Sunday, August 22, 2010
I liked the chicken it was like 1 big chicken nugget but had creole seasoning to give it a little kick depending on your level of heat. But I hated the mushroom sauce that went along with it the mushrooms gave of a poop smell which turned me off right away. The Caesar salad was good the dressing needed more Parmesan it was a little to acidic and earthy but that's cause we had half the amount of cheese in it so I now why I didn't taste as good. Lastly the bacon mushrooms were delicious they were earthy sweet and Bacon!!! Loved it.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Fine dining at it's best. This was a great meal. Maybe one of our top 3.
Here is the breakdown.
We had Delmonico House Salad, and Roasted Garlic Smashed Potatoes, and Steak Diane.
I loved the potatoes and they were easy. Here is the recipe:
Cook 2 pounds of red potatoes for 16-20 minutes.
Roast 1 head of garlic in the oven. Smash up the roasted garlic and add to the potatoes and then smash that all up. Don't get rid of the chunks.
Add 6 TBLS of melted butter and 1 cup of cream.
Add 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper.
We really enjoyed this one. It was fast, and it was good. Carl did a great job with the Steak Diane. He made the sauce to perfection. The meat was tender and tasty.
This was my favorite meal I loved the steak it was soft delicious and the sauce was fantastic it was a brandy sauce which we did go to the liquor store to buy! Very new experience for the both of us. The potatoes were very good except they made are house stench of garlic. The salad had a fantastic dressing it had mustard tartness plus a suttle sweetness.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Ribs we OK really expected more but we didn't have the exact ribs they called for we had back ribs and the called for beef spare ribs but that OK. The potato salad was good there was alot of relish but I loved the rice....oh it was so simple but had an incredible flavor like no other. The time was the most part...wait noooo the thyme! haha.
Ribs. Wow they were good. We enjoyed the beef spare ribs. We had about 10 pounds of ribs. We put 2 cups of Neely's BBQ seasoning on it overnight. We also then cooked them for about 3 hours on indirect heat. They were tasty. I loved the potato salad. I always like potato salad.
The best was the rice. Here is the recipe. Sorry we didn't get a picture.
Gina's Perfect Rice
Melt 2 TBLSP of butter in a pan with a cut up onion.
Add 1.5 cups of long grain rice.
Add .5 teaspoon of salt and pepper.
Add 2.5 cups of chicken stock.
Add 2 sprigs of fresh thyme and 2 bay leaves.
Add 1 garlic clove smashed.
Cook to boiling and then cover and simmer for 16 minutes.
Add 1 TBLSP of chopped parsley to finish.
I love rice and this recipe was excellent. Give it a try.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Cooking at the cottage was an experience. We were clean the pots and pans before we cooked because of the bees that were all over the place (died of course). The burgers were good they had a mustard sauce that was just Dijon mustard and mayo with a pinch of Cayenne peppa (thats how the Neely's say it). Lastly we had nachos with a little green Chile queso and BBQ pico degalo. We had butterscoth Sundays planned but we had them later on in the week.
I really liked the burgers. We put a little chopped onion in the burger as well as a little grilled red onion on top. Carl made a great mustard sauce for the burger. We enjoyed a big plateful of Nachos too. It was just Linda, Carl and I eating the dinner at the cottage. We had some left over nachos and I decided that I wanted them for later. Both Linda and Carl have given me grief for doing this. However, I really liked the leftovers a couple of days later.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
The best meal we have had yet the juicy pig butt was amazing. Actual it is called butt but it is actually a shoulder, Carl's little fun fact of the day. But we cooked it for about an hour and then we lathered it up with the sauce i made for hours.....it was defiantly summer BBQ time. Me and Jamie made 2 gallons of BBQ sauce.....yeah 2 GALLONS! We brought up Kelly's college mini fridge to store it. We also made cole slaw that was a topping for the pulled pork. Also we made lime-lemonade. And lastly we made baked beans that were good but not stellar.
Sunday, May 23, 2010