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Cookies and Pork omnomnomnom

Posted in Cookies, Pork by user72521 on February 24, 2009

Hi! Welcome. This is my little blog on cooking and eating and some more eating. I think I’m starting to come out of the winter slump. I have been grilling and baking up a storm lately. Last night I made Home Made Girl Scout Cookies – Samoas (my personal favorites), Thin Mints and Tagalongs.

I didn't get a chance to snap pics pre baked and coconut caramel goodness

I didn't get a chance to snap pics pre baked and coconut caramel goodness

In years past, I have ordered up to 15 boxes of cookies but this year no one sold to our office. I really really really love Samoas so making my own seemed like a pretty good deal. I have gone so far as to contact Little Brownie Bakers to try and buy direct but they just won’t do it. Something about fundraisers or some junk. Anyways, now I can have year round Samoas! They are really labor intensive so I think next time I’ll triple the batch and freeze them.

good looking cookie

The Thin mints turned out ok. I probably wouldn’t make them again. Same with the Tagalongs. There are too many cookies similar to Tagalongs and Thin Mints commercially available.

They were not as nice looking as the samoas and forget the thin mints as far as looks

They were not as nice looking as the samoas and forget the thin mints as far as looks

For dinner, I grilled pork tenderloins on my Big Green Egg (BGE) . I am a certifiable Egghead and I think this is something only other Eggheads truly understand. I grilled two tenderloins, one I marinated in bourbon, soy sauce and brown sugar. The other I rubbed with Dizzy Pig Dust, wrapped it up and let it marinate too. I grilled them both together but added a spicy bbq sauce to the dry rubbed tenderloin. I really liked both of them, they are completely different so difficult to compare. I threw some zucchini and onion in foil and steamed that on the grill as well.  Add that to my home made Greek salad and I had a good Sunday feast!

foil wrapped zucchini, bourbon pork tenderloin in the middle and dizzy pig dust rubbed tenderloin on the right

foil wrapped zucchini, bourbon pork tenderloin in the middle and dizzy pig dust rubbed tenderloin on the right

I covered the Dizzy Pig tenderloin in BBQ sauce before pulling off the grill

I covered the Dizzy Pig tenderloin in BBQ sauce before pulling off the grill

Pork with zucchini and onions and my homemade greek salad. OMNOMNOMNOM

Pork with zucchini and onions and my homemade greek salad. OMNOMNOMNOM

Overall, I’d grade the results as:

Samoas – A

Thin Mints -C+

Tagalongs – B-

Pork Tenderloin – A

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