Category Archives: Grilled Goodness

Spring 2015 ~ Randomness

Some peeks into my Spring.

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The hostas I planted in 2013 and forgot about came up again.   Love me some hostas because they’re so easy to grow.

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Eating supper on the front porch can be so relaxing after spending the day inside.

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My oldest daughter has fallen in love with gardening.  She has planted so many beautiful flowers this Spring.  Now I need to get her interested in veggies. 🙂

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After an extensive search, I was so excited to find this cute owl mug for only .25 at the thrift store!

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I love it when my hubby cranks up the grill.  I know some yummy food is on the way.  He prepared enough for us to eat on through the week and when the grilled veggies were gone, I pan roasted these in the oven.  Real food and good eatin’!

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After my last post on that beautiful Spring day,  I found out my oldest brother had died suddenly.  He left a void in the lives of his daughters, grandchildren, siblings, and father.  I think of him often and miss him daily.  Some of my family made the trip to Reelfoot Lake in his memory.

Thanks for stopping by!

BBQ Rub and Barbequed Boston Butt!

Look what my hubby the GrillMaster did this weekend!

It was so yummy!

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The Boston Butt being prepped for the grill.

I rubbed it some of my favorite *seasonings and then he wrapped it in aluminum

foil and put it on a hot grill for 4 hours.  The temp in the grill stayed 275-375 for

most of the time and the meat fell off the bone!

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I wish I could talk him into having a food truck!  

Wouldn’t that be fun?!

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My hubby’s pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw and hot sauce.

This is a good basic BBQ Rub. It works well on any food for smoking or grilling.

½ cup salt
¼ cup granulated brown sugar
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoon chili powder
2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons cayenne
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground turmeric

Combine all ingredients, mix well, and store in an airtight container.

Yields about 1 cup.

Instagram Photos

What fun I’m having!  🙂

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Induction Experience

My 2 week Induction period is over!

I lost a total of 6.5 lbs in those 14 days!

Today I woke up to another .5 lb loss, so it’s slow, but I’ll take it!  🙂

My clothes are looser and I feel pretty good right now, so I think I’ll stick to it.

I’ll try to get back to regular posting on the home page, but will try to update my induction page regularly.  Hope you stick around!

For menus, recipes, links, and pictures, check out my

INDUCTION PAGE.

 

Grilled Chile Lime Sirloin Skewers

My Handyman raved over some

Chile Lime Shrimp Skewers he had

at a local restaurant recently.  I tried to recreate

that flavor using

Sirloin steak instead…because

that’s what I had on hand.


CHILE-LIME MARINADE
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon  soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 fresh serrano Chile pepper, seeded and minced
1 teaspoon cumin

One sirloin steak (or 1 1/4-pound skirt or flank steak)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
9-12 wooden skewers, pre-soaked

Directions
In a small food processor or blender , combine the marinade ingredients and process until smooth.  Transfer to a plastic bag.  Thinly slice the steak into strips.  Season the steak with salt and pepper and add to the marinade. Make sure all steak strips are fully coated with the marinade.  Place in the fridge to marinate for 1-4 hours.

Remove the steak strips from the bag as you thread the pre-soaked wooden skewers.  Place on a hot grill and cook about 4 minutes per side.  Serve with a side salad or your favorite veggie. ..maybe some Creamy Garlic Polenta or Warm Cauliflower Bacon Salad.

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Happy Tuesday and Grilled Bacon Wrapped Deer Tenderloin

I know hunting season has arrived.

Here’s one of my most popular venison recipes.

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Deer Tenderloin
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1 lb bacon
1 deer tenderloin, sliced
1 bottle Worchestershire sauce
1 T garlic
1 T lemon pepper
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Marinate sliced tenderloin in Worchestershire sauce, garlic, lemon pepper for 4 hours or even overnight.  Remove slices from marinade, wrap with 1/2 a slice of bacon and grill over hot coals until done, 8-10 minutes per side.  Serve with a green salad and warm buttered rolls.
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Optional marinade: Teriyaki sauce, yum!
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Tip: If you run out of bacon, skewer the rest of the deer meat with sliced veggies for kebabs.  🙂

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Warm Cauliflower Bacon Salad with Ranch Dressing (low carb)

This is comfort food!  Try it soon..

Warm Cauliflower Bacon Salad with Ranch Dressing

1 pkg cauliflower (frozen, then thawed)

3 radishes

1/4 cup diced onion

bacon grease, olive oil, or butter for sauteeing

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

bacon pieces

homemade ranch dressing

Heat some olive oil and butter, OR bacon grease in a skillet over medium heat.  Add chopped cauliflower, diced onion, and some julienned radishes.

Heat until the vegetables are tender.  Remove from heat and spoon into a warmed dish.

Top with real bacon pieces, shredded cheese, and homemade ranch dressing.  Enjoy!

Warm Cauliflower Bacon Salad with Ranch Dressing

goes well with steak, tenderloinpork chops, or meatloaf!

 

Super Bowl Party Time!

If you’re planning a Super Bowl Party, here’s some great recipes to get you started.

Whether it’s burgers, wings, chips and dip, cake, brownies…lots of great recipes can be found online.

No matter what you make, enjoy the game, family and friends and may the best team win!!!



Grilled Burgers and Spicy Fries

My Grillmaster lights the grill once again! 

It was a weeknight and I was wanting a simple supper, something that didn’t involve messing up a bunch of mixing bowls, pots and pans, and dinner plates.  I didn’t feel like the clean-up. 

So I picked up some burgers, already pre-formed!  I was looking for easy, too.   I glanced at the prices of the french fries in the freezer section and remembered the half bag of whole potatoes I had at home just waiting to be turned into delicious homemade fries.

As I went through my mental list at the grocery, I picked up some buns, a Vidalia onion, some iceburg lettuce (I know), and some hamburger sliced dill pickles, our favorite. 

When we arrived home, my Grillmaster set about preparing the grill…charcoal only for him.   I prepared the condiments for the burgers and my youngest daughter scrubbed and helped slice the potatoes for the fries.

What a meal!  I took my mom (who is fighting cancer, on a bunch of meds, and nothing tastes good) a burger.  She ate half of it and declared it was the tenderest grilled burger she’d ever had.

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I know the cheese is not melted.  Poor fellow, I forgot to give it to him and it never entered his mind to put some cheese on the burgers those last few seconds on the grill.  So when he brought them in, I took a few of the hottest ones and threw some cheese on them.  

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TIP: When we light the grill, we usually do enough meat and veggies for more than one meal.  This night we grilled a huge pack of barbequed chicken legs and some deer tenderloin wrapped with bacon to have another time.  Leftover grilled goodies make for a quick and easy lunch!

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Deer Tenderloin

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My Grillmaster is at it again!  This time it’s one of his specialties, wild game. 
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Grilled Bacon Wrapped Deer Tenderloin
 
1 lb bacon
1 deer tenderloin, sliced
1 bottle Worchestershire sauce
1 T garlic
1 T lemon pepper
 
Marinate sliced tenderloin in Worchestershire sauce, garlic, lemon pepper for 4 hours or even overnight.  Remove slices from marinade, wrap with 1/2 a slice of bacon and grill over hot coals until done, 8-10 minutes per side.  Serve with a green salad and warm buttered rolls.
 
Optional marinade:  Teriyaki sauce, yum!
 
Tip: If you run out of bacon, skewer the rest of the deer meat with sliced veggies for kebabs.  🙂
 

Steak and Onion Salad with Creamy Homemade Dressing

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I like to use leftovers and I love salads!

What better way to use up the leftover grilled ribeye steak than on a bed of crispy salad greens and top it with homemade salad dressing, shredded cheddar cheese, and bacon pieces?

We had some leftover steaks  that kinda cooked longer than we like’m to, (it wasn’t quite as “done” as it looks in these pics, really) so I decided to make Steak and Onion Salad.

Usually I stir-fry a cheaper cut of steak for this dish.  Sometimes I sauté the onions or sometimes I used fresh green onions or sliced Vidalias.  Sometimes I even throw both on there!  I’m liking onions, okay?

Sorry, there’s no real recipe for this.   I just throw together a salad using my favorite salad ingredients, top it with the grilled steak, dressing, and peppercinis.

Steak and Onion Salad with Creamy Homemade Dressing (Lower Carb)

Your favorite salad greens: baby lettuces, radicchio, endive, butter…
I used Fresh Express prepackaged.
Shredded cheddar cheese
real bacon pieces
cucumbers, peeled, sliced, quartered (my DD did this 🙂 )
sliced radishes
grape tomatoes, quartered
sliced yellow onion or green onions
sliced peppercinis.
steak, grilled or stir-fried and sliced into strips
To serve: Toss tomatoes, cucumbers and salad greens and other salad ingredients in a large salad bowl.  Place portions in individual salad bowls.  Add steak and onions.  Serve dressing alongside.
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Ok, don’t laugh, this is not a fancy-schmancy recipe, I usually just throw together some type of mayo based salad dressing.  I can’t stand the bottled stuff.  Not sure if this is kinda like a homemade Thousand Island, maybe?  Nevertheless, it’s pretty good.  🙂
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Creamy Homemade Dressing
1/2 cup mayo
1 T Heinz LC ketchup
1 tsp mustard
1 T peppercini juice
a dash of spices: salt, pepper, garlic powder
1 pkt Splenda, optional (if you prefer a sweeter dressing)
Mix all together in a small bowl.  If you prefer a thinner dressing, add some water or milk.

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For a great low carb dessert, what about Mini Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Pie?

Ribeyes on the Grill

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My Handyman, aka Grillmaster, loves to grill a steak.  Did I tell you about the whole ribeye we found at a meat sale for $2.99 a pound?!  We got 22 steaks out of that almost 15 pound slab of meat.  That comes out to a cost of about $2.00 per steak! 

Handyman does an awesome job.  He usually seasons the steaks with some garlic, lemon pepper, and Season All and lets them sit while the coals are getting hot.  Then depending on the thickness of the steak, he grills it about 6 minutes or so on each side.  That’s all it takes. 

The steak he grilled for me Monday was so much better than the one I got a Chile’s a few weeks ago.  That steak nowhere resembled or tasted like a Ribeye in any way.  I even mentioned it to the waiter and he talked to both managers and they all insisted it was a ribeye.  It was the strangest shape and was way too dry.  I ate as much as I could around the edge of it, then gave up.  It will be a long time before I go to Chile’s again, even if I do love their Chili Con Queso in those little cast iron skillets.

What is your favorite beef steak? Do you prefer a ribeye or T-bone, or perhaps another cut?