Barbeque

Memorial Day BBQ – BBQ Tri-tip on the Grill

 

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

With Memorial Day around the corner I wanted everyone to know about tri-tip, as promised in an early post.

Tri-tip is the best cut of meat to BBQ on the grill. It’s the most popular cut in the Central Coast of California and Central Valley regions of California to BBQ.

Tri-tip is a cut of meat from the bottom sirloin. It’s a small triangle muscle and there are only one per side of beef. Weight can be 1.5 lbs to 2.5 lbs each.

It’s best not to over season a tri-tip. Salt, pepper, garlic salt and granulated garlic is all you need to season this flavorful cut of meat. BBQ correctly, indirectly over medium heat, on the grill and the flavor is amazing. I prefer to BBQ as a roast (also known as a triangle roast), but you can also cut into one inch thick steaks and BBQ on the grill. Always allow the meat to rest for at least 10 minutes before carving or serving.
 
 

 
 
Tri-tip roast (triangle roast) is a lean cut of meat and should not be overcooked. A tri-tip roast should be cooked to medium. A thermometer can be used to check for doneness. To some people this roast at medium may seem underdone. My advice would be to grill to medium, let rest and slice then grill slices to preferred doneness.

This cut of meat has become very popular for its full flavor, lower fat content, and comparatively lower cost. Some Costco’s and Sam Club’s around the country have started to carry it.

If you are unable to find it in any of your local stores ask a butcher for the cut. Make sure they are a member of the “North American Meat Processors Association” (NAMP).

Ask them for cut IMPS/NAMP 185C (with fat) or IMPS/NAMP 185D (without fat – This is the preferred cut).

All in all this is the best cut of meat for the grill. Find it, enjoy it and let me know what you thought.
 
 
 

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**FATHER’S DAY ALERT!!!** Summer’s HEEEEERE

 

Summer’s coming and this would be a great utensil to have. I found this and thought it was so inventive and useful.

Grill Wrangler – Three-in-one BBQ tool.

Grill Wrangler - Three-in-one BBQ tool

With a simple slide-n-lock mechanism, Grill Wrangler transforms to tongs to spatula to grilling fork.

Features:
– Tongs – wide mouth with smooth spring action for grabbing and gripping
– Spatula – large stainless steel face with steam vents
– Fork – easy-release button for sticking, turning and serving

Materials:
– Stainless steel
– Plastic handle

 
 
 
 

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March 24 – Homemade Banana Ice Cream

 

I was asked to re-post this by a family member. They love Banana Ice Cream and these are healthy and easy ways to make it. Adding walnuts and chocolate would be a great addition.


 

Not all of us have ice cream makers. However, you can make Banana Ice Cream at home without an ice cream maker. Follow the video below. We’ve tried it and it’s delicious.


 
 

For all you vegans out there I haven’t forgotten about you, this one is our favorite. Check out this video.


 

 
 
 
 
 

Photo property of Amazon.com


 
 
 

Deni 5540 Automatic Soft-Serve Ice-Cream Maker

by: Deni


 
 

Amazon Price: $50.97 (price subject to change)


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Source:
Legends and Myths of Ices & Ice Cream (www.whatscookingamerica.net)
 
 
 
 

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World Salt Awareness Week

 

This week is “World Salt Awareness Week”


 
World Salt Awareness Week“World Salt Awareness Week” is held from Monday March 11th to Sunday 17th March. This year’s theme is Less Salt Please, showing how you can reduce the salt in your diet without compromising taste and flavour. For more information visit World Action on Salt website.

When it comes to awareness about salt (sodium) consumption, most of us know that consuming too much salt can hurt our health. “Too much sodium raises blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke,” says CDC Director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden

But for many people, the awareness stops there; they don’t realize where most of the salt they take in is coming from. Is it the salt shaker on the table or by the stove? Is it the salt that naturally occurs in foods? These are indeed the source of some of the salt Americans consume, but the greatest amount—about 65 percent–comes from packaged foods and restaurant items.

According to the CDC, 10 types of foods are responsible for more than 40 percent of people’s sodium intake: luncheon meats such as deli ham or turkey; pizza; poultry; soups; cheeseburgers and other sandwiches; pasta dishes; meat dishes such as meat loaf; and snack foods such as potato chips, pretzels and popcorn; and breads and rolls, which in themselves are not too high in sodium until you consider the amount that we typically eat of these products.[1]

You can lower your sodium intake by eating fresh, unprocessed foods, and reading product labels to select those lower in sodium. Talk to your healthcare provider about your sodium consumption. To learn more, visit cdc.gov/salt [2]
 
 
 
 
 
Source:

[1] March 11- 17 is World Salt Awareness Week 2013 rosecrest.org Copyright © IlluminAge AgeWise, 2013
[2] Salt Awareness Week 2013 heinzsight.com.au
 
 
 

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February 9 – Pizza Pie Day

 

Today is Pizza Pie Day


 
Mamma's Brick Oven Pizza - Pepperoni PizzaIt’s Pizza Pie Day and the obvious way to celebrate would be to order a pizza or bake one of your favorites.

I had a taste of three different kinds homemade pizza on Super Bowl Sunday and they were all fabulous. So today I think everyone should celebrate by making their own pizza. It’s not hard just time consuming, but so worth it. You can get pizza dough at Trader Joe’s or try your regular grocery store.

I’ve found some recipes for you. From a Pepperoni Pizza to a Mu Shu Pork Pizza, click through to find a pizza that will tickle your taste buds.

Make it a family night! Have fun.
 
 
 

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Thermos TRVL Insulated Front or Back Seat Organizer

 
Original Price: $50.00
Sale Price: $9.99
80% off

 

Condition: New
 
Features:
Front seat organizer comes in Black, Brown and Blue trim, and Brown and Pink Trim.

Back seat organizer comes in Blue or Pink.

IsoTec insulated storage compartment to keep beverages and food warm or cold while on the go.

Adjustable dividers let you customize the unit to fit your organizational requirements.

Compartments fit note pads, CDs, planners, and phones; mesh exterior pockets and pen holders add additional storage.

Quick access lid lets you easily grab items from the cooler, a built in handle provides easy transport.

Easily attaches to a seat belt to remain secure and stable while driving.

 
 
 

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October 4 – National Taco Day

It’s National Taco Day! YUMMY!!!!

A taco is one of those great traditional dishes that came from Mexico. I love tacos so much that I make them at least twice a month. We usually make our soft tacos as healthy as possible. Typical for us they include chicken with lettuce, pico de gallo, guacamole and a very small amount of cheese. When we’re really hungry we add rice and beans for a complete meal.

Today, tacos are enjoyed all over the world. Traditionally tacos are made with chicken, beef, vegetables, or seafood. The filling is folded inside a soft or hard tortilla and garnished with toppings such as cheese, salsa, or guacamole.

Celebrate National Taco Day by hosting a make-your-own taco party. Invite your friends and neighbors over in honor of National Taco Day and eat tacos till your heart’s content.
 
 
 

 
Just Tacos: 100 Delicious Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
by: Shelley Wiseman

Amazon Price: $13.96


 
 
 
 
 
 

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September 28 – Drink Beer Day

 

Let me start off this post by saying I do not drink alcohol, but I know there are a lot of you who do so I am going to post about this holiday for you.

I just ask one thing from you if you drink

***PLEASE DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE***

Today is Drink Beer Day!

Raise a pint and toast to one of the oldest and most popular beverages in human history.

There are hundreds of different varieties of beer, but they all fall into one of two categories—ale or lager. Historians believe that humans have been producing beer, or some form it, since the Neolithic Era. The oldest continuously operating brewery in the world is in the Bavaria region of Germany. The Weihenstephan brewery began producing beer in the year 1040. Today, the company exports fourteen different brews all over the world.

There’s really only one way to celebrate Drink Beer Day! Gather a group of friends for a beer tasting at home or at your favorite bar. Be sure to check for promotions and giveaways that might be going on in your area. Cheers!
 
 
 

 
The Homebrewers’ Recipe Guide: More than 175 original beer recipes including magnificent pale ales, ambers, stouts, lagers, and seasonal brews, plus tips from the master brewers
by: Patrick Higgins

Amazon Price: $10.66


 
 
 
 
 
 
Source:
Drink Beer Day (punchbowl.com)
 
 
 

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September 28 – National Strawberry Cream Pie day

 

Today is Strawberry Cream Pie Day!

Photo by Chef #1418921
Strawberry Cream Pie With Sugar Cookie Crust

Did you know that 70% of a strawberry cream pie’s weight comes from the strawberries themselves? That’s a lot considering that the fruit isn’t even in season in September!

When you set out to find the perfect strawberry cream pie there are many variations from which to choose. Some recipes use cream cheese in the filling while others call for whipped cream or custard. Crusts can be sweet or savory, strawberries can be whole or whipped into a mousse, and there are dozens of different toppings.

Find your favorite kind of strawberry cream pie or sample a selection to celebrate Strawberry Cream Pie Day!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Source:
Strawberry Cream Pie Day (punchbowl.com)
 
 

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September 22 – National Ice Cream Cone Day

 

Today Is “Ice Cream Cone Day” Gotta do another Happy Dance

It’s odd National Ice Cream Cone Day is celebrated on the very last weekend of the summer, but it was invented on this day so celebrate the day the ice cream cone was invented, September 22nd, 1903.

I eat all ice cream flavors all year long, but it’s usually ice cream I buy at the supermarket and put in a bowl not a cone.

An ice cream cone is a dry, cone-shaped shell, usually made of a wafer similar in texture to a waffle, which enables ice cream to be held in the hand and eaten without a bowl or spoon. Various types of ice cream cones include waffle cones, cake cones (or wafer cones), sugar cones and chocolate-coated cones.

A variety of double cone exists that allows two scoops of ice cream to be served side by side. Ice cream cones may also be made with a flat bottom instead of the pointed lower bottom, enabling the ice cream and “cone” to stand upright on a surface without support. These types of wafer cups are called kiddie cups, cake cones or cool cups.

It’s funny there is no mention of ice cream on this day just the cone. Maybe we are all suppose to buy a box of cones and just eat them 🙂 I prefer waffle cones myself.

Today’s Assignment: Eat ice cream from only a cone. Whether you get it at an ice cream shop or buy the ice cream and the cones at the supermarket, you must put the ice cream in a cone. The assignment is unlimited and can be done as many times as needed. 😉
 
 
 
 

 
Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones: 90 Recipes for Making Your Own Ice Cream and Frozen Treats from Bi-Rite Creamery
by: Dabney Gough

Amazon Price: $14.98


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Source:
Ice Cream Cone (en.wikipedia.org)
 
 

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