Hey Grandpa, What's for Supper? Part 2

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Zookeeper9000, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    OOOHH!! What is Drunken Noodles? Should it be served with Drunken chicken??

    Drunken chicken is what some people call beer can chicken. There is a rack made just for this. Ours is a double. You put a half can of beer or soda in the rack, put a chicken, bottom first [​IMG] over the can. Stuff a potato in the neck to keep the moisture in. Then put in the BBQ. We have tried many different sodas. So far, orange is the best!

    Supper went great. MY in-laws brought Grandma out to and we all had a nice visit. I have no idea about tonight's supper yet. I think I will just wait for all of your great ideas to start rolling in!! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2009
  2. Aneesa's Muse

    Aneesa's Muse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Drunken Noodles is a Thai dish, actually ..very, very spicy ..and no alcohol involved (that I am aware of ...and better go double check, actually.. since we have restrictions.. ack!) [​IMG]

    The Mahi Mahi filets were very, very good! Yey! Thank you for sharing that info, Backyard Buddies [​IMG]
     
  3. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
    Pesto Alfredo Sauce over Angel Hair Pasta. This is so easy and quick. We grow 24 Basil plants per year so I always have Pesto in the freezer. Depending on how large your family is adjust accordingly. This is what I do for the 2 of us. Half of the small jar "Four Cheese Alfredo Sauce" made by Classico. About 1/4 cup of Pesto mixed in and heated with Alfredo Sauce - serve over Angel hair pasta, salad and some french bread - done and delicious!

    Happy eating!

    Sandee
     
  4. Backyard Buddies

    Backyard Buddies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    ~*B*~ - Ack! That doesn't sound fun. How long until you have a stove again?

    thechickenchick - Thanks for the explanation about Drunken Chicken. I've always wanted to try that. You could probably use other liquids too, like white wine, etc, right? How long does it take on the grill? That's wonderful that your family visit went so well. I love talking with folks from our grandparents' era because they often have such great stories about how life was for them and how much it has changed. To think that my grandmother was born in an era when cars weren't common (I don't think she ever owned one because she lived in the city) and the Wright brothers hadn't yet made their first flight. She saw all of that happen and then saw man walk on the moon and computers go from taking up a huge amount of space to being able to sit under your desk. She died before the Internet was widely used and I'm sure she'd find it hard to believe that at a click of a mouse, you can write about your grandmother and have me reply about her. [​IMG]

    Aneesa's Muse - You're going to love the Dutch Babies. They're favorites at our house. Be sure to tell us how you served yours. I'd love to know what others do, too. I love Thai food. I'll have to look for Drunken Noodles somewhere. Does Trader Joe's carry it? I'm glad you enjoyed the Mahi Mahi. Pretty darn tasty, aren't they? I [​IMG] Trader Joe's!

    Dinner tonight will be grilled carne asada burritos with the fixin's.
     
  5. Backyard Buddies

    Backyard Buddies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    Quote:That sounds good, Sandee! How do you prepare and freeze your pesto? I'd love to try that this summer if I can. I grew a basil plant last year that went to seed and this year I have all kinds of little basil plants sprouting.

    Do you grow the same kind of basil or different varieties?
     
  6. Queen Scoot

    Queen Scoot Crochet Chieftess

    May 27, 2008
    HOOKERVILLE!!!
    ok really dumb question..............ready??....what is pesto?
     
  7. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
    Quote:That sounds good, Sandee! How do you prepare and freeze your pesto? I'd love to try that this summer if I can. I grew a basil plant last year that went to seed and this year I have all kinds of little basil plants sprouting.

    Do you grow the same kind of basil or different varieties?

    Here is a copy of my previous post. Some people put in ice cube trays I used the little bags.

    I grow regular "Sweet Leaf Basil" and "Thai Basil" The Thai has a more licorice taste. I have grown other varieties too but always come back to these two. If you have any more questions just let me know.

    Sandee

    This is one of those - eye ball it recipes

    1) Lots of fresh basil -say 2-3 packed cups - I used to use only the leaves, but now I just cut off the woody part of the stem. The picture that I posted will make about 3-4 batches.

    2) A good amount of garlic - I have used the prepared garlic but in the end prefer fresh crushed. I use at least 2-3 good heads of garlic, then smell and see if it's enough.

    3)Toasted Pine Nuts - again about 1/2 - 3/4 cups just put in saute pan over medium-heat and stir until lightly toasted. I also use walnuts (not toasted) for a change and they are equally as good.

    4) Grated Parmesan Cheese about 1/4 cup tightly packed - as I mentioned I leave out when freezing and add about 4-6 tablespoons per frozen package when I re-heat. Small amount of salt - cheese will take place of salt as well.

    5) Place everything in the food processor and start to chop then add a good grade of olive oil until it has a nice sheen and not too oily.

    6) DO NOT over process - get in and out as quickly as possible. If you process to long will start to turn brown - don't freak if it does turn a little brown - its OK just not as pretty.

    Like JennsPeeps posted you can put in ice cubes trays and freeze or what I use are these little zip lock bags from craft store that are like 2"x4" - Label with date so I use oldest first and they will keep for over a year in the freezer.

    Hope that helps and that I was clear enough
     
  8. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
    Quote:See my post above. Basically, ground up basil leaves, with garlic, nuts and cheese.
     
  9. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
    When you grow basil you need to pinch it back to keep it from flowering and it will stay nice and bushy. Here is a picture of my basil plants. If you are not sure about pinching back let me know and I'll explain.

    Now you can see why I make so much pesto.

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  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Thanks for the recipe. They sound [​IMG]
     

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