Saturday, April 01, 2006

Me Chef's knife was ready but....

Well Matey's....the famed (or infamous...dependin on yur point of view) Pirates Armada made a highly successful raid this here date over at the Daily Kos, it did. The raid...meticulously planned by his Imperial Grand Admiral Bluto and executed by all his admirin, fearless and loyal buccaneers commenced earlier t'day at a predetermined givin signal.

It seems that fer over a week now various members of this here armada(include'n this here Cookie) been a sneakin inta the Kos port of call under their radar. Once the debate began...the Libs had no idea what hit em and, rather take part in a "reasonable discussion" they immediately started erasing all of our comments off the comment board....wussie blagards that they be. Now..if'n y'all just click on our Pirates Armada'll be taken ya to our rules of conduct...and you'll be a see'n that we have some strict guidelines fer ourselves to follow...but them cowards over at the Kos just a started swearin, wimper'n and not stickin to the "Point of discussion". In all or two of em wanted to engage but then all the comments began dissappearin thanks to the "Kos moderator". That be about the time this here buccaneer was arrivin inta the fray with me Chef's knife in hand...but alas...I missed most of the fun I did.

Get yurselves on over to Grand Admiral Bluto's ship and get s'more on the story.......Cookie

Truth and Facts make great bullets....

Well Sir...ya know...we can all piss & moan bout differant things....done it m'self many times...but when push comes t'shove...ya gotta have some "firepower". anyone that be a know'n me knows that I really dislikes them thar ACLUer's (I'd like t'be take'n a few of em deer huntin with me...well hello Mr. Cheney!) and will take most any opportunity to take a shot at em...but, if'n ya really want t'do some damage...ya gotta expose em to the light of day and let reasonable thinkin people make up their own minds. I'd like y'all to get on over to Stop the ACLU and read parts 1..2...and 3 of the history of the ACLU..."Gribbit" did a great job a researchin and puttin t'gether the Truth and Facts regargin them thar n'ere-do-well's (thats what m' grandpappy used to call em)........Cookie

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Jury Duty fer the next few weeks.....Skillet Venison- Pasta....

Well Sir...this here Cookie has got t'report fer Jury Duty fer the next few weeks, so my post's will be a comin in later each day. Now...I told this here Commissioner of Jurors that I was a retired cop so lets get goin and bring the next guilty son of a bitch in....he didn't preshiate that. Then he says..."er...ah...well, maybe we autta just use you fer Civil cases" I says "OK...watcha got?" He says that he's got a case comin up and the plaintiff is a squirrel (see Wednesday's post..Tree Rat Pandemonium) that's suin fer discrimination, harassment, attempted bodily harm, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), severe bouts of explosive diarhea, nightmare's, emotional pain & suffer'n and it's being represented by the ACLU and PETA........"bring it on" says I....'s a quick and great tastin recipee.......Skillet Venison & Pasta

This is a great tastin and fillin meal that can be easily made at huntin camp or at home. I’m frequently asked to make this by my huntin buddies, frends and family.

4 Cups of diced or stew cuts of venison 2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 cup chopped onion ½ cup chopped green peppers
1 ½ cup cooked Orzo pasta(or cooked rice) 7 Tablespoons butter
½ cup of red wine ¾ teaspoon savory
2/3 cup of a good canned gravy Chopped Parsley for garnish
1 beef bouillon cube ½ teaspoon Gravy-Master

Brown the venison stew beef in butter till nicely brown. Add the green peppers, onions and mushrooms (and maybe a little more butter) and cook until peppers and onion are tender. Add the wine, canned gravy, savory, bouillon cube, Gravy Master and cooked Orzo to skillet. Toss all the ingredients in the skillet and adjust flavor to your liking by adding salt, pepper, more bouillon or Gravy Master. Garnish with the chopped fresh parsley and serve.

Remember, submit a short bio about yourself and your favorite wild game recipe and send it to...... Have a great one.....Cookie

If'n ya cain't quite put America inta this...

Well Sir...on a serious note fer a this EXCELLENT article by Peggy Noonan called..."Patriots..Then and Now".....

Just some muse'n......

First of all...fer all you feller bloggers out thar that didn't know this...but if'n ya all got "AdSense" on yur blog...the damnedist thing happens. They be a gearin their program to pick up on key wurds in yur post...and then put up an Ad with that wurd in it. Now fer instance...if' in several of my recipee's I used the wurd "Pork"...this g'damned Ad appeared at the top of the column a given y'all ten reasons NOT t'eat Pork...that kinda hurts the ambiance of my recipee dontcha think?....

Now...just yesterday I used the wurd "Rat" comes this Ad fer "Rat Infestation"....lovely...on a food site no less...yuk. So...I guess in the future I'll be a referrin t'pork as "that other white meat"....cain't help but wonder though just what kinda Ad would appear if'n I used the wurds..."hooker", "pussycat"...maybe cunnilingus, "shit" or...the dreaded "Moonbat"...hmmmm...

Well Sir...just take a gander at the top a this here post and we'll see what.. "comes up"...oooops...Cookie

"Greek Chicken".....

Well Sir...I was gonna post this here recipee yesterday, but if'n ya read my last post...y'all be a knowin what happened here at the Cook Shack and how it kinda ...interferred...with my and my dog kinda went a little squirrely we's a simple and easy recipee that will look and taste like ya either ordered it out frum one a them high priced caterin service's or you spent all day preparin y'all are....Hey...WTR...this ones specially fer you darlin.......Greek Chicken....

6-8 large chicken breasts, (or one whole chicken—cut up)
3 teaspoons Oregano
2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
½ teaspoons Pepper
7-8 Garlic cloves…thinly sliced
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
6-8 Cups cooked Rice..OR..1 package Rice a Roni
Chicken-Garlic Flavored rice.

First off…mix the Salt, Pepper and Oregano together, set aside. Coat a large bakin pan with some of the oil and place the Chicken pieces in the pan.

Now…usin the Oregano rub mix and garlic slices…coat the surface of chicken pieces…IMPORTANT…Peel back the breast skins a might and put the rub mix and a few slices of the garlic under it and replace skin. Put the remaining rub and garlic slices on top of the breast skins. Now sir…pour the Lemon Juice over each piece.

Refrigerate the chicken fer about 2 hours. Get yur oven up to 350 degree’s….drizzle the remaining Olive Oil over the chicken and bake fer about 45-60 minutes, or until the pieces are a nice golden brown. Make sure to baste the pieces twice or thrice with the drippins. Serve over the cooked rice (I like the Chicken-Gralic Rice a Roni).....ENJOY....Cookie.....

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Tree Rat Pandemonium.....

Well Sir...ya ever have one of those days that not only be a startin out behind the ball.. but gets even wurse...course ya have...we all have...but I imagine very few a ya had a Tree Rat (Squirrel to all you city folks) get inta yur a scene.

Now before I go a step further...I gotta be tellin y'all about my dog...Czarina...she's a "Wolf-Dog"...thats right, half dog (Samoyed Husky)...half wolf...and she be a weighin in the neighborhood of about 105 pounds...powerful she is. least fer people folks...she's got a great disposition and loves people...but she absolutley hates squirrels...I mean really hates squirrels. I was sayin...I was just sittin down in m'den to write todays post and include a really great recipee fer "Greek Chicken" when I hears this gawd-awfull comoshun from the livin a breakin...things hittin the floor. I immediately went inta the livin room and was damned near run over by this here Tree-Rat with a terrified look on it's face...being follered by this 105 pound wolf/dog with a real pissed off look on her face.

Now...not spectin to be a see'n a tree rat in the house...and the fact it was in the process of jumpin frum on top of the TV to the top a my head...I must admit that it scared the livin shit right outta this here the old adrenaline goin it did. Well Sir...after it got done usin my head as a vaultin hit the stairs a runnin fer it's life and disappeared up inta one of the upstairs bedrooms with Czarina in hot pursuit of her mornin snack. Reminded me of an old Chevy Chase movie it did.....

When I got upstairs...I found Czarina in the guest bedroom just a growlin to beat the band while try'n to get herself under the guest bed. Well Sir...I finally got Czarina outta the room and shut the door. what? First thing was t'get the dog calmed down and tied easy task when it knows there be a squirrel just the other side a that there door...thats when I saw what the livin room looked like...magazines scattered all over the place...broken lamp....chair and small table knocked over...and fireplace utensils spread all over the hearth (I suspect thats where the tree rat somehow got in frum).

Once the dog was secured...I got t'thinkin bout the options...trap it...ain't got no traps, shotgun...too messy, grab it with thick gloves sir...them tree rats can be pretty nasty critters when terrified and cornered. OK...lets just sit down...have a cigareet and think this over a minute er two.....GOT the bedroom window...there be a tree right next t'the window it can easily jump over to.

So...after gettin the window open...I went outside and watched the window fer a spell...and shur enuff...after a few minutes....there goes this here squirrel a flyin through the air..inta the tree...across a nearby power line and gone...probably never t'be seen agin in these here parts. Then I spent the rest a the day tryin to keep the wolf/dog outta the guest room.....Swear t'God...actually happened....

So...thats why there ain't gonna be no recipee fer "Greek Chicken" this here day...y'all just gotta wait till t'morrow.....Cookie....

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Its almost Trout Season here in New York....Grilled Trout..

Well Sir...lets start right out with some trout recipe's I been a makin over the ya are...Grilled Trout Fillets...

1/2 cup olive oil

2 clove garlic.. thinly sliced

1/4 teaspoon dried sage

1/2 teaspoon dried crushed rosemary

2 tablespoons of a good wine vinegar

1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt-divided

1/4 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper

6-8 trout fillets

Light yur grill, and while its a gettin hot... in a medium saucepan, combine the oil, garlic, sage, and rosemary.

Cook over medium low heat until the garlic starts to brown, about 2-3 minutes.

Remove from the heat and stir in the vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, and the pepper.. right quick before it cools.

Put the trout fillets into a large bowl or pan and sprinkle the fish with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add half of the oil-and-vinegar mixture and turn to coat.

Grill the fish with the skin-side down for about 2 minutes or so.

Turn, cook about 2 minutes longer, or until nicely golden brown.

Place the cooked fillets onto a serving platter, or individual plates and pour the remaining oil-and-vinegar mixture over the hot fish. Enjoy!!

Now's another trout recipe so good yur tongue is gonna slap yur brains out while eat'n it.......

Good Old Boy BBQ'd Trout

6-8 Trout Fillets
¾ Cup Soy Sauce
1 Cup Ketchup
2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1 ½ Tablespoons Lemon Juice
1 teaspoon dried crushed rosemary

Make the marinade by mixing together the Soy Sauce, Ketchup, Oil, Lemon Juice and Rosemary…

Put yur Trout fillets into a bake’n dish or marinade container and pour all the marinade completely over the fillets. Refrigerate fer an hour or more…turn the fillets after an hour or so.

Take yur trout fillets outta the marinade’n dish and put em on a plate. Now…pour all the remain’n marinade into a saucepan and bring the marinade to a boil…. remove from heat.

Get yur grill a goin to about medium high heat (TIP** Before your heat it up...spray the grill with a good Cooking Spray). Put the trout fillets on the grill and baste with the sauce ya just made. Turn fish at about 4-5 minutes and cook till the fillets are done (flakes easily)…..ENJOY Y’ALL !!

Monday, March 27, 2006

Damn ACLUer's...Alec Baldwin & Hannity piss'n match....Pork Roast Rub...

Well Sir....back on March 5th I wrote an article about the "Damned ACLU" and how we taxpayers have been a pay'n their legal fee's and salaries...really pissed me off it did. Seems there is a law/regulation on the books that when the ACLU sue's a municipality or somethin...the city or municipality must pay the "Legal Fee's" of the ACLU attorneys...yupper...don't that just beat all. I first read about this here travesty over at Stop the ACLU and Stop the ACLU Coalition early this month...and now...Jay and the good folks over Stop the ACLU have brought the topic back t'light along with a petition y'all can sign to help put a stop to this BS....get on over there and read his post and be a sign'n the petition......thanks...Cookie.... seems that brainless liberal idiot Alec Baldwin and Sean Hannity got in a real good piss'n match on a radio show this Sunday....Baldwin...who was outgunned (cause Hannity's got a brain) got so angered he done walked off the show...thats right! Back on the 19th of February I wrote an article bout Baldwin and how he's embarrassin the rest of us Upstate New Yorkers....thats right...hate to admit it but he's frum my neck a the woods...oh well..we all got our cross's t'bear...anyway, if'n y'all wanna good laugh you can be a gettin the whole story over at NewsMax.....

Oh yes...before I furget agin...get them recipee's inta me at along with a little bio bout yurself so's I can be a give'n y'all credit fer the fer a little foller up regardin that Tenderized Pork Roast in yesterdays article. Most folks already got their own "Rubs/Marinades"...but if'n ya ain''s a good one fer y'all.......Pork Roast Herb/Marinade....

1/3 Cup Vegetable oil
1/3 Cup Soy Sauce
1/3 Cup Worcestershire Sauce

2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
1 teaspoons Onion Powder
1 teaspoons dried marjoram
1 teaspoons dried thyme
½ teaspoon dried sage
2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
1 ½ teaspoons Pepper

Mix all ingredients together well. Place your pork roast into a large bowl or marinating container and pour mixture over it…making sure the entire roast is at least coated with the mixture. Cover…refrigerate for at least two(2) hours.

Just prior to putting your roast into the roasting rack/pan….hand coat the entire roast with all the Rub/Marinade. When cooking at the 500 degree temperature…the rub will “Darken” and smoke…don’t worry…there’s flavor in this…. ENJOY!

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Illegal Immigrants...Accept it...move on...Pork Roasts...

Well Sir...m'buddy "Orby" came over t'the Cook Shack t'day and we began to discussin this here immigration sitchuashun and button topic fer shur! Next thing ya knows...we're goin back & forth with all the standard pro's & con's, goods n bads...cliche's...economic figure' assistance figures...illegal alien populashuns...crime figure's...I'm shur y'all get the idear. Then we heard on Fox news or one a them other stations that the estimate for the number of protestors was somewhere around 500,000 doubt about 475,000 probly bein illegal aliens themselves. Now, don't get a ahead a me and get the wrong idear about just where I be comin frum. My grandparents came frum the "old country" and they had t'do things legally to become citizens.

Seems t'me that almost every time some really important issue comes up in this fine country that we literally beat the livin shit outta it with politishuns posturin themselves, TV News shows with their various pundits...debates (public and private)...polls galore...protests...marches...and everyone a thinkin their right (ceptin fer the politishuns who'll take whatever posishun will get em elected).

OK....the way I be a see'n things at this moment....lets utilize the concept of "Acceptance". They're here! Enda story. Accept it! Now whats the most inexpensive, effective and positive way a dealin with it. The Law Enforcement and Correctional costs of round'n up 12,000,000 Illegal Aliens in itself would be staggerin. Open the books...let em register (with immunity) and start pay'n their fair share a taxes. Lets face another fact....many businesses, large and small....already have "illegal aliens" a wurkin fer em. They can continue t'wurk but their wages would at least be taxed...thus a help'n the government(s) and certain social welfare programs n such. grandparents had t'go though the legal process and all...but times was a little differant back then.

Next....close and secure the g'damned borders once n fer all! Build the Fence...Lord knows we need it! Utilize whatever other methods are necessary to assure the National security. If'n ya come's inta this country after a certain date...full legal prosecution (and ya gotta help build the Fence as well).

Now I be a know'n that some of y'all are thinkin this is overly simplistic...and y'all will present a hundred reason's why none a this will wurk or it shouldn't be done this here way (I can see the comment box a fillin up as I type this).....but lets stop all the protest'n, politic'n, position'n, piss'n and moan'n, pass'n the buck, push'n n shove'n, pander'n to the camera's, and procrastinate'n...and get on with it. I'm trying to approach this matter pragmatically...and...using certain principle's of "Martial Arts"...i.e., bending to the attacking force(s) and using the opponents force to turn the situation to your advantage. Fer a differant perspective frum one a me feller "Pirates".......get yurselves on over to The Dread Pundit Bluto. Now...a real famous Seabee motto is ...CAN DO! "Larry the Cable Guy" says...lets "GIT ER DONE".....but...I guess thats just my way a Tenderize'n a Pork Roast .....

Many folks ask me just how I get my pork roasts to come out so tender and tastey…well sir…several years back these real good friends of ours…Chris & Bill Kimber… shared their method of just how they be a doin it…and it works every time it does….here tis…

1) Place yur roast inta a large kitchen type plastic baggie (or not.. if’n ya don’t have one handy), and…with a “Meat Mallet”…beat the living hell outta that roast until its much more tender than when ya started.

2) Rub the roast with Salt & Pepper (lots a pepper) and whatever other
herbs and spices y’all like on yur roasts (Use Kosher Salt…much
better taste’n).

3) Pre-heat yur oven to 500 degree’s….that’s right…500 degrees.

4) Put yur roast in a bake’n pan…place it inta the pre-heated oven for
20-25 minutes (till its nicely browned).

5) Remove from oven..put meat thermometer inta the thickest part of the
Roast and return it to oven.

6) Lower oven temperature to 325 degrees…cook roast till meat is done…about 180-185 degree’s. ENJOY!