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I am cooking for 70 people this weekend as one of three wedding celebrations (for ourselves) this summer. This is a very casual picnic reception in my sister's backyard. I am cooking (grilling) about 20 lbs. of beef rump roast to carve and serve w/ chimichurri or horseradish sauce on buns or plain. (Along w/ 30 lbs. of steamers, 18 lbs. of leg of lamb, and one whole smoked bbq brisket we are making into sliders, and 75 bone in chicken thighs) We picked rump roast for its versatility as well as price. Here is my question, since I am prepping all of the food Thursday and Friday for the Saturday picnic, what is the best way to pre-cook the rump roast and then bring it to temperature? I suppose I will be cooking half of them to med. rare and half of them to medium. My plan was to marinate them overnight w/ rosemary, garlic salt, pepper, and olive oil rub, then grill them the next day to "sear them off." I would grill them to about 110-115 degrees internal temp. Searing then, indirect heat. Then the following day (of the picnic) I planned on letting them come to room temp, then bringing them back up to med. rare or medium in the oven and carving after they sat for maybe 10-20 minutes. Am I missing any steps? Any opinions on if this tactic will produce the best results? I want to pre-cook because we have 100 things to plate and prepare the morning of the picnic, so I don't want to have to spend 2 hours grilling these guys. Thanks in advance !
"SI" is an abbreviated abbreviation (!) for the French words Système International d'Unités (International System of Units). It is the modern version of the Metric System (which was first introduced by the First French Republic (*) in 1799!) The United States officially sanctioned the Metric System in 1866, but remains the only industrialized country in the world that doesn't use it as their official system of measurement (think about that for a moment). SI was first introduced in 1960, and is built entirely on only seven "base units" of measurement - the more-complicated measurements use what are known as "derived units" which are nothing more than combinations of the base units. The Base Units Amount of Substance: Mole Electric Current: Ampere Length: Metre Luminous Intensity: Candela Mass: Kilogram Temperature: Kelvin Time: Second When I began this post, I was going to go into a great deal of depth, but just being familiar with these seven things - what they actually mean - will put you on the fast track towards having a scientific mind. How many of us know, for example, what a "candela" or a "mole" is? Isotopes for Dummies will help you with moles (not much, but sort-of like "derived units" build on "base units," so it shall be with posts in this forum). Does McDonald's still have a Quarter-Pounder? Well, it turns out that 1 Newton is about 1/4 pound (.224809 pounds to be more precise), so you can remember this by going up to a McDonald's drive-thru window and ordering a "Newtoner with Cheese." A Newton is a derived unit (which you won't see in the list above), but I couldn't resist throwing that one in. It's remarkable that virtually *every* measurement can be based off of these seven. Something as basic-sounding as Speed, for example, is a derived unit - not a base unit - using "metres-per-second" as its formula, thereby combining two of the base units. The Newton is a measure of Force (and Weight), and combines *three* of the base units: Mass, Length, and Time - imagine thinking of a Quarter-Pounder with Cheese in these terms - it's not difficult to imagine that certain measurements can get extremely complex. (*) I'm sorry to get off-track, but Beethoven's 3rd Symphony (the "Eroica," or the "Heroic") was completed in 1804, and originally named "Buonaparte" after Napoléon I, aka Napoléon Bonaparte, for Bonaparte's democratic ideals in leading the First French Republic (1792-1804). But when Bonaparte declared himself Emperor (also in 1804), thus ending the First French Republic and beginning the First French Empire (1804-1815), the politically astute Beethoven didn't like it one bit, and changed the name to a generic term: The "Heroic Symphony." Q: What happened when Napoléon went to Mount Olive? A: Popeye got pissed.