Adventures with anrkst.

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    (Successfully ) made her a cake..

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    In the Lodge carbon steel...

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    with peaches!!!

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    Something different you say? Ok. How about Indian Coconut Pumpkin Chicken Curry...You like spicy right?

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    Attention attention, the Roofless Kitchen will now come to order.

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    We'll want a blend from these

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    1 full strength can of coconut milk, 1 cup of chicken bouillon, and 1/4 cup of pumpkin

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    This is what it looks like at prep mode stage

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    Use good lean thin pieces, cut lengthwise into strips and then thin slices across the grain
     
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    Oh yeah. This is gonna be fun!

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    Cooks helpers are on duty. ;)

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    Let's get this party started! Smoking hot wok, chicken, garlic, green onion..

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    Onions n peppers..gotta have..

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    Zucchini man, and dont spare the spices..
     
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    Coconut milk, chicken bouillon, 1 cup of almond milk, 1 tablespoon of cornstarch dissolved in water. High simmer to thicken...

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    The magic stuff...pumpkin with lots of spice. Blend it in, reduce heat to low, put everything in, simmer 5..

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    Add a few handfuls of baby spinach, cover and simmer about 5 more.

    Leftovers? What leftovers?!! :D
     
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    The All American.
    Sometimes you are just going to say "What the Heck?! I am NOT going to eat a salad today!" I'll do my penance at the gym next week..but hey.
    The All American.

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    Lodge would get a kick out of this..

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    Just like a steak. Use some butter, garlic, and rosemary in the last little bit..

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    And I like mine on wheat toast. If you're eating it make it the way YOU want it to be. :)
     
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    I just love being able to pull something "outrageous " out of thin air for my queen.
    Homemade Chicken Enchiladas anyone?

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    I decided I wasn't going to buy red sauce

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    It wasn't complicated nor did it take that long

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    This is my TX-Mex blend..just a hair more heat and less salty

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    Mine are going to be a bit more fulfilling...than you might be accustomed to

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    And we're going to use this ground chicken, for a slightly less greasy more savory experience.
     
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    I think things taste better when bacon and olive oil gets involved

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    Saute some veg and dont spare the spices son!!

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    do the meat same way then blend the two

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    Here's my loyal but sleepy assistant, unconcerned about the smoking hot things going on overhead

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    This...this quiets the pacing snarling wolves that live inside...❤
     
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    Yep, halfway there.

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    Ready for the oven...

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    50 minutes at 350f in my hated not gas oven

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    This is the part you were waiting for right? Totally over ate dudes...
     
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    Surprise ending! I expected a pyrex oven pan. You are pure metal all the time. Ha ha!
     
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    But but...we've seen it all before.
    Cant help it. The Etouffee iz veerry popular here. ;)

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    The Cajun blend. I can almost do this one from memory now too.

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    Gonna try out my new Victorinox Chefs Knife I got from @Bushcraft_Dave

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    What it looks like beforehand
     
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    Iz de shramps an de sawsedge :D

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    Ain't gonna be no small cooking neither, put some chicken in there!

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    Gotta put some saute on the vegetation

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    Cant call it cajun without some garlic, onions and okra!
     
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    Have you seen these people eat?! Got to be a biiggg pot!

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    And there ain't gonna be no puny little namby pamby servings as long as I command the ladle neither.

    Yall come see me alright? :)
     
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    Oh my how did I miss out on the thread all this time?!?!?

    Everything looks delicious!
     
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    "26 Proof."
    What? Did you think we were going to break out a bottle of Ripple and watch Cold Steel videos?! (I personally always liked them. Lynn was enthusiastic, the "tests" were outrageous and over the top...it was fun!) :)

    Seared Pork in a Garlic & Mushroom Au Jous.

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    The actors are all on their marks, the play is about to begin... (there is something "not" in this picture.. can you see it? ;) )

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    Have you ever wondered what you look like on security camera footage?

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    Agent Smith would just enlarge and enhance the image.. ;)

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    Here we go..bring up the lights and raise the curtain.

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    Wherever I go...there he is. ❤
     
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    Act 1 Scene 1. The hook is set..

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    Man. This is only scene 2 and I like this play already!

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    It is at this point Sid sez....

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    (Very...very loudly :D ) "THROW STICK NOWWWW!!!"
     
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    I'm attempting to make this a "pretty" presentation for my LadyAsh's special day.

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    The stage is being set for the grand finale

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    But it is the garlic and onions that star in this scene

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    Now bring together 2 cups of rich ,savory, homemade chicken stock, 1/2 cup of almond milk, a pat of unsalted butter, and 1/2 tablespoon of arrowroot powder..
     
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    place your rested pork in the simmer..

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    Then spoon in the vegetables, making sure everything gets submerged in the broth..

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    And finally, finish on a lingering and memorable note. :)

    I hear what you're saying, "26 Proof"? Where is it?

    This entire production cost me $26. If you know of an eating establishment.. anywhere.. Where 3 adults can go and eat their fill, even having 2nds if they want, for $26. Go there at once! and gps the rest of us the location!!! :D
     
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    Today's selection is Chinese Hot n Sour Soup. I really like this one because you can just go crazy with the recipe and make it do whatever you want. :)

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    I'm thinkin it's time for some knifewerk!

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    For this we'll need something like 2 quarts of good dark stock

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    Here is my assistant "OrangeFuzzyChicken". ❤

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    Looks like a good day to try out a 16" wok.
     
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    Season the oil with some garlic n onion

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    Give it something for a bit of bright color

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    Mushrooms for the savory..
     
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    2 clicks of the shutter..clic tail left...

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    Clic..tail right. :) the camera is barely fast enough to catch it. :)

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    Break the glaze with stock, bring a low boil, ribbon in 2 beaten eggs..simmer 2 and return all to the broth..

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    Add 2 cups of yesterday's rice.
    Boys its eatin time!
     
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