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Monday, September 17, 2012

Monday Night Meals: Week 2


Denver Broncos Vs. Atlanta Falcons




Savannah & Grits

Ingredients

3 slices of bacon
½ lb shrimp
4 large mushrooms
1 T garlic
½ lemon
1 t hot sauce
1 stalk green onion
½ c beer
2 servings of grits
½ c shredded cheddar cheese
3 T heavy cream
2 T butter

Directions:

            Follow the directions of your grits, since time and ratio seem to vary. Meanwhile, clean up shrimp, leaving tails attached. Slice up onions, mushrooms and garlic.
            Heat up a saucepan, when hot, add the bacon. When the bacon is crispy, remove onto paper towels to dry. Place the pan back on heat, add the shrimp, garlic and mushrooms, and allow to cook. After shrimp is cooked, turn down heat and add the beer. Simmer for five minutes.
            When grits are finished, add the butter, cream and cheese. Stir until all is mixed and melted. Remove from heat. Remove the shrimp from heat, squeeze lemon on top, add green onions and hot sauce. Place grits in a bowl, place shrimp on top and enjoy. Go Falcons!

Beer Can Chicken

Ingredients:

1 whole chicken
2 T olive oil
2 T salt
2 T pepper
2 T chili powder
1 T cinnamon
1 T cumin
1 T garlic
1 T paprika
1 can beer
cut up vegetables (optional)

Directions:

            Preheat oven to 350. Clean out inners of chicken and pat it dry with a paper towel. Combine the seasonings in a bowl and mix together, place 1/3 of the seasonings aside. Rub the chicken with the olive oil all over, and then rub the entire chicken with the seasonings. Pour out about ¼ cup of the beer (or drink it), Using a can opener, make holes around the top of the beer can. Add the reserved seasonings and garlic into the beer can, caution, and the beer will foam so add slowly.

            Slide the chicken on the beer can so it can stand by itself. Place on a deep baking dish. Place into oven, allow to cook about an hour and an half, or temperature in thighs and breast are fully cooked. If desire, cut up vegetables and place when forty-five minutes are left on the chicken, enjoy. Go Broncos!

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