My contribution to this year’s Thanksgiving celebration at my Son’s house was Ham. He’s providing a 30 lb Gobbler!! I can’t wait to see that beast! … As in the past I have found that Traditional Bone-In Hams are the only way to go in the MAK 2 Star Wood Pellet BBQ Smoker-Grill. Spiral cut hams are great but they tend to dry out.
With the weather changing it’s only natural that I should I start making some quick and easy soups. Broke out my favorite pot … It’s an old pressure cooker we bought over 35 years ago that failed a long time ago but it’s such a nice heavy pot that really distributes the heat evenly. I hope to keep and use it for many years to go.
Rubbed under/on the skin of a fresh Foster Farms half Chicken with Roasted Garlic EVOO and Lawry’s Perfect Blend Chicken & Poultry Rub. I found this rub at Sam’s Club a few months ago and have since searched for more every time we go Sam’s to no avail. Of the 46 reviews on Amazon, 39 gave it 5 stars and 2 gave it 4 stars. Unfortunately it’s not available on Amazon right now either. When I find it again I’m going to make sure to buy a couple to have on hand.
Pinto Beans are a great source of protein. I remember back to my youth when we would snicker and say “Beans, beans…” well you know the rest! But it turns out beans really are good for your heart. High in fiber, they help your body keep your cholesterol levels in check, which can help prevent heart disease and other chronic conditions. And since dried beans tend to be among the cheaper offerings at most grocery stores, knowing how to cook pinto beans and other varieties is a great way to get a lot of bang for your grocery dollar$$. Serve with a side of Corn Bread and Kielbasa Sausage …
Picked up a couple of 2 lb Jimmy Dean Original Pork Sausages at Sam’s Club the other day and proceeded to cut them in half and vacuum sealed 3 lbs while keeping one aside for dinner. Visited the Jimmy Dean website and found this simple Stuffed Pasta Shell recipe. Been a while since we enjoyed some Pasta in any form so this was a welcomed change.