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Grilling today: we have some grass-fed beef for burgers, and a few chicken breasts. The chicken breasts are considered very daunting for grilling, as they can be easy to dry out, but I tend to have pretty good success with them. I do have to confess that a little of this may be the magic that comes out of this bottle, as I have tried quite often to come up with a homemade marinade that compares, and have never even come close.

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15. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 22, 2010, 00:30 Hoop
 
Ant wrote on Aug 22, 2010, 00:06:
Hoop wrote on Aug 22, 2010, 00:02:
Thank you for all your thoughts and yes she had a pampered life.

I think its appropriate to post this news here as she was one of a few moggies to of slept through the real time progression of the first person shooter:)

I think she preferred sleeping over the quake 2 blips and beeps.
Even when you played your games loud with bass?

He hee
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 22, 2010, 00:06 Ant
 
Hoop wrote on Aug 22, 2010, 00:02:
Thank you for all your thoughts and yes she had a pampered life.

I think its appropriate to post this news here as she was one of a few moggies to of slept through the real time progression of the first person shooter:)

I think she preferred sleeping over the quake 2 blips and beeps.
Even when you played your games loud with bass?
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 22, 2010, 00:02 Hoop
 
Thank you for all your thoughts and yes she had a pampered life.

I think its appropriate to post this news here as she was one of a few moggies to of slept through the real time progression of the first person shooter:)

I think she preferred sleeping over the quake 2 blips and beeps.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 21, 2010, 23:50 Kosumo
 
Hoop, so feel for you, hope Sparkles had a good life full of love and fun along with his/her many years. Cry  
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11. Bottle o' Stubbs Aug 21, 2010, 21:47 sliv
 
Straight out of my neck of the woods!

 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 21, 2010, 21:46 Hump
 
Stubbs is some good shit. Not too heavy on the sugar.

Best way to cook chicken on the grill is to microwave the suckers in a covered dish until they are about %75 cooked then transfer them to the grill. Make sure you oil the grill first as the chicken skin has a tendency to stick.

Oh, and drink several beers before you start cooking. It makes you feel like you know what you're doing Chef
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 21, 2010, 19:56 Ant
 
Hoop wrote on Aug 21, 2010, 13:34:
I had to put my cat of 17yrs down on Friday.
Ugh..... feel as though I have been kicked in the stomach.
Bye bye Sparkles.

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17 years. Wow.
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 21, 2010, 19:11 WarPig
 

I haven't tried the Stubbs marinade but I'll definitely give it a try if I can find any. Another good store bought marinade are the ones made by KC Masterpiece. The lemon pepper is really good but my favorite one for chicken is called "Steakhouse". Even though it's supposed to be a 30 minute marinade I usually leave it in for a couple days before cooking.
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 21, 2010, 19:07 WarPig
 
Hoop wrote on Aug 21, 2010, 13:34:
I had to put my cat of 17yrs down on Friday.
Ugh..... feel as though I have been kicked in the stomach.
Bye bye Sparkles.

Sorry to hear about that Hoop. I know how much that sucks.
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 21, 2010, 17:07 Cutter
 
Fool wrote on Aug 21, 2010, 13:34:
I just learned how to brine chicken breasts for grilling. If you have a few hours (or overnight) to soak the chicken in a bowl of salt water you will be amazed at how juicy the chicken breasts will be. I do it when I grill and when I fry, its a huge difference.

Jim

I was going to say brining is the key to good poultry. And you want equal parts sugar and salt. The following from a good article on it.

The Cook’s Illustrated recipe is really easy – 1 quart of water, 1/4 cup of table salt (or 1/2 cup of kosher salt) and 1/2 cup of sugar per pound of meat. Using those proportions, I mixed up three quarts of brine and stirred to dissolve the salt and sugar into solution. I also crushed a few cloves of garlic, chopped some tarragon and sliced up some lemon, eager to add some flavor during the soaking process. I added the chicken to the brine and then sunk a pot lid on top of the chicken to ensure that it stayed submerged and absorbed as much brine as possible.

The simplicity of the Cook’s Illustrated brine is one of its great strengths. The other is the relatively short period of time required to achieve the benefits of the brine. While some recipes direct you to let the meat soak overnight, this one recommends only 1 hour per pound of meat, at least 30 minutes and not more than 8 hours. I left the chicken to soak for a good five hours before pulling it out of the brine (all of which, including the lemons, I immediately discarded) and setting it to air dry in the refrigerator for about an hour and a half.
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 21, 2010, 16:41 Choachy
 
I took all the guess work out of my grilling and did the best thing I could have ever done...bought a electronic grilling/meat thermometer. Picked up one that has the remote receiver, so I can walk back in the house to tend to something else, and still keep an eye on the temp.

Makes the best grilled chicken Ive ever made...moist, tender, never under/over cooked.
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 21, 2010, 13:36 Creston
 
Sorry to hear about your cat, Hoop.

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3. Historical events on facebook Aug 21, 2010, 13:35 Creston
 
That's just absolutely BRILLIANT.

France likes this! Thumbsup

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2. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 21, 2010, 13:34 Fool
 
I just learned how to brine chicken breasts for grilling. If you have a few hours (or overnight) to soak the chicken in a bowl of salt water you will be amazed at how juicy the chicken breasts will be. I do it when I grill and when I fry, its a huge difference.

Jim
 
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 21, 2010, 13:34 Hoop
 
I had to put my cat of 17yrs down on Friday.
Ugh..... feel as though I have been kicked in the stomach.
Bye bye Sparkles.

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/8654/img0154jpgmedium.jpg
 
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