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Meat
9:30 pm
5 tbl Planters Seed Co Brisket & Rib Rub, 2 tbl kosher salt, 1 tbl raw sugar; combine and use to cover 2x 2.5 lb brisket cuts. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
11:00 am
Remove meat from fridge & place in roasting pan on rack; preheat oven to 300 °F. Roast 1 hour; reduce heat to 245 °F, pour some red wine into pan, cover with aluminum foil, and roast another 5 hours. (I think)

BBQ Sauce
11:30 am
1 can diced tomatoes, in saucepan on high to start breaking down.
1 c ketchup; 1/2 c + 2 tbl brown sugar, 1/2 c + 2 tbl apple cider vinegar; 1/4 c molasses; 2 tsp liquid smoke; 1 tbl butter; 2.5 tsp Planters Seed Co Brisket & Rib Rub; black pepper. Simmered 25 minutes. Added more salt and some garlic powder to taste. Let simmer a while longer until delicious, then transfered to squeeze bottles. This amount exactly filled two plastic squeeze bottles of the size that is in the cabinet.


Sourdough Cornbread
10:00 pm
Start up sourdough starter, using some skim milk and some water.
9:00 am
add about 1/4 cup each flour and water; remove roughly 1/4 cup starter
12:30 pm
remove starter and differentiate with cornmeal, evap milk.

Honey Butter (thank you Alton!)
1:00 remove butter from fridge
1:30 whip butter with hand mixer; add honey, vanilla, cinnamon and mix. Transfer to small tupperware and refrigerate

Green Thing
1:00 pm
boil water; trim and chop green beans; boil for 10 min, then ice, drain, and hold.

Finishing
5:00 pm
check meat temps
remove to rest and cool (plenty of flexibility here)
D-30 minutes:
spike oven, heating pan and bacon grease
finish cornbread mixing, add grease, bake bread
melt butter, saute garlic, saute green beans
slice meat; serve with MACII tongs

tasties

Oct. 28th, 2008 11:47 am
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Grilled cheese sandwiches with the perfect ratios of homemade sourdough bread, Beecher's Flagship cheese, and Zeke and Zach's Honey-JalapeƱo Hot Sauce, melted in the toaster oven. So good.

Saffron-Pistachio Cookies. They have a beautiful saffron flavor, probably from extracting the threads in melted butter rather than hot water, and are very buttery and delicious.

White Winter Vegetables baked in Cream, from Greens. I used cauliflower, parsnips, fennel, and leeks, and 2 cups heavy cream, plus a buttered breadcrumb topping. It was pretty popular at Pumpkin Fest. I'm going to mix the last of my butter-sauteed chanterelles into this for tonight's dinner.

White Bean and (Winter Squash) Soup, also from Greens. This is a lovely hearty winter soup, and the Delicata and acorn squashes I used are slightly sweet and very nice. You make a stock from the pumpkin seeds and some other detritus, and use the bean cooking liquid as well. I threw in 2 cups of my vegetable stock from last year's CSA to make volume, which added a nice complexity.

Chard!

Oct. 14th, 2008 08:06 am
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I made chard-saffron tart last night, from The Greens Cookbook. This is my favorite dish of all time from that book, including olive oil bread, and it is the only reason I own a tart pan. It's easy, the dough is beautifully flavored and textured, the custard is quick and tasty. And it makes an excellent breakfast.

I also boiled some various potatoes and mixed them with pesto, as if I didn't feel like making the pasta portion of pasta with pesto and new potatoes. And I blanched some yellow and green beans and dressed them with red wine vinegar, olive oil, and Wash Park seasoning blend. It was food processing evening.

Oh, and Sunday I made sourdough bread, which I ate with apple butter from Woodrings Orchard.

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