Butter and Bread and Sandwiches Oh My! (II)

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Still finding meat from last year I found some beef chuck style ribs from last August and cooked them in the croc pot, quick cook style.

They thawed over night and sat out 20 minutes before cooking. I turned on the croc pot and let it run on high (with a quart of tap water) for 30 minutes before adding the meat. The meat was coated with McCormick seasoned salt as a rub worked in.

I like cooked carrots. Mrs Fixer does not. Rather than chasing them around the croc pot I stuck them in a coffee filter that was placed into the hot water.

Added a stick of butter for more flavor. Cook about 90 minutes.

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Butter, ribs, carrots starting

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Melting butter floaters added to the carrot basket

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I sprinkled a little cinamon on the carrots as an appetizer, round out the meal with tender beef ribs and some unsweetened applesauce. Spring water to drink.
 

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Living South of the Mason Dixon line, you know that everything is better with bacon.
Correct-a-mundo.

I rarely eat the stuff anymore but really enjoyed it for a long time. I like bacon... my stomach does not.
I prefer turkey bacon but nobody else in the house does so I just do without or cook a flew slices for me on bacon and eggs night.
 

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I rarely make bacon anymore too. Just tired of hearing that the smell makes the whole house stink. And it does. It's a stink that I don't mind, but can appreciate that others don't like it.
 

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We tried something different this evening
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A pre-flavored chicken thighs on clearance and some ore ida crispers (on sale) cooked in peanut oil. Can't say I'll pay full price for the chicken though. It was very flavorful, just not flavors I dig on.
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Especially the vinegar being atop of the list of flavors.



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And I finally found Hanks root beer locally again.
Hanks has almost the bite of Barq's being a bit sweeter but not sweet like Hire's and those other famous brands.
 
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We tried something different this evening
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A pre-flavored chicken thighs on clearance and some ore ida crispers (on sale) cooked in peanut oil. Can't say I'll pay full price for the chicken though. It was very flavorful, just not flavors I dig on.View attachment 44668
Especially the vinegar being atop of the list of flavors.



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And I finally found Hanks root beer locally again.
Hanks has almost the bite of Barq's being a bit sweeter but not sweet like Hire's and those other famous brands.
Yeah, sometimes you can't avoid buying something that is preseasoned, or frozen and ready to go.
Even at the manager's special price, you could have gotten 2 pounds of thighs for the same price.

Last night, still on a quest to empty the freezer, and not wanting to make a meal, I took out one of these.
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About 5-8 minutes in the microwave and it was good to go.

Certainly not my most satisfying meal, but passable/acceptable.

I suppose that I would get it again, for those nights... I have to eat, and don't feel like cooking. Especially at 1/3rd, maybe 1/4 the price, of having take-out delivered.
 
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Tonight's dinner.

Precooking -

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Preeating -

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Chicken Alfredo Yes, more artery-clogging goodness. That's the drawback of having 20-somethings preparing your dinner.

I'll have an extra large bowl of sugar-free cereal for breakfast tomorrow.
 
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My two boys could never get along well enough to prepare an entire meal.
You dun good CG.

For as long as they can remember, their dad has reminded them - "Friends will come and go, but you two will always be brothers."

Brothers will be brothers, however, preparing a meal is one of the tasks they do perform really well together.

BTW Edit: They don't pose for pictures. They were just so focused on the meal, I was able to sneak a pic. The Alfredo dish was a first-time preparing.
 

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For as long as they can remember, their dad has reminded them - "Friends will come and go, but you two will always be brothers."

Brothers will be brothers, however, preparing a meal is one of the tasks they do perform really well together.

BTW Edit: They don't pose for pictures. They were just so focused on the meal, I was able to sneak a pic. The Alfredo dish was a first-time preparing.
Gee, I thought for sure that was a posed picture. Otherwise there are too many cooks in the kitchen. Too many spatulas in the bowl.
It looks great though. Again, I'm glad to see that they get along so well.
 

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Here's a before being cooked picture. It includes cut up onion, shredded three cheese mexican, Grill mates Montreal Steak seasoning, and some kind of pepper. Fortunately I sliced it and removed the seeds. Then I chopped it up and added it to the onions, and cheese.

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And the after cooking picture, of about 1/3 pound 85/15% beef, with the other ingredients folded in and smeared with some Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce.

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Hungry, and don't feel like cooking? Here's a relatively quick, and extremely easy one pot meal.
Cook pasta of your choice, and add a couple/few heaping tablespoons of jarred Pesto.

The next time I am at Costco, I need to pick up more Pesto.

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Hungry, and don't feel like cooking? Here's a relatively quick, and extremely easy one pot meal.
Cook pasta of your choice, and add a couple/few heaping tablespoons of jarred Pesto.

The next time I am at Costco, I need to pick up more Pesto.

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I occasionally do something like that, combined with a small can of (low-salt) diced tomatoes, some diced veggies that I chopped up and froze previously, with a few leaves of fresh greens. Heats up in 10mins and is ready to go.
 
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