Just a reminder that on Saturday I will choose a winner of the Alaskan prize pack consisting of an Ulu knife, 4 oz of smoked salmon (we just had some for dinner tonight, yummy!) and a set of Salad and Pasta Paws. All you have to do to enter is subscribe to the blog and/or share 1 – 2 unique dining experiences that you have had (by commenting on this post) for a total of up to 3 entries in the drawing. Good luck!
So the latest delicious dining experience was at Sean’s smokehouse in Saratoga Springs. http://www.seanssmokehouse.com/
We actually got to eat with the owner who made suggestions on what to order and made sure we had a delicious meal.
Try the cornbread salad…it’s the weirdest thing ever…yet delicious. Anything you pick meat-wise is a good choice.
On Monday, we had a family “luau” in honor of my son’s leaving for BYU Hawaii this week. I wanted “pulled pork” so I bought a pork roast and, after rubbing on garlic salt, salt and pepper generously, started slow cooking it. Unfortunately, this was at about 1:00 pm, and I needed 8 or 9 hours, not 3 or 4, to cook it properly. So, after a couple of hours, I took it out of the slow cooker and dumped it in the pressure cooker. After about 45 minutes, it was cooked perfectly, and shredded with a fork for delicious pulled pork!
We also had veggie kabobs cooked on the gas grill outdoors. Nothing fancy, just mushrooms, onions, green and red peppers, and cherry tomatoes.
Finally, I cut a pineapple in 8 wedges, top to bottom, with the rind on. I mixed 3 T melted butter, 1 T honey, and 1t lemon juice and mixed it with the pineapple in a ziploc bag, then grilled it. Yum!
Every year, my neighbor hosts a “Ring of Fire” party, with a Johnny Cash theme. He cooks piles of ribs, roasts, and all the fixins’. Everyone brings side dishes and desserts. After dinner there are card games and a game show. As a teetotaler, I worry about what he puts in his homemade barbeque sauce, but I never ask!
WE love to have a dutch oven chicken dinner and we set the table with mismatched silverware and pie tins for plates…everything decorated western or like a chuck wagon! we use bandannas for napkins and pint jars for glasses….turn the lights on dim and light a few candles….very rustic and very fun!