Weekend Cooking

As I sip on my 2nd cup of coffee this Saturday morning, I am trying to plan out my weekend cooking and I’m hitting a mental road block. I’ve been trying to come up with at least 1 new recipe each week or at least every other and today I am just drawing a blank. Granted, this has been an unusual week with my wife being involved in a serious car accident, but nevertheless, getting into the kitchen or grill time, helps clear my head.

I have a pork roast that I am going to throw in the Sous Vide this morning and I picked up Hamburger and Chicken meat yesterday at the store, but that is it. I could make meatloaf, but that isn’t a traditional summer dish. I know that I’ll grill some chicken for salads for the week. The boys have asked for White Macadamia nut cookies, but what else?

Sure, I can throw a few burgers on the grill today, that is easy and I am sure that I have hot dogs for the kids, but I need a challenge. I need something that will make me stop and think through flavors. I need something that will challenge me, because that is what I need, a challenge. I am fortunate that I have friends that are professional chefs and we bounced a lot of ideas but I am still coming up with nothing.

I really wanted to get some pork shoulders and fire up the smoker this weekend, but we are supposed to get thunderstorms today and that isn’t the best ideal setup for being outside for 8 – 12 hours. I did come up with a quick dish a few weeks ago that I am going to tweak for the boys.

Grilled Corn Succotash:

Grill 4 ears of corn and then take the kernels off the cob
Add corn to a cast iron skillet with 1/4 – 1/2 tsp of butter
Add a diced onion
Add a few pieces of diced bacon
And today, I’m going to add in some cooked Lima Beans

Outside of that, I’m just really at a loss for what to cook? Though I do have to admit, the Grilled corn Succotash will pair up nicely with the pork. So as I continue to sip on my morning coffee and thinking about my weekend cooking, I am still coming up with nothing.