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  1. GatorLurker

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    Son Two's 21st birthday menu is set.

    NY strip steaks looked great and were on sale at Ward's. Add to that garlic mashed potatoes, asparagus, peas, and salad.
     
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    Dinner was awesome.

    Son #2, who is having his 21st, is playing video games with his best friend from grade school.

    For my 21st birthday I worked as a steelworker all day, ate a normal dinner except that there was a cake, and then went back to work the next morning.
     
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    Tonight I am making pork chops with a bing cherry, shallot, and balsamic vinegar reduction with steamed green beans and garlic mashed potatoes.

    Saturday will be more interesting. I am braising a pork shoulder in dark beer with Mexican spices and onion for making tacos. I've done this before and it is very yummy.
     
  4. Gatorgal04

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    ^^^^^^
    In celebration of the Cubs' win? ;)
     
  5. GatorLurker

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    LOL.
     
  6. GatorLurker

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    Tis the season to be cooking ...

    Lots of family in town.

    Smoked a 7 lb pork shoulder today for pulled pork sandwiches. Made Carolina slaw earlier today (vinegar based, of course) and cooking up a mess of mustard greens as well. Going commercial for the beans as Sonny's does them so well.

    Tomorrow I am smoking two ducks which is more than enough so on Saturday we will have enough leftovers for duck tacos for lunch.

    Christmas Day I will be cooking a bone-in pork loin roast: "frenched" bone ends, wrapped in cherrywood smoked bacon, stuffed with apricots, prunes, Granny Smith apple, shallots, ruby port, etc. I need to prep it tomorrow as it is better if it sits in the frig for a couple of days before cooking.
     
  7. GatorLurker

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    Houston, we have a problem.

    I was spending time prepping the pork loin roast for Sunday and was not paying attention to the ducks. Ducks are fatty and something ignited the fat, I have no idea what, and when I went out to bast them they were cinders.

    Back up plan is two beer can chickens. No where near as good, but edible.
     
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  8. 74nole

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    ^^^GL- That's funny stuff right there....
     
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    Did the damn ducks get hot and try and fly away??.. Dammit I hate when that happends Lurk. Well done on your culinary ventures. You have a doctorate in this.
     
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    Bill Horne ain't bad either.
     
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  11. 74nole

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    Putting a 20lb whole ham and 20 lb turkey on the smoker tonight for tomorrow. Homemade dressing with hen in it, cranberry sauce, fresh cream 40's & butterbeans combo, fresh mustards & turnips, 2 or 3 of the cold salads the girls like, fried cornbread, and homemade Italian Cream Cake by Jan for desert. Hope everyone's Christmas is a very Merry one surrounded by family. And--Happy New Year to everyone as well.
     
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    Geeze!!!! And Merry Christmas to you. Wished we could have met up in Nov.
     
  13. 74nole

    74nole GC Hall of Fame

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    And on Christmas night at our house we will have our annual Christmas "Turkey" @ the Horne's! I'm still amazed at how many people come over thinking we're treating them to supper....;)
     
  14. GatorLurker

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    That's a lot of meat! Feeding the whole town?
     
  15. GatorLurker

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    No school learnin' and no dissertation, hence no doctorate in cooking. Just paying attention watching my betters and learning from my own mistakes. I have so much more to learn.
     
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  16. 74nole

    74nole GC Hall of Fame

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    Naw, it's just everybody likes some to take home with them. And I have to say---you can take the smoked ham, chip some up, and re-invent the ham & cheese omelet for breakfast....
     
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  17. 74nole

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    Lurk-it's just like going to the ballpark--if you don't plan on learning something every day, you're backing up....
     
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  18. GatorLurker

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    That is life and applies to all that we do.

    Merry Christmas to all.
     
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  19. GatorLurker

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    I don't eat eggs.
     
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  20. 74nole

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    Baahahahaha....that ham, cheese, and hash browns ain't bad either!:D