Monthly Archives: January 2011

Late Night Snacking+ BOOBS!!!

ok, technically no boobs, just good old fashioned breasts. Chicken breasts that is, possibly the most consumed animal part in the known galaxy, possibly not. Anyway, I sliced some of them thin and gave them the flour, egg wash, bread crumb treatment, then fried the in 350 degree oil, I don;t know what that is in Celsius, ya’ damn metric system freaks!!! Anywho, I then proceeded to make awesome sandwiches with the aforementioned chicken, butter, bread(go figure), provolone cheese, avocado, spinach and Hot Thai Chili Mayonnaise!!! Everything got all hot and melty and intermingled and the end results were both satisfying and well deserved. Clean up will be delayed until the morning, just in time forĀ  Hungrybreakfast!

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White Chicken Chili

simple soup, kind of cool tonight…just peppers, onions, garlic, chicken, chili powder, spike seasoning, chicken broth, cilantro

and white beans…I didn’t measure anything , but it was about half an onion, half a pepper, 4 cloves o’ garlic, 2 cans o’ beans, one box o broth, and seasoned to taste…serve with some sour cream and hot sauce, maybe a little cheese

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Picture of Me Beating My Meat

I am so, so, so sorry to everyone who happens upon this bit of sophomoric tripe, but, so help me, I could not resist.

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Whitt’s BBQ in Alcoa

Grabbed some BBQ for me and the Hungryboys on the way home tonght. We opted for a new BBQ place in town, Whitt’s which I believe is a regional chain. The place is nice and clean, lots of seating and the staff was very friendly and informative. To be frank, it is a little sterile to be considered a BBQ joint in my opinion, but it is probably striving to be a restaurant instead of a “joint”. Anyway, we got pork sandwich, some chicken wings, baked beans, and mac and cheese. The BBQ sandwich was moist and tender but did not have enough of the smoky flavor i look for. Plus it was all meat, no charred crusty pieces of pork fat. The thin vinegar sauce that came with it is nice, but I question the choice of slaw, pickles and mayo for condiments. Mayo and BBQ just don’t go together( except for white BBQ sauce for chicken but that is a different story), so I got them on the side. I can do slaw on a sammy if its loaded up with a nice spicy sauce, maybe even pickles, but never, ever would i put mayo on BBQ pork. Sorry. The beans were fairly pedestrian, but nice and sweet. They could use some of the charred ends i was referring to. The mac and cheese was nice and creamy, not too sticky and downright tasty. The chicken wings were by far the highlight of them meal. The sauce seems cooked on and has a slight burn without being overpowering. Pretty straightforward seasoning and tasty, but, like the pork, no obvious evidence of the charring that comes from hours in a smoker. I suspect a smoke/roasting process is going on judging fro the crispiness of the skin at the bottom of the drummies. Smoked wings’ skins tend to pull away from the bone near the non-meaty joint. These looked more like really good oven roasted wings more than smoked ones. Of course the menu never said they were smoked, so maybe I assumed too much, Regardless, they are REALLY GOOD!!! I also sampled some Brunswick stew that was reallllllly good. Probably what i will order when i go back, and I will go back. I would rate Whitt’s a 7 out of ten, with room for easy improvement with a little more aggressive smokiness to the BBQ dishes…here are some pics!! LOO

K AT THEM!!!

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Peanut Butter Popcorn

haven’t blogged in a bit, sorry. Life happens at the worst times, it seems. This is a quick after school snack for the boys that I threw together. I simply popped up some popcorn in the dutch oven ( no more microwave popcorn!!!) then i tossed it in a peanut butter, butter and salt mixture which i melted in the micromowave. Pour over the popcorn and toss or stir to coat. I used natural unsweetened peanut butter but you could use any kind you wanted. I will add a touch of raw brown sugar next time to make up for the unsweetened peanut butter. It would be nice with a little cayenne over the top, but this was for the Hungryboys who have not yet developed their spicy genes.

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All Natural Dinner for the Hungry Boys

I made this fine spread for the Hungryboys tonight. The menu is oven fried chicken nuggets, corn on the cob, sweet peas, bacon cheddar mac and cheese and milk. Everything is organic and preservative and artificial color and flavor free. At the bidding of Missussteveishungry we have tried to remove these foul little food additives as much as possible, and it is not an easy task, between processed foods, fast food rewards from school and the occasional visit to Grandma’s house etc, etc, etc. I really wish there was an EarthFare or Fresh Market or Whole Foods in my town, but currently there is not, so shopping usually is a nightmare for the missus. Not that she shops because she is a woman, no, it is because she is smart enough not to turn me loose on a grocery store as i tend to splurge a touch more than she does, go figure.

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Ribeye and Onions on Fresh Ensalada

This little salad d’jour was for Missussteveishungry, who is with child as they used to say. So, she gets plenty of fresh veggies, calcium and protein, all of which are accounted for in the grilled ribeye and onions on a salad of romaine, spinach, provolone cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes, mushrooms with a basil balsamic vinaigrette.

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