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Re: The Sidelines
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2015, 03:07:13 pm »
Its national chocolate day, so....
https://youtu.be/CHk5SWVO4p8


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Re: The Sidelines
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2015, 10:30:51 am »
This is what was for Thanksgiving dinner....

It was a 23 pounder and in the brine for 24hours.

Charlie checking out the Turkey in the honey brine...


The Bird all rubbed down and ready for the stuffing which is in the bowl.  Steeped an apple, onion and cinnamon sticks in the microwave for abut 5 minutes.  Then a sprig or two of Rosemary and Sage in the cavity.


IN the smoker she goes.  The water pan contains apple juice, water, carrots, celery, onion, all the giblets, neck, wing tips, trimmed fat off the bird, dried spices (thyme, rosemary, oregano, rubbed sage, bay leaf) white wine and water.  This becomes the bomb gravy and stock for leftover turkey and dumplings when it is all said and done.


As you can see in the bag on the lower right she gets some good applewood smoke.  You can see it rolling out now.


She is done, rested and ready to carve!


The other good stuff!


Oh yeah.  I also made from scratch a Cherry Cheesecake.


Now get a napkin and go wipe your drool...
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Re: The Sidelines
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2015, 10:36:02 am »
Yes.  That is a bottle of bourbon in the background of the done turkey.  Mans gotta do something while waiting on the low and slow smoker.  Bourbon and sprite was the drink of the day  That is what was in the red solo cup sitting there.  Surprised that I didn't lose any fingers carving.

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Re: The Sidelines
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2015, 11:30:09 am »
Nice spread. I'll be over for the leftovers. Espcially the booze. JD is made about and hour south of here in a dry county. Go figure.

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Re: The Sidelines
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2015, 01:18:15 pm »



 WML,


 What are the ingredients for the cheesecake and how do you mix them together?

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Re: The Sidelines
« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2015, 06:09:23 pm »
Let me see if I can remember off the top of my head...

crust -
2 cups crushed gram crackers
1 stick unsalted butter
dash or two cimmamon

Melt butter and mix it all together.  Put it in 9" spring form pan coated with melted butter or lined with parchment paper.  Press in the bottom and about an inch up the sides.  Place this in the fridge so it can get firmed up and hard.

Preheat oven to 325.

Batter -
16 oz room temp cream cheese (two 8 oz blocks)
16 oz sour cream
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 zest of lemon
dash a vanilla extract

I use a kitchenaid stand mixer.  Mix sour cream so it can coat the sides of the bowl.  This help to keep the cream cheese from sticking to the sides.  Add the two blocks of cream cheese to the sour cream and mix on medium until smooth and lumps are gone.  Add the three eggs one at a time to the mix and incorporate.  Slowly add the cup of sugar while the mixer is running.  Zest the whole lemon and mix that in too.  Put this in the pan.  In the mean time get a pot of water boiling.  Wrap the spring form pan in aluminum so water can not seep in.  Place this pan inside a deep roasting pan and pour the boiling water around the spring form pan.  Make sure not to get any water in your cake. 

Bake this in the oven for about 45 min.  It will be ready to take out when you can giggle it and the center giggles but springs back.  Take out of oven and water bath and let it cool for about an hour at room temp.  You can then take the cake out of the spring pan and cool in the fridge for about 5 hours and it will firm up.

When its cooled in the fridge you are ready to eat it.  You can top it with whatever you want.  That one in my picture was just canned cheery pie filling.  I have cooked down some blueberry's with some sugar and juice of one lemon.  Use mixed berries.  Sliced strawberry's.  Strawberry's that you would use for strawberry shortcake....

Whatever you want.

Now google "Tyler Florence ultimate cheesecake" and see how close I came to remembering it correctly.

It's so **** easy to make I will never blow my cash on cheesecake factory or store bought cheese cake again.  Cheap as **** to make and easy as hell.  The profit they are making off one cake is highway robbery.
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Re: The Sidelines
« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2015, 06:57:17 pm »



 Thanx WML !


 My Mom used to make that before she passed away.


 I'm taking your recipe and hopefully will repeat it.  :D


 The world would be a better place if everybody ate cheesecake.


 With boysenberry on top. Toastin a beer to ya Bro!

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Re: The Sidelines
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2015, 09:30:28 am »
Damn.  I missed the three 3ggs.  I added them to that recipe and when to add them to the mix.

Ingredients
Crust:
2 cups finely ground graham crackers (about 30 squares)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 stick unsalted butter, melted

Filling:
1 pound cream cheese, 2 (8-ounce) blocks, softened
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 pint sour cream
1 lemon, zested
1 dash vanilla extract

Warm Lemon Blueberry Topping, recipe follows

Warm Lemon Blueberries:
1 pint blueberries
1 lemon, zested and juiced
2 tablespoons sugar

Filling:
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

For the Crust:

In a mixing bowl, combine the ingredients with a fork until evenly moistened. Lightly coat the bottom and sides of an 8-inch springform pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Pour the crumbs into the pan and, using the bottom of a measuring cup or the smooth bottom of a glass, press the crumbs down into the base and 1-inch up the sides. Refrigerate for 5 minutes.

For the Filling:

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese on low speed for 1 minute until smooth and free of any lumps. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, and continue to beat slowly until combined. Gradually add sugar and beat until creamy, for 1 to 2 minutes.

Add sour cream, lemon zest, and vanilla. Periodically scrape down the sides of the bowl and the beaters. The batter should be well-mixed but not overbeaten. Pour the filling into the crust-lined pan and smooth the top with a spatula.

Set the cheesecake pan on a large piece of aluminum foil and fold up the sides around it. Place the cake pan in a large roasting pan. Pour boiling water into the roasting pan until the water is about halfway up the sides of the cheesecake pan; the foil will keep the water from seeping into the cheesecake. Bake for 45 minutes. The cheesecake should still jiggle (it will firm up after chilling), so be careful not to overcook. Let cool in pan for 30 minutes. Chill in the refrigerator, loosely covered, for at least 4 hours. Loosen the cheesecake from the sides of the pan by running a thin metal spatula around the inside rim. Unmold and transfer to a cake plate. Using a spatula spread a layer of Warm Lemon Blueberry topping over the surface.

Slice the cheesecake with a thin, non-serrated knife that has been dipped in hot water. Wipe dry after each cut.
Warm Lemon Blueberries:
In a small saucepan add all the ingredients and simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes or so until the fruit begins to break down slightly. Leave to cool before spreading on cheesecake.


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Re: The Sidelines
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2015, 04:31:51 pm »



 Thanx for the update WML !

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Re: The Sidelines
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2015, 12:35:22 am »



 It was tragic losing to Frisco in which the game was clearly won.


 Therefore BEARS tragic music :


 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sED6htTHBmo


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Re: The Sidelines
« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2015, 06:32:40 pm »

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Re: The Sidelines
« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2015, 08:51:08 pm »
Ok I would take ANY of those cars in that Chuck Berry video any day of the week.