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Texas Brisket

Menu
-Crab Quesadillas with homemade Tortillas
-Green Chile Chutney
-Starburst Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit Salad
-Bragging Rights Brisket
-Red Bliss Potato Salad

The Line Up

The Line Up

Starburst Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit Salad

Starburst Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit Salad

I love a good grapefruit, and paired with the strawberries and tart dressing, made this dish a delight.

Crab Quesadillas with Green Chile Chutney

Crab Quesadillas with Green Chile Chutney

I made the Quesadillas. They were really crab-y tasting, but it went well with the Green Chile Chutney. The Chutney was actually a gastrique, meaning it was both sweet and tart at the same time.

Tortillas

Tortillas

Homemade Tortillas! I burnt my hands doing this so many times, but it was still worth it!

Bragging Rights Brisket with Red Bliss Potato Salad

Bragging Rights Brisket with Red Bliss Potato Salad

There’s really nothing to say about this dish other than Yuuuuuuuuuuum.

Slicing the Brisket

Slicing the Brisket

Just look at that!

It was a really good night! I did have one accident though.

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I busted my thumb up against the spice container while I was opening it. Chef made fun of me. Only I could “cut” myself on a spice container.

Lone Star Chicken Fried Steak

Menu
-LBJ Perdenales River Chili
-Jalapeno Cornbread
-Lone Star Chicken Friend Steak with Creamy Gravy
-Green Beans
-Black-Eyed Peas

The Line Up

The Line Up

This week we did the great state of Texas! We also got new groups so that was an adjustment.

LBJ Perdenales River Chili with Jalapeno Cornbread

LBJ Perdenales River Chili with Jalapeno Cornbread

Mmm Mmm Who doesn’t love some good Chili? I made the chili. It was almost to high end. I guess I’m used to chili with hamburger meat and canned tomato sauce. James, one of my new group members, made the cornbread.

Lone Star Chicken Fried Steak with Cream Gravy, Green Beans, and Black-Eyed Peas

Lone Star Chicken Fried Steak with Cream Gravy, Green Beans, and Black-Eyed Peas

I also made the Black-Eyed Peas because my mom loves them. (She really loved these). Yes, the gravy on the Steak is purple-ish. Kiera wasn’t really sure what happened. She did everything right, but it still looks funny.

 

Texas Sheet Cake

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This is my mom’s favorite cake. A friend from work used to make it for her on her Birthday. My mom claims she’s not a chocolate cake fan, but I think she just never meet a good chocolate cake (besides this one of course).

It’s a moist cake that won’t stick around for very long. I think it’s the cinnamon that makes it so addicting.

I used this recipe (http://southernfood.about.com/od/chocolatecakes/r/bl30620s.htm) by Diana Rattray from About.com.

Cake
1 cup butter
1 cup water
1/4 cup cocoa
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Frosting
1/2 cup butter 
1/4 cup cocoa 
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk 
1 box (1 pound) confectioners’ sugar, sifted (4 1/4 cups sifted) 
1/2 teaspoon vanilla 
1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional

Preparation:

Cake: Combine 1 cup butter, water, and 1/4 cup cocoa in saucepan over medium heat; heat until butter melts. Add sugar, flour, salt, eggs, soda, sour cream, vanilla and cinnamon; mix well. Pour into a 15x10x1-inch jelly roll pan. Bake at 350° for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Frost while still hot. (This is really important!)

Frosting: Combine 1/2 cup of butter, 1/4 cup of cocoa, and milk in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Add the confectioners’ sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla mix well with electric mixer. Stir in pecans, if using, and pour over the cake. Spread to cover the hot cake.

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