Adventures with anrkst.

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    So she'll probably say I shouldn't watch u-tube after a certain hour..or number of beverages. This is a Gordon Ramsey "quick n easy" idea that went completely off the rails. :D
    Spicy Sausage and Rice.
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    You guys only ever see the "straightened out" version, but my wild creations usually start like this.

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    I love watching Gordon cook..but his simple ingredient list just left on the bus to Clarksville...

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    And apparently I might flit off to somewhere if my feet are not anchored down.

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    Alrighty now, the cook is in the "zone"..

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    For this lot, I'm going to need a LOT of sausage.
     
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    It's is just too nice to stay indoors. Well then off we go!!

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    I bet Gordon would like this spread though.

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    I'm doing something she doesn't know about..shhhh.

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    Then it's just stage things in to get here..

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    But I can't just step right, No its back,right,forward, backwards, left,forward..like some crazy cookery dance!
     
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    This is a "Ramsey trick", he calls it Blasting in the video. Dump your rice in dry, stir,and let's is go a minute or two. Let it soak up all the delicious juices in the pan.

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    Then an ocean of homemade dark rich stock, drop a lid on, and simmer for 15.
    With 4 left on the clock I added sliced cherry tomatoes, diced green onions, and a tablespoon of parsley. Stir to mix and run out the time..
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    Time out, heat off and just let it sit a few minutes. I was occupied so mine went 15..
     
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    This is so spicy and good, I'm definitely going to hurt myself.

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    And her special something? Who doesn't want Peach Crumble with peaches from my yard?
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    There will need to be extra hours in the gym next week. But it was worth it! :D
     
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    This is the "Distracting " recipe.
    I'm at the gym, in the middle of a massive workout, when I find I've been sitting on the row machine for 10 minutes without moving because this has invaded my head. I can see it! The spices, the ingredients, and prep..I can actually see the dish I'm going to make in my mind!
    ( might have gone cray cray here Fellas )

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    The invasive seasoning blend, adjusted by taste test. Just a hint of peppery zap.

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    My idea of a slo-cooker.

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    3 lbs of chunked chicken breast, 1 butternut squash, 1 yellow onion, 3 carrots, 2 stalks of celery, 2 green onions, 1 large clove of garlic, 2 cups of homemade stock, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 bay leaf 1/3 cup of white wine, and 6 hours.

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    Absolutely guaranteed to put your systems right. Yall stay safe this holiday season alright? :)
     
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    Rowing machine? Are you getting ready for the Concept 2 Holiday Challenge? I am. I think this is my 21st year of doing the challenge.
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    Always enjoy your recipes. Look a lot like my daily feed. Except I just use an Instant Pot and salt pepper garlic (SPG).
     
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    I have never heard of this challenge.. but I will do that mileage in 9 days. On average I put in 10 miles at the gym plus around 1100 reps on the weights at least 4 times a week. At home I do around 5 miles and 1000 reps keeping me near to a 7 days a week routine average. Gotta hold on to the girly figure right? ;)

    this cooking thing is an obsession. I started just for fun and now…it’s outa control yeah. :D
     
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    20+ks a day is a lot of rowing. You should do the challenge.
     
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    Sorry Fellas, I'm having some kind of issue getting my phone pics to upload here. I've got 3 sets but the upload feature won't open...
     
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    Did you sign up for the holiday challenge? I'd get a kick out of your mileage since it is way more than I do. I just passed 100k today, 10k a day for me.

    And a picture of my red dog in keeping with the thread:
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    Here's my post..
    I didn't sign up, I'm terrible at getting entries in correctly. My last 3 sessions were 12.5 miles, 13.37 ish...and 11.8 I think. I don't think about it much, She says it's outrageous but it doesn't seem that way to me.
    Like that dog BTW. Mine is a 68 lb lap snuggle. Thinks he's a soft fuzzy duck or something.
     
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    Let’s try this. It was too nice to stay inside, the “Feastamus Maximus”.

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    Here is Sid, pretending he doesn’t hear me talking to him. ( just like a stubborn child I swear.)

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    we are gonna hack this pile of yummy up and kerplunk it in the big iron pot…

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    see, he does this every time. It’s why I can’t get anything done.

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    this will need a bit of seasoning. This should do it…
     
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    Then off to the excellent outdoors for a go in the 425f range…

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    whiles that’s cooking away, we’ll set these up for a run…

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    So they can do this for a good little while…

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    After a not too long time standing in clouds of pleasant smoke, the feast can now begin.
     
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    I learned a new technique for tender meatballs watching Marion Grasby’s channel one night, that called for a round of
    Sopa de Albondigas…Honduran Meatball Soup. Decided it would be a good time to get a feel for the little White River now riding in my pocket. :)

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    Tx Mx blend? Yeah..ignore that SaltSubstitute over on the left. ;)

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    Soup for 2. This is it…

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    this SV stuff is pretty good. I’ve tried leaving potatoes on it, tomatoes, even a soak in vinegar…nothing. A few scratches is all I’ve managed.
     
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    Sid sez “Thall shall not…go.”

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    that was kind of fun. It’s a sharp a** paring knife! :D

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    the trick from Marion was get to here, add the meatballs, cook like 3 minutes, then add a cup of stock, cover, and use steam to finish them off….Jezz that was easy….
     
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    there’s a few more steps, then some stock, then a 10 minute simmer, some green onions….

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    It’s eating time my friends, you probably won’t need the knife for this though. ( trick worked, meatballs are super tender and flavorful. ;) )
     
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    Decided to do a little familian spoiling this AM. Credit for the inspiration from @Lostviking
    A stab at Monte Christo’s on a shorts n tee shirts December day. :)

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    Lodge Carbon Steel for the win.

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    plain bread? Grrrr! Not unless you want me to inflict swelling on your head! :D

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    too early. The assistant sleeps.

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    halfway to the best part…

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    but first the fun part! (Just my opinion.. ;) )

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    OK. Now the best part!! (Bacon and Saturday morning cartoons…this is the limit!! )
     
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    I have to try this. I got immediately hungry!
     
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    Having been duly elected, appointed, and anointed as head cook to the Brown Water River Rats… (and just like rats their numbers keep growing! ;) ) the wormy lot dug into their collective coin purses and showed up with this…

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    because apparently my current pans are not big enough…

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    I will need 2 ft of egg flipping surface!!

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    And this is the only thing I’ve got that’s suited for a seasoning session.

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    Well then… I think I smell shrimp tacos on the horizon. :D
     
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    What to do when it’s 81 f (in Dec!!) and your yard looks like this?!

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    Make an Egg, Sausage, and Dandelion breakfast sandwich of course! What else?! ( Now who’s hungry?). :D
     
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