also my camera was near death and not charging correctly, thankfully I might get a new one soon.

In case you're curious I made the chops as directed to the point where they are in the oven.
I then made the chili - adding everything but the pork. I just let it boil and reduce until the chops were ready. Then I poured it all into the baking dish and baked it for 30 minutes more.

The chops were super juicy and the chili/beans were tasty too.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Ultime Chicken Fingers Beans Beans Beans

Wait, what?

Yeah, well I left work REALLY late on Thursday and was pretty pissed off and in no mood to cook.
So I went to Brookshires, bought a rotisserie chicken, french bread, Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes and Wavy Lays and Dean's Ranch Dip. I know not a good thing, but let me tell I needed that.

So today I decided what the hell let's make both, all right my wife suggested it when I realized I didn't have the ground beef for Beans Beans Beans, why not also make the Ultimate Chicken Fingers I hadn't made. So that's tonight's game plan.

I just want to say I hate breading things because I suck at it, and tonight's meal was no exception.  That being said the Chicken Fingers are straight forward and easy to make. I will mention since Evie can't have eggs I use Ener G Egg Replacer for any recipe that needs it, including this one.  Sometimes it turns out well, sometimes not really.  Let's use the pictures as our tools, don't compare them to the Betty Crocker site though, as there is no comparison.

I basically just throw them all in the zip lock bag and shook them all together then placed them on the pan.  Although I forgot to grease the foil which caused half the breading to get stuck, oh well.  Then I waited about 10 minutes before flipping them. 10 minutes later I flipped them again at my wife's instance they be "extra done."  Also the foil proved difficult to remove all the chicken easily, but eventually I won, losing more breading in the process.

The beans on the other hand I changed that recipe up a bit as well.  I made these on the stove top rather than in the stove since there would be 100 degree difference between the two and I don't have a stock pot I can put in the oven, although I am sure a casserole dish would work too or a Crock Pot for that matter!

I made the bacon as directed, and it smelled so good, and crumbled so easy.  Then I just sautéed the onions in the bacon grease.  Then I completely changed everything else, sort of.  To the onions I added the barbecue sauce, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, liquid smoke, salt and pepper. Then I took it from the pan to a big pot. Added all the beans, drained and rinsed where required and mixed it all up.  I set it to low, put on lid and stirred it a little every few minutes.  The I kept tasting the beans the whole way through and I figured they were done after about 20 minutes, but decided to leave them goin until my wife concluded the chicken was done as well.