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Old 01-18-2013, 06:00 PM   #461
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Some "great" Texas BBQ.... (and a beer or two)
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:16 PM   #462
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Some "great" Texas BBQ.... (and a beer or two)
Hey HighRoller, I live & work in Lufkin, 4 days a week. BBQ's fair around here, but....have you ever tried Zimmerhanzel's BBQ over in Smithville, TX?
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Breakfast: Whataburger Breakfast-on-a-bun (egg,sausage,bun/hash browns) diet coke. Yes, I said DIET coke!

Lunch: Friend treated me to Applebee's since it's my birthday! I had the New Orleans Skillet. Good, very spicy.

Dinner: Nothing yet, I'm still at work, working overtime. Probably going home & having some left-over stew that the friend mentioned at lunch above came over & made for me yesterday!
Happy Birthday!
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Happy Birthday to you

If you are an Applebee's aficionado, go to their website and register your birthday with them. You will get a coupon for a BOGO deal next year. I believe it's valid for about a month.
I use my coupon every year.
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Happy Birthday to you

If you are an Applebee's aficionado, go to their website and register your birthday with them. You will get a coupon for a BOGO deal next year. I believe it's valid for about a month.
I use my coupon every year.

Thanks, freebird! I'll do just that!
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Thanks, freebird! I'll do just that!
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Lunch: pan fried tilapia filet, steamed butternut squash and baby carrots (a very orange meal!)
Supper: dufflaghur tea, toasted cinnamon bagel with organic honey

I'm clearing out the fridge. Can you tell? On tomorrow's menu: black bean and beetroot soup (defrosting now), squash with apple sauce, pasta with ham, green peppers and olive oil. May make lentil soup. Then off to the market for some fresh organic veggies! I have definitely spent less than $10 per day on food in the last week and never went near a restaurant. Hooray for ER!
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I have not eaten anything today, other than had two cups of coffee.

However, I just finished preparing and marinated some thin-sliced beef for Carne Asada this evening. Just thinking about this makes me salivate already. Or is it because I have not had any food?

I'd better go make myself some lunch.
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So far, a cup of peach herb tea and (just now) an orange. It's not even 1 PM here, yet.
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This entire week's menu has been designed around clearing up the fridge, freezer, and pantry. I shouldn't have to go to the grocery store until February.
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I splurged ($50.00) for lunch today.
A 24oz Argentine Filet Mignon, mashed potatoes and a large Jack Daniels. I am happy that the trend is now pairing whiskey with food (instead of wine) as wine at lunch always put me to sleep.
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Breakfast: coffee with cream, home made parfait (blueberries, cereal, Greek yogurt)
Lunch: pan fried tilapia filet, steamed butternut squash and baby carrots (a very orange meal!)
Supper: dufflaghur tea, toasted cinnamon bagel with organic honey

I'm clearing out the fridge. Can you tell? On tomorrow's menu: black bean and beetroot soup (defrosting now), squash with apple sauce, pasta with ham, green peppers and olive oil. May make lentil soup....
This is making me hungry! We have not cooked a proper meal at home since mid-December as our kitchen is being remodeled and we have only our current fridge, microwave, and toaster oven available with no utensils, pans, etc. We have been fantasizing about what we will be cooking by the end of February when the work is 100 percent complete. I can't wait to fill the new fridge up!

But Sunday and last night we enjoyed, on our paper plates, a carryout from a little Italian restaurant: freshly-made spaghetti with spinach and mushrooms and chicken in garlic and oil, along with three-cheese polenta.
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All this talk about BBQ, I figured I'd post picture of the brisket I made last weekend. It was my first time smoking a brisket, and all I can say is: Brisket has made it to the #1 cut of beef in my books.
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All this talk about BBQ, I figured I'd post picture of the brisket I made last weekend. It was my first time smoking a brisket, and all I can say is: Brisket has made it to the #1 cut of beef in my books.
Nicely done!
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All this talk about BBQ, I figured I'd post picture of the brisket I made last weekend. It was my first time smoking a brisket, and all I can say is: Brisket has made it to the #1 cut of beef in my books.
Please send that to my house! Yum!
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True slow and low-heat smoke BBQ is something I have not done, though I was tempted to buy a BBQ (not a gas grill) for some time now.

So much food to try, so little time and stomach...
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Farfalle with lamb ragout. All scratch made. A nice Sonoma Meritage to accompany it.
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No lunch, as my carpets were being shampooed and all the small furniture was stacked in the kitchen!
Dinner: Frozen pizza, grilled, glass of local cabernet franc (limited edition.....divine!)
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The forum will think less of me but I experimented with fast food on Sunday.

Jack-in-the-Box: (2) taco's 99 cents. (1) chicken sandwich 99 cents. $2.18 with tax.

Tasted OK going down. Felt like crap the rest of the day. Enough of that stuff...if I do that again I won't have to worry about outliving my retirement savings : )
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