Saturday, June 27, 2009

Corn Salad

Of course there is not a picture. I made this for Mark's birthday and quite frankly it was a little too hectic for me to stop and take a picture of the food. I'll give you a run down --

Chicken Sausages
Potato Salad
Corn Salad
Boston Creme Pie

All cooked and served from our camper! While camping!

I thought the star of the show was the corn salad. Got the recipe from where you can actually see what it looks like. Mine was a little sloppier though, but, it was really good. Don't be stingy with the salt - it really soaks it up.
Just like Mark 'soaks up' getting presents for his birthday!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Easy Week Night Dinner

I love sauteed zucchini. I used a combo of butter and olive oil with the zucchini, onion and a couple of tomatoes that needed to used ASAP (or throw away). Throw in some salt, pepper and garlic - it's just about my favorite veg dish ever.

To go with, I breaded some thin pork chops and did a quick fry in the same skillet until they were golden brown. Probably 3 minutes a side.

With the fat left in the skillet, I made a roux and then poured in some milk, salt and pepper (with a dash of cayenne and garlic powder) to make a cream gravy.

Good dinner. The leftover pork chops were great on a bakery bun with a bit of mayo!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Day of Smoking

We decided that if we were going to fire up the smoker and use all that charcoal and wood, that we would make it worth our while.

We began with a pork roast with a rub. This was on the longest -- about 8 hours and was used for sandwiches. We poured a bit of Sweet Baby Rays on top.

The chicken was the best. It was on for about 4 hours and was coated in a jerk seasoning. I used the leftovers in enchiladas. The breast meat was so juicy it was unbelievable...I've never seen it like that before.

And then some beef. Again we used the chipolte marinade. This was just a cheap piece of some type of roast. Should have taken it off earlier - it was still good but not my favorite.