Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Somewhat embarrassing...

I had to stay home today because I was up all night cooking... and no that's not a euphemism for anything, thankyouverymuch. As soon as I started cooking it I knew I was going to be up later than I expected, but damn it if that brisket just wouldn't come up to temperature (175)... it just hovered at 160 for hours. I figured I was braising it, so as long as I kept adding some more liquid I'd be fine... it took all the chicken broth I had, but I think I was right. Hard to say, since I just woke up from a nap after getting it out of the oven... and sheepishly emailing work... but I'm pretty optimistic about it's quality.

I also got to watch a lot of Netflix instant watch as I got up every 30 minutes to baste for all eternity. Lots of Akira Kurosawa movies on there all of a sudden, so it was by no means a completely lost cause.

Anyway... I'll report back once I've tried it.

UPDATE: Here's a pic.

Delicious! But maybe you expect that, if you braise it all night. Guess I should just be glad I didn't fall asleep and ruin the meat and my brand new roasting pan.