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LindellProStaf

Can't wait till I retire so I can cook more.

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So I was in the process of derailing Eye Guys smoked egg salad thread by asking him if he was retired to have enough time to do all of the great looking cooking things he does.  I can't wait to retire so I can do more projects without having to wait for the weekend.  I have other things I want to do on weekends and smoking takes time that I don't always have.  I know RH is retired and have wondered about you other guys.  I think I will work for another 2 or 3 years.  Like my job but need more time to do other things like the cooking projects RH and you other guys bring up.

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Hard to explain cooking while retired or not for me.  I got interested in this after watching my mom over the years when I was young.  When I moved out and on my own I pretty much cooked what I learned and then applied new ideas.  I really loved to cook.  Then I got married that lasted a few years and had my two daughters. Pretty much did all the cooking.  Then I got divorced and I got custody of the kids.  Still did all the cooking, just more of it.  I worked 6 days a week for over 35 years and still did all the cooking.  Got married again during that time and met an angel, but still did all the cooking.  Ya I was tired plenty of times but that kitchen, grill, or smoker was a draw for me, addiction is a better word I guess.  When I worked nights I cooked for two days the day before.  

 

We go to resturants maybe once a year.  I don't think we went last year at all.  There are times my wife picks up a couple of pizzas if I'm fishing all day before I get home.  When I'm deer hunting [firearms season], my wife makes something simple or gets something from a Chinese resturant or some other place for her or her mom.  I do want to tell all you husbands out there that by doing all this cooking over the years I appreciate more and more all the cooking my mom did.  Sometimes a lot of prep work goes into it and it does take time.  So thank her once in awhile.  My wife knows I love to cook so it's not like a extra job for me.  And yes it's a lot easier for sure to plan and finish a meal when your retired.  Planning a meal is easier this way.  I've always shopped daily and still do.  My dad shopped for the week way back when and still does.  I just cant do that.  I accumulate too much stuff as it is.  So cook when you can and enjoy it.  good luck.

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I am 58 and could retire on my good union pension but don't want to.  I like what I do for the most part. I do most the cooking if I have the time, summers are tougher cause my me time is spending time in my garden. even when the wife cooks I manage to get my fingers in it. I finally got her I like cooking from scratch as much as possible weined off this hamburgrer helper, premade dump for the most part. I like cooking things from scratch as much as possible. she also hates when I ad lib reciepes, especially when she cooks something up. she walks away and I am adding stuff.:D:lol: and I do ALL the grillin!!!!!!!

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Hamburger Whelper!!!!!   EWWWWWWW!!!   You poor Smurf!!!    :sick:   :P

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9 minutes ago, RebelSS said:

Hamburger Whelper!!!!!   EWWWWWWW!!!   You poor Smurf!!!    :sick:   :P

not any more!!!!!!!:D

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about 5 for me, just got abde my time till my wife finished grad school. then its austa la vista rlf. and do we have plans. one day at a time tho. never know wher the good lord will point ya.

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your wifey aint gonna let you retire boar.............look at the trouble you get into know, much less with more time to do it!:P:grin:

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How about some new recipes/pics guys? I've run out of ideas what to cook...! It's the lowly broiled chicken drumsticks tonite....with some brussel sprouts and a Caesar salad......:crazy:

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I ad lib even when I use a recipe.  It bugs my wife too Smurfy.  She is getting used to it though.  She loves having me cook so she doesn't say much, but I try to not overspice things for her.  My second wife too RH and she is a winner.  It doesn't matter what I say about what we should have for supper.  If I am going to cook she says yes that sounds great....   

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2 minutes ago, RebelSS said:

How about some new recipes/pics guys? I've run out of ideas what to cook...! It's the lowly broiled chicken drumsticks tonite....

Spaghetti!!!!!!

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Well that sounds good Rebs.  My wife is trying to get me to eat more chicken since I really like pork and beef so much..

I din't know you were that close Boar...   

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Reb-  until someone posts something new you'll have to do with that chicken.  I did some this weekend and I brined in salt and sugar.  That sugar really made them good.  Give it a whirl while we all rack our brains.  

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OK guys...chicken it is It was frozen in ziplocs last July. (I got some of those huge family packs for clearance price of $3 each, I packed 4 drumsticks to a bag) looks a bit freezer burned, just the skin, which I don't eat anyway. (not healthy, ya know!) So, I think I'll baste them in some OJ and apricot jam with just a bit of soy sauce stirred in. That'll bake on 'em nicely. We sure can get inventive, can't we?! :P

11 minutes ago, lovebigbluegills said:

Spaghetti!!!!!!

LOL I was thinking that, but I can't find smaller jars of 'sketti sauce anymore...just the big ones. Suppose I could freeze half a jar...

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you guys ever brine or soak chicken in Italian dressing, then grill it!!!!!!!!! slobber......slobber!!!!!!!:P

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Reb, those zip lock bags arn't the best for long term freezing.  If the skin is freezer burned odds are some of it went into the meat also.  Ask Santa for a vac pack mashine and that will not happen.  If it is further burnt, then spaghetti it is.  Maybe you can put step by step pics on here for Boar.  good luck.

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yea I am on a  second wife too!!!!!!!!! BUT.........she's on her third hubby!!!!!!!!:cry::whistle::crazy: well I guess third time was the charm for her!!!!!!!!:D

2 minutes ago, reinhard1 said:

Reb, those zip lock bags arn't the best for long term freezing.  If the skin is freezer burned odds are some of it went into the meat also.  Ask Santa for a vac pack mashine and that will not happen.  If it is further burnt, then spaghetti it is.  Maybe you can put step by step pics on here for Boar.  good luck.

from a retired butcher.i expected better..............................meat wrapping paper!!!!!!!!:P:D

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Dang it Smurf, I don't have my hip boots at work!!!

4 minutes ago, smurfy said:

you guys ever brine or soak chicken in Italian dressing, then grill it!!!!!!!!! slobber......slobber!!!!!!!:P

I've done beef or venison steak in Italian dressing, then put on the grill--and that is amazing!!!

I'll have to try chicken like that.

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26 minutes ago, reinhard1 said:

Reb, those zip lock bags arn't the best for long term freezing.  If the skin is freezer burned odds are some of it went into the meat also.  Ask Santa for a vac pack mashine and that will not happen.  If it is further burnt, then spaghetti it is.  Maybe you can put step by step pics on here for Boar.  good luck.

I know they aren't, but one of those machines just isn't in my budget, and there is no Santa in my life. I guess they won't kill me. :(

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Just be happy LL.  

A buddy of mine went to meat cutting school when we were young.  They said if you had a tough piece of meat to soak it in Italian Dressing so we did it with goose breasts.  They turned out pretty darn good, we grilled them.....  We were getting pretty sick of them when we had good shooting.

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