Thursday, November 22, 2007

What we entered in the Char-Broil Big Easy Thanksgiving contest

Well, we pushed it to the very end. After returning home from the family Thanksgiving Day dinner and buying two turkey's on the way home (yes - one of them is for me to smoke!) we quickly checked the entry rules for the Char-Broil ( contest and realized that the midnight deadline was Eastern Time! We had 40 minutes to get our entries in!

We did. Jen wrote them up on my computer and I formatted the emails to match the requirements and got them in with a whole 11 minutes to spare!

I thought I'd share them here even though they have nothing to do with grilling or BBQ. I hope you enjoy!

This first one is great. We are hooked on this for dessert.

Recipe Name: Apple Crisp

Section of the meal the recipe is recommended: Dessert
Serving Size: 1 cup (or more!)
Number of Servings: 4-6
Time to prep for cooking: 10-15 minutes
Time for cooking: 30-35 minutes

Ingredient List with Measures:
4 good sized apples (Pink Ladies are best)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup quick oats
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons butter plus a tad more for greasing/buttering

Quickly peel apple and cut apples into 1/8 inch slices. Discard cores.

Place apples in a buttered 8-inch round glass pan or loaf pan. In a bowl combine the rest of the ingredients and using a pastry cutter, work butter so that is resembles pea sized balls. Pour mixture over apples and bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes until nicely browned but not burned.

I like to serve this with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

And this is one of Jen's favorites.

Recipe Name: Cranberry Orange Bread
Section of the meal the recipe is recommended: Passed during meal
Serving Size: 1 slice
Number of Servings: 10-12 slices
Time to prep for cooking: 20 minutes
Time for cooking: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Ingredient List with Measures:
1 orange
2 tablespoons butter
1 egg
1 cup sugar
1 cup cranberries
1/2-3/4 cup walnuts, broken
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Zest orange and squeeze juice into a measuring cup. Heat a mug of water in the microwave until it boils and pour boiling water into measuring cup until it reaches 3/4 of a cup. Add zest and butter in small pieces so it quickly melts. Stir mixture until butter melts completely.

In a bowl large enough to accommodate all ingredients, beat egg with sugar. Add cranberries and walnuts and coat with flour before mixing. Add salt, baking soda and powder and orange mixture to bowl. Mix by hand until well blended.

Into a prepared standard sized kitchen loaf pan pour batter and bake at 350 for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Check for doness after 1 hour.


Anonymous said...

Tim, thanks for entering the contest. I write the newsletter Sizzle on the Grill as well as the web log sponsored by Char-Broil. I had the honor of reading thru many, many, MANY recipes that were graciously submitted by readers and folks who wanted to share their family traditions. Some were creative and tasty and others were, well - let's just say they are honored for being family traditions and leave it at that. I can't tell you who won but all week long each day there are postings of the runner's up and the winner will be featured in the newsletter and posted on the site Friday, Nov. 30th. Happy Grilling! - CB

Anonymous said...

Sorry - that would be at - CB

VM said...

Tim & Jen,
There's a new Big Easy Thanksgiving contest going on for 2008 at There are videos, recipes, tips and a bigger contest than last year. Check it out and enter!

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