Monday, March 3, 2014
Winters been keeping me from very much outdoor cookin' but I had the chance to sneak out to the grill the other night for a quick, easy meal.
I gave the pork chops the tenderquick treatment (quick cured for 1 hour), rinsed, drizzled with oil and seasoned them with Tatonka Dust.
While the chops grilled I whipped up a cucumber, tomato, onion salad from a recipe that talented cook GMDGeek provided (thanks again)... and let it chill..
Started my greens. A mixture of collards, turnip and mustard greens. Cooked some bacon...
removed the bacon and added minced onions, garlic, red pepper flakes, chicken stock, salt pepper, the greens. Then scooched the chops over and placed the skillet into the cooker and closed the lid
while the chops and greens hung out in the grill I fried some green tomatoes from my canned green tomatoes. Seasoned, dredged in flour, dipped in egg/milk bath and a coating of panko. Then fried til golden...
The greens cooked down nicely and took on a bit of the smoky flavor from the cooker.
The Tatonka Dusted chop, fried green tomatoes, smoky greens topped with crisp bacon, and the cucumber salad...
Loved the chops... loved the whole meal. lol
I usually don't add rubs after using a quick cure on chops for fear of adding extra salt. In this case it worked out great! The Tatonka Dust was a nice addition... very tasty! I will make them again for sure. :)
The temperatures have been brutal here, like everywhere else. Dipped down to -5 last night. Great night for me to fall asleep on the couch with no blanket, lol I'm still thawing out this morning. :)
Hope everybody stays warm and healthy!
Monday, February 24, 2014
I'm pretty sure most people had better things to do on Valentine's Day. lol I spent my evening on the front porch, watching the pretty full moon rise.
It was soooo pretty. I'm sure it looked the same as the last full moon..... but I still enjoyed it. :)
The weather is a bit chilly here especially at night but I think spring is around the corner. The birds flying above are headed north. :)
Hope everyone made it through winter in good shape.