tasty tuesdays…ohhhh brisket, i love you!!

Tastytuesdays 

 

Yup, here is the edition you've been waiting for…be prepared to laugh, cry, applaud, and DROOL!!!

 Here is my success with Beans and Cornbread…

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  Cora likes salt!

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Lillian likes cornbread!

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I LIKE LEFTOVERS!! yummmmm…

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I really LOVE leftover beans! 

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Here's the drama…

   Fried Chicken…

to say I was intimidated was an understatement. 

But i forged ahead…

1st mistake – I only bought one fryer chicken so I cut the batter recipe in half…WRONG!!

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I did soak the chicken overnight…*sigh*

Second mistake, I didn't cover the chicken all over with the batter, so it was pretty dismal.

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Third mistake, I think I needed to fry a little longer!!

The recipe called to fry the chicken and then bake it to finish cooking it. Apparently the frying didn't work well enough…because two hours later, the chicken wasn't done!!

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These wonderful people are the best!!! See how they are smiling? the chicken wasn't anywhere near done!! The mashed taters were really gorgeous!! 🙂

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Such a sweetie…sooooo I gave up, mr gorgeous took over, cooked it to finish it, and I ate mashed potatoes for dinner!! The next day I did have a salad with the chicken on it…

*sigh*

So my dear mom said not to give up, but at this point I'm thinking I don't have to be great at everything!!! 🙂

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So here's the victory…the redemption…

the BRISKET!!!

I followed this recipe to the TEE…

marinating for two days!!

if you follow me on Twitter or your my FB friend, you know how hard I worked for this brisket!! We had a little mini birthday party for my mom last Friday night and this was my present (for me!!) for her, too!!

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these above are the before pics…

now for the after pics…(do you have your drool cloth handy???)

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first peek in the oven after 8 hours of cooking!! ohhh my…i can't even begin to tell you how good my house smelled!!!

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can you smell it??? sooooo awesome!!!

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it was an awesome spread…and I was the hit of the party!!

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just to put it in perspective…the brisket was better than this coffee, coffee, buzz buzz buzz Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream!! (but this was pretty awesome, too!!)

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Happy Happy Tasty Tuesday!!

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Comments

  1. Reply

    Ow my gosh Sally!
    Can I come over 1 time for dinner? That is if I EVER get near your village for a vacation LOL

    Love your pictures again, and it looks sooo delicious!!!
    DH and your kids must be so happy with your cookingskills!! Even if it goes wrong sometimes 😉

    I messed up the risotto 2 weeks ago.. It was overcooked.. Can you imagine!?

  2. Reply

    Sally- you crack me up- every time I start to get intimidated by your and your perfection, you share an awesome story like the chicken. xoxoxo!

  3. Reply

    Sally it was the best brisket I have ever eaten ! Oh you dear friend of mine … remember your friend over here that cant cook from her painful surgery 🙂 Brisket sounds like a great idea ahahahah… I know I must be on some good pain meds huh lol

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