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Monday, September 19, 2011

Don't Let Summer Get Away

By Bloodhounded: Grab your fishing rod, fire up the grill and get outside to play because it isn't fall yet so, don't let the last few weeks of summer get away! Join me for some fun in the sun before we get ready for one of the most beautiful times of the the year, fall. But, the leaves haven't changed yet and there are plenty of warm days ahead. I'm not letting summer go without a fight! Join me in the fun and games and some good eats too.......










Welcome to the CacheCrazy.Com Summer Time Fun online magazine final summer edition



Everything you need to know about ticks.....THEY SUCK........that's it.   

I did an article called “Bite Me” that covers just about everything that wants to take a bite out of you afield.  The one single most despised critter (here in the north east anyway) is TICKS! I hate them!

 Ticks gross out everyone! I don’t know anyone other than a guinea hen who really “likes” ticks. With the recent scare of Lyme disease, everyone is tick crazy. First of all there are two types of ticks here in NEPA that you’ll encounter. The deer tick which is small in size but packs the Lyme disease punch and the dog tick which is larger and just gives you the skivvies. Once you find one it all over! For the rest of the day or night you feel them in your hair, crawling up your legs and worse! If you start to feel flulike symptoms shortly after you must get medical attention. Soar joints, fever, and achiness are other signs of the onset of Lyme disease. Insect repellant will help prevent them from hanging on and digging in for dinner. Make sure to spray your cloths too or you’ll be bringing some home for dinner. Also, check your dog before they get in the car.
                                                                                                                                                     
KIDS – They say the funniest things – or – out of the mouth of babes category.

While geocaching with my youngest daughter I was complaining that my legs hurt, I was out of shape, too old and to please slow down (this was of course before the awesome condition I’m in today, lol)! That didn’t seem to slow her down so I grabbed for my stomach and said “and I have such bad gas” (hey it worked and sounded good at the time). Just then we happened upon four college gals hiking out. They smiled at my little one and one of them said “are you guys having fun?” my little angel said “we were until my dad told me how old and tired and out of shape he is”, the girl laughed and said to me “you better pick it up old man” jokingly but, my daughter was right there to defend me “that’s because he has real bad gas” she blurted out very a matter of factly!!!! They laughed and kept on walking, I could have killed her!
 A simple "yes" would have sufficed.
                                                                                                               
10 BBQ Chicken recipes that is sure to please

Everyone loves chicken and what better way to serve it in the Summer than a BBQ? I have a few basic recipes and a few barrowed favorites and I’ll share SOME of my secrets with you (hey, I can’t give you everything).

Lets fire up that grill and dig in….

1. Bloodhoundeds own BBQ chicken – This is a very basic recipe of a traditional BBQ sauce with the flavor of garlic and a twang of hot pepper sauce.
Ingredients
©       2 tablespoons vegetable oil
©       1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
©       6 cloves garlic, minced
©       3/4 cup ketchup
©       1/3 cup vinegar
©       1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
©       2 teaspoons brown sugar
©       1 teaspoon dry mustard
©       1/2 teaspoon salt
©       1/4 teaspoon black pepper
©       1/4 (5 ounce) bottle hot pepper sauce (I like Frank’s Hot Sauce)
©       1 (5 pound) chicken, cut into pieces

Directions
·         Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook the onion and garlic until tender. Mix in ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, dry mustard, salt, pepper and hot sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside.
·         Preheat grill for high heat.
·         Lightly oil grill grate. Place chicken on grill. Brush constantly with the sauce and cook 8 to 15 minutes on each side, depending on size of piece, until juices run clear. Discard any remaining sauce.


2. Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Chicken – This one is a no brainer. Sweet Baby Ray’s Original BBQ sauce is ready right out of the bottle. I’ll use this as a “base for a few different sauces and each offers a different flavor.
Ingredients
©       Sweet Baby Ray’s Original Recipe BBQ sauce (the sauce is BOSS)
©       1 (5 pound) chicken, cut into pieces

Directions
·   
·         Preheat grill for high heat.

·         Lightly oil grill grate. Place chicken on grill. Brush constantly with the sauce and cook 8 to 15 minutes on each side, depending on size of piece, until juices run clear. 

ü  TIP – try adding maple pancake syrup to your sauce to add a little more sweet and a great glaze on the chicken, trust me, you’ll love it.

3. Beer Can Chicken – Not really a “BBQ” per say but an excellent Grill treat and a one of a kind flavor.

Ingredients
©       1/2 cup onion, coarsely chopped
©       6 cloves garlic, cut in quarters
©       Fresh sprigs of thyme (6 or 8)
©       2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
©       2 teaspoons brown sugar
©       1/2 teaspoon salt
©       1/4 teaspoon black pepper
©       2 – 16 oz cans of Guinness Lager
©       2 –(3 pound) chickens whole

Directions
·         Open both cans of beer and drink one half of each one. In can openings split garlic, onion, thyme, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar. Then place the can inside of bird cavity (standing up legs down). The can will sit on the grill and simmer the herbs “inside” the chicken.
·         Preheat grill for high heat.
·         Place the chickens on the grill standing up (you may have to remove the upper rack to accommodate the size of the bird). Season with salt and pepper.
·         Grill for 1 hour and 30 minutes on MED (325F) until the internal temp is 175F. Let chicken “set” for 15 minutes, remove form can and serve.

4. Texas BBQ Chicken – yummm, this sounds so good with chili powder and paprika, I’ll bet it’s a winner.

5. Thai Style BBQ Chicken – Oh baby I love Thai food! I may try this one right now!

6. BBQ Bill’s Citrus Smoked Chicken – I love smoked meats and the lemon lime soda marinate has me intrigued.

7. BBQ Miso Chicken – If you haven’t tried Miso (soy bean paste) you don’t know what you’re missing. We use it at the restaurant on several very popular dishes. Using it to BBQ is genius.

8. BBQ Southern Fried Chicken – this recipe is not made on the grill but it gives you two wonderful end products. You can eat the chicken BBQ or eat it Southern Fried, either way it’s a winner!

9. BBQ Peanut Butter Chicken – I know, I know, you’re saying “ewe peanut butter chicken” that’s right and it’s awesome. We use a variation of this for a very popular appetizer. Folks love it but be careful of peanut allergies.

10. BBQ Chicken Cordon Bleu – This sounds awesome! I love a Cordon Bleu and doing it as a BBQ seems to be just a perfect idea!

So, there you have it, some of the best BBQ Chicken you’ll ever eat. Enjoy the cooking process, get the kids involved, have fun with it and then even if it tastes like crap, you’ll still enjoy creating it!

Bon Appétit
Thanks to allrecipes.com for the links and pics


Enjoy the last few weeks of summer. Very soon Autumn will show her bright beautiful colors and the cooler nights will change the seasons and a whole new opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors.
Fave fun and cache crazy!

3 comments:

BigAl said...

Okay, now I have to go buy some chicken and start grilling it. It's only 7:30 in the morning and I'm hungry for dinner right now. I'll have to try these recipes and let you know what I think. LOL.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

LOL on the gas story!!! I cannot grill chicken. Its the one thing that never turns out - its always burned on the outside and raw on the inside. But I do love Sweet Baby Rays - its my favorite!

smithie23 said...

Just a heads up, the beer can chicken tastes best when you drink the other four cans in the six pack, THEN drink half of the other two to use in the recipe. Just saying!

Kids say the darndest things. Their recollection of past events baffles me. Just last week we were all heading out for dinner. My girlfriend goes to get in the car, and slips and falls, getting mud all over her pants. You'd think they direct all the pointing and laughing at her, right? Nope. Somehow, in all three of their heads, it sparked a memory of me tripping on our steps in the house...A YEAR AGO.

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