So if you read my previous post you know that Memphis had its first and only snow of the year and that is fine by my standards, I do not enjoy snow nor do I enjoy grey days with no sun. One day I was talking to a vendor of mine who is up in Vancouver and he said that Memphis may have cold weather but at least you have the sun so I guess we don’t have it so bad. Anyway if you get right down to it the climate in Memphis and this area is pretty mild so it could be worse. Now as I said on Friday I was in shorts and Saturday night in snow boots and I must say that it is a miracle that I am not sick since here it is Wednesday and the temps got up to mid 60’s today and we are supposed to have mid 70’s by the end of the week.
So Friday night I was not really crazy about the food options that we had in the fridge so I fired up the grill (like Chunky I have multiple cooking apparatus) and grilled some chicken breasts while Ms Trumpet made homemade Mac and Cheese and sauteed Asparagus. That was a great meal and Didi, Seaweed (we call her Weed but she doesn’t smoke that) and Weather so the evening was a fun one as we got ready to head over to Weather’s house on Saturday.
What was left of the Yard Bird on Friday night!
What was left of the Asparagus (and did some pee smell the next morning too)
Mac and Cheese ala Shobo
Man/Woman can’t live off of bread and water alone so we broke into the Carbunkle Wine Cellar
Now on Sunday morning we had the snow and the accumulation that we get on our patio is worse than the front as both houses will get more snow and that can be hard to move around. Not to mention that Maddy and Lizzie looked at me like I had lost my mind when I told them to go outside and pee before I cleared a path for them. I do realize that both dogs’ legs are shorter than the snow and how would I like to freeze my arse off going out to use the bathroom so I hooked them up and cleared a path.
I debated on postponing the ribs dish that I was going to make but I got inspired and said “what the hell, let’s fire up the Egg” and away we went. I saw this recipe on Anthony Bourdain’s Food Porn episode of grilled cheese sandwich but this had gourmet cheese and some smoked pork and onions to which Momma and I looked at each other and said in unison “Ribs and Cheese – Giddy Up!” So here is our version;
We have 3 racks, 2 plantains and a cube of Spam (Spam what are you thinking?)
What I had to deal with after I cleared off some snow!
Ruthie of http://belizesnowbird.blogspot.com/
sent this to me when I said I was taking one for the team by cooking in the snow. This is her beloved husband cooking in MN and I won’t say exactly what Ruthie said but the gist was “Get over it!”
Maddy thinking that Daddy has lost his damned mind, wake me when it is done.
Lizzie thought the same!
Ribs are in Guava Juice and the Plantains should have been taken off as they dried up (first time doing that)
Used 1 rack of Rib meat for the sandwiches and we food savored the remaining for another day
Now at this point you take 2 types of good cheese (Smoked Gouda and Jarlsberg) and a good bread (Sliced Rye) and then top with the smoked meat and the onions that have marinated in Red wine Vinegar and you Pannini them and finish them in the oven.
Oh I can feel the arteries hardening already!
Oh did I forget the BBQ sauce that I won the Sauce off Trophy this past November?
Look at that love @ 350 degrees (getting close)
Ok so I also made roasted Garlic basil tomato soup too
Yep, I so do not need to make an appointment to have my Cholesterol tested for a couple weeks!
All in all it was a great meal and a good weekend of eating at the Trumpet household and it helped considering the work week that I had was from hell!