2 LBS Turkey Breast
1/2 Orange, large
3 tbsp Rosemary, fresh
4 tbsp Poultry Seasoning
2 tbsp Parsley
Ole Cajun Seasoning (Season to taste)
1 stick melted Butter (salted)
Cheers to a new year! I want to send you wishes filled with prosperity, health, and happiness to last through the year.
For those who are not keeping up with the time, dates or holidays. Father's Day is 7 days away. I know they say that Father's day 2017 will break a record for money spent on dad, but most dads are not worried about money spent on them. I don't care about the money spent on me for Father's day. Personally, I have cologne that I barely wear, clothes with tags, and tools that don't get used that often. My wife and daughter constantly ask "What do you want for Father's Day?" My answer is always "nothing."
Recently my wife has been creative about gift giving and I must say I get more out of the gifts and I am very appreciative of the thought. For my birthday this year, she gave me hunting, farming and survivalist magazines. I was able to read them and choose one that I really liked so I could get a years subscription. This was one of the best gifts that actually gets used. Some other gifts that have been unique were a day of rest. For the men that work hard to take care of the family a day of relaxation is wonderful. I get served breakfast in bed, my family records all my favorite shows I miss during the week and I get to catch up, along with having my favorite meal for lunch and dinner along with my favorite beer. A few years back for Christmas my wife bought me all my favorite seasonal beers along with my favorite snacks. I was totally surprised but I had enough Christmas Ale and Pumpkin lager to last for a while. Prior to creating spice blends my wife would order Louisiana seasonings, hot sauce, and coffee online as gifts.
I believe you don't have to break the bank for Father's Day, but give dad what he wants. Although, advertisers think they know what dads want they don't know your dad. Think about the people, places, and things that make your dad happy and strive to spice up your dad's special day.
For those of you who are going to be boiling live crawfish for Memorial Day please, please, please, purge them first. Back in Louisiana purging crawfish was a common thing. Since I have been in Texas I realize that many people just boil the crawfish without giving them a good bath. When giving them a bath I submerge live crawfish in salt and water for 45 min in a cooler. Then I drain, rinse and cook. Purging aids in removing mud and debris from the exterior of the crawfish. Crawfish are sometimes in muddy water and getting rid of any dirt will allow for a better tasting crawfish. Another thing worth noting is that any cooked crawfish with a straight tail was dead prior to cooking and should not be consumed. My theory is that you don't know how long the crawfish was dead before it was cooked. I am definitely a country boy, but I believe in quality food and good sound preparation practices. Keep it clean and spice it up with a little Mo' Spice.
Happy Monday! There is only a week left until Memorial Day. I know everyone is preparing for their weekend celebrations and many of you will put meat on the grill. This year we will have to do things a little different due to my wife recently being diagnosed with food allergies and our oldest son being a vegan. I have been experimenting with different foods along with different herbs and spices so that no one feels left out at dinner time. This year I will put more vegetables on the grill such as corn, carrots, whole mushrooms, asparagus, and bell peppers. I will make sure that the vegetables get seasoned just like the grilled meat and it makes a great addition to a garden salad. The other change will be using more mild spices and herbs for my wife's sensitive stomach. I use less salt and more herbs such as rosemary, thyme, paprika, parsley, and cayenne pepper. The great thing about cooking is that you don't have to cook things the same way each time. The dietary restrictions of my family have helped me be more aware of ingredients when I am creating new spice blends. Life doesn't have to be bland, spice it up with a little Mo' Spice.