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Fall is Upon Us
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Alias    Posted 11-16-2004 at 05:27:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yesterday, I took down and rolled up my water hose out by the garden.

Puttered around and cleaned up some dead flowers from around the place.

Cleaned and oiled a bunch of hand tools before storing them for the winter.

Started to mulch the leaves in the yard but decided I'd wait for one more windy day to insure they have all fallen. No sense in doing it twice.

Placed more Decon in stratigic places in and around the outbuildings. Gotta keep that mouse population down.

Completed my super-duper low dollar handmade camera stand for photographing pictures of small items for ebay. (It is a converted Photo Enlarger which enables me to move the camera up or down to obtain the right height over the object. Great for photographing coins).

Nancy hasn't been feeling up to snuff lately so I applied my culinary skills to preparing dinner last night. I'm a whiz at making cornbread from those prepackaged mixes. Labored through opening a can of Spinach and nuking some potatoes in the microwave. Next I laid out some plastic wrap on which I placed 2 small steaks and covered with more wrap. I then proceeded to tenderize by pounding away with a wooden mallet. After my hand and arm began to feel as though they would fall off, I placed the steaks in a pan with some hot peanut oil. A light sprinkling of steak seasoning and soon thereafter, I served up as good a meal as anyone could want.

I did the dishes and feel asleep watching "The Wheel of Fortune". Woke up about ten and drug my carcus into bed. I stood back up about 5 am.

Now, aside from the leaves and the dead flowers and putting away the water hose, how do I know it's fall? Well, it gets dark earlier and the tempature has dropped and old bears like myself tend to fall asleep easier. must be the thicking of the blood. .........gfp



Back up bubba!    Posted 11-16-2004 at 05:46:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Back around the part where ya fried the steaks in peanut oil. Is that better than other oil? I've always heard about peanut oil for these turkey cookers, but this is the first time I've heard from a tried and trusted cook such as yourself on the frying idea.
Is this really better than lard or regular cooking oil?
Thanx for sending me the leftovers,,
Hungry, Ron/PA


deadcarp    Posted 11-16-2004 at 07:02:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
if you're frying anything battered in peanut oil, it will pick up enough oil to taint it with a decided hint of peanut butter. in india they call it satay chicken and it's great. :)


If the Truth be Known    Posted 11-16-2004 at 05:53:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
I used Peanut Oil cause it was what I had handy. Usually, I like Olive Oil but I only had a few drops in the bottle. So, I opted to use Peanut Oil instead. And, I'm delighted to report, the steaks were very good, without an oily taste.

Now, the reason we have Peanut Oil is because we always deep fry a second turkey at Thanksgiving.
........gfp


YABBUT????    Posted 11-16-2004 at 07:09:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
One answer leads to more questions. Do you deep fry your turkey in peanut oil? Peanut oil only?
Since I'm considering a turkey fryer, this mind needs all the help it can get.
Thanx
Ron


Greg    Posted 11-16-2004 at 14:22:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here's another choice for your fryer. It has worked well for me.


Alias    Posted 11-16-2004 at 08:44:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ron, the manufacturer of our deep fryer suggest peanut oil because it will take more heat without burning. So, it is all that we have used thus far. But, it is very expensive compared to Vegetable or Canola oil. I would like to know if there is a suitable, less expensive, alternative.

One thing to remember is to heat the oil to the specified temperature and follow the clock closely for best results.

The cooker we use is one of those gas fired, on a stand, for outside use. ......gfp


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