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What's for Dinner #382 - the Weather Gone Wild! Edition [through August 22, 2015]

Tune into wholehogproductions on Instagram to see what's been going on.

What's for Dinner #382 - the Weather Gone Wild! Edition [through August 22, 2015]

Thanks for asking. I've been laid low by an increasingly prevalent malady called painintheassus bureaucratitis. It's a vision impairment -- I write perfectly civil things on a computer screen, but after a few minutes, I can't see them anymore.

What's for Dinner #382 - the Weather Gone Wild! Edition [through August 22, 2015]

Very thoughtful of you, Steve. Glad the Tony & Sarah are still running a great house. Lots of delightful evenings there on the porch with a pint, a cigar & the auction catalogs. Hopefully back next year.

What to serve?

Do you or they usually eat at 3:30 in the afternoon before heading off to a 5:00 dinner?

Aug 06, 2015
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What's for Dinner? #379 - The dog days of August [through Aug. 7, 2015]

It fit the weather and post-golf moment perfectly.

Aug 06, 2015
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What's for Dinner? #379 - The dog days of August [through Aug. 7, 2015]

Played hooky & got in most of a round of golf on a lovely & breezy summer day. A quick freezer & fridge scrounge yielded prime strip, grilled asparagus & FFs. Not the most creative, but a great midweek summer dinner. And a nice new 2010 Pomerol helped too.

NB: I'm rethinking my continued contributions to this forum based on some recent events. I detest anonymous petty bureaucrats with delusions of importance. Particularly when they are selling ads against the traffic i and all the other contributors here generate. The business model only works when talent contributes for free. No contributions = no page views= no advertising. Think about this while mutually turning Japanese, puppies

What's for Dinner? #379 - The dog days of August [through Aug. 7, 2015]

Why, thanks. Could have used a pan sauce, but I got lazy.

Aug 06, 2015
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What's for Dinner? #379 - The dog days of August [through Aug. 7, 2015]

Lovely evening. This was the day the light changed & started its long retreat.

Rotisserie bird (slightly overdone, unfortunately), grilled asparagus & hot sauce ORs. The latter made up for the slightly dry bird.

What's for Dinner? #379 - The dog days of August [through Aug. 7, 2015]

Now off to Monterey. Fish 'n chips at the Crown & Anchor and cioppino at Monterey Fish House. Tri-tip sandwiches & Foster's oil cans at Laguna Seca. Nothing like it in the world.

What's for Dinner? #379 - The dog days of August [through Aug. 7, 2015]

Happy Birthday -- sounds like you had a great day.

Aug 05, 2015
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What's for Dinner? #379 - The dog days of August [through Aug. 7, 2015]

You owe it to yourself and the machine to take up sausage making. Totally worth it, and not difficult at all (once you get a feel for the process)

Aug 05, 2015
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What's for Dinner? #379 - The dog days of August [through Aug. 7, 2015]

Happy Birthday, Harters. Enjoy many more.

Aug 05, 2015
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What's for Dinner? #379 - The dog days of August [through Aug. 7, 2015]

I don't -- it stays in the pantry. Still get the precipitate after awhile, which is usually my cue to buy a new one.

Aug 04, 2015
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What's for Dinner? #379 - The dog days of August [through Aug. 7, 2015]

There was a spoonful of peanut butter in the dressing, which was also made with peanut oil Should have had chopped peanuts on top too, but I forgot. BTW -- it's not overtly peanutty -- more like a roasty flavor, aided by the sesame oil.

No idea what brand of fish sauce, but it's from Thailand & sourced from an Asian market and is good stuff. Red & yellow label, plastic squeeze bottle. Only problem is that after awhile, the salt starts to precipitate out and clog up the nozzle.

Aug 04, 2015
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What's for Dinner? #379 - The dog days of August [through Aug. 7, 2015]

Yep. Like walking a kangaroo. On a pogo stick.

What's for Dinner? #379 - The dog days of August [through Aug. 7, 2015]

Woofs like a dog. Sits like a frog.

Aug 03, 2015
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What's for Dinner? #379 - The dog days of August [through Aug. 7, 2015]

Tonite was a Thai beef salad -- perfect for reducing some fridge inventory and totally season with the hot & humid weather. Leftover grilled hanger steak with a variety of vegetables cut into crunchy bits & marinated in a ginger-peanut-soy-sesame-fish sauce vinaigrette & dished up on arugula. Reviews were uniformly good.

What's for Dinner? #379 - The dog days of August [through Aug. 7, 2015]

Did someone say dog?

What's for Dinner #378 - The Hot! Hot! Hot! Edition [through August 3, 2015]

Is Perry's Nut House still in business?

Aug 03, 2015
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What's for Dinner #378 - The Hot! Hot! Hot! Edition [through August 3, 2015]

Please do & thanks. Maybe a return next year.

Aug 02, 2015
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What's for Dinner #378 - The Hot! Hot! Hot! Edition [through August 3, 2015]

Wish I could make it this year. Record entry list for the F1 class -- 37 cars. And the first appearance of F-5000.

Enjoy

Aug 02, 2015
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What's for Dinner #378 - The Hot! Hot! Hot! Edition [through August 3, 2015]

Grilled ribsteak (trim from squaring off yesterday's prime rib roast) on arugula with Parmigiano curls. Not shown: first local corn.

What's for Dinner #378 - The Hot! Hot! Hot! Edition [through August 3, 2015]

Several, actually. A natural segue into pitside margaritas.

Happy customers -- sold out & left them wanting more.

What's for Dinner #378 - The Hot! Hot! Hot! Edition [through August 3, 2015]

Moving along nicely with today's Whole Hog Production. Prime rib, ribs, chicken & sausage working, along with a few random chorizo for pitside hors d'oeuvres. Salmon & steelhead go on shortly.

What's for Dinner #378 - The Hot! Hot! Hot! Edition [through August 3, 2015]

What better way to kick off the mo the of August than another fabulous Whole Hog Production!! Featuring 12 lbs of house made sausage, a whole (7-rib) prime rib, six slabs of back ribs, two chickens, two steelhead & a side of salmon. Watch this space for regular updates.

What's for Dinner #378 - The Hot! Hot! Hot! Edition [through August 3, 2015]

This was fun, swampy weather notwithstanding. Got a call from some friends in your neighborhood that they wanted to stop by, so a quick raid of the freeze turned into a good dinner with the added benefit of clearing out some inventory. Reminds me -- I'm out of sausage casing.

Jul 31, 2015
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What's for Dinner #378 - The Hot! Hot! Hot! Edition [through August 3, 2015]

Impromptu mixed grill -- hanger steak, chorizo, sausage & back bacon. And FFs, of course. Caesar to start.

Meatloaf-Free-Form Or Loaf Pan?

Free form. With a bacon lattice

Jul 30, 2015
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What's for Dinner #378 - The Hot! Hot! Hot! Edition [through August 3, 2015]

I once did a salt cod puree (brandade de morue) with seared scallops, frizzled leeks, duck crackling dust and a grapefruit vinaigrette (knockoff of a Top Chef finale dish). Fun, but way too wintery for this kind of weather.

What's for Dinner #378 - The Hot! Hot! Hot! Edition [through August 3, 2015]

Cue Biloxi Blues...