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The last time I grilled chicken I had a little disaster, as I initially forgot to boil the marinade to decontaminate it so I could use it to baste the chicken as it cooks, so I tried to speed the process by putting it on the stove. Just as I was getting ready to turn the chicken I went inside to collect the marinade, and arrived just as it boiled over into a giant mess, so my chicken started to burn before I got back to it. Last night I was extra motivated to make it perfectly to make up for this, and after getting the fire going just right I put the chicken on, and the very next second the first raindrop fell in what turned out to be an incredibly heavy rain storm, which lasted exactly as long as my cooking session. The chicken came out okay considering I had to keep the grill closed and couldn't see very well, but it was far from the perfection for which I was striving, as I only ended up with one set of grill marks out of an ideal four, and the chicken came out a trifle chewy. One more incident in a row and I'm going to redub this recipe Murphy's Chicken, after the law of the same name.

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31. Re: Rowan Atkinson Aug 10, 2011, 00:51 xXBatmanXx
 
nin wrote on Aug 9, 2011, 11:20:
sauron wrote on Aug 9, 2011, 11:11:
Lesaonar wrote on Aug 9, 2011, 02:21:
Anyone know if he is out of the hospital? Was a note here the other day he was sick or something?

Car accident, sadly. Haven't heard any updates since the original story broke.

Rowan Atkinson recovering after F1 McLaren crash

Apparently he was driving home after filming his latest movie, Johnny English, which is about an inept superspy. Latest update on him is:

"The official line from Rowan Atkinson’s agent, Mr Bennett-Jones, is that the actor is “shaken but not stirred” following the accident."

We approve.

While I'm sure it's not what happened, I get this mental image of the character of Mr Bean, stepping from the car, looking at it, frowning and shaking his head, and then walking off in a random direction.

And then locking his keys in the car and making that "mmmm" sound in a really low tone. I have his whole collection. It is the funniest stuff I have ever seen. THis is Faulty Towers are true gems.
 
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30. Re: Rowan Atkinson Aug 9, 2011, 11:20 nin
 
sauron wrote on Aug 9, 2011, 11:11:
Lesaonar wrote on Aug 9, 2011, 02:21:
Anyone know if he is out of the hospital? Was a note here the other day he was sick or something?

Car accident, sadly. Haven't heard any updates since the original story broke.

Rowan Atkinson recovering after F1 McLaren crash

Apparently he was driving home after filming his latest movie, Johnny English, which is about an inept superspy. Latest update on him is:

"The official line from Rowan Atkinson’s agent, Mr Bennett-Jones, is that the actor is “shaken but not stirred” following the accident."

We approve.

While I'm sure it's not what happened, I get this mental image of the character of Mr Bean, stepping from the car, looking at it, frowning and shaking his head, and then walking off in a random direction.
 
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29. Re: Rowan Atkinson Aug 9, 2011, 11:11 sauron
 
Lesaonar wrote on Aug 9, 2011, 02:21:
Anyone know if he is out of the hospital? Was a note here the other day he was sick or something?

Car accident, sadly. Haven't heard any updates since the original story broke.

Rowan Atkinson recovering after F1 McLaren crash

Apparently he was driving home after filming his latest movie, Johnny English, which is about an inept superspy. Latest update on him is:

"The official line from Rowan Atkinson’s agent, Mr Bennett-Jones, is that the actor is “shaken but not stirred” following the accident."

We approve.
 
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28. Re: Rowan Atkinson Aug 9, 2011, 10:26 xXBatmanXx
 
Lesaonar wrote on Aug 9, 2011, 02:21:
Anyone know if he is out of the hospital? Was a note here the other day he was sick or something?

Car accident, sadly. Haven't heard any updates since the original story broke.

Rowan Atkinson recovering after F1 McLaren crash

Holy crap - go big or go home!!!!
 
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27. Re: Rowan Atkinson Aug 9, 2011, 02:21 Lesaonar
 
Anyone know if he is out of the hospital? Was a note here the other day he was sick or something?

Car accident, sadly. Haven't heard any updates since the original story broke.

Rowan Atkinson recovering after F1 McLaren crash
 
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26. Re: Best roast Turkey Aug 9, 2011, 01:24 xXBatmanXx
 
Lesaonar wrote on Aug 8, 2011, 23:49:
nin wrote on Aug 8, 2011, 21:29:
Drizzle the bird with olive oil and massage the bird so it's totally covered.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0m_o2gxbsU&t=2m17s ?


YAY for Mr. Bean! That's still one of my fave episodes. XD

Yea i have all of them. Anyone know if he is out of the hospital? Was a note here the other day he was sick or something?
 
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25. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 9, 2011, 01:13 xXBatmanXx
 
Someone jump on xbox with me and help with co op mission in Red Dead....  
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24. Re: Best roast Turkey Aug 9, 2011, 00:11 Cutter
 
Lorcin wrote on Aug 8, 2011, 21:01:
US is crashing, London is burning. I'm gonna oil my chainsaw

Post of the day! I'm actually going to quote that, Lorcin.
 
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23. Re: Best roast Turkey Aug 8, 2011, 23:49 Lesaonar
 
nin wrote on Aug 8, 2011, 21:29:
Drizzle the bird with olive oil and massage the bird so it's totally covered.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0m_o2gxbsU&t=2m17s ?


YAY for Mr. Bean! That's still one of my fave episodes. XD
 
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 8, 2011, 22:13 sauron
 
Ratty wrote on Aug 8, 2011, 14:28:
Cutter wrote on Aug 8, 2011, 13:50:
I somehow doubt that it was their fault.
Fair enough. But then they shouldn't keep calling all their turkey recipes "fool proof."

Ya, you got to be careful, the fools can be surprisingly resourceful.

I find turkey to be one of the harder things to get right, so last year I cooked a marinaded pork loin, roast potatoes, and leeks in a white wine sauce. And Sancerre (or <insert white burgundy here>). Yum.
 
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21. Re: Best roast Turkey Aug 8, 2011, 21:29 nin
 

Drizzle the bird with olive oil and massage the bird so it's totally covered.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0m_o2gxbsU&t=2m17s ?

 
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20. Re: Best roast Turkey Aug 8, 2011, 21:01 Lorcin
 
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19. Re: Best roast Turkey Aug 8, 2011, 20:56 Lesaonar
 
I was watching Alton Brown and he did a really cool roasted turkey. So major props to him for making me want to switch it a bit. You can brine the bird, as he did, but I didn't find it necessary. Thought I'd share this since there are other foodies here that enjoy good turkey. I was a professional cook for 15yrs.

Turkey, completely thawed or fresh
Carrots, onions, celery, apples
Thick cut bacon
Olive oil
Smoked salt
Cracked pepper
Sage
Chicken or Turkey stock.


Preheat oven to 500F/260C

Wash the turkey, inside and out. Pat dry.

I like to put the bird on a stand in the roasting pan, to keep it out of the juices, and place the carrots, onions and celery (Large chunks of veg) around the stand. You can also just put the bird on the chopped veg if you want.

Put about 3 cups of stock into the roasting pan. I recommend Better Than Bouillon concentrated paste.

Drizzle the bird with olive oil and massage the bird so it's totally covered. Sprinkle smoked salt, cracked pepper and sage on the skin. Cover the breast and thigh/legs in bacon slices. Stuff the cavity with apples.

Put the bird in the oven, uncovered, for the 1st 30 mins. Drop the temp to 250F/120C for the remainder of the cooking time and cover the bird until it's cooked (internal temp of 161F/71C).

Let the bird rest, covered in tinfoil shiny side down, for 30 mins or so.

The drippings that are left are mmm mmm good!
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 8, 2011, 20:53 Lesaonar
 
Enahs wrote on Aug 8, 2011, 11:25:
I am not sure how having the grill closed is a problem.

Never leave the grill open when grilling. You only open it when you flip....

Depends on what you're doing. Lid on if you want the grill to be an oven (whole turkey/chicken, pork shoulder etc or if you're smoking anything), lid off if you're just grilling (steaks, chicken/turkey pieces, hamburgers etc). For grilling you want just the direct heat below, not completely surrounded like with lid on.

Edit: Don't forget to use a wet pan if you're using the lid on method, otherwise you'll end up with dry meat.

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17. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 8, 2011, 18:49 Efflixi
 
The skyrim trailer with inception music mashup was incredible!  
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 8, 2011, 15:44 kibbled
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Aug 8, 2011, 15:40:
Ratty wrote on Aug 8, 2011, 12:20:
kibbled wrote on Aug 8, 2011, 12:01:
My favorite BBQ chicken recipe is beer can chicken. The only prep is you coat the chicken in spices and stick a potato in to keep the moisture. I personally use a lemon or apple. Fill a beer/soda can 1/4 of beer and then stick the whole chicken on top of a Beer Can Chicken Holder. You keep the temp at 350 for 90 minutes. All the fat will drip off but the moisture stays in. If you keep a pan underneath the chicken there is no mess.
Wow! ME TOO! That chicken is the best. Always moist and juicy even as cold leftovers. That's an ATK recipe too and one of my favorites. I used a big ol' can of Bud the first time I did it but it was too hard to take it in and out of the oven without it tipping over so when I saw one of those vertical roasters at a thrift store for 5 dollars I went and got it. The ATK recipe has a maple-molasses-mustard glaze. I'll try cramming a potato up there next time I make it.

I do it on the grill outside, as it CAN be dangerous to do in the house. There are numerous writeups about people badly burning themselves and or starting a fire in the house....I know I know....just sayin.

I usually do it on the grill, I was talking about the thermometer on the grill. I still place the chicken on a pan so I don't have to worry about cleanup.
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 8, 2011, 15:40 xXBatmanXx
 
Ratty wrote on Aug 8, 2011, 12:20:
kibbled wrote on Aug 8, 2011, 12:01:
My favorite BBQ chicken recipe is beer can chicken. The only prep is you coat the chicken in spices and stick a potato in to keep the moisture. I personally use a lemon or apple. Fill a beer/soda can 1/4 of beer and then stick the whole chicken on top of a Beer Can Chicken Holder. You keep the temp at 350 for 90 minutes. All the fat will drip off but the moisture stays in. If you keep a pan underneath the chicken there is no mess.
Wow! ME TOO! That chicken is the best. Always moist and juicy even as cold leftovers. That's an ATK recipe too and one of my favorites. I used a big ol' can of Bud the first time I did it but it was too hard to take it in and out of the oven without it tipping over so when I saw one of those vertical roasters at a thrift store for 5 dollars I went and got it. The ATK recipe has a maple-molasses-mustard glaze. I'll try cramming a potato up there next time I make it.

I do it on the grill outside, as it CAN be dangerous to do in the house. There are numerous writeups about people badly burning themselves and or starting a fire in the house....I know I know....just sayin.
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 8, 2011, 15:39 xXBatmanXx
 
Had an awesome moment (and a great time) at the dog park today. Watched 4 A-10s take off from about 200 yards away. Was eerily quiet when I got there, was wondering why nothing was taking off (the dog park abuts the Minneapolis Airport on the north side) and thought nothing of it as I unloaded the pups. Then heard the unmistakable noise from the Warthog, turned around just in time to see the first one take off super low, go over the trees at the park and bank super hard and gone. Then got to watch 3 more just behind it.

Had never seen them fly that close before, usually always pretty high up when I see them around here. Such beautiful aircraft.
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 8, 2011, 14:51 nin
 
She skips the sugar and doubles up on the salt instead.

Damn!
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 8, 2011, 14:43 Cutter
 
Ratty wrote on Aug 8, 2011, 14:28:
Cutter wrote on Aug 8, 2011, 13:50:
I somehow doubt that it was their fault.
Fair enough. But then they shouldn't keep calling all their turkey recipes "fool proof."

Last Thanksgiving, I give my bro's wife the ATK recipe for perfect roast turkey. All you have to do is brine it, air dry it, roast it. And of course she fucks up the brine which is just salt and sugar and water. She skips the sugar and doubles up on the salt instead. Turkey comes out of the oven looking just super. Everyone take a bite and starts looking around at each other and coughing from all the salt. She tries to blame me for giving here the recipe. I then ask about the ratio of salt to sugar she used. 'Sugar? What sugar?' she asks. Well, anyway, the vegetables were still good.
 
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