Getting Prepped, I dearly miss Minnie the MAK, but will replace her soon!
prepping ABT's...used Serrano, Jalapeno and Colorado chilies
All stuffed and wrapped in bacon!
handful of pellets on the drum
YUMMMM~they were awesome and I loved the added smoke the pellets added to the amazing...
Well this was the Christmas of red meat, I smoked 4 tri-tips over the last 5 days. One for Christmas Eve for those volunteering with me at church. One for Christmas Dinner.
Next 2 were for Bunco, and my parents.
A friend from Santa Maria sent me a bottle of Susie Q's to season my tri-tip...
First meal was not pellet smoked, made Strawberry waffles from scratch, scrambled eggs and sausage for my niece & nephew. Fun morning at Aunt Kristen's house.
Making dinner for a friend who just had a baby. Chicken smeared w a little mayo & Sweet Money
sliced veggies on Fire Wire skewer...
Went to a Farmers Market in Palm Springs intending to buy vegetables & fruit...came home with organic cheeses, and 2 jars of salsa. One of my mom's former daycare clients makes amazing organic salsa!
Which inspired the dish for Sunday. Had to run to a local market for fresh tortillas and...
Minnie the MAK and I cooked my mom's bday dinner. We had tri tip & roasted parmesan squash.
I love to cook:)!
My "Go To" for red meat:
Balsamic glaze ( cherry is my fave, but I am out), Money & Double Secret Steak
rubbed & resting before the cook
while the tri-tip is cooking, slice...
We have some amazing teams, and friends. Wanted to brag a little bit about them:) Way to go, we look forward to seeing you at King of the Smokers.
American Royal OPEN results for the BPS Elite Teams! 535 teams competing
GC - Iowa's Smokey D's BBQ
9th - TIPPYCANOE BBQ CREW
Well, its better late than never, my photobucket app was not cooperating. Here are my most recent concoctions.
Smoked potato skins, sliced up some potatoes...sweet & regular. roll them around in basil EVOO, sprinkle with a little Money and Desert Gold.
Finished shot, forgot...
I have had my wonderful MAK for a year...and all that time she has lived at my parents.
I recently moved to a condo w a more secure patio area. So I moved the grill.
Today's meal--BBQ chicken pizza
I cooked the chicken ahead with Oakridge Game changer, polk & chicken rub. No photo.
How much do I love my MAK--let me count the ways...makes last minute dinner plans turn out amazing.
Pork chops with Oak Ridge & a little Texas Pepper Jelly at the end
sliced veggies with EVOO & Desert Gold, Costco au gratin potatoes
It was great to get to hang w my cousin & his wife from WA.
Well I've been back for 3 weeks, and last night was a follow up with my team. I was elected to cook dinner.
salad w apple & avocado
rosemary & olive oil bread
ready to rub the tri-tips (there were 4)
sweet potatoes in chili/garlic oil & Desert Gold...
Well I had not yet smoked a pork butt on my MAK, or anywhere for that matter. It was my group's turn to feed the almost 200 women at Bible study. So yours truly volunteered to smoke the pork.
4 pork butts marinated in Smoke on Wheels, rubbed with Jallelujah with bacon & maple, followed by...
Well I did not have to cook on the actual 4th~spent the day at the lake and hanging with friends.
But here is tonight's dinner...
Sweet Money Ribs
Rosemary Au Gratin Potatoes
A few hours later, foil love for the ribs & potatoes on the top rack
Veggies--wrapped in bacon and sprinkled...
Well after 7 weeks of being sick...and only my parents using Minnie the MAK. (I was not allowed to spend time outside in the blowing dirt & wind) It was my small groups turn to fix dinner, the week before had been solely salads and there were a number of cranky women.
So we decided to switch...
Well I have heard lots of hullabaloo about whole smoked chickens...so I grabbed a couple. One for me, one for the parental units.
Spatchcocked & ready to get a massage
rubbed up nice with Jallelujah with bacon & SM Pecan rub
Into Minnie you go--set on smoke
about an hour later, lets add...
There are not as many photos for this thread as we were busy visiting! But my dear friends as Strube Ranch sent over some amazing steaks for my bday! What a happy surprise!!!!
I prepped before church!
I wanted to keep the flavors simple so the quality of the meat could shine...
Well here comes one of two posts from the weekend's adventures in cooking. Now that I am a pellet smoker people tend to ask me to cook. Soooo I cooked my own bday dinner.
Let's start here:
Slice & skewer for ease of cooking, and to make sure the steak would feed 10 women:)
Well Minnie the MAK and the drum smoker have been working hard...I just have been remiss in posting my recent cooks.
So here is a friends bday tri-tip dinner!
the Players, rubbed, wrapped and marinating overnight while I finish the cake
Wizard of Oz theme bday cake--chocolate cake with...
I had 2 lg groups to cook for this weekend. A family from church whose daughter was in the hospital...and my turn to host bunco. So let's experiment with the MAK.
first off, lots of chicken, with Slap Yo Daddy Rub & Obie Cue's Double Garlic & black pepper
Onto the MAK, with tube smoker...
This weekend was full of food, family & friends just the way I like it. Started off with 3 pecan pies, and a chocolate cake w cream cheese butter cream. Complete with a vacuum since that is what my nephew is obsessed with. He turned 2 this week.
Smoked some Pork Loin Chops w/Money on...