S.A.D.D. "Scott & Alan's Daily Drivel"

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  1. Jack Daniel

    Jack Daniel See Ya At The Swamp

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    Tomorrow is the Weeki Wachee Reggae Festival

    We were supposed to go out tonight but didn't

    Last minute dinner

    Fresh blackeyed peas from our freezer

    With some really pretty thick sliced bacon I picked up today :dg

    If any of y'all want to come over and camp at The Swamp tomorrow for the festival

    Just come :beer
  2. HTSRocker

    HTSRocker odd one

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    I just spent the last two hours making injection sauces, one for pulled pork (stick of butter, 1 beer, 1 Tsp. ground cayenne pepper,1 Tsp. garlic powder,1 Tsp. paprika and some salt). I'm not big a fan of salt so there won't be much in my sauce.

    Heat it up, stir it around, watch it simmer, let it cool and shoot it up.
    slip it over night in a plastic bag, then rub it with what ever you want in the morning.

    The other sauce is for a Cuban style pork. I love a good Cuban sandwich even if it isn't authentic.
  3. Jack Daniel

    Jack Daniel See Ya At The Swamp

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    Remember when we did Cuban pork at The Scrub?

    Marinated with all the fresh veggies

    But then, Alton Brown did a chuck roast slow cooked

    In a style that I call "cuban"

    And we all love it :dg

    I'm tryin' to remember here :scratch

    Wrapped in aluminum foil and cooked at 200 degrees

    It's worth looking up :nod
  4. Jack Daniel

    Jack Daniel See Ya At The Swamp

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    Just Google "Alton Brown Pot Roast" and it comes right up :1drink
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    With everyone working too many hours I'm getting really good adapting recipes to the slow-cooker.
    Last night had grilled chicken and Mushrooms in white wine sour cream sauce from breasts I made and froze last Sunday.
    4 breasts
    16 oz sliced baby bellas
    cup white wine
    pint sour cream
    salt pepper cilantro and dill
    As the breasts were grilled rare 4 hours in the crockpot was all they needed.:tb
    Trying to get my daughter in law up to speed so I taught her make a roux to thicken the sauce.
    I'll be glad when she can take over more of cooking by learning more than warming up pre-packaged stuff.:puke1

    next we are going to start canning:eek1
  6. Jack Daniel

    Jack Daniel See Ya At The Swamp

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    Sounds good Jeff :dg

    Wednesday so I'm here at The Farm with my dad

    Fixin' to fry up some scallops

    He's been craving seafood for months now

    Didn't seem to get much in the old fogie jail

    We had a good day today

    Started with a trip to the VA

    Got some good info regarding how the gubment might help pay for his at home care

    It's so hard for me to fathom just how the gubment pays for all of this

    I'm thinking I could balance the national budget by my self in about a month

    All I need is a RED pad of ink and a big X stamp :ban
  7. Topdog

    Topdog baw chica baw waw!!

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    I want to try smoking some oysters on my green egg/knockoff smoker I got, you guys got any tips or suggestions. I have done real well with tenderloins, ribs, and chicken so far.

    Costco had pork tenderloins on sale for $1.50 a lb. with another $3 off, I picked up a 9lber for $13, I cut it into 8 sections, and used 4 different rubs/marinades.
  8. Jack Daniel

    Jack Daniel See Ya At The Swamp

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    Must have been some giant hog John to have a "tender" loin that big

    You mean Loin

    Big part on top of the ribs, the backstrap

    Tender loin is under the ribs and are way smaller

    Normally come two to a pack

    Now back to oysters

    Pop their top shell and cut them loose from the bottom shell

    garlic butter and either grated parmesan or romano cheese with a splash of lemon

    no need to put the top down on the smoker

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    We normally just throw the oyster on whole and let them pop themselves open from their steaming inside

    cocktail sauce from ketchup and horseradish is hard to beat. Try adding a bit of lemon and worstershire sauce if you like
  9. Jack Daniel

    Jack Daniel See Ya At The Swamp

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    Pork Loins:

    Much of the time I'll cut them in half

    Then quarter each half lengthways

    You end up with something similar in size to a pork "tender" loin that way

    On top of the stove I'll brown them in an extremely hot cast iron skillet for a couple of minutes on each side

    Then finish in the oven for a just a few more minutes until just pink inside

    Remove and let rest until juices are absorbed :dg

    Cooking them fast helps keep them from drying out so bad

    Try this next time on your egg

    Remember high heat and short time :thumbup
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    Do you check them by temperature? I'm always leery of undercooked pork.:eek1
  11. Jack Daniel

    Jack Daniel See Ya At The Swamp

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    Not too often

    They're slender enough that you can tell by how firm and stiff they feel

    Cooking on high they don't take much longer than about 12 minutes total

    Lean pork comes out at 140 and will reach 145-150 after resting

    Commercial pork doesn't carry salminella today as it did years ago

    It has much to do with how they're fed

    They don't get too many table scraps and rotten bread nowadays

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    I remember when I was a kid my grandfather bringing home barrels of slop for the hogs :1drink
  12. Jack Daniel

    Jack Daniel See Ya At The Swamp

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    Dayum! :bluduh

    As bad as we need it

    Clear weather has turned to rain again

    Just packed the dog's box, coolers and whatnots on the bike trailer

    Hailey and I were fixin' to suit-up and drag it out to The Swamp

    HoJo's to meet us after work

    Popped a beer while I'm waiting for it to clear again

    I swear, the radar shows it's not raining a quarter mile west of us :ddog
  13. Jack Daniel

    Jack Daniel See Ya At The Swamp

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    Gotta have two vehicles out there so we can leave one down stream while we paddle

    The gold wing tows the canoe and kayak just fine too :freaky
  14. noway

    noway Been here awhile

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    LOL!!!! It has been pouring in town all afternoon; the city people have been setting up for the Blueberry Festival... Im so glad Im outta here in a couple minutes!!!

    Enjoy the Swamp this weekend- will be a good weekend, I hope. Kate's first beach tourney is Sunday morning.... Fingers crossed... Well, time to go - gotta go pick my craft alcoholic nourishment for the weekend :clap:freaky
  15. Jack Daniel

    Jack Daniel See Ya At The Swamp

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    Nothin' mo'betta than "craft" nourishment for the weekend :freaky

    Although we opted for bud lime in lieu of corona and lime this 5/5

    we are the definition of Frugal :nod

    I started a charcoal fire this morning before heading to Winn Dixie

    For 99 cent boston butts

    Bought two, one's in the freezer at The Swamp

    One's pulled apart here and is absolutely delicious

    with sour cream, asiago cheese and avocado rolled into tortillas :dg
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    Put a trimmed boneless butt in the crock-pot this morning with 2 rinsed cans of black beans and a quart of mango salsa from Sams. Way good. :thumbup

    Listening to Benny Goodman tonight. My mom Loved the Big Bands and Mata's Dad played in one; I like to listen to them for a change once in a while.
    Gene Kupa on drums; he is an Animal.

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  17. Jack Daniel

    Jack Daniel See Ya At The Swamp

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    Yea, today's the last day for

    99 cent/lb boston butts at Winn Dixie

    Bought two Sunday

    Cooked one over charcoal for two hours

    then finished it up in aluminum foil in the over

    Pulled pork burritos for Sinco de Mayo

    Way good with a bit of sour cream, avocado, tomato and mexican cheese :yum
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    Wish I could find time for charcoal. Usally it's almost 7 by the time I drag in and the grandson needs to eat so he can be in bed by 8:30.
    I just burn something on gas. Doing ribeye tonight with grilled butternut squash and salad.
  19. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    Sounds like grillin' season is here. :clap :freaky Beth's making pea salad for tonight and I'm going to charcoal some country style boneless pork ribs. Sweet tater on the side for me.

    From my Travel Notes: I saw BgDaddy up at the Old's Cool Spring Fling a couple of weekends ago. For some reason I never connected him with the Scrub, but it came up in conversation and he asked me, "You've been to the Scrub?". Told him I'd been a regular and the recipient of the first Flypaper Award. :deal :lol3 I would have thought some of my exploits would be more memorable. But then, I do have kind of a different face each time.
  20. Jack Daniel

    Jack Daniel See Ya At The Swamp

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    Grilled one for me and pops yesterday at lunch with fresh corn, brocoli and 'shrooms

    Did those for him at dinner last night before I left, with yellow rice, sauteed carrots and a salad

    And made him over easy eggs, grits, pattied sarsage and toast yesterday morning

    Can't say I didn't do my share of cooking yesterday :lol3

    He's got plenty in the frige for the next few days