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Random weekend cooks - lotsa pics

calikingcaliking Posts: 9,653
edited December 2013 in EggHead Forum
My sisters flew in and threw a baby shower for SWMBO this past weekend. One of my best friends was able to make it to Houston as well. I surprised SWMBO at 2am on Sat when I came home from the airport with one of her closest friends from college. Apologies for the lack of plated shots, but there was a lot of booze flowing this weekend, and a fair bit of it flowed into me as well.

Fri night - Picked up some prime top sirloin steaks form Costco, dusted with DP Cowlick, sous vide for 5 hours, then seared them on the egg. Green and yellow squash on the side, with salad. The steaks were finished with a mushroom/onion/red wine sauce that came out pretty good. No Plated pics. The steaks were good, but next time I will sous vide them for longer, maybe 24hrs. 
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Sat morning - Woke up Sat morning and grilled chicken breasts (dusted with Plowboy's Yardbird) for the buffalao chicken dip. Dip included a tub of jalapeno yogurt dip from Costco, Mexican cheese blend, a cup of Ranch dressing, a cup of Frank's, and the chicken. It was a big hit with the crowd. I forgot to take a picture of the dip.
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Made a whole lotta pig shots too. Dusting with Pineapple Head was a good idea. Crowd loved these too. Food was catered in, but I made the apps. Both came out pretty darn good.
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Party was a blast on Saturday afternoon. SWMBO had a great time, and so did I. Once the guests left, the good times continued with our friends and family. I was definitely over-served. My niece made these cookies - sumb!tches (has something to do with the show "How I met Your Mother"). Best darn cookies ever. Peanut butter with a Snickers bar in the middle. She saved a few for me to make on the egg. They burned a little on the bottom, so next time I will pick them up 5-10mins earlier. I still ate them.


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The libations. The bottle of tequila was tapped out before the sun set, hence its not in the pic.
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Sun morning - Somehow woke up early enough to get breakfast/brunch organized. This was not egged so technically its OT. Put my big discada/tawa on the Performer and got the salsa groceries going - tomatillos, garlic, poblano and jalapeno peppers. Then came the veggies  - onions and peppers seasoned with cumin, lime juice, achiote powder, and ancho chile powder. Fried up some chorizo, eggs, and corn tortillas. 
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Maybe you didn't need so many pics of this cook, but I was having a great time cooking outside on a Sun morning, friends and family were around, and life felt good. 
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Salsa ingredients went in the food pro, with a little lime juice, salt, and OJ. The salsa had a nice kick to it.
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And waddaya know - I finally remembered to take a picture of the plated food!! Nothing like breakfast tacos to cap off a weekend. 
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The rest of Sunday was spent taking people to the airport. I was exhausted, but we had a fabulous weekend with close friends and my family, and it was the best weekend I remember having in a long time.

#1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.

Comments

  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 512
    Everything looks amazing. It sounds like you had a great time! AND Congrats on the BABY!!!!
    SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013 •  Yoder YS640 July
    Location: Jasper, Georgia

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 13,746
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    Good looking cooks, sounded like a great time. My face hit the screen with the scotch pic.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 9,653
    Thanks @jtippers :)

    @Eggcelsior - the Lagavulin Distillers Edition on the far right is my fav. A bottle of Bushmills 16 yo didn't make it past the shower.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 512
    caliking said:

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    Hey @caliking - What kind of cooking grate is this and where did you get it? I'm in the market for a CI grate and this one look cool!  
    :D
    SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013 •  Yoder YS640 July
    Location: Jasper, Georgia

  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 512
    oh shoot... I just realized that isn't an Egg. DOH!   :\">
    SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013 •  Yoder YS640 July
    Location: Jasper, Georgia

  • WOW! Everything looks amazing. Great job! Thanks for sharing. Those breakfast tacos are something I need to do soon.
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,909
    Damn nice post. ..congratulations poppa.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,841
    Man I missed the food p@rn on this place. Looks solid @cali
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 9,653
    thanks, fellas.

    @jtippers - its a Char-Broil CI grate purchased from Academy for $20. fits a 22" kettle grill, but the center insert fits an 18" kettle. i leave one set on the Performer, and a second for the large egg. you can see it in the steak and chicken pics. It's worked very well, no rust issues, and a quarter of the cost of a BGE CI grid.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • Scotch…. scotchy scotchy scotch. yum yum 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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