Eden Cooks - Ribs and a Whiskey Sour - Mon. May 20 at 8pm EST

Antipova Antipova

Is everyone ready for the May meeting of Eden Cooks? To get you geared up for the summer, and Memorial day, we're going to feature tender, juicy ribs. You'll be the star of any cookout when you can produce a platefull of spicy, or sweet, or tangy meat to suit your guests' tastes. Coupled with a classic from-scratch whiskey sour, there's nothing that makes a better weekend celebration meal.

Right in this very thread, anyone and everyone is welcome to come and learn to prepare the featured meal from descriptions and pictures I'll bring. Idea sharing is always one of my favorite parts of the meeting---you can get tips from other Edenites handy in the kitchen or at the grill. Plus, Eden Points are awarded to participants.

So be sure to come right here at 8pm EST on Monday May 20th to catch all the fun. I apologize for this post going up so late, I was traveling and my smartphone wouldn't let me post anything. Posting in this thread gets you a reminder on your wall the day-of to help you remember the meeting, so let us know if you're excited, or if you have recipes to share!
05/16/2013
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Woman China Woman China
I'd love to join you, but that is 8am Tuesday and I am in class at that time!!!
05/16/2013
Pixel Pixel
Oh, yay! It's Eden Cooks time again! I'll be here-I'm interested in seeing what's in your rub.
05/17/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
Oh my gosh I am so excited for this one! My favorite BBQ food and my favorite cocktail.
05/17/2013
Antipova Antipova
I'm excited too, guys I am doing a grill-temperature practice run tonight since it's a new grill for me. I already can't wait to taste them...
05/17/2013
snowminx snowminx
Haha I actually just had bbq for supper tonight before seeing this just now. I'll definitely be here tomorrow unless something comes up =)
05/18/2013
Antipova Antipova
Y'all, despite my very quietness this week I am really looking forward to sharing this meeting with you! It's hard to post when I'm traveling but these ribs came out better than I've had at restaurants. And I bet we can all learn more together!
05/19/2013
Antipova Antipova
Everybody hungry for ribs tomorrow? (And for the skill to make them any time you want?)
05/19/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
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Originally posted by Antipova
Everybody hungry for ribs tomorrow? (And for the skill to make them any time you want?)
Definitely! I can't wait.
05/19/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
I could definitely go for a whiskey sour. They're one of my favorite drinks to make from scratch and make a great barbecue accompaniment for those of us who don't like beer.
05/19/2013
Pixel Pixel
I'm hoping this does't get cancelled in the wake of all the upheaval...*crosses fingers*
05/20/2013
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Pixel
I'm hoping this does't get cancelled in the wake of all the upheaval...*crosses fingers*
I'll still be here, I keep an even keel!
05/20/2013
Pixel Pixel
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Originally posted by Antipova
I'll still be here, I keep an even keel!
Aww. I just pictured a tiny boat with the "SS Antipova" painted on the side!

I'll see y'all tonight!
05/20/2013
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
Surely. I could use the distraction.
05/20/2013
Antipova Antipova

Just a half hour to go! And I just got back to internet, but here's some proof of what we've got coming up:

05/20/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
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Originally posted by Antipova

Just a half hour to go! And I just got back to internet, but here's some proof of what we've got coming up:
Those look so good!
05/20/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
Wow, that looks good!
05/20/2013
Antipova Antipova

Especially for my first time grilling!


Welcome to our Rib and Whiskey Sour meeting, Eden Cooks! We're getting to this one real early so you have all the skills at hand to grill delicious foods for Memorial Day and all through the summer.

Do you have a grill? Do you use it often?
05/20/2013
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
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Originally posted by Antipova

Especially for my first time grilling!


Welcome to our Rib and Whiskey Sour meeting, Eden Cooks! We're getting to this one real early so you have all the skills at hand to grill delicious foods for Memorial Day and all through the ... More
Yes and yes.
05/20/2013
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by SneakersAndPearls
Yes and yes.

Lucky you This was a lot of fun for me, I'm going to wind up buying myself a grill I think. Do you have charcoal or propane?
05/20/2013
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
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Originally posted by Antipova

Lucky you This was a lot of fun for me, I'm going to wind up buying myself a grill I think. Do you have charcoal or propane?
Charcoal. We just like it better.
05/20/2013
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by SneakersAndPearls
Charcoal. We just like it better.

I think I would enjoy that too, it seems like it would be even more of an art.
05/20/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova

Especially for my first time grilling!


Welcome to our Rib and Whiskey Sour meeting, Eden Cooks! We're getting to this one real early so you have all the skills at hand to grill delicious foods for Memorial Day and all through the ... More
Wow! Your first time grilling? My partner and I have a charcoal grill we use often.
05/20/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova

Especially for my first time grilling!


Welcome to our Rib and Whiskey Sour meeting, Eden Cooks! We're getting to this one real early so you have all the skills at hand to grill delicious foods for Memorial Day and all through the ... More
Wow! Your first time grilling? My partner and I have a charcoal grill we use often.
05/20/2013
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Lildrummrgurl7
Wow! Your first time grilling? My partner and I have a charcoal grill we use often.

I was actually surprised when I sat down and realized it, too---I ate grilled food all the time growing up, and it wasn't until I was preparing for this meeting that I realized I had never actually grilled before---mom and I always did the prep work and side dishes and my dad always was at the grill. It seemed really strange, because my family is not stuck hard in gender roles, but that one was totally never even questioned.
I asked a bunch of friends, even ones who grew up with just one parent, and not a single girl I knew was very familiar with grilling.
So how many women are in the meeting tonight? Let's empower ourselves and learn how we can become grillmasters too!
05/20/2013
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
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Originally posted by Antipova

I was actually surprised when I sat down and realized it, too---I ate grilled food all the time growing up, and it wasn't until I was preparing for this meeting that I realized I had never actually grilled before---mom and I always did the ... More
Know how. Just don't like to. I do light it (and occasionally do the actual grilling) if my husband was going to do it but is running late.
05/20/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
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Originally posted by Antipova

I was actually surprised when I sat down and realized it, too---I ate grilled food all the time growing up, and it wasn't until I was preparing for this meeting that I realized I had never actually grilled before---mom and I always did the ... More
Growing up, my dad always grilled and my mom was always the baker. With my partner though, we end up splitting the grilling duties pretty evenly. I love grilling on a charcoal grill.
05/20/2013
Antipova Antipova

You guys are going to school me on this meeting, then But I can at least help with meat science and chemistry questions, and the Systems Approach to grilling!

This is our quarterly Cocktail Meeting too, and I'm going to show you probably my favorite summer cocktail, the whiskey sour.

And I'll admit up front, I half-learned-half-crea ted this version of the whiskey sour years ago, so I know it and have taught it to anybody I'm making drinks with.

The ribs, on the other hand, we actually decided to feature back when Stormy was around, but I had to learn everything by myself. I have to admit, for my first attempt at a new cooking medium, these were really tasty. I can usually only eat 3 sections (bone-meat as one section) of ribs and... I might have eaten 8. I actually liked them a lot better than the ribs I had at the Outback Steakhouse when I was trying to learn what ribs should be like.

But! Of course this means, if you know a lot (or even a little) about grilling, and I say something dumb, please tell me! We can all learn.
05/20/2013
Antipova Antipova

All right, let's get on that Whiskey Sour then! You will need (for each drink)

Whiskey Sour
One lemon
One lime
simple syrup to taste
1.5 oz (one shot) decent whiskey
Rocks glass
Ice
water glass
martini strainer
lime wedge for garnish
05/20/2013
Antipova Antipova

Sheesh, this'll learn me to go on vacation when I've got a cooks meeting coming up. Invite your friends, guys, even right now!
05/20/2013
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