Monday, June 22, 2009

Planning For Sudden Changes...!


When the rain or bad weather forces you to change your plans for a cook out, here are some tips for moving the cooking to the inside!

Once again, these little helpful hints are gifts from "The Old Farmer's Almanac". I can guarantee you that they have nearly anything and everything you need to know about outdoor cooking, gardening, planting, history, weather predictions, and on and on!

Hope this comes in handy someday!

Beefsteaks
Marinate 3 to 24 hours; broil about 3 inches from the heat source for 12 to 15 minutes, turning once, until achieving desired degree of doneness.

Chicken Parts (bone in)
Marinate 3 to 24 hours; roast at 425°F for about 40 minutes, or broil 5 to 6 inches from the heat source for 25 to 35 minutes, or until juices run clear.

Chicken Breasts or Thighs (boneless and skinless)
Marinate 1 to 3 hours; roast at 425°F for about 20 minutes, or broil 5 to 6 inches from the heat source for 12 to 15 minutes, or until no longer pink.

Game Hens
Marinate 3 to 24 hours; roast at 375°F for about 50 minutes, until juices run clear, or broil split or quartered hens 5 to 6 inches from the heat source for 25 to 35 minutes, or until thoroughly cooked.

Fish Steaks
Marinate up to 1 hour; roast at 425°F for about 20 minutes, or broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat source for 10 to 12 minutes, until just cooked through.

Pork Chops

Marinate 3 to 24 hours; roast at 375°F for about 30 minutes, or broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat source for 14 to 18 minutes, turning once, until juices run clear.

Shrimp
Marinate up to 30 minutes; broil about 4 inches from the heat source for 4 to 5 minutes, turning once, until shrimp turn pink.

If things do get moved indoors, let me suggest that if children are present try and find some activity ahead of time that can keep them entertained. That way the adults can carry on a conversation without having to holler over the joyous sound of children at play. Most all outdoor games do not translate well to indoor activity, but most of you already knew that...especially if you have little ones at home!

Now, my friends, let's get some coffee and go to the patio table for a bit. We can decide what we are going to grill next time...OK?

16 comments:

Dori said...

There was an odd open brick shelter on our property when we purchased it and it is the perfect location for the smoker grill. Rain, shine or snow that grill get used! We've come to know and love the brining technique--juiciest and tastiest smoked brisket ever!

HermitJim said...

Hey Dori...
It's a good thing to have some place like that to leave the grill and to use in bad weather. Helps the grill to be protected as well...

Thanks for coming by today!

JoJo said...

Good morning Special Friend, Since I have this nice long porch I have my grill out there so I can grill anytime. I is a nice small roung gas grill and takes up very little room.
I'll take some coffee now and sit out for awhile with you.Please
JoJo

HermitJim said...

Hey JoJo...
Good to have a nice porch or patio to leave the grill on. Keeping it out of the weather is the secret to making it last a long time.

Help yourself to the coffee, my lady!

Ken said...

...mornin'Jim...amazing how every time i read that book i can find sumthin' useful each time huh ?...anyway,coffee on the fly this morn...got lots to do...take care Brother...

HermitJim said...

Hey Ken...
Always good to see you! You know, if I could only have access to one book, this one might be the one. I would have to say that since they update it every month, I would have to have a way to keep up with it.

Have a good day, my friend!

Another Prepper said...

These directions are great! Thanks for posting them. It's always good to have a plan B (and C and D sometimes)....

Mayberry said...

That Farmer's Almanac is chock full of good info.....

Felinae said...

Hiya, Uncle Hermit,

Happy Monday to you!

Thanks for more great tips.

I hope you have a wonderful afternoon.

Hugs~Felinae~

HermitJim said...

Hey Felinae...
It's my pleaswure to share these little tidbits. I'm sure that a lot of people already knew them, but it never hurts to put them out again!

I thank you, ma'am, for your visit today!

Rae said...

These are good tips to have. We haven't had rain but I stay in just to avoid this miserable heat. It is too darn hot to cook outside even.

HermitJim said...

Hey Rae...
I know what you mean about being hot! At 3 O'clock today it was 100 on my patio and the humidityy is at 58%. No rain in the forecast!

Guess summer time is here!

JoJo said...

Just went down to the pool and looked at the temp on the shes wall in my carport it was 106 No wonder I don't go out much anymore.
JoJo

Marie said...

Hey, these give me more incentive to go out and grill, as well as some ideas because it's been raining like crazy here--great post!

HermitJim said...

Hey JoJo...
I know what you mean. It's been very hot here as well, with no rain in the forecast.

I need rain! Plenty of rain...enough to make mud pies!

At least you have a pool!


Hey Marie...
Throw an extra hot dog or burger on the grill for me, will ya? That way I won't have to fire mine up...

Pretty lazy, huh? Hey, thanks for coming by!

JoJo said...

this is true I have been going down in the morning and again at 5pm but getting very tan. Too tan.
JoJo