Saturday, October 30, 2010

Poutine ~ My Way

Hand cut homemade steak fries, topped with chunks of roasted pork loin, cheese curds, and smothered with caramelized onion pan gravy.

Poutine = the unofficial national dish of Canada ~ lots of versions/different toppings, but it's always started with a plate of fries, cheese curds, toppings of choice, and ends with brown gravy.

The ooey gooey good factor is off the chart on this one, yeh.

Lil' Orphan Annie ~ James Whitcomb Riley

My Grandpa used to read me this poem every Halloween ~ scared the bejesus out of me. Here's my version ... Happy Halloween.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Roast Pork & Dirty Rice

Smothered in caramelized onion pan gravy

That right there is a plate full of cajun love, ah garrontee

Sliced roasted pork loin atop cajun dirty rice

Roasted, rested & sliced ~ melt in yer mouth tender

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Roast Pork Loin & Dirty Rice

This is the *dirty* part of the dirty rice: ground beef, pulled pork, the holy trinity and some cajun herbs and spices

Rice cooked in beef stock, with the dirty stuff folded in

Pork loin roast ~ seasoned with cajun spices & roasted with onions & beer

Del McCoury ~ Nashville Cats

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Big Al's Butt Bomb

Think Frito Pie on steroids ~ Fritos Scoops smothered with Fat Bottom Mary's Moosehead Chili

Then topped with shredded cheddar, dollop of sour cream, diced onions & splashed wit a lil' hot sauce

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fat Bottom Mary's Moosehead Chili ~ 3 Alarm

There's so many good things in this chili, I don't even know where to start with the gestalt ... but suffice to say, the addition of smoked pulled pork din't hurt it none, no.
OK, I been getting requests for this chili recipe all day ... Homie don't do recipes, but I'll list ingredients & you gonna hafta wing it from there:

5# fresh ground chuck
1# smoked/pulled pork, chopped
quart of whole tomatoes
2 cans french onion soup (undiluted)
1/2 can chipotles in adobo
1 lg onion, diced
2 poblanos, diced
3 anaheims, diced
fresh garlic, chopped
1# beans, soaked
1 bottle moosehead beer
#5 can tomato juice
beef base
williams chili seasoning
smoked ancho powder (penzeys)
cumin (penzeys)
mexican oregano (penzeys)
salt & pepper

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pulled Pork

Smoked pulled pork is a beautiful thing...

Especially if you got the right sauce for it

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday Breakfast On Da Bayou

Layered breakfast strada, bottom layer caramelized onions & japs - top layer ham & cheese ... stacked like a short stack with shredded Tillamook cheddar in the middle

Topped with a lil' more ham & cheese, a few japs and a dollop homemade salsa - sided with roasted new 'taters Lyonnaise and a homemade peach cinnamon roll

Roasted new potatoes

Homemade Peach Cinnamon Rolls

Now, don't that just make you wanna slap yer mama?

Hot out the oven, glazed with a peach buttercream frosting

Rolled up & ready for the second proof before baking ~ filled with a buttery, brown sugar, peach schmear

Mais ... I'm kinda gettin' the hang of this baking thing

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Happy Birthday, Lil' Buckaroo

Today is my favorite niece's birthday ~ Happy 24th, Caitie

Chicken Soup On Steroids

Weather turned cold & dreary ~ time to open the soup kitchen ... I set some chicken to berlin' & this is what resulted: nice chunky chicken soup wit 2 kinds of hominy, lotsa fresh veggies, fire roasted t'maters, penne pasta, herbage ... kicked up wit some dat good Cajun Power.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Brats & Warm Creole Tater Salad

Warm bacon dressing for the tater salad ~ made with bacon, vinegar, sugar, dollop homemade creole mustard, fresh garlic & onions, etc

Sliced warm cooked taters with the warm dressing poured over ~ then tossed with some sliced hard boiled eggs

Brats, warm creole tater salad, homemade mustard, cheese toast, cold beer ... supper

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

David Bromberg ~ Fool For You

Homemade Creole/Jalapeno Mustard

Made with beer/vinegar/brown sugar reduction, 3 kinds of mustard seeds, dry mustard, egg yolk, grated garlic & onion, some herbs & homemade pickled japs

Got brats?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Chicken Cacciatore ala Puttanesca

Crisp romaine heart salad wit Maytag bleu cheese crumbles

Monday, October 18, 2010

Cheesy Western Grits Casserole

Sunday breakfast ~ grits is good groceries

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Rory Block ~ Silver Wings

Smoked Pork Loin Rouladen

Rolled up with Ementhaller cheese & dill pickle ~ smothered in
caramelized onion/whole grain mustard/red currant sauce

Sided with potato cakes & homemade swt/sour red cabbage

Who sez ol' Kansas plowboys cain't cook German food, eh?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Eggs Ackley

Fried cornmeal mush, gussied up wit a lil' butter & some dat good Steen's Cane Syrup

Topped with an over easy egg & some Burgers Smokehouse bacon = breakfast for supper

Fluffy hash brown & caramelized onion fritatta topped wit some Lil' Missy's homemade pickled japs, sided wit a cheese quesadilla & a red beer = breakfast for lunch