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Forgot to report in. My turkey came out good. Not great, but I was happy. Brined it with most things listed earlier. It got to temperature faster than the 13 minutes per pound time frame. That gave me pause, but I ultimately trusted the thermometer. I probably left in just a little longer than I should have.

I made my own gravy from the drippings. It was an interesting flavor, and it took us a few tastes to get what it was. I took the citrus from the brine and put it in the cavity. That lemon and orange flavor really infused with the drippings. It gave it a kind of cool, tangy flavor.

Pumpkin pie was good. Made my own whipped cream which is always fun to eat.
 
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Forgot to report in. My turkey came out good. Not great, but I was happy. Brined it with most things listed earlier. It got to temperature faster than the 13 minutes per pound time frame. That gave me pause, but I ultimately trusted the thermometer. I probably left in just a little longer than I should have.

I made my own gravy from the drippings. It was an interesting flavor, and it took us a few tastes to get what it was. I took the citrus from the brine and put it in the cavity. That lemon and orange flavor really infused with the drippings. It gave it a kind of cool, citrus flavor.

Pumpkin pie was good. Made my own whipped cream which is always fun to eat.

Homemade gravy from the drippings, both types, is always FAR superior to anything you can buy or make from a packet.

Well done!!!
 

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I am a big proponent of making turkey stock with the carcass. I have my 5 gallon stock pot and I save mason jars when people gift me homemade cooking gifts.

Quick stock tips:
*Pull the good meat off but make sure the wing tips and leftover cartilage/skin is saved for stock.

*Carrot, onion, celery, garlic, bay leaves, and herbs are great but I've been tossing in some canned chipotle the past two years. The flavor is incredible.

*Strain the broth and discard everything. Fishing meat out after you strain the broth is a pain in the ass. Pull the meat off beforehand.
 

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Take your leftover stuffing. Add 1 egg and 1-2 tbsp of flour per pound of stuffing (looking for a sticky dough consistency) and mix well. Oil hands and make round balls and drop into your turkey soup. Once the balls float they're cooked. I came up with this the other day and it was fantastic.
 

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So, I bought a black stone griddle a few weeks ago, I may never use my actual grill ever again.

@IWantAKouki has one and posted some stuff he has done with it.

Do you get any smoke on it though? I have an indoor plug in griddle which I have definitely gotten my money's worth out of the past decade. Cooking burgers on a bed of thinly sliced onions "White Castle style" is a family favorite.
 

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Use the Blackstone for pancakes. All perfectly golden brown and make 20 at a time. By the time you pour the last one, the first one is ready to flip.
 

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So, I bought a black stone griddle a few weeks ago, I may never use my actual grill ever again.

They are amazing especially for entertaining. Assuming you got the newer model with the grease drain in the back? My only complaint with mine was that the grease trough in the front was kinda worthless, and cleaning it was kind of a PITA.

Just make sure you have it under cover and don't trust a "weather resistant" cover to provide any sort of real protection against rain.

If you haven't already I would definitely recommend getting a set with spatulas, a scraper, a bottle and a dome cover like this...


Cheese up a burger, squirt some water around it, cover and the cheese is melted in seconds. Also nice to have water to squirt to clean/scrape gunk off as you cook.

My favorite things to make...

Breakfast - backn, eggs, hashbrowns, pancakes, etc
Smashburgers
Fried rice
Philly cheesesteaks...really any kind of hot sandwich
Totinos Pizza rolls...if you are drunk at a bachelor party and the strippers get hungry...ask me how I know

Also note that you can put a pot on it to warm sides like baked beans...I had a cheap steel pot and a crummy chefs knife that were exclusively for the 'Stone.
 
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They are amazing especially for entertaining. Assuming you got the newer model with the grease drain in the back? My only complaint with mine was that the grease trough was kinda worthless, and cleaning it was kind of a PITA.

Just make sure you have it under cover and don't trust a "weather resistant" cover to provide any sort of real protection against rain.

If you haven't already I would definitely recommend getting a set with spatulas, a scraper, a bottle and a dome cover like this...


Cheese up a burger, squirt some water around it, cover and the cheese is melted in seconds. Also nice to have water to squirt to clean/scrape gunk off as you cook.

My favorite things to make...

Breakfast - backn, eggs, hashbrowns, pancakes, etc
Smashburgers
Fried rice
Philly cheesesteaks...really any kind of hot sandwich
Totinos Pizza rolls...if you are drunk at a bachelor party and the strippers get hungry...ask me how I know

Also note that you can put a pot on it to warm sides like baked beans...I had a cheap steel pot and a crummy chefs knife that were exclusively for the 'Stone.
Yes. I bought a hard cover that covers the actual griddle and then a cover that covers all of it. It does have the grease trap in the back, but yeah, it’s worthless. I love everything about it though. It’s great.
 

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I'm probably getting the Blackstone with the air fryer built in come spring. I'll mainly use it to finish off steaks/burgers/pork chops/etc, plus the air fryer for side dishes.

Weber 22 Kettle(use all the time)
Weber Genesis(haven't used in years)
Rec-Tec 590 pellet grill(got it right before covid and have only used it 3 times, mainly bought for larger cooks that don't fit in the kettle grill)
 

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wtf they have a blackstone with a built in air fryer? What will they think of next. Let's tack on a smoker!

That thing is legit though, I could open up a restaurant with just that.
 

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Ugh I'm getting ambitious for Christmas.

  • Roast duck with orange sauce
  • Filet with gorgonzola foam and red wine sauce. I don't have a fancy foam maker so I might try this by hand.
  • Wild rice pilaf with mushrooms, pumpkin seeds, black pepper...dried cranberry?
  • Roasted beets and sweet potatoes in duck fat with crispy sage
  • Roasted brussels sprout and kale salad with balsamic, almonds...dried orange peel?
  • Pumpkin pie (frozen, didn't eat for Thanksgiving, fuck dessert)

Was going to do just duck/rice/salad with just my wife and I but now my parents are coming over and not sure if just the duck was enough as a protein.
 
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Was just my daughter (8) and me for Christmas week/dinner. When she's with me, we try to make as much as we can from scratch.

This time we made:
  • Mac n cheese - so much better then anything frozen or from a box
  • Shredded beef tacos in a chipotle sauce
  • Sugar cookies
  • Gingerbread cookies/house with homemade royal and buttercream icing - The house was a disaster. I need better shaping tools to make sure the sides are flat or at least a form that keeps the shapes the right size.
  • Waffles
  • Pizza - dough and sauce
  • Christmas dinner:
    • Prime Rib roast - did sous vide for 7 hours at 133 then cooled it and rubbed it with compound butter before heat blasting it for 15 minutes.
    • Homemade Mashed
    • Blanched and sauteed green beans
    • Crepes - made the batter and the whipped cream.
 

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Christmas dinner, for some reason my wife took a video instead of a picture. Reason 1,042 why she is my future ex wife. Brussels spouts and kale wilted salad with almonds, sweet pots/beets/reg pots roasted in duck fat with cumin, wilr ice pilaf with shiitake, dehydrated cranberries and pepitas, and duck a l'orange.

Ran out of time to make beef tenderloin roast so saved that for...

Day after, beef tenderloin roast with leftover rice and brussels sprouts/kale side. Red wine/stock sauce and gorgonzola cream sauce. Took too long taking a pic.

Today, panko crusted halibut with lemon/parsley olive oil and chili sauce along with crab stuffed mushrooms (crab, cream cheese, chive, celery, hot sauce, panko, Romano), and whatever that Chinese vegetable is.

Gotta say that the sprouts and kale wilted salad is a new fave. Chiffonade kale, cut off stem of sprouts then cut into ~1/8th inch strips, finely slice garlic, olive oil, balsamic and orange juice, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Toss them all in a zip loc, can be made day before. Throw over super high heat (I used a cast iron griddle pan) and basically stir fry. The liquid from the balsamic and OJ is enough to steam them to cook them, once it dries up it caramelizes into deliciousness. Toasted almond slivers for garnish / texture.
 

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