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      VICTORY!!!
       
      Redskins 23 - 17 Panthers
       
      Will the real Washington Redskins please stand up?
       
      Hello friends, JimmiJo here, joined by the Spaceman Spiff. 
       
      Seriously, which team will we get to see today. The one solid in all quarters, playing fundamentally sound ball and making us believe that just maybe, this year they could be hanging around at playoff time? Or will it be the one who decides not all receivers should be covered? You know, the one that seems to believe no national embarrassment is too great to suffer.
       
      If I am on this team on this day, I am playing like I have been punked-out on national TV (because I was) and I have something to prove. I am playing with a degree of urgency yet to be seen this year. I am playing like the season is on the line today. Because it literally is as far as I am concerned.
       
      Speak amongst yourselves...
       
      inactives
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 25 RB Chris Thompson
      o   No. 30 S Troy Apke
      o   No. 39 CB Adonis Alexander
      o   No. 74 T Geron Christian Sr.
      o   No. 77 G Shawn Lauvao
      o   No. 80 WR Jamison Crowder
      o   No. 99 DL Caleb Brantley
       
      Ok gang, showtime. Here's to a good game with no injuries. You can follow me live on Twitter @Skinscast. 
       
      See you at the half.
       
      Half
       
      Great start, poor ending. They need to produce in the 2nd half to win.
       
      JimmiJo
       
      This team is consistently inconsistent.
       
      I’m just glad I caught them on the good week. And if there was ever a time to go for two in a row, it’s this week.
       
      I was poised to ask the players how much last week had to do with this. I didn’t have to. Most of the guys I interviewed spoke about getting the bad taste of last week out of their mouth.
       
      To a man they wanted to put it behind them. No better way than to do so with a win against a 3-1 Carolina Panthers. The win preserves Washington’s first place position in the division.
       
      If we are looking for heroes we have to start with Adrian Peterson. Coming in with multiple injuries (shoulder, knee, ankle), all he did was run for 97-yards on 17-carries with a 5.7 yard per carry average. The man is ageless, looking more like a first-year back rather than a guy near the end of his career.
       
      On the other side of the ball was Josh Norman. It was clear in speaking to him following the game that the chatter in the media was starting to get to him. This game was important enough for him that he called a defensive backs meeting this week to get everybody on the same page.
       
      Norman payed like the all-star the Redskins signed in 2016. In fact, the interception was his first since week 16 of 2016. But he wasn’t done. Norman punched out the ball to force a fumble later on a critical drive, robbing the Panthers of an opportunity to score.
       
      Given the talk about Norman and the manner in which the New Orleans Saints bludgeoned Washington last week, it was fitting the game came down to a defensive stand that resulted in Carolina giving up the ball on downs.
       
      This was a total team effort for Washington, with all areas contributing.
       
      Alex Smith went 21-of-36 for 163-yards and two touchdowns. He finished with a passer-rating of 88.1.
       
      Jordan Reed had a relatively quiet five receptions for 36-yards to lead the receivers. Vernon Davis on the other hand, made some noise bringing in 3-receptions for 48-yards to include a beautiful touchdown grab on a seam route that left him largely uncovered.
       
      Smith did such a good job of looking off the safety that by the time he turned back to fire down field, Davis was running free and clear into the end zone.
       
      Another hero on the day was Dustin Hopkins. All he did was kick a 6-yard field goal, the longest of his career. I asked the coach if he had discussed the kick with Hopkins prior to making the decision. Gruden told me it was special teams coach Ben Kotwica who proclaimed Hopkins ready.
       
      “I thought it was a 53-yarder,” said Gruden. “When I heard it was a 56-yarder I thought about calling a timeout.
      He didn’t and Hopkins made him look smart.
       
      The Redskins fare best when they score first. They must be aware of this as they started red hot, jumping out to a 17-point lead before the Panthers got off the snide.
       
      A total of 9-unanswered points later, Washington scored early in the fourth quarter to bring the lead back to 11. That lasted officially 1-drive, as the Panthers marched down with relative ease to score a touchdown and bring the game within 3.
       
      Washington then mounted another drive to register another field goal to take the lead back to 6.
       
      Then a defensive stand was needed.
       
      Carolina was able to move the back to the midfield with relative ease. Washington tightened up and it all came down to a 4th-and-5 at the Redskins 16 with 38-seconds remaining.
       
      That was as far as they would go as Cam Newton skimmed the ball off of the field for a harmless incomplete.
       
      It was a much need win. It keeps the Redskins in 1st place in the division at 3-2 with Dallas coming to town next Sunday.
       
      What’s not to like?  
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The Grilling and Cooking Thread

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Just got a pound of ground venison I want to cook tonight. Anyone have any good recipes I should try?

 

Any tips on cooking the meat itself?

 

Thanks.

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Usually they mix some beef tallow in when the grind it.  If so, deer burgers are hard to beat otherwise it is kind of dry if cooked without some kind of sauce.  Chili con carne comes to mind.   I just took a package of ground elk out of the freezer yesterday so I'm fixing to have some of that - 15% beef fat. 

 

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Just got a pound of ground venison I want to cook tonight. Anyone have any good recipes I should try?

 

Any tips on cooking the meat itself?

 

Thanks.

I like mine cooked up with some onions and green peppers and then baked in some mac-n-cheese.

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I'm thinking to start, burgers are gonna be the way to go. Have a couple questions for y'all with experience with venison...

 

It's just my wife and I. We were given about a pound of ground meat frozen. We thawed it in the fridge overnight. Is it safe to refreeze the leftover after making the burgers?

 

Also, I know the meat is very lean. I don't plan to mix beef in with it. Would mixing in some bacon work to add in some fat to add a little flavor and keep it from coming out dry?

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In general it's better not refreeze meat although I don't think it's for health reasons necessarily, more for the taste and consistency.  If you are going to cook it into something spicy after you thaw it again it shouldn't be a big deal.

 

The fat is a harder one.  You're thinking to mince the bacon real fine and mix it in?  I've never done that and I'm not sure how well it would work.  It would suck to find raw bacon pieces in the middle of a medium cooked deer.  You don't want to overcook the venison either.  Medium at most, better on the rare side.  

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Some of the burger recipes I was looking at recommended browning the bacon first and then mixing in the crumbles with some onion, garlic, and a little olive oil.

 

A friend actually just recommended that I try making a stroganoff. Which sounds really tasty and honestly looks pretty simple.

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We're having peeps over for the game Sunday & I'm in the process of putting a menu together. 

 

So...what's on your menu for the Skins playoff game Sunday? 

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My biggest tailgate menu of the season :)

 

- My usual flank steak and bacon rolls (Believe I've posted the recipe in this thread.)

- Beer brats and a pan of sauteed onions, peppers, and garlic to go on potato rolls.

- Slow cooked pulled pork.

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We're having peeps over for the game Sunday & I'm in the process of putting a menu together.

So...what's on your menu for the Skins playoff game Sunday?

I'm doing wings again with Ssam sauce. I got two bottles for Christmas and the first bottle made some of the best wings I've tasted

I found that roasting the wings at 425 on a rack is just as good if not better than frying them... And much less messy!

I'm also going to make some Chinese cucumber salad. Had to buy some fairly exotic ingredients to pull it off at the local Chinese grocery. But will be delicious

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Depends on whether we watch with the neighbors or not.

 

If we have a crowd, might grill up some ribs and brats, plus something for my wife who isn't as keen on those two options.  If it's just us, I might pull some skirt steak out of the freezer for fajitas.

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We're having peeps over for the game Sunday & I'm in the process of putting a menu together. 

 

So...what's on your menu for the Skins playoff game Sunday? 

I tried some homemade mozzarella sticks last week - really good.  used some italian bread crumbs, cajun seasoning, garlic and onion powder.

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I'm doing wings again with Ssam sauce. I got two bottles for Christmas and the first bottle made some of the best wings I've tasted

I found that roasting the wings at 425 on a rack is just as good if not better than frying them... And much less messy!

I'm also going to make some Chinese cucumber salad. Had to buy some fairly exotic ingredients to pull it off at the local Chinese grocery. But will be delicious

Yeah wings are good roasted/grilled.  I actually really like them grilled.

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I'm doing wings again with Ssam sauce. I got two bottles for Christmas and the first bottle made some of the best wings I've tasted

I found that roasting the wings at 425 on a rack is just as good if not better than frying them... And much less messy!

I'm also going to make some Chinese cucumber salad. Had to buy some fairly exotic ingredients to pull it off at the local Chinese grocery. But will be delicious

When I saw you mention the SSam sauce in another thread I had to order some myself. I got a bottle for my son, too. 

 

So, are you marinating the wings & then tossing them on the rack?

 

Chinese cucumber salad sounds pretty good with spicy wings.

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i tried grilling wings for the first time for the Dallas game; marinaded with italian dressing, Worcester, soy for about 2 hours then dried them up and did a dry rub on them (garlic/onion/cajun/cayenne/black pepper - probably mixed some other stuff up with it) and let them sit for another hour or two.  Definitely regret not doing this before.

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When I saw you mention the SSam sauce in another thread I had to order some myself. I got a bottle for my son, too. 

 

So, are you marinating the wings & then tossing them on the rack?

 

Chinese cucumber salad sounds pretty good with spicy wings.

Yah there is a momofuku recipe that I followed... I think you might be able to find it on the web, but the gist of it is to coat the wings in peanut oil and salt, roast, then dredge in the sauce. The sauce is made by adding Apple cider vinegar and butter to the Sam sauce

Pretty cool to make food from a 3 star Michelin restaurant at home, and it be easy to do :)

Here it is

I thing roasting at 425 for 20 minutes per side is a better temp to cook them, at least in my oven. The peanut oil is a must though

http://media.wholefoodsmarket.com/news/from-inside-the-kitchens-of-momofuku-ssaem-sauce-is-now-available

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Here is a terrible story for everyone. I was moving my KamadoJoe (big green egg, but different company) over Christmas and I dropped it on my driveway. Shattered into 10 pieces

Damn things cost $1000. I got this one for next to nothing because I got to know the owner of the company a little several years ago

So, file that under Suck

I think I'm just going to get a Weber Kettle grill. Some of the best cooking I've ever done was on one of those... And they are only $99

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Here is a terrible story for everyone. I was moving my KamadoJoe (big green egg, but different company) over Christmas and I dropped it on my driveway. Shattered into 10 pieces

Damn things cost $1000. I got this one for next to nothing because I got to know the owner of the company a little several years ago

So, file that under Suck

I think I'm just going to get a Weber Kettle grill. Some of the best cooking I've ever done was on one of those... And they are only $99

 

 

 

this thing cost $1000  ??!?!??!

 

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do you eat gold plated figs, too??

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Again, I didn't pay that, but yes

Price the stainless steel one. I think it is $15k or something

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Here is a terrible story for everyone. I was moving my KamadoJoe (big green egg, but different company) over Christmas and I dropped it on my driveway. Shattered into 10 pieces

Damn things cost $1000. I got this one for next to nothing because I got to know the owner of the company a little several years ago

So, file that under Suck

I think I'm just going to get a Weber Kettle grill. Some of the best cooking I've ever done was on one of those... And they are only $99

Damn! That really does suck 

 

I have one of these - the poor man's version of the BGE. I got it about 3 years ago at a 4th of July sale at Kroger's for $149. It does a damn good job of holding temps. Probably not as well as a BGE, but I can get 10 5 of these for the price of a BGE. I've been very pleased with it. I keep it covered when not in use. A little bit of rust on the wheels but the body is fine. 

 

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Char-Griller-Akorn-Kamado-Kooker-22-in-Charcoal-Grill-in-Grey-with-Cart-6520/204151650

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Here is a terrible story for everyone. I was moving my KamadoJoe (big green egg, but different company) over Christmas and I dropped it on my driveway. Shattered into 10 pieces

Damn things cost $1000. I got this one for next to nothing because I got to know the owner of the company a little several years ago

So, file that under Suck

I think I'm just going to get a Weber Kettle grill. Some of the best cooking I've ever done was on one of those... And they are only $99

 

Yeah just got a Weber kettle for Christmas. :)

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I have a Kamado joe. Incredible for heat control, even in my Minneaota winter. I love it. For most cooking and most climates, not much better than a Webber kettle.

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My grill was blown over by one of our wonderful windstorms about a month ago. Parts everywhere. Got it together,but it's probably going to need some more work. Having some good luck with the reverse sear and oven cook method for steaks and such in the meantime. 

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I have a Kamado joe. Incredible for heat control, even in my Minneaota winter. I love it. For most cooking and most climates, not much better than a Webber kettle.

Guy named Bobby Brennan owns KamadoJoe and he hooked me up for a ridiculous price on my last one. I still have his cell number if you ever have problems and want to complain :)
I will raise you $1500

http://m.appliancesconnection.com/kamado-joe-pj28ss-i314449.html?ref=froogle&ref=rap&mkwid=saBjOXKyI&pcrid=38939790134&KW=&pdv=m&gclid=CPLgjrH4mMoCFcMbgQodB0gFXQ

I actually thought this one cost more than $7500, thought it was twice that

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