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Offline Reinhard

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Meal Disasters
« on: April 19, 2017, 04:18:14 PM »
We like to show the meals that turned out well.  What about those you planned that blew up big time.  Here is mine.  Many years ago back in the 70's I bought a 2 inch bone in sirloin steak.  Yes they had bone in them back then.  I was pumped, not just with emotion but with adult beverages.  Put the charcoal on and waited for the charcoal to get grey.  Seasoned that steak up and put that trophy on the grill.  Made another gin tonic as I was thinking of how great this is going to be.  Buddy came over and gave him a beer and we started to talk fishing in the kitchen.  Totally forgot about the steak.  I was surprised that the fire dept didn't get called by the neighbors.  Lot of smoke went by the kitchen window.  Ran outside and there it was.  One shrunken piece of meat that was coal black and beyond repair.  I was thinking of this today and this is why I started this thread.    good luck.

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Re: Meal Disasters
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 04:46:10 PM »
We like to show the meals that turned out well.  What about those you planned that blew up big time.  Here is mine.  Many years ago back in the 70's I bought a 2 inch bone in sirloin steak.  Yes they had bone in them back then.  I was pumped, not just with emotion but with adult beverages.  Put the charcoal on and waited for the charcoal to get grey.  Seasoned that steak up and put that trophy on the grill.  Made another gin tonic as I was thinking of how great this is going to be.  Buddy came over and gave him a beer and we started to talk fishing in the kitchen.  Totally forgot about the steak.  I was surprised that the fire dept didn't get called by the neighbors.  Lot of smoke went by the kitchen window.  Ran outside and there it was.  One shrunken piece of meat that was coal black and beyond repair.  I was thinking of this today and this is why I started this thread.    good luck.

I can honestly say that I have done that with pig chops a couple times....drank a few beers with buddy's while cooking...it happens....  :rotflmao:
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Re: Meal Disasters
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2017, 05:11:44 PM »
Wyofish - the early years.
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Re: Meal Disasters
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2017, 05:20:55 PM »
Great thread Rh.  Way way way back while renting out a basement from a guy I knew, we were partying, decided to throw on a big ol t-bone. The next morning I took the pooch out and the gas grill was still going....with nothing left but a small chunk of bone.

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Re: Meal Disasters
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2017, 06:32:14 PM »
yup steaks and brats both, eeegadddsss hope to never do it again!! :happy1: :happy1: :rotflmao:
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Re: Meal Disasters
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2017, 07:20:34 PM »
My worst, outdoors anyway, was trying to cook chicken (skin on pieces) on a cheap gas grill.   It was a total flare up disaster.    Blacker than ace of spades.   

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Re: Meal Disasters
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2017, 07:31:14 PM »
Mine was getting engrossed in a movie and forgetting the big, hand-made pizza in the oven...until the smoke alarm went off.  :angry:
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Re: Meal Disasters
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2017, 08:15:57 PM »
First time grilling for the in laws I was making burgers and 2 of them became charred hockey pucks.   My father in law notices them and commented about tbem.  I told him that they were dog food and he said they were perfect.  He preferred burned burgers.
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Re: Meal Disasters
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2017, 08:27:38 PM »
well, back when in my early years of mind altering abuse. i was awoke from my couch by the fire dept. it seems i must of made some kinda thing to eat in a frying pan on the stove. what ever it was, was unrecognizable as was the frying pan.....

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Re: Meal Disasters
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2017, 05:31:38 AM »
During yer mind-altering states, did you ever gain any deep insights?  :scratch:    smoking_a_joint-408.gif
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Re: Meal Disasters
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2017, 05:32:56 AM »
Wyofish - the early years.

Whoa!! HAHAHAA! Those look even way past sousing up!!  :rotflmao:
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Re: Meal Disasters
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2017, 06:43:50 AM »
I just did it a year ago spring. Had some venny back straps marinating(yes you can use them for other things besides jerky). We had bought a new grill. Well, I grilled them like I would on the old grill and we ended up with blackened back straps. Taters didn't do much better either. Good thing we had a few beers in us or they would not have been edible.  :doah:
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Re: Meal Disasters
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2017, 09:26:13 AM »
While one single incident doesn't stand-out, my general nemesis is pan-frying fish - getting the oil to the right temp, etc.  Seems I can't find my equilibrium - I'll burn it one time, and then get gun-shy and not get the oil hot enough the next time and it ends up soggy and oily.  Ruined many of good fish dinners and sadly, many of panfish, walleyes and pike have died in vane at the hand of my poor frying skills. My saving grace has been the Frying Saucer - yup that gimmiky contraption they sell at the Sports Show and other events.  It's awesome, haven't screwed up a fish fry with that thing yet!

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Re: Meal Disasters
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2017, 09:59:54 AM »
Have to agree....I tend to want to over-cook it, and there's nothing worse that dried out fish. A minute or two too long, and that's all she wrote. I'm still working at it, but I like to broil mine with butter.  :tongue:
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Re: Meal Disasters
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2017, 02:03:18 PM »
My worst but not the only one was,Commin back from So Cal.Making a first move back here 2 weeks off,I stopped at Omaha Meats in Omaha Neb. an bought 3 porterhouse steaks  extra thick 1&3/4 inch to 2 thick For Mom an Dad an me.Never cooked on a gas grill an thats all they had.Put em on waited bout as long as I would on charcoal for the first side.Opened that grill and all that was there is charcoal meat.I mean burnt beyond recognition !!
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Re: Meal Disasters
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2017, 02:26:15 PM »
Back when I was a young buck I went to a Commercial Diving School in CA.  Met some great guys.  We were starting to learn how to cook back then, still am.  We decided to make some homemade chicken and rice soup.  We boiled a whole chicken then took it out and picked the meat off the bones and threw it back in the pot with some celery and one of those (little) bags of rice.  Well we were partying like rock stars since it was Sat.  A little while later we smelled something burning and went back inside and all of that rice was boiling over like it was suds...  SO much rice....     :rotflmao: :rotflmao:  We scooped rice out of that pot and off the stove and couldn't even tell there was chicken in it anymore.  We each ate some but then we went back to partying...  Never did try that again...  AND I have a new respect for those "little" bags of rice.

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Re: Meal Disasters
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2017, 03:07:26 PM »
Back when I was a young buck I went to a Commercial Diving School in CA.
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 Which school did you attend?fer what deep,surfack? welding,comerical,oil ??
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Re: Meal Disasters
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2017, 08:33:56 AM »
I went to the Commercia Diving Center in Wilmington CA.  Right by Long Beach.  They tried to get us dumb young kids to go to Singapore or the North Sea.  That was the happening spots for divers back then.  Constructing underwater pipelines.  Huge accident rates but big bucks.  I just chose to go the the Gulf by Venice and work on the oil rigs repairing hurricane damage. All above water stuff.  Safer and made good moola..  That would have been back in 75...  Did some partying in Long Beach.  We were underage and were in a big bar dance hall place and a guy got shot and killed close to us.  We thought it was a firecracker.  We all had to stand in line and give the cops our info.  I stood next to this older hot babe and told here I was underage and was worried they would arrest me.  She said to just stay close to her.  She said she had done the cop whose line we were in and she would schmooze me through the line.  When we got up to him he hardly looked at my ID.  He just kept smiling at her and told me to go ahead.....  I still remember the name of the place the Rincon Tarasca...   We would dance with cute little Mexican girls that were there with their parents.