Local Food Roulette
Spin a wheel of questions, topics, or vocabulary terms. There are many variables to consider such as outdoor temperature, the size and thickness of the meat, and how fast the coals are cooking. Distribute sales incentives, discounts, or free gifts in style. Poultry and cubed meat or stew meat can be marinated up to two days. Each year I struggle to find something special to give hubby for Christmas, Valentines, his birthday and more. This can require four to six hours of burning time. Cook all raw ground beef, pork, lamb and veal to an internal temperature of degrees F as measured with a food thermometer.
You may want to take a cooler with ice for perishables. Always refrigerate perishable food within two hours refrigerate within one hour when the temperature is above 90 degrees F.
At home, place meat and poultry in the refrigerator immediately. Completely thaw meat and poultry before grilling so it cooks more evenly. Use the refrigerator for slow, safe thawing or thaw sealed packages in cold water. For quicker thawing, you can defrost the food in a microwave if it will be placed immediately on the grill.
Marinate food in the refrigerator, not on the counter. Poultry and cubed meat or stew meat can be marinated up to two days. Beef, veal, pork, and lamb roasts, chops and steaks may be marinated up to five days. If some of the marinade is to be used as a sauce on the cooked food, reserve a portion of the marinade before putting raw meat and poultry in it.
However, if the marinade used on raw meat or poultry is to be reused, make sure to let it come to a boil first to destroy any harmful bacteria. When carrying food to another location, keep it cold to minimize bacterial growth.
Pack food right from the refrigerator into the cooler immediately before leaving home. Keep cold food cold: Keep raw meat and poultry refrigerated until ready to use. Only take out the meat and poultry that will immediately be placed on the grill. When using a cooler, keep it out of direct sun by placing it in the shade or under a shelter. Avoid opening the lid too often, which lets cold air out and warm air in.
Pack beverages in one cooler and perishables in a separate cooler. Avoid packing raw meat, poultry or seafood with any other food. Be sure there are plenty of clean utensils and platters. To prevent foodborne illness, use separate platters and utensils for raw and cooked meat and poultry.
Harmful bacteria present in raw meat and poultry, as well as meat and poultry juices, can contaminate safely cooked food. If not, take water for preparation and cleaning. Just make sure that the food goes immediately on the preheated grill to complete cooking.
Cook food to a safe minimum internal temperature to destroy harmful bacteria. Meat and poultry cooked on a grill often browns very fast on the outside. Use a food thermometer to be sure the food has reached a safe minimum internal temperature. The only way to know whether your meat is completely cooked is by using a food thermometer to check the internal temperature of items such as burgers.
Cook all raw beef, pork, lamb and veal steaks, chops and roasts to a minimum internal temperature of degrees F as measured with a food thermometer before removing meat from the heat source. For safety and quality, allow meat to rest for at least three minutes before carving or consuming. Rather than just talking about great food he happened to eat or make, he was planning trips to new places to try new great foods that were recommended to him. So, that became the basis of my birthday gift.
Our city has a local FB group that allows people to chat about the latest and greatest in local food options. No national chains allowed. I started there, compiling list after list of places to eat. That was the hard part. After that, I just printed my lists on some pretty paper, bound them together with a ring, and delivered them to hubby with some cash and two dice.
Wow this is a great idea for a gift for someone that loves food and loves exploring places to find that perfect meal! This is so awesome!
I had no idea about these food delivery systems but it definitely sounds like a fun and unexpected surprise! Thanks so much for sharing, I will be sure to check this out!
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