|Paul Silver (left) and Scott Shepard (2nd from right)--2008|
Chicken-Potato Basic Bake-it by Paul Silver
Buy chicken legs and thighs (1.5/person)
Buy baked potatoes (one per person)
Put chicken in baking pan (make sure pieces do not touch). Season with thyme, salt, pepper.
Clean potatoes by washing in cold water
Preheat both ovens to 425.
Bake potatoes and chicken in each oven for one hour. (Editor’s note: Extra time may be needed when cooking for 25 people!)
Pull out and check that chicken pieces are cooked enough (no red or even pink).
Stick fork into potatoes (no resistance) to make sure they are cooked.Serve.
Pasta of Greatness by scott sheppard
Put eight quarts of clean cold water in pot.
Put stove on high.
Place pot o’ water on stove for 30 to 40 minutes.
When water comes to a rolling boil place 32 to 48 ounces of your favorite pasta type into pot.
Let boil for 10 minutes.
Strain water out of pasta.
Top with your favorite pre-made or homemade pasta sauce, heated before hand.
Place on table.
Watch people devour.
"Cooked Meat" by Eric Hauri
2 carbonated alcoholic beverages (bottles not cans)
1 grill (preferably >50,000 BTU)
Prodigious quantity of meat (your choice)
Open first alcoholic beverage. Preheat grill to 700°C while drinking first beverage; sprinkle
some beverage on grill lid, if it steams off instantly, grill is ready. Consume remainder of
Reduce heat to "High", place prodigious quantity of meat on grill. Sear meat for 3 minutes while opening second beverage. Flip meat and sear the other side 3 minutes. Reduce heat to "Low", close lid and consume 3/4 of beverage while the meat cooks (keep fire extinguisher handy if grilling prodigious sausage...). Turn semi-frequently. Just before meat is done, baste
meat with remaining 1/4 of beverage.
Turn grill off, remove meat from grill, scrape off any black char, serve and enjoy!
from "Manly Meat and the Men Who Cook It", © 2007
Alpha Publishing LLC, reprinted by permission
**Editor’s Note: I would recommend having AT LEAST 3-4 carbonated alcoholic beverages on hand for this, what will all the pouring on grills and stuff. This meal is best prepared before attending staff meetings, rather than before using Ionprobe. For Lunch Club, you will need to borrow a grill from BBR.**