Monthly Archives: June 2021

I Guess They Ran Out . . .

I’ve been looking over sous vide recipes for doing our ribs this weekend, and it’s all over the map.

165° for 12 hours, 150° for 24 hours, or 145° for 36 hours. Rub or no rub. Salt or no salt. Marinate in vacuum bags overnight or not. Sauce or no sauce.

Or the ultimate blasphemy of them all, Liquid Smoke or not.

I think I’ve decide on how I’m going to do them, hoping that they come out looking like this example from the recipe I’m using.

BBQ Ribs Sous Vide

I’m not going to detail procedure yet because I’m sure that someone (everyone?) will be quick to tell me how I’m doing it wrong.

Now, chili. Beans or no beans?

I mentioned on Monday that I was ordered a new HP printer for work, not because of a printer problem, but because the scanner had cratered. And I probably scan more documents every day than I print.

And when I ordered it, it said it was available for Next Day Delivery. Great! But a little later when I looked at my Amazon orders, it now said that delivery would be between July 12 and 27th.

I guess they suddenly ran out of printers. So I quickly cancelled the order and started looking again. But quickly found nothing available on Amazon.

So ranging further afield, I found I could order it from WalMart, but it wouldn’t be delivered until July 7th. And there wasn’t one available for in-store pickup anywhere in Houston.

But then I found it at Staples. Same $120, Free Delivery, and it would be here this Friday. So I put my order in. Then today my tracking info said it would be delivered by FedEx tomorrow, Thursday.

Go Staples.

Things are looking up.

According to this article, Elon Musk has said that his Starlink service will be available ‘globally’ in August. Sure hope that ‘globally’ includes a little south of Houston, TX

Thought For The Day:

Be An Early Adopter

Maybe Tomorrow . . .

With on and off drizzling, we decided not sit outside with our coffee. Maybe tomorrow.

And it was still drizzling when we headed out about 1pm for lunch once again at Gator’s Bar & Grill.

Jan wanted to get the Redfish once again, but they were out. So she went with the Grilled Chicken Breast once again, while I got my favorite Blackened Chicken Breast Sandwich with Bacon and Texas Toothpicks.

Gator's Blackened Chicken Sandwich 20210629

It’s obvious why Gator’s has been become our new favorite place.

After that we made a stop up at the office in Clear Lake to pick up a bunch of Amazon stuff that had come in, and then it was on over to WalMart for a few things, including some baby back ribs.

Rather than Ribeye Steaks, we decided that the inaugural use of our Inkbird Immersion Cooker will be Baby Back Ribs for the 4th of July weekend, probably Monday, since most of the recipes call for a 24 hour cooking time.

Based on online recommendations we’ll be doing the cooking in a Styrofoam cooler with a lid which should help hold the heat in and reduce the need to add water along the way.

Inkbird Sous Vide

So, expecting a run on Ribs for this weekend, I decided to pick some up today at WalMart while we were there. And I’m glad I did.

The long cooler advertising Ribs was empty except for a brand-new stock of Smithfield Extra Meaty Baby Back Ribs and already vacuum sealed. So two slabs went home with us. But I may open them and use a dry rub depending on which online recipe I used.

Thought it’s been overcast and raining the last couple of days, when the sun is shining I’ve been impressed by how well the solar-powered fountain in Jan’s Flamingo Birdbath works. You just drop it in any container of water and off it goes.


Thought For The Day:

Like most guys my age, I’m a wooden spoon, lead paint, no car seat, no bike helmet, bed of pickup riding, garden hose drinking survivor.