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!
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
FER MEN ONLY!!!!!
Well Sir....this link is definately fer men only....and could probably be considered X-Rated...
If'n y'all wanna see sumthin that would only be funny to a man...get on over to...
Myrons Random Thoughts and play the video under "It ain't exactly the Beach Boys".....
I just couldn't stop smirkin & chucklin......
Here comes FRED.... and the "Hillary Stamp"...
The Hillary Stamp
The US Postal Service has issued a recall of a stamp they created with a picture of now U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton to honor her achievements while serving as the First Lady of our nation. The problem was discovered when claims had been made that the stamp was not sticking to envelopes, and that mail which had been sent using the "Hillary" postage was not being delivered.
Senator Clinton demanded a full investigation into the allegations. A special Postal Service Investigation team was formed and after several months and millions of dollars spent, made the following findings:
*The stamp was manufactured properly.
*There was nothing wrong with the adhesive.
*People were just spitting on the wrong side.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
He musta learned frum General Sherman....
Well Sir....not too long ago I ran a post about one of General Sherman's lesser known quotes: "War is Cruelty. The crueler it is...the faster it is over."
Now Sir....this seems to be a lesson our enemies have learned well...because we're now seein a whole bunch a folks, both Dummycrats and Republicans, who just don't have the stomach for the be headings, eye-gouging, genital removal etc. that our enemy is inflicting on us, and they want to capitulate immediately....
...and I'm not intimating that we do the same....but good old General "Blackjack" Pershing apparently had a technique that was effective...
I "Snoped" this article before posting it, and Snopes.com could not confirm nor deny its validity...
Remember...history is written by the victor...not the loser....
Deep Fryin a couple a Turkeys this weekend.....
Yupper....the Cookie's got about 16 or 17 good folks comin over to the hacienda this weekend fer Deep Fried Turkey and some swimmin in the Lake (Oneida).....
Well Sir...if'n yur a thinkin ya wanna try Deep Fryin a bird yurself...here be a few methods and tips......
...and BTW...I borrowed these photygraffs frum the Inter-net....so DO NOT Deep Fry on yur deck or porch like the guy in the picture....that's a real great way to burn down yur house or deck or sumthin.....
DEEP FRYING TURKEY
By Cookie, The Camp Cook
Choosing your Turkey
1) Choose a quality Turkey. Remember, your meal will taste only as
good as the ingredient(s).
2) Try not to Deep Fry turkeys over 14 pounds in a 30 Quart cooker as this can be DANGEROUS and lead to an overflow fire.
3) DO NOT use a Turkey with a “Pop-Up” in it.
4) Try to purchase a Fresh Turkey (NOT FROZEN) if possible. They seem to taste better.
Preparing your Turkey
FOR BEST RESULTS, PREPARE YOUR TURKEY(S) AS FOLLOWS
THE NIGHT BEFORE. Keep refrigerated until about one hour before Deep Frying.
1) If you’ve bought a frozen turkey, MAKE SURE IT IS COMPLETELY THAWED. Putting a partially thawed bird into 350 degree oil will result in an explosion of hot oil.
2) Remove the “tie strap” that holds the legs in place, as well as any “Pop-Ups”. Also remove the neck, gizzard, heart or liver that may have been packed into the bird at processing.
3) Inject your chosen marinade as follow:
**NOTE** The amount of marinade used in each injection will
depend upon your tastes. I suggest starting with 1/2 of a needle full for each injection point for your first turkey. In later turkeys you may adjust the amounts either higher or lower to fit your tastes. You may also inject as many times as you want.
A) Inject the marinade 3 (three) times (or more depending on your tastes) into each breast, once from each end of the breast and once from the top.
B) Inject once or twice into each leg.
C) Inject once or twice into the dark meat under the legs.
**TIP** Slowly draw the injector out as you inject. This
distributes the marinade to more of the meat.
**TIP** If you do not have any marinade, use melted
butter, plain or with any powdered flavoring
you enjoy added to the butter like Garlic or Onion Powder
You may use any good powdered rub you desire, even your your own home made recipe. I prefer the “Cajun Injector- Cajun Shake ™.
Thoroughly coat your turkey INSIDE and OUT with the rub.
DO NOT COAT YOUR TURKEY SKIN WITH BUTTER! This will result in badly burnt skin.
THE DEEP FRY: For best results…USE A GOOD PEANUT OIL!
How much oil to use? Simple answer…ENOUGH TO COVER
THE BIRD COMPLETELY!
** Be extremely careful not to put so much oil in the cooker that
it might overflow onto the open flame and cause a fire when
the bird is immersed into the hot oil!! **
**TIP Another way of pre-determining the amount of oil needed
is to do the following BEFORE you prep your turkey.
Place your turkey into the empty cooker and fill with water till the water completely covers the turkey. Make sure the turkey’s cavity is also filled. Remove the turkey from the water. Pour any cavity water back into the cooker. With a sharp metal object, score a mark into the inside of the cooker where the water line is.
Make sure you will be able to see the mark later. Empty out the water. When you eventually do your turkey, fill the peanut oil to this mark.
**TIP Some cookers now come with a pre-determined level marking already scored into the pot. Try NOT to exceed that mark by very much.
STEP #1: Using a temperature gauge, pre-heat the oil to 350 degrees.
STEP #2: Place prepared turkey into/onto the cooking basket or rack.
STEP #3: SLOWLY lower the turkey into the hot oil.
HOW LONG TO COOK FOR???
The Golden Rule: 3 ½ Minutes Per Pound!!
Example: If your bird weighs 12 lbs, multiply 12 x 3.5. This results in a cooking time of 42 minutes.
Example: If your bird weighs 13.7 lbs, multiply 13.7 x 3.5. This results in a cooking time of 47.95 minutes. Round this up to 48 minutes.
When you first immerse the turkey into the 350 degree oil, your oil temperature will drop. Do not be concerned. Simply turn the gas up SLIGHTLY, not too much. Over the cooking time the oil will slowly return to about 350 degree.
DO NOT LET OIL TEMPERATURE GO BEYOND 375 DEGREES.
First of all you may burn the bird, but most importantly, many oils become flammable as they near 400 degrees.
STEP #4: When cooking time is up, remove the bird making sure the cavity also empties out. Let bird and cooking basket/rack cool and drain for a few minutes.
STEP #5: Remove bird from basket/rack, place on carving board or platter, let
cool for about another 5-10 minutes and begin carving.
GOOD HUNTING, FISHING AND EATING
Monday, June 18, 2007
Some Tuesday Potpourri.... a bit R-Rated... and Who Shot the Bear???
WARNIN MATES...THERE BE SOME R-RATED ADULT CONTENT AND PHOTYGRAFFS AHEAD...
Who Shot the Bear????
An 80-year old man was having his annual checkup and the doctor asked him how he was feeling.
The doctor considered this for a moment, then said, "Let me tell you a story. I knew a guy who was an avid hunter. He never missed a season. But one day, he went out in a bit of a hurry, and he accidentally grabbed his umbrella instead of his gun. "The doctor continued, "So he was in the woods, and suddenly a grizzly bear appeared in front of him! He raised up his umbrella, pointed it at the bear and squeezed the handle. And do you know what happened?" the doctor queried.
Dumbfounded, the old man replied, "No."
The doctor continued, "The bear dropped dead in front of him!"
"That's impossible!" exclaimed the old man. "Someone else must have shot that bear."
"That's kind of what I'm getting at," replied the doctor.
Sunday, June 17, 2007
The Face that launched a.......
Now.....do any of you think that the good REV. AL SHARPTON will get Crystal Gail Mangum to come on his radio program. Do you think that Sharpton will browbeat Mangum and insist that she issue apologies....and after she does, will we see Sharpton insist that apologies aren't enough.
Will we see JESSE JACKSON stage a protest.....hmmm...I doubt it.....
Will we see MATT LAUER grill Mangum on the Today show.....don't hold yur breath mates....
Will we see JULIAN BOND demand that charges be brought against Mangum. Think of what Seligmann, Evans, and Finnerty have been through. Let's get some perspective.
The nation has obsessed over the Imus thing and the horror that the Rutgers team endured. The outrage over Imus' remarks reached a boiling point and has long since died off. What about the horror that the Duke lacrosse team endured? Will similar media attention be given to the Duke case and the travesty of justice perpetrated by Mike Nyfong ? Now what?
I don't think "SORRY" is going to feed the Bulldog!
An apology is completely and totally inadequate in this case.
This makes the magnitude of the Imus uproar seem a bit silly dontcha think ??
If you're looking for something to be outraged and pissed off about, get outraged over a woman with a warped conscience, resulting in the exploitation of innocent citizens. Get outraged over a DA that wanted to get elected so badly that he withheld and manipulated evidence to the detriment of three (3) innocent men....and the reputation of Duke University and its LaCross team......