Adventures with anrkst.

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  1. Bushman5

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    HECK YEAAAAAAAAH! congrats on the first cook out with the Potjie! (what size is that? )

    man that looks good!

    wait until tomorrow! the leftovers will be even better!

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    thought we had bad rain up here today......holy crap man!

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    Thanks Bushie. It's a # 2. A 6 qt, and there were no leftovers, not a bite. ;)
     
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    Good stuff right here... :)
     
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    :eek:
     
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    Yeah...My skinny lil Beloved, 3 bowls, I had 2, my sous chef just kept shoveling, and half a loaf of crusty sourdough too. I poured the last of it in his bowl. Nothing but a thing. Already got a #3-8qt sitting in the cart for next payday. ;)
     
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    hahahaha :D
     
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    Cool thread, you are making me hungry !. Love the t-post tripod! :DGood job.
     
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    Appreciate the kind words myfriend. I went and looked at a commercial tripod, it was really thin wall pipe. Not even at sturdy as common water pipe. Then I started looking at good stuff by blacksmiths but I don't have the 5 bills they wanted. Had some leftover T-post and some trace chain...."run whatcha brung" right? ;)
     
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    This is "supposed" to be an adventure thread. I was going to go fishing on Wednesday. Nope, spent that hauling truckloads of stuff for a local charity distribution. Ok I'll go Thursday. Umm nope, 2 separate projects keep me tied up all day. Friday? No. Lets go halfway across Texas to try and salvage what some dim bulb has already fricked up.
    Well then, What shall we do today?........;)

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    Let's see. What can I do with these?

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    Oh my. There's all this marinated chicken...

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    This requires cast iron. And the knotty edge defying limbs of the oak, perhaps a donation from the stately hickory as well.
     
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    A shot or two of garlic infused evoo, wait for to go shiny and in goes 2 huge chicken breast ( big chunks) as well as the now deboned half bird seen earlier. Hint: those bones got chopped up and are off camera in another pot being boiled for stock to add back in later. ;) )

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    What else is hanging around that I can use? Couple of carrots, stick of celery, some fresh green beans fro ma n pa, handful of frozen corn. Yep hack chop and in the pot it goes!

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    If we're going to be all creative like, based on what I learned from my earlier homemade crusty bread, I says dumplings!
    But I don't do dull anything. Let's throw a bunch of spice on top then ball em up!
     
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    Ok, I'm not gonna lie, this is just fun! I like making my own recipes, getting my pots all black over a fire. :D

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    And put that bone stock back in....

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    Add some water, coarse salt, more of those aromatic herbs and spices, build up the fire a bit, need a good rolling boil.
    Then start feeding in the dumplings but keep that boil going. ( These were kept in the freezer until now, keeps the dough firm. Gives you a slightly dense chewy dumpling.)
     
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    This time there will be enough dang it! A #2 potjie/full 6 quarts worth.

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    Sure as heck not a bad way to spend a Saturday. Get to be outside, play with fire and cast iron. No complaints. :)

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    I cook it up, I serve it up...

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    That's what I did today. If you're in my neighborhood give a yell. I'll sure as heck put something good in your gullet if I can. ;)
     
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    Oh heck yes!!!!!!! I’m drooling here!!!!
     
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    Man you making me hungry ! Good job looks like fun.
     
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    What to do for the mother of your children when you have no money? What to do.....what to do...

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    You very lucky you are...

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    Cause it's gonna be hot...

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    In de beeg iron pot!
     
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    Let's use these.

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    Can't have a pot like that without some pig in it.

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    It's a big pot. Need a big pile o pig!

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    Which gets hacked into chunks with a big knife! :)
     
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    We'll need this...

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    So we can do this...

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    And this...

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    And this!
     
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    Hmmm. This seems to be missing something...

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    Fungus! Can't have stew without fungus!

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    And wine! (This is what happens when your friends leave their cheap wine at your house! ;) )

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    Happy Mothers Day Moms. Not just mine but Y'alls too. Thanks for being good moms, companions,,and long suffering partners who put up with a bunch of weirded out bush crawling loonies like us! :D
     
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    You are mastering that potjie!
     
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    No kidding! That last meal was the best one yet!
     
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