The Cooking Channel:Got oxtails? Will travel.


Don’t know I’d I shared this vid before, but thought it was appropriate since we’re talking about oxtails.

We’re on the road this morning to go to the meat market for oxtails.  Well, not in that order.  Going to visit my grandma today and she lives a few miles from the meat market we used to go to when we lived in the city. 

My grandmother had surgery over a month ago. So, I’ve been going to visit her every week.  Every week I say I’m going to go to the meat market,but I’ll wait until the last minute to think about. 

I’m ready today! 

Not sure if you eat oxtail and if you do, you know that they’re very expensive.  When I purchase them from the grocery store, they come in a small pack with about 8 variety pieces of oxtail and they cost over $8.00.  In order to get a nice pot of soup, I have to get 3-4 packs. That’s some expensive soup. 

When I get them from the meat market, I pick out a tail, take it to the butcher and he’ll cut it the thickness I prefer. Which is usually small because when they’re thick they tend to be slightly tougher. In actuality that doesn’t seem to be a problem, I marinate they heck out of those suckers! 

Alright, gotta go. Is there anything you’ve had to make plans to go buy because maybe they didn’t have it in your area?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

More Posts - Website - Twitter - Facebook - Pinterest - YouTube

Print this entry

The Cooking Channel: Grilled T-Bones & My ‘Staple Marinade’

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve been grilling for the past two weeks. So, if nothing gets put on the grill this 4th of July, I’m fine with it. Last week I marinated some T-Bone Steaks and decided to throw them on the grill. Well, my husband threw them on.

Our gas grill stopped working so instead of getting another one my husband decided to gut it and turn it into a charcoal grill. We haven’t worked with charcoal grills much, if any in the past so this has definitely been a learning experience. Not to mention, I’m a girl down for the WELLLL DONE! So, leaving it in the oven, on the stove or grill for precautionary measures is a must for me!

Staple Marinate
My favorite marinade is basic Italian Dressing. Majority of the meat I cook, I marinate in Italian Dressing if not all of them. Unless I’m jerking or doing something a little different. I guess you can call Italian Dressing my ‘Staple Marinade’. It doesn’t matter which brand just give me some Italian Dressing, but in all actuality it’s usually the Aldi brand.

How I do it?
The day before I’m going to cook my meat, I unthaw it and marinate it overnight. You can put them in individual zip lock bags or a large bowl. Pour Italian Dressing on both sides of meat and place in the fridge.

20120704-082856.jpg

The next day they’re ready to cook any which way you like.

20120704-083019.jpg

20120704-083049.jpg

20120704-083136.jpg
One steak did happen to get a little charred, but we’re learning placement of the meat using the charcoal too.  Trust me…It was still good.

20120704-083320.jpg

20120704-083342.jpg

Bone Fall’n & Rate it

When I say, “FALL OFF THE BONE!” I mean, “FALL OFF THE BONE!”  Cooking them on the grill has been the best way to cook them so far.  I’ve used the George Foreman Grill and that was the worst.  Even after overnight marination.  On top of the stove is the other way I cook them and I would rank it #2.  Hands down the grill is #1!!!!

What your favorite way to cook your steak (If you eat steak) & how do you like them? Rare, medium rare…….

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

More Posts - Website - Twitter - Facebook - Pinterest - YouTube

Print this entry

Sunday Dinner: T-Bone Steaks

image

Today we have T-Bone Steaks, Rice & Gravy and some veggies on the menu.  I recently became comfortable with cooking my steaks on top of the stove with the help of using my favorite marinate.  Italian dressing is my go to for marinating any meat that I cook.  I marinate my steaks with Italian dressing by placing them in large ziploc bags and let them set in the fridge overnight.   The next day, I cook them in a skillet no longer than 15 minutes and they are extremely tender and deli-sh.

Do you cook T-Bone Steaks and if so, do you marinate them?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

More Posts - Website - Twitter - Facebook - Pinterest - YouTube

Print this entry

National Devil Eggs Day

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

More Posts - Website - Twitter - Facebook - Pinterest - YouTube

Print this entry

Pancakes Fresh From The Oven

No matter how much I enjoy cooking a creative meal for my family, there  are a few things I continuously have a hard time perfecting. Rice, I make Uncle Ben look like Uncle Sam, potato salad & pancakes.

Every time I make pancakes it would always end in tragedy! I know. Wait until they’re filled with holes on top & flip them over. Been there done that & it never turns out the same way twice.

So, a couple weeks ago I was cooking pancakes & was thinking that I needed to buy a pancake griddle. Then I thought about the way I’ve been frying my fish lately.(That’s another post) the light bulb came on! That’s it! I’ll put them in the oven!

Step 1 preheat oven 450 (yep 450)
Step 2 mix up batter (in this batch I added frozen blueberries)

My little helper

Step 3 take a cookie sheet or any other oven pan you may have. I use the pan that came with my stove. I think it’s intended for broiling.
Step 4 lightly coat your cooking surface with vegetable oil.
Step 5 place cookie sheet in oven without pouring pancake mix on it. This is to get it nice and hot.
Step 6 take cookie sheet out of oven.
Step 7 pour pancake mix on sheet. (Large or small it’s up to you)


Step 8 place in oven.
Step 9 after 2minutes check on them. What your looking for is for the top of the pancake to look smooth & done. They’re not going to be done but this will let you know to flip them over. Flip them over & allow to cook for another 2 to 3 minutes on the opposite side.

There you have it! Some beautiful pancakes. I’ll NEVER EVER! Cook pancakes the traditional way again.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

More Posts - Website - Twitter - Facebook - Pinterest - YouTube

Print this entry