Friday, May 16, 2014

Phriday Fhood Philosophy Revisited

I had the pleasure yesterday to work with a young lady who has just graduated from college and was looking for help on interview skills.  First, I was extremely pleased that she thought I could help her.  Second, I was extremely upset that Career Readiness and Employability (a class I wrote and taught oh so long ago) is no longer an option at the high school.  Egotistically speaking, I thought it was one of the most important life-skills classes that any student could take.  Of course, I thought that the teacher was amazing.  In fact, the teacher who inherited it when I left was amazing as well.  But kind of fell into disrepair and went the way of elimination.  What could be more important than knowing how to look for a job, how to write a letter of inquiry and a resume, how to interview, how to work as a team, and how to move from one job to another without burning bridges?  For the most part, we all have/will do it at some time.  Well, the young lady will do well.  She is concerned enough to ask for help, bright enough to take what she needs in terms of information and incorporate it, and motivated enough to actually make some changes.  And I got to teach.  I see it as win/win!  It added a little spice to my day.  And so does today's recipe.  (How was that for a segue?)  The Beer Barbecue sauce adds a little zest of life!.  Give it a try and know you are loved!

Beer Barbeque Sauce
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 pound butter
2 minced cloves garlic
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 Tbs. celery seed
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 bottle stale beer
1 small bottle catsup
Directions:Combine all ingredients.  Bring to boil over medium heat.  Reduce heat--simmer 5 minutes.  Stir frequently.   Cool, cover, and refrigerate.
Pork Chops--Place 6 thick cut pork chops in deep dish.  Cover with hot beer barbeque sauce and cover with foil.  Let stand 30 minutes.  Place chops on hot grill and turn every 3-5 minutes.  Cook until done, approximately 15-20 minutes.
Chicken--Combine chicken pieces with beer barbeque sauce.  Boil for 20 minutes.  Remove from sauce and place on grill.  Cook until done.  Turn frequently, basting with remaining sauce

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