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desertdog

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A cookout and a blowout Tue, 01/9/07 12:58 AM (permalink)
Decided on steak and football tonight, a great combination!

Stopped by Midwestern Meats in Mesa this afternoon and picked up an Iowa corn-fed Bone-in Ribeye, took it home, rubbed it with a little olive oil and gave it a light sprinkle of Black and Red seasoning from Penzey's.



I made some potatoes in foil, I don't have a name for it but you basically slice up some potatoes and onions (this time I tossed in some zucchini), add butter and salt/pepper, wrap them in foil and toss them on the grill for a while.



Make sure the foil is tight so that they steam a little, but put them right on the hot grill so the bottom layer gets crispy.



Grilled up the steak.



Potatoes were done.



Sauted up some mushrooms and tossed a salad. Popped a bottle of wine and watched an unbelivable football game!



Wasn't paying attention and looks like the meat got away from me a little, but it was still quite edible.


 
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    UncleVic

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    RE: A cookout and a blowout Tue, 01/9/07 6:14 AM (permalink)
    Looking good Dog! And ya, unbeleivable game. I kept waiting for Ohio to wake up... to no avail..
     
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      Jimeats

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      RE: A cookout and a blowout Tue, 01/9/07 6:30 AM (permalink)
      Looks great, I never thought of pairing potatos and zucchini together though. I'll have to try that with some garlic. The game, oh well, but on a positive note Ohio has a good band, The Best Damned Band in the Land. Chow Jim
       
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        John A

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        RE: A cookout and a blowout Tue, 01/9/07 7:18 AM (permalink)
        Jim, that must be McNamara's band.

        DD, I do those potatoes in the oven, love em. For me the steak is just a wee bit overcooked, nice thing about a good steak is that it will still taste great. I would love to dig into that one. I recently broke down and bought a Thermopen, it's fast and accurate, just what the doctor ordered for a quick internal temp check.

        John
         
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          IansMom

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          RE: A cookout and a blowout Tue, 01/9/07 8:59 AM (permalink)
          A friend of mine taught me how to make those potatoes and onions, we put a bit of Greek Seasoning along with the butter.. she called them HOBO Potatoes... don't know why.. but they are good..
           
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            desertdog

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            RE: A cookout and a blowout Tue, 01/9/07 4:39 PM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by John A

            Jim, that must be McNamara's band.

            DD, I do those potatoes in the oven, love em. For me the steak is just a wee bit overcooked, nice thing about a good steak is that it will still taste great. I would love to dig into that one. I recently broke down and bought a Thermopen, it's fast and accurate, just what the doctor ordered for a quick internal temp check.

            John


            I hear ya about the steak temp. I knew I'd gone too far before I even turned it. I kept going back into the house to keep an eye on the game and watched a little too much. I need to install a TV out on the patio!

            The reason i like to do the potatoes on the grill is to get that hot heat on the bottom layer, where most of my onions and butter are. that crispys everything up real nice. Often I will pluck a couple sprigs of rosemary found growing out back and toss that in before cooking.
             
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              Cakes

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              RE: A cookout and a blowout Tue, 01/9/07 5:08 PM (permalink)
              I hate to break it to you guys but we were doing potatos like that in Boy Scouts back in about 1959. No damn zucchini, tho.

              Yes, they did have aluminum foil that long ago.

              Cakes
               
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                CajunKing

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                RE: A cookout and a blowout Tue, 01/9/07 6:53 PM (permalink)
                Hobo Dinners - a dinner wrapped in foil that could be placed over / in a campfire until done.

                A staple of the Boy Scouts diet for YEARS and YEARS, my grandfather was a scoutmaster for 35 years and he loved making them.

                I like to make it with meat, corn, potato, onion, tomato wrapped in its foil and set on the grill or in the fire pit and let it get all done and it makes like a little stew. ok now I am hungry.

                 
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                  hatteras04

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                  RE: A cookout and a blowout Tue, 01/9/07 6:56 PM (permalink)
                  Looks better than what I had - a nice big helping of crow.

                  Still a Buckeye Fan.
                   
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                    desertdog

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                    RE: A cookout and a blowout Tue, 01/9/07 7:32 PM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by cajunking

                    Hobo Dinners - a dinner wrapped in foil that could be placed over / in a campfire until done.

                    A staple of the Boy Scouts diet for YEARS and YEARS, my grandfather was a scoutmaster for 35 years and he loved making them.

                    I like to make it with meat, corn, potato, onion, tomato wrapped in its foil and set on the grill or in the fire pit and let it get all done and it makes like a little stew. ok now I am hungry.




                    Well, I didn't find a reference to "Hobo Dinners," but the official handbook would indicate that credit must be given to the Boy Scouts!





                    All I know is my Dad used to make them for us up in Iowa on nice summer evenings back in the 60's, loved em then, love em now, in many variations!
                     
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                      ann peeples

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                      RE: A cookout and a blowout Tue, 01/9/07 7:38 PM (permalink)
                      In my foil packets for the grill,I put///sliced eggplant,zuccini,mushrooms,onions,green peppers,tomatos.Add a little butter,garlic and pepper,and put on the grill for 30 minutes.Wonderful!
                       
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                        John A

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                        RE: A cookout and a blowout Wed, 01/10/07 8:34 AM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by annpeeples

                        In my foil packets for the grill,I put///sliced eggplant,zuccini,mushrooms,onions,green peppers,tomatos.Add a little butter,garlic and pepper,and put on the grill for 30 minutes.Wonderful!


                        Sounds like a meal into itself Ann.

                        John
                         
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                          SassyGritsAL

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                          RE: A cookout and a blowout Wed, 01/10/07 10:27 AM (permalink)
                          OMG, what a great looking (and I'm sure great tasting) meal. I just ate breakfast but my mouth is watering.
                           
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                            mayor al

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                            RE: A cookout and a blowout Wed, 01/10/07 10:30 AM (permalink)

                            The Foil-wrapped Dinners were also a staple for us in SoCal, back in the 'Scouting Days' of the 1950's. We did call them "HOBO CHOW" at the time.

                            Jay Leno made me aware (last night) that the OHIO STATE BAND set the direction for the second half of the game by playing a long version of the "TITANIC" theme as the band slowly sunk under the 'waves'. I think it compares nicely to real event, when the band played after the Liner hit the iceberg!
                             
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                              soozycue520

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                              RE: A cookout and a blowout Wed, 01/10/07 3:37 PM (permalink)
                              I have made cabbage & onions in aluminum foil on the grill for years. It's always a staple at our cookouts. YUM!!
                               
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                                sk bob

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                                RE: A cookout and a blowout Fri, 01/12/07 7:32 PM (permalink)
                                how did you cook the 'rooms ? they look good too.
                                 
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                                  sk bob

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                                  RE: A cookout and a blowout Fri, 01/12/07 7:41 PM (permalink)
                                  sorry, missed the part about sauting (sp). how do you saute your's ? show me your's, i'll show you mine.
                                   
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                                    Adjudicator

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                                    RE: A cookout and a blowout Fri, 01/12/07 8:19 PM (permalink)
                                    Hmmmmm. We do our foil wrapped 'taters & veggies a bit differently down here.

                                     
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                                      desertdog

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                                      RE: A cookout and a blowout Fri, 01/12/07 10:49 PM (permalink)
                                      quote:
                                      Originally posted by sk bob

                                      sorry, missed the part about sauting (sp). how do you saute your's ? show me your's, i'll show you mine.


                                      Just saute them in Olive Oil, a little garlic and fresh ground pepper. Nothing else!
                                       
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                                        BhamBabe

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                                        RE: A cookout and a blowout Sat, 01/13/07 12:18 AM (permalink)
                                        Looks good DD!

                                        I love steamed veggies and we use the foil method as well. Yellow squash, broccoli, zukes, onions, butter and a dash of garlic salt. Don't get crispy though, the squash and zukes have too much water in them I think.
                                         
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                                          Rick F.

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                                          RE: A cookout and a blowout Sat, 01/13/07 2:52 AM (permalink)
                                          Potatoes look great--but I got burned out on zucchini during the glut of the 'eighties, when I swear you couldn't open your front door without finding a "gift" of the stuff from a neighbor. Right up there with the rats, moles, and birds from our cats!

                                          I used to do something a little different w/ potatoes when I took kids (a church youth group, sometimes unkindly referred to as "sacristy rats") camping. Sorry: no measurements available, just throw it in a deep pot with a cover & cook it until it seems about right. (Oh: we liked thick-sliced peppered bacon.)

                                          Fry LOTS of bacon, cut up some, until not quite crisp. Add a bunch of coarsely chopped onions & brown a little, then about twice as much (or more) red potatoes as onions, sliced. Stir around until hot & steamy, add S & P to taste, cover kind of loosely, and cook until the potatoes are done, scraping the stuff off the bottom periodically & mixing it in for flavor.
                                           
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                                            mayor al

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                                            RE: A cookout and a blowout Sat, 01/13/07 3:12 AM (permalink)

                                            Farmer Boy's, The SoCal mini-chain of Burger Restaurants has two side dishes that appeal to us.
                                            1. BIG Thick Onion Rings- sometimes so heavy you have to cut them up and use a fork to dip them!
                                            2. Zucchini Spears, a good 6-plus inches long. Also Battered and deep-fried. The orders are large enough that if you order both, you better have someone to share them with.
                                            I am not a ranch dressing fan, but with these two items it makes a good dipping sauce.
                                             
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                                              BTB

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                                              RE: A cookout and a blowout Sat, 01/13/07 8:26 AM (permalink)
                                              That steak looked fantastic. I don't know about the zucchini, however. Not one of my favorites.

                                              The day after the game, the St. Petersburg, FL newspaper printed this comment: "I could not have cared less who won, but here's a new rule:
                                              THE Ohio State cannot call themselves THE Ohio State for five years since it got THE stuffing kicked out of them."

                                              It was a great day for the Gator Nation! Glad the steak and potatoes were good for you at least.
                                               
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                                                desertdog

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                                                RE: A cookout and a blowout Sun, 01/14/07 5:25 PM (permalink)
                                                quote:
                                                Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen


                                                Farmer Boy's, The SoCal mini-chain of Burger Restaurants has two side dishes that appeal to us.
                                                1. BIG Thick Onion Rings- sometimes so heavy you have to cut them up and use a fork to dip them!
                                                2. Zucchini Spears, a good 6-plus inches long. Also Battered and deep-fried. The orders are large enough that if you order both, you better have someone to share them with.
                                                I am not a ranch dressing fan, but with these two items it makes a good dipping sauce.


                                                One of my favorite "stopping off" places on my way over to San Diego. I've had the O-rings, but haven't tried the zucchini, I'll have to next time I'm by.
                                                 
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                                                  Rick F.

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                                                  RE: A cookout and a blowout Mon, 01/22/07 11:19 PM (permalink)
                                                  quote:
                                                  Originally posted by Cakes

                                                  I hate to break it to you guys but we were doing potatos like that in Boy Scouts back in about 1959. No damn zucchini, tho.
                                                  "No damn zucchini, tho." HOORAY!!!
                                                   
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                                                    Williamsburger

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                                                    RE: A cookout and a blowout Wed, 01/31/07 12:00 PM (permalink)
                                                    Yummy! I actually like my steak just like that.

                                                    For those of us with no grill other than a George Foreman, would you do the veggie packets in the oven on broil or bake?

                                                    Cathy, who want to make them to go with kielbasa.
                                                     
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                                                      desertdog

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                                                      RE: A cookout and a blowout Wed, 01/31/07 9:45 PM (permalink)
                                                      Defintely bake. 375-400 sould be fine, put them on the lowest rack so they brown up a bit. That's really the good part,eating the "crispys" off the bottom of the foil.
                                                       
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                                                        porkchopexpress

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                                                        RE: A cookout and a blowout Wed, 01/31/07 10:02 PM (permalink)
                                                        That looks amazing!! Thanks for making me hungry
                                                         
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