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BBQ'd pork loin 
 
Jun. 26, 2011 9:53 pm 
Updated: Jun. 27, 2011 8:34 pm
I've never slapped a chunk of loin on the barbie before, but today I bolstered my courage...  The end product was moist and wonderfully seasoned!

I began, lighting the left side of my gas grill on HI heat, closing the lid.  Placing the defrosted chunk of loin (about 2lbs) on foil, I salted lightly, and topped the roast with "Mesquite Seasoning," wrapped that puppy tight in the foil, and placed on the right (un-lit) side of the grill.  Beside it, I placed a russet potato, which I swear must have weighed in at about 1lb itself!  Let it all go for a bit, checked it, and reducing the heat to about medium.  When I brought the meat in to "rest," I opened the foil... careful to save the juices (which come to think of it are in the toaster oven after 3 hrs... guess that's waste, not save!)  I didn't sear the meat at all, simply let it bake in the foil packet.  Very tasty, to say the least, serving it with the baked spud (butter and sour cream/garlic chive mix,) and spaghetti squash which I drizzled with Italian dressing (bottled, of course.)

In addition to preparing this meal today, I cleaned the last of the strawberries (tossing the few that had molded!) sprinkled with sugar, and left in the frige.  I also used up l/o pasta from last night (Sat.) to make Tuna Casserole, adding the "sauce mix" I mentioned recently.  That was after grinding up some l/o corned beef I had thawed, and converted into "hash," some of which I enjoyed with a fried egg on the side... despite omitting the cream from the hash.... it was simply a "forgot," not planned! 

So, once again, I used up some "cook extra for another day" pasta, the corned beef from the freezer, and a totally different dinner meal... all using only a couple burners early-ish, the micro, and the grill!  Seems strange to crazycook, using a very "loose" meal plan as a guide, and cooking little to none for much of the week!  Of course, there are times that SLAVING OVER A HOT MICROWAVE can be an effort... but still beats standing over a pan on the burner! 

With what's left of the strawberries, I do belive I'll slice some banana, however, crazycook is craving choc. chip cookies also...  Then, of course, there is the question of ICE CREAM now that 100+HOT has hit the valley!  I just might have freezer space soon (I hope!) 

So, I'm guessing that by the time any of you stop in to say hi, I'll be sawing logs... it's already past midnight in many parts of the country...  This Monday, be healthy, be happy, be crazy...
 
Comments
judy 
Jun. 27, 2011 2:38 am
hey Stevie, your food sounds so good, it seems to me you could take an old shoe and turn it into a great meal...lol...you are so good at putting things together.. i love the grill but i don't use it much, i should start using it more...oh my i saw the heat is bad there....you need an outdoor kitchen with a cover & a fan ...yes i bet ice cream would be good, help keep you cool,you are right about the time...now you are sawing logs and i am up..lol...stay cool friend...judy
 
Mamaw1 
Jun. 27, 2011 7:34 am
Meals sound tasty. will try the pork grill soon. Do you have your washer and dryer outdoors under roof? My cousin (lives east of Phx.) has hers just outside the kitchen door. Why not a "summer kitchen", too?!
 
Jun. 27, 2011 8:34 pm
Judy, I doubt I'd want to "eat" a grilled shoe... but thanks! Mamaw, no, washer/dryer are indoors, and there's no cover over the patio housing the bbq! That doesn't matter tho' in Dec when one of us is out in the dark grilling dinner! LOL! Be well, friends!
 
 
 
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About Me
Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
 
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