Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Marinated Smoked Chicken or Beef Recipe

Lady Rooster's Marinate

2/3 cup Vegetable oil
1/2 cup Soy sauce
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
3 tbsp. Brown sugar
1 tsp. chopped garlic
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. fresh ground pepper
1 tsp. yellow mustard
1/4 cup vinegar or lemon juice

Tenderize beef than marinate for at least 6 hours, over night for more flavor.
Pour marinate over beef in a Ziplock bag, turning a few times.  Great on Kabobs also.

Place chicken breast/pieces in Ziplock bag pour marinate over.  Same amount
of marinating time as with beef.

Do not re-use marinate.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

May Days On the Farm!!!

You can tell it is almost summer time on the farm, time to mow down for the first haying. Thank you Gary Minter for using one of your few days off to mow for your mother-in-law!!!!

One of the horses, Chico was bitten by a snake last week.  He has been pinned up recieving treatment since.

He is happy now to be out of the bull barn (Isolation) and back into the pasture with his girls!

A Golden Tail Hawk was watching for baby bunnies, I closed my eyes each time he dove into the hay!!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Family Favorite Recipes

Chicken Spinach Lasagna

1 Pkg (box) lasagna noodles, cooked per pkg directions
1 box frozen spinach, cooked per pkg directions
2 chicken breasts, cooked and cut into bite sized pieces


1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 can mushroom soup
1 container sour cream ( can used fat free)
1 can sliced mushrooms
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Mix sauce ingredients together. Add chicken pieces. Then add spinach.

Layer sauce and noodles, beginning with noodles and ending with sauce. Sprinkle with extra grated cheese. Bake at 350 for 30 min., covered with foil, and then 10 more minutes uncovered. Let stand 10 minutes. Cut into sections.
Gilbert's Dry BBQ Rub

1 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

1 (2.5 oz) chili powder (less is okay more is better)

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 tsp. ground nutmeg

Dash ground clove

1 pkg dry lime powdered drink mix (Margarita, Kool-Aid)

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. pepper

1 tsp. cayenne power

 Mix above ingredients together, can be stored for months in dry location.
Cover rare meat with dry rub just before smoking.

Good on turkey, chicken, brisket, etc.

As meat smokes the sugar hardens and holds in the liquids.

Wet Sauce to serve with smoked meats:

1/2 cup dry mix

1 1/2 cup ketchup

1/4 cup wine/water