Greetings Me Droogs N Droogettes!
Mondays… I know it’s a joke but today was the classic definition of a “Monday” i.e. busier than all get the hell out. Besides work at Glorious People’s Tractor Factory #206 I had a full plate.
Had to clean the kitchen, collect all the trash, get the cans out to the curb, make dinner, three of them in all, as Gretchen has been down with multiple infections as we’ve come to find out.
She had the crud, that we knew, but then on top, a UTI (she’s sensitive to those sorts of things) as well as the now-present infection that females get when they’re on stronk antibiotics.
So, I’ve been catering to her.
Made hamburgers and hot doggos for Sapper and myself, and then she wanted Loaded Nachos, before the ‘actual dinner’ which I have pretty much ALL the fixin’s for, except for the chips. Her appetite has gone into an off the charts “eat the house” mode. I think it’s the anti-bios that’re making her hungry AF.
As the other night Dinner on the menu was chili, I had a 5 pound ‘loaf’ of ground beef that was frozen to utilize for the meal. I didn’t need ALL 5 pounds, but unfortunately, Sapper had bought it and -not- sectioned it into 2 smaller, more useful chunks. Not a biggie and what I did was cook the whole fucker up, and then break it into two or moar meals. The meal of the night that I was cooking for was the aforementioned chili, so I was able to season said-beef uniformly. That means I used garlic, onions (dehydrated then re-hydrated) and salt and pepper to the whole thing.
After I cooked the whole thing up, that allowed me to add 2.5 pounds to the chili in the slow cooker, and then stash the other 2.5 pounds in a container in the fridge, as I didn’t want to have it go bad whilst uncooked as I’ve made mention of before here… shit goes rotten soooo quickly these days whereas I get a week or more plus with it cooked in a sealed container in the fridge… YMMV.
Tonight I was able to use a part of that stashed beef on the nachos. Which, since it was sooooo easy to do and use, I think I’m going to keep doing the same thing. Buying beef these days, in any form (ground/steaks/what have you) is cheaper in bulk. I think that when I need to get ground beef, when I section off the portions, i.e. it’s going to be like:
One for Tonight
One for the Freezer
One for Cooking up as a ‘spare ingredient’.
Which led me to making a quick batch of fully Loaded Nachos right after I got back from Publix with the chips. A microwave is your friend at times like this.
THEN she wanted Bang-Bang Shrimp for dinner.
Sometimes I think she married me to be her cook.
Not that I mind really, as I joke… thing is I love cooking.
So much so, if it wasn’t for the positively monumental hassle it is to do such a thing, I’d love to have a small sammich/soup/dessert counter. Alas… tis not to be in this lifetime… But, as I said, I positively love to cook.
Especially for frens and fam. Gee-Maw and Sarah and Serbian War Criminal and his fam positively salivated around the holidays as my molasses cookies were neighborhood famous AF. And, now that I’m ka-thinkin about it, tonight Imma going to throw out the Dressing/Stuffing Recibe as I kept telling evvabody about it over the Horror-Daze, people kept requesting it, and I plum forgot to give it out… My bad… sorry ’bout that. It’s IMO so good, you can make it just because, anywhere, any time as like I said, IMO it’s that good.
So, back to the other meal… sorry for the digession (like you all know I’m prone to do)… as I was saying, the other dinner for Gretch that she requested was Bang Bang Shrimp. Pretty easy to make. Only got what 6 +/-? ingredients:
Shrimp (of course)
And then the “Bang-Bang” sauce itself:
1/2 +/- cup of Mayo (full mayo, no bullshit wonder whip or whatever they call it these days… try to get the full on old fashion one)
1/4 +/- Cup of Sweet Thai Chili sauce.
A big heaping spoonful of Siracha
a small teaspoon of Salt and Pepper each… call it a 1/4 +/- as well
And if you got it on hand, a couple of ‘dashes’ of Aleppo Pepper… I use that in damned near every. single. meal. I cook from scratch these days… If you want to get your own, they got it on the ‘Zon, Link HERE (and yeah, I get a ‘taste’ if you buy it… LOL I made a funny!)
The reason I say “+/-” is I don’t actually measure it… I sort of eyeball it, and run with it by flavor and texture. I only go full measuring when it’s stuff like bread and cookies and whatnot that actually need accuracy to be done correctly.
Mix it all up, then grill the shrimp. When they’re done, drizzle it (the Bang-Bang Sauce) on them, and serve it up. I also put a small cup for dipping on the side as well. Gretchen likes it so much, I swear she’d drink that shit if she could. She sure as hell devoured the shrimp, that’s for sure. The freezer is stuffed full of them, as whenever over the past few they’ve been on sale (BOGO and whatnot) because she’s a fanatic about them, I keep the freezer full, and man, as the inflation is going, I’m glad AF I bought a bunch last spring/summer, seeing how wonderful Bidenomics is going amiright?
So, since I’m avoiding poly-ticks for the night as I’m completely burned the fuck out as is probably everyone else at this point, said Dressing Recibe per allllllll you folks who asked for it. It’s really simple, so don’t get all in a huff when you realize just how easy it is.
Depending on the size of the group determines how much ‘stuff’ you need. The recibe here is for 3 folks, with leftovers. To start:
1 Pound Mild/Hot Ground Sausage (all on your preference, some folks want some heat in their dressing… I go mild as Gretchen has stomach issues and it’s a touch and go IF she can handle heat, so I usually lean on the mild side to to be safe.)
1 Box Stovetop Stuffing, preferably the Chicken/Pork flavor.
1/2 of a Vidalia Onion, Diced. Finely diced.
Salt and Pepper to flavor.
One HEAPING Tablespoon of minced Garlic
1-2 Tablespoons of (of course) Aleppo Pepper.
1-2 HEAPING Tablespoons of Italian Seasoning
Start by browning the Onion and Garlic in butter in the fry pan.
Then, when the garlic and onion are at that nice and slightly translucent brown, add the snausage into the pan. Once it starts cooking, add remaining spices, i.e. the Italian Seasoning, Aleppo Pepper, Salt and Pepper. Mix it ALLL in and make sure to get the garlic and onion all into the meat as it cooks. Make sure to dice the fuck out of the snausage to make it into almost a mince. You don’t want any large chunks as it won’t blend well when you dump it into the stuffing.
Cook up the Stovetop (or whatever brand you prefer) separately in a larger bowl, as this’s the bowl you’re going to mix the meat into the stuffing when it’s ready. I prefer to start the stuffing just as the meat is on it’s final part of the ‘cook’ so to speak, meaning no more pink showing. Once it’sd ready and when the meat is ready, dump the meat into the stuffing and mix the fuck out of it.
Now… here’s what I call “Dealers Choice”
You can serve it right there, and then as technically it -is- done.
You can stuff the turkey with it, or eat it as-is
Myself? I put it into my LE Crueset Dutch Oven (Thanks MomUnit!) and bake it at 400 for 30 minutes to get a nice ‘crust’ on the top. THEN I serve it.
Even cold, two days later? Served on Publix Mountain Bread with some yellow mustard? I lightly toast two pieces of the Mountain bread, and shmear it with the dressing, salt it, pepper it and splash a goodly amount of moo-tard on it… Hoo BOY it’s a meal on it’s own! I make it around here pretty regularlly, and it -never- lasts long.
And as they say, that is that.
So, I appreciate everyone’s comments regarding the Tater/Ham soup. We -just- finished off the last of it, and then on Friday? Saturday? Fucked if I remember, but one of these past nights, I made homemade Chikinz Zupp.
I made it as Gretchen was feeling shitty, and Chikin Zupp is known as “Jewish Penicillin”… FWIW there’ve been studies showing that Chikin Zupp -IS- good for you when your sick and/or getting sick. So… either way, we got a honking big pot of that to get us through the next couple of cold days this week.
Only other thing of note today, besides me running my ass off was we got a vidya-chat with Adriana.
She’s doing well, but still she’s no where near as linguistically advanced as she was under our care… she’s not speaking with clarity unfortunately, and we’ve just got to deal with it.
Dude, (the BabyDaddy) and yeah, I’m calling him Dude now, seems to be doing his best to take care of her. The more I speak to him and whatnot, I’ve realized that yeah, he’s got his issues (like all of us) however, a LOT of the issues were ‘manufactured’ by DumbCunt in order to specifically fuck up his life.
That cunt is soooo fucking evil it’s not even funny.
Like demonically evil.
Hence why the deeper I dive (mind you knowing full well on a LOT of shit, he’s full of shit on) I find that he really got fucked over like a motherfucker. I mean he never learned any of the “Rules of Manhood” as he didn’t have a positive male role model (being raised by his Granma) one of which is, right at the top of the list:
“Never, Ever Stick Your Dick In Crazy”
So, Because he’s being so good to Addy, taking care of her, and stepping up, I’ve been cutting him a HUGE amount of slack.
Ain’t got no choice in this either way, and considering “Judge Corruption” set out a ‘Zero Contact’ order when we bailed from Tennessee rather than me being put in County for ‘Disrespect of the Judge/Court’ in my various rants and ravings… I mean I’ve heard since then that that’s exactly what he planned on doing… meaning locking me the fuck up, despite the 1st Amendment, and I wasn’t looking to be a test case for that asshole. Dude has been violating the order, and even wants to come with her for a visit down here… He and her of course are always welcome.
As far as Judge Corrupt?
He’s going to get what he deserves
My hope is some big blaq Buck-Nigger thinks he’s got a purty mouth… One can hope amiright?
So, enough for now… been a long day