Category Archives: Thursday Food post

Flatten Chicken on the Grill

Thursday Food Find – Is  Flatten Chicken using an iron skillet .

  • Clean Chicken
  • With Poultry Scissors cut Backbone
  • Break the Breast Bone ( Flatten)
  • Season  Chicken
  • Skin Side up on direct grill heat
  • Flip over on Skin Side Indirect  Heat (325)
  • Place Heated Skillet on top of Chicken
  • Place a container of liquids to keep moist
  • Cook  until done
  • Internal temp 165 degree or more

This method uses a  Charcoal grill – time will vary with a gas grill.  Lisa

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Thursday Recipe : Pork Roast & Mustard Greens

Thursday is my Food Find Day- Why Food Fine ?

We are foodies in this house. My husband grew up in a family restaurant helping out from an early age, I was raised in a family that loves food and enjoy family time around the table. This is my day to share what I’ ” am cooking at home and what we find out on the roads in Louisiana. Check Out my Food blog    ( My Recipe Box ) for great recipes-

My  Recipe Box  – Apple Chutney

Today’s Meal

 

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Pork Roast with smothered Mustard Greens with Tasso

My Pork Roast was seared and placed in a pan with Trinity ( onion,green pepper & celery) on the bottom with small amount of liquid -covered and cooked until done. 

Mustard Greens –

Everyone has a family recipe in the South – so these are just a few suggestion-

Mustard Greens are best out of the garden or from the farmers market . If you can find them they need to be cleaned and torn to small pieces,  Lisa

      Southern Styles-
  1. Combine onions, ham hocks, and garlic in a stockpot; add chicken broth. Cook mixture over medium heat until meat is falling off the bone, about 2 hours.
  2. Stir collard greens, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper into the broth mixture; cook until greens have reached desired tenderness, about 2 more hours.

Quicker Southern Recipe-

Add the chicken broth, vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to low and cook, covered, until the greens are very tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve with hot sauce on the side.

Frozen Mustard greens – these are already cleaned and in small pieces .

Okay – if you don’t have that much time – I  saute Trinity and Tasso ( pork)  until soft –  Add  frozen Green and wilt – Add stock and seasoning and cook done until soft . Add butter and a splash of vinager at the end.

* No Tasso – you can use ham, ham bone or bacon. 

End of Summer * Pulled Pork

Thursday – Food find is all about  End of Summer Foods.

Today’s Item Pulled Pork -cooked in Crock pot low and slow.

 

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  • Meat – large pork shoulder or Boston Butt (trimmed)
  • Rub a little oil on meat and cover in choice of dry spices .
  • On the Bottom of my crock pot -I layer sliced onion & bell peppers
  • Place meat in Crock pot – Pour in -Liquid.
  • Liquid can be your choice of – chicken stock, Worcestershire sauce ,apple juice or beer . ( about 2 cups)
  • Cook on Slow for 8 – 10 hours ( checking every few hours )
  • When Done it will fall apart -Then add BBQ sauce.  If you add early it may burn.

I cook mine the day before serving. That way you after cooling you can skim away fat and use juices for sauce.

 

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Cole Slaw  this one is vinegar base

  • Green Cabbage ( you can slice your own or a bag pre made)
  • Sauce  is made with
  • 1/4 c red vinegar
  • 2 Tbs  sugar
  • 2 Tbs oil
  • Sprinkle of Sesame Oil ( be very careful on amount)
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste

Make in early in the day and let it Soak up the flavors.

You can serve as separates on a plate or Pile it together on a sandwich  – the choice is yours.    Lisa

 

Crock Pot * Meat Loaf

Thursday Food Find – Crock pot Meat loaf

As a Mom and an on line home schooling mom -Time is a big factor. And my Crock Pot is an essential tool in my life. This is my  3rd crock pot and has some fancy buttons but being able to fix a meal and forget it for a while is a great thing.

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Today – item is Meat loaf. Invented by thrifty housewives during the Great Depression this classic can be made in a slow cooker.

  • Ground meat
  • 2 eggs
  • Seasoning- green pepper,onion,celery chopped fine.
  • Enough bread crumbs to make it come together to form loaf
  • Salt,pepper.creole seasoning blend
  • Form to Loaf – and place in a crock pot.
  • On top of meatloaf -place an indention. Run BBQ sauce and then ketchup on top.
  • Cook on Low – 6 to 8 hours until done.

I serve with Mashed potatoes or Macaroni cheese  and greens.

  • Make Extra large  meatloaf so you can have sandwiches the next day.  Yum!

 

National Waffle Day

Can this Day’s post be any better. We love Waffles in our family -all kinds from savory to sweet . Frozen ( Yes) to Homemade .At any time . So this Thursday we celebrate – National Waffle Day ! Eat up -Lisa 

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History from Wikipedia –

waffle is a dish made from leavened batter or dough that is cooked between two plates that are patterned to give a characteristic size, shape and surface impression. There are many variations based on the type of waffle iron and recipe used. Waffles are eaten throughout the world, particularly in Belgium, which has over a dozen regional varieties.[1] Waffles may be made fresh or simply heated after having been commercially precooked and frozen.

 

Think its only Breakfast  –  Food Networks   gives you 12 recipes you can make in a waffle  iron –    Recipes   

 

* My Savory Creation @ The Recipe Box @ LEL

Here a few pictures of my son making Waffles –  this batter is store bought basic but you can add any ingredients you want.  Lisa 

 

 

Cray Day in Michigan

Yes – I left my crawfish in Michigan  (LOL) . We lived the last 18 years in Michigan and we moved back 6 years ago to my home state to help my elderly parents. I came across this in the news and thought I would share,.

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Michigan – has a crawfish problem.

The DNR said it is the first case of a live red swamp crayfish to be found in the wild in the state. Another of the invasive crustaceans was found in a retaining pond in Novi days later, the DNR said.

Now, they’re trapping the critters to try to get a handle on the infestation, but officials say totally eliminating them from the lake may not be an option.

That’s an issue because the crayfish can burrow and cause damage to bridges, dams and other structures, the DNR said. Ka;Kalamazoo News

 

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Lafayette Travel is helping with the problem with   Plans

Even though Vicksburg, MI and Lafayette, LA are separated by more than 1,000 miles, they both have one thing in common. Crawfish. On July 19 the Michigan Department of Natural Resources released an advisory confirming the presence of the invasive red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii), also known as the Louisiana crayfish, in Sunset Lake in Vicksburg and a retention pond in Novi.

What’s for Lunch ?

Today !   My Food Find is  School Lunch – yes even though I school at home ( on line) we all have to eat. I try to have some quick healthy snack in the fridge & lunch ready.  We dont have a set Lunch time my son likes to eat around his school schedule for the day. It’s all about Planning Ahead –  Lisa 

Whats for Lunch

Some Great Idea for Healthy Lunch  Idea’s-

You can make ahead and place in individual plastic containers so they are ready to go- My son’s a big Bento  Box fan -so I use [plastic containers with dividers to place his Lunch in.  Lisa

What Do I Place in the Containers? 

Small squares of cheese,meat fruit ,trail mix ( Snack time)

Also always Available in the Fridge –  

Assortment of Sandwich meats & Cheese  & Breads

  • We love fresh bread – I try making and buying new types. And using for recipes.

Also Try to Plan My Weekly Family Cooking so I have leftover to make – 

Soup

Pork ( BBQ,sliced meat ,wraps)

Whole Chicken ( Wraps, Sandwiches ,Salad & Tacos)

Ground Meet ( Chili , Burgers ,Taco Burritos )

I found this on Pint rest – I use to plan and shop for weekly menu. Lisa 

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