Saturday, July 31, 2010

Y'all Want Some Taters?

Twice baked Kaw-Cajun tater wedges, to side up a big bleu cheese booga ~ skin was rubbed with bacon grease prior to baking, so it was nice and crispy

Dressed wit a lil' shredded Tillamook cheddar & sour cream thinned w/buttermilk ranch

Sometimes A Booga Ain't Just A Booga

Bleu Booga on toasted bun, wit red onion, sliced homegrown tomatoes & Burgers Smokehouse bacon. No catsup.

Fire In The Hole ~ Ronbeaux's Bleu Boogas

Nice and cool in the back yard @ 8 AM this morning ... lil' dew on the grass ... lil' smoke in the air ... yeh, life is good in the heartland. Ronbeaux's Bleu Boogas charred medrare ~ lunch is served. You want fries wit dat, huhhh???

Twice Baked Kaw-Cajun Tater Wedges

Bigassed Idaho tater, scrubbed and rubbed wit bacon grease & dusted real good wit my top secret Kaw-Cajun tater seasoning.

Baked 3/4 way, hot and nasty 425* ~ then immediately out the oven cut into wedges while they still piping hot (there's a reason for dat, but don't ask me because dat's a secret too ... and iffin' you do know why, don't be tellin' nobody else they all be doing it.)

After par-bakin'em & wedgin'em ... drag'em thru the bacon fat again and give them another shot of dat tater seasoning. Now they ready for the 2nd bakin' to git all nice & golden brown and crispy, yeh. Thinkin' these might be good wit dem big bleu ronbeaux boogas.

Ronbeaux's Bleu Boogas

Got a buddy down NOLA way, Ronbeaux, who been braggin' on his blue cheese burgers ... he mixes the crumbled blue cheese right into the meat (ala juicy lucy) ... so this morning I hauled off and whooped up a batch of'em, just to see what all the fuss was about. Whooooboy, these gonna be good, ah garrontee.

Friday, July 30, 2010

A Plowboy's Ten Commandments

(1) There just be one God
(2) Honor yer Ma & Pa
(3) Don't be tellin' tales or gossipin'
(4) Git yerself to Sunday meeting
(5) Put nuthin' before God
(6) No foolin' round wit another fella's gal
(7) Cain't be no killin', no
(8) Watch yer mouth
(9) Don't take whut ain't yers
(10) Don't be hankerin' for yer buddy's stuff

Shrimp & Grits ~ My Way

A couple schwimps and a nickle's worth of grits ... badda boom, dinner is served

Tillamook cheese grits ~ 16/20 ct. shrimps, Burgers Smokehouse country ham & bacon, da holy trinity, my own cajun spice blend and a splash dat good Cajun Power garlic sauce

I had some turnip greens wit mah shrimp & grits last night ~ is it considered bad manners to pick up da bowl & drink dat turnip green likker, or should i have throwed a piece of cornbread in there & sopped it up? I ain't sayin' what I did, but I swear I felt my mama reach down from Heaven & come up the side my head wit a flyswatter.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs

My ex-wife was deaf.

She left me for a deaf friend.

To be honest, I should have seen the signs....

Hot Link / BLT Club

Earl Campbell hot link, Tillamook sharp cheddar, crisp lettuce, homegrown tomato slices and dat good Burgers Smokehouse country bacon = lunch.

Homemade Refried Bean Dip

OK, so I made some refried beans from scratch last week - kicked up with bacon & onions/chiles and spices ~ good stuff. Then I took some them homemade refried beans & added some my homemade roasted tomato & green chile salsa to it, and also added some chopped black olives ... topped it with a bunch of shredded Tillamook cheddar & heated it to melt the cheese ... whooooboy, made a dandy bean dip.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

How I Learnt To Eat Salad

And then Mama said: "Johnny ... you eat that salad, or you ain't gettin' no homemade ice cream." And that's how I learnt to eat salad & green stuff in general. Tru dat. Ozark Black Walnut ice cream tonight, ah garrontee!!!

A Perfect Couple

This is what I dream about when the snow's flying in December. All winter without'em is a culinary bummer.

Not all bacon is created equal ~ all bacon is good, some is gooder ... this one is the goodest.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Mini Peach Turnovers

Mais ... I hadda some leftover scratch pie dough from a quiche I made a couple days ago, so I hauled off and made these lil' peach turnovers wit dat dough and some homemade peach preserves ~ baked'em up nice & golden brown then dusted'em wit a lil' powdered sugar. I threw three these in a bowl & warmed'em up and topped with a scoop vanilla ice cream for dessert last night. Gonna use the other three to make a *peach pie blizzard* for a lil' afternoon treat today.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

And Now ... The Rest Of The Story

Homegrown cantalope and tomatoes, scratch biscuits w/bacon gravy, hot link sausage, farm fresh egg/cheese omelette topped with sautee'd peppers and onions. A proper plowboy's breakfast, tru dat.

Y'all surely din't think dat lil' biscuit and jelly was all I had for breakfast, didja? HUHHHH???? Appropo to the homegrown tomatoes & gravy ... when I was a kid, my ol' Daddy, him, would always put a lil' gravy on his sliced 'maters when both were available. I didn't get it then ~ it sounded awful to a kid ~ but now, I totally get it! At least once every summer, when tomatoes are in season, I drag my sliced 'maters thru some gravy. Pops, you were right all along ... and I ain't just talking about 'maters & gravy, either.
Be Good Tanyas
What Are They Doing In Heaven Today

Sunday Breakfast On Da Bayou

Hot out the oven, sour cream catheads w/homemade peach jam. We don't need no steenkin' French pastries!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Big Ol' Honkin' Manwich

I scored some more homegrown tomatoes this morning, and you know what that means ... it's big ol' honkin' manwich time, baybee!! Jewish rye, country dijon, romaine lettuce, genoa salami, honey ham, pepperoni, tillamook cheddar, thick sliced homegrown tomatoes, creamy cole slaw & red onions ... badda boom ... lunch is served.

Shredded/Smoked Beef & Bean Burritos

Smoked shredded beef & homemade refried bean burritos, smothered with homemade chipotle chili con carne & dressed to the max ~ sided up with homemade roasted tomato & green chile salsa and sour cream. I called it a *Suicide* ... but if you leave off the sliced jalapenos, it's just an attempted suicide.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Roots Of Blues

Scalloped Onions With Pepperoni

Sweet Vidalia onions ... blanched, drained and seasoned

In a 4-cheese Mornay sauce...buttered dish...Parmesan crusted

Topped with julienne pepperoni ... into oven to bake

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Pulled Beef BBQ

Chuck roll, cut into bigassed roasts & rubbed down with Oakridge BBQ Beef Rub ... 7 hours in the hickory smoke, 1 hour in foil, pulled & tossed with a lil' my homemade bbq sauce.

Rainbow Stew

Got Merle Haggard on the brain, after watching that doc on PBS last night ... so in honor of ol' Hag I whooped up some Rainbow Stew today ... sirloin steak, taters, onions, fresh garlic, asparagus, white hominy, roasted tomatoes & chiles ~ cleaned out all the orphans in my fridge & ended up with a skillet full of plowboy vittles ... chased it down wit some of dat free bubble-up. Hag rules!

Kaw-Cajun Sloppy Boudreaux Sandwich

My spin on the traditional New York Sloppy Joe

Homemade pimento cheese (made with olive salad), sliced ham, crisp romaine leaves, sliced homegrown tomatoes and slaw ... on Jewish rye

The olive salad gives it a cajun spin, the slaw & homegrown 'maters make it sloppy. Sloppy as it were, it was damn good eats over the kitchen sink

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Lil' Afternoon Snack

Nachos made with homemade refried bean dip & roasted tomato/chile salsa ~ good cheese, sour cream, black olives, japs ... what's not to like?

Fresh brewed sweet tea wit lotsa lemons ... made with that good Luzianne tea, ah garrontee.