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Old 01-07-2013, 09:18 PM   #1
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OK Not the cookout

We do all the things during the summer months BBQ, fishfrys and the grill thing, but when the winter comes on and the weather gets bad outside what do you all do for cooking and making meals, I know the slow cooker and the micowave but really thats only a few meals.....whatelse is out there??? HELP SEND YOUR MEAL IDEAS!!!!!
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:31 PM   #2
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I BBQ all winter. Why let a bit of snow and cold stop you from cooking outside?
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:33 PM   #3
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Chili in a crockpot...Mnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:38 PM   #4
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If you make a campfire, do it early enough to cook over and you will be toasty while cooking. If you bbq, start a fire with quick burning wood to get some coals, then put in some good cooking wood for meal prep. We use Coastal Red Oak in our area to cook with in the open flame fire ring/pit.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:40 PM   #5
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The George Foreman grill comes in handy for steaks. I also like to cook a whole pork butt in a crockpot. I inject small amounts of liquid smoke into the meat a few times during the cooking process. I cook the pork long enough that the meat almost falls apart. It comes out tasting great and fork tender.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:47 PM   #6
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In addition to the slow cooker we use a George Forman grill. Perfect for just about anything you can put on the grill outside; fish, steaks, burgers, chops....also use a toaster oven for baked potatoes, biscuits, pastries and a Panini maker which turns a regular ham and cheese into a great hot sandwich.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:58 PM   #7
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Slow cooker for pulled pork or pulled beef brisket... get either a pork shoulder or butt put in cooker w/ a 1/2" of water and a little bit of BBQ sauce. Let cook all day, it will be falling apart. When done, get meat out of pot or drain water/juice out. Pull butt, shoulder or brisket apart using 2 forks. Add BBQ sauce and let simmer another half hour. We use Sticky fingers carolina sweet sauce. Yummy!!! Or you could do a beef stew in the cooker (prep it at home, bring it with you and cook it when ready). A lasagna in the oven (stouffers takes away the need to make it!). We still grill at home or in the camper year round. In fact we had lobster tails on the grill christmas eve at home. Chili is good and warming. Sloppy joes are easy. What about salad night or taco night. Baked mac and cheese anyone? Or grilled cheese and tomato soup.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:32 AM   #8
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Unless wind is really blowing we still use our gas grill mounted on the side of the trl while camping. Here at the house in the winter shovel the snow off the deck and still fire up the grill. Grilled Prime Rib for Christmas, and Shrimp and Sea Scallops for New Years.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:00 AM   #9
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I'm with rattleNsmoke. Chili - lots of it, plenty of beans, any veggies in the freezer, a pound of whatever meat we have (looking for some venison for the next batch) peppers, onions... whatever spices are in the front of the spice cabinet (I do not recommend cinnamon... it tasted OK, but I have yet to hear the end of it) good chili powder, crock pot on high for 4 hours. Make the house smell nice too.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:21 PM   #10
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Oops, did someone mistake cinnamon for chile powder??
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:24 PM   #11
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Oops, did someone mistake cinnamon for chile powder??
I should have tried that as an excuse - really, I just try lots of ideas. I expect they will ban me from the kitchen eventually.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:17 PM   #12
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A good fire, a hot BBQ pit or a propane burner and if needed the awning out; options are wide open. Over new years, we cooked cabbage rolls under the awning in an electric outside oven.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:45 PM   #13
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I grill 365 days a year. Well, maybe I don't hit them all but I grill straight through winter. Check out the Broil King Keg website. That is the grill/smoker I own. (I am in no way affiliated with the company but I stand behind the food that it cooks). It is an amazing grill. A bit pricey but you will never regret it. I don't remember the last time I made chili or anything for that matter in a slow cooker. I smoke pork butts, beef roasts, briskets all day/night in sub zero weather without thinking about it. I can hardly work my oven anymore I use it so infrequently. Natural lump charcoal is the way to go. Now get out that hat and jacket and start grilling .....
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:03 PM   #14
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Travyp I love your style!! I am going to check out that grill for sure!! As I too would love to stop cooking only inside the RV!! I am still not good with the oven!
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:28 AM   #15
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Spouse grills year round...nothing beats the smell of meat cooking over the fire! We also do stews and soups, comfort foods in winter is awesome - chili and cornbread, mmmm. It also seems like we try different restraunts more, a feeble reason to leave the warmth of the house but seems to keep us from developing cabin fever!
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:57 PM   #16
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use the crock pot a lot for venison stew and the like. Also the electric frying pan. But we used both our charcoal and gas grill year around. Was just out grilling a steak yesterday having to brush almost a foot of snow off the grill. I use the gas grill for burgers, hot dogs, brats and the likes. But when it comes to a steak or turkey or something that requires more space or higher temps. I stick with the ole charcoal grill. when it get below 30į gas grills won't cook a steak the way I like it.
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am smoking a pork butt as i type. another 4.5 hours and it will supposedly be done. marinated over night with a prepared mustard rub and then some dry ingredients on top of that. it will either taste good or be a somewhat expensive experiment gone wrong.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:36 PM   #18
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Same as others here....grill and smoke year round. I have stuck with Weber produts as they are some what inexpensive and very reliable. No Gas other than in the Colemen lantern....all fire at my house. The 18" Weber if set correctly will maintain 225-235F for 12-14 hours.....and the standard weber kettle can hit 600 easy for that perfect steak.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:10 AM   #19
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Cinnamon in chili isn't a mistake. It adds an interesting flavor, but not everyone cares for it.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:45 PM   #20
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half a cup of brown sugar to a pot of chili also does wonders. a mild sweet taste, not too powerful.
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