Simple dinner tonight, as we're trying to make up for all the spending we did in San Antonio last week... We are going to attempt to get through the week by all the things we have in the cabinets, freezer and fridge.
I managed to pick up a couple new-to-me rubs at the airport while I was in Texas. I think I remember a few of you Texans on the forum using these rubs......I know tex_toby for sure, and I want to say I've seen Garfield and Bob_BQN use these from time to time, but I could be wrong. Either way, I recognized them when I saw them in the gift shop. Got some Sucklebuster's Hoochie Mama and Hog Waller.
Used the Hoochie Mama tonight:
I had these pork chops brining overnight... I put a palm full of cherry chips in the coals for a little smoke. We also had some leftover pineapple slices from the fruit tray that my parents' brought over for Saturday's Easter Party at my house....so my wife and I dusted some of the pineapple slices down with brown sugar, skewered them up and threw those on the grill tonight as well, before they went bad.
We had some Saffron Rice in the Pantry and some frozen Broccoli in the freezer, so we utilized those tonight as well. I pulled the chops off at an internal temp of 140 deg f, but they were semi-small, so only a very little bit of pink was left after the rest. I may shoot for 135 deg for chops this size next time, and then maybe the rest period won't put them over the mark so much. The brine kept them from drying out though.
The Sucklebuster's Hoochie Mama wasn't my favorite, but it was still good....definitely a go-to for weeknights though. The grilled pineapple also turned out great. Now, I must go in the kitchen, look in the freezer, and be creative for tomorrow night's dinner. No more money-spendin' this week.