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Old 12-10-2007, 06:57 PM   #1
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tonight's Cornish-hen dinner

ronbeaux50 inspired me to give Cornish game hens a try. (Hard to believe I've reached this ripe age without ever eating one! ) So I spatchcocked a couple of them, sprinkled them liberally with Bruce B's Blowin' Smoke rub, and tossed them on the kettle. I should have turned sooner than I did the first time, but the darkened skin didn't hurt anything except looks.



I like meat that comes in a nice individual-serving size.

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(I'll definitely do Cornish hens again -- very juicy and flavorful, and Bruce's rub provided a nice flavor accent. )
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Old 12-10-2007, 07:08 PM   #2
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That looks great John! I've done them on a can before but you have to use those small 6 oz. juice cans!
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Nice job! We call that 'caramelized' and your right, it don't hurt a thang. In fact, I would fight for that skin!!!

When you doing lamb???
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Very nice John. Is that a three tine fork I see in the last pic? I think we have the same set here.
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Old 12-11-2007, 06:59 AM   #5
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great plate John!
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Very nice John. Is that a three tine fork I see in the last pic? I think we have the same set here.
Yes, that's some stainless flatware I picked up on sale about 25 yrs ago. It's a colonial pattern, variously called Jefferson Manor, Colonial Manor, and Washington Manor, that Has hollow pistol-grip knives. I like the pattern, but I'm of two minds about the 3-tine forks -- stuff tends to fall off of them. ("C'mon, fork, we're trying to stuff our faces here!")



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(I think it goes well with the colonial-era Blue Willow dishes, which I got from Safeway a few pieces at a time. I like old-fashioned stuff.)
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MMMMMMMMMMMMM looks good!
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Looks great John
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Very nice John. Is that a three tine fork I see in the last pic? I think we have the same set here.
Yes, that's some stainless flatware I picked up on sale about 25 yrs ago. It's a colonial pattern, variously called Jefferson Manor, Colonial Manor, and Washington Manor, that Has hollow pistol-grip knives. I like the pattern, but I'm of two minds about the 3-tine forks -- stuff tends to fall off of them. ("C'mon, fork, we're trying to stuff our faces here!")



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(I think it goes well with the colonial-era Blue Willow dishes, which I got from Safeway a few pieces at a time. I like old-fashioned stuff.)
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Oh, what you said (Good looking little birds John).
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