The Cook Shack--Gab & Grub
JUST A GOOD OLD FASHIONED PATRIOTIC BLOG, with Backwoods straite tawk, views, wizdom & recipees frum the man that duz the cookin...."Cookie". Scroll Through "SEARCH THIS BLOG", "ARCHIVES" or "PREVIOUS POSTS" fer the various RECIPEE'S.... Y'all Remember..."NEVER TRUST A SKINNY COOK". Now THIS is Cookie's kinda "Boat"! The BEST kind of MARINE is a SUBMARINE!
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Well Sir....old Cookie still ain't feelin quite up to snuff...in fact...far frum it....so I'll just recommend a couple posts at different blogs that I found interestin....
The Doubting Thomas over The Doubting Thomas Journey has a pretty good post regardin "Political Correctness"...and...fer the most part...it makes sense...so slide on over and give it a read if'n yur a mind to....
Now Sir....my buddy Fits at Shooting The Messenger has got a real good post on his thoughts regardin a person I now consider very detrimental to this great country...John McCain. I had high hopes and liked him at one time...but no longer. Just clickie on da linkie and go read the post...lessen yur a McCain fan.........
...and The Dread Pundit Bluto has some unexpected kudos fer Charles Rangel, Representative (D-NY), who loudly slapped Hugo Chavez in the puss....Good on Mr. Rangel. I don't always agree with Bush's decisions and policies...but I don't personally attack him like Chavez did....
Also....John over at My Place...Technology/Family...has his usual good and usefull info about computers, Windows...and all that sorta stuff.....
OK...Y'all take care and may G-d Bless........Cookie.....
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Monday, September 18, 2006
"Religion of Peace" my ass........
Well Sir.....my "puter tutor" and good amiga....Liz, over at White Trash Republican...got lazy today and re-posted an article by Howard Galganov that reflects my sentiments about Islam exactly.
Now Sir.... I'm the one that's lazy and I'm just gonna link ya on over to that post about "Petarded Muslims".....
My feelins.....Islam is about the furthest thing frum a peaceful religion as a skunk is to a good cologne (lessen a course yur another skunk)....OK...bring on the fatwa....
Go on over and read this article.....Cookie....
A Great recipe' fer the cold Fall days a comin.....
Well Sir....most of us who like t'cook and prepare meals...have our own "Special" recipe fer good old Chili...and this here Cookie as well. But ever now and agin, someone sends me a recipe fer somethin that I gets hungry fer just a readin the recipe'...and this here Chili is one a those recipe's. Now...I ain't made it yet...but on the first cold Fall day that comes along...I plan on makin this Mexican delight and mange'n down.....
Now Sir...I believe this recipe' was sent t'm by my good amiga...Sue Gertson frum Eagle Lake, Texas....Thank ya kindly lassie...BUT...if'n this came frum someone else...and I've screwed up....please let me know and I'll make any necessary correction....here y'all are....
BEEF AND PORK CHIPOTLE CHILI WITH BEANS
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 pound ground beef
1 pound ground pork
1 cup chopped onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 to 3 tablespoons chipotle chili powder
2 tablespoons pure ground chili powder
2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon paprika
1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
2 cups good quality canned beef broth
1 cup dark beer
3 tablespoons tomato paste
Freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons masa harina (Mexican-style cornmeal)
1 15-ounce can red kidney beans, drained
GARNISHES: Tomato salsa, Sour cream, Shredded cheddar or Jack cheese, Chopped sweet onion, Sliced avocado, Chopped fresh cilantro, Corn tortilla chips,
Heat a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat and add half of the olive oil.
When the oil is hot, add the beef and pork, in batches if necessary to avoid overcrowding, and saute, stirring and breaking up the meat into small chunks with a wooden spoon, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes per batch.
Before adding another batch, pour off the liquid and fat from the pan. With a slotted spoon, transfer the meat to a bowl and set aside.
In a large, heavy casserole or Dutch oven(preferred) over medium heat, heat the remaining olive oil. Add the onion, garlic, chipotle and chili powders, cumin, oregano, and paprika. Saute until the onion is tender, about 5 minutes.
Stir in the meat and the juices that have collected in the bowl, the tomatoes, broth, beer and tomato paste. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Bring the mixture to a simmer, cover, reduce the heat to low, and cook until very fragrant and thick, 2 to 3 hours, stirring often.
Put the masa harina in a small mixing bowl. With a ladle, scoop up about 1/2 cup of liquid from the pot. Add the liquid to the masa harina and stir with a fork until smooth and free of lumps. Stir the mixture into the chili pot along with the beans.
Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the chili's liquid has thickened and the beans are heated through, about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, arrange the garnishes in separate bowls on the dining table. Adjust the chili's seasonings to taste with salt and pepper and ladle it into individual heated serving bowls. Pass the garnishes for everyone to add to taste.
Mmmm...mmmm...mmmm. Give me a loaf of a good Italian bread as a sop and get outta my way...Chile...here I come......Cookie......