Sunday, July 30, 2006

Recipe Review...

Next week, I will start re-posting recipes I have shared with you over the years. We will shake the dust off and bring them back to the forefront.

I have a lot of good workable recipes saved, so it is time for us to revisit and talk about them once again. Maybe adding something new, or a little tweak here and there, or just letting it stand alone...

You never know until you try...

Enjoy your day!!!

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Weekend Report

I have to get caught up here...

Happy B-day to Leah, my niece (who turned 1 yr. old Monday)
And Happy B-day to Dave, (Wednesday) who is Leah's dad.
Happy B-day to both of you.

BD's girls have traveled North to Evansville, Ind. for a bowling tournament, so good luck to my girls.

We got some much needed rain yesterday, so of course the grass has come back to life. I will be cutting the yard tomorrow.

Good luck girls...
Win me some money and drink one for me.

Enjoy your day!!!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Recipe of the day...

My good friend Henry from Louisiana sent this recipe to me, so I will share it with you.

Baby Spinach and Red Cabbage Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

1 clove garlic clove, minced
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon coarse-grind mustard
1/2 teaspoon honey
4 1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
7 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup pine nuts
4 slices Apple wood smoked bacon, chopped
1 lb red cabbage, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
4 to 6 oz baby spinach, stems discarded

Mash the garlic and salt to a paste in a bowl.
Whisk in the mustard, honey and vinegar.
Add the olive oil in a stream, whisking until emulsified.

Toast the pine nuts in a heavy large skillet over medium heat for 2 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently. Add the bacon to the pine nuts. Cook for 2 minutes, or until the bacon is brown and crisp.

Add the cabbage, tossing to combine. Cook, covered, for 8 to 10 minutes or until the cabbage is wilted and tender.

Reduce the heat to low. Add the spinach. Cook until the spinach begins to wilt, stirring gently.

Remove from the heat. Add the vinaigrette and toss to combine. Serve immediately.


Tuesday, July 25, 2006

And today was...

If I ever win the lottery...

My top 10 list when I win:

Quit work and show the boss the business end of my longest finger.

Open my own Barbecue place.

Give to the Organizations that help kid's dreams come true.

Buy Budweiser and those big doggies that pull that big wagon around. [that way my friends will have beer for life...get along big doggies]

Take bowling lessons...(hey, I'm not a pro you know just because I have a 204 average)

Buy the Grand I could sleep in a different room every night.

Pay someone to teach me how to work this stupid computer.

Take Julie on a romantic vacation to the island I just bought.

I can afford to water the lawn.

Grill more chicken...


Saturday, July 22, 2006

Weekend Report

This was the only picture of the shoulders.

My baby.

My other baby.

My little buddy.

We had some strong winds come through here last night and finale got some much need rain for our little area of the world. Enjoy your day!!!

I have a busy day ahead of me...


Friday, July 21, 2006

Pictures of the day...

B.D. Grill Master

Following the three beers & it's done rule.

Good looking leg quarters on the grill.

Getting ready for the plate.

Oh yeah babe...

Dinner is served...

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Happy B-day Griffin

Today is "Little Man's" birthday.

BD...who is Little Man?

Little Man is Tracy's & Cliffe's son Griffin.

Of course Tracy is one of BD's girls.

I have always called Griffin little man (I have nicknames for everybody) and he turns 11 years old today. And this kid is as smart as a whip. (takes after his dad)

So "Happy B-day there Little Man."
We love ya...and we hope you have a great day!!!


Tuesday, July 18, 2006

My apologies to you...

As some of you may know, I work for a major Auto manufacture and the last two weeks has been to say the least... crazy.

I have worked my butt off during this down time of re-work and re-tooling. (I have been doing this for the past 25 yrs.) The US Auto industry is in major turmoil right now and nobody knows what will happen next.

So I must say I'm sorry to my loyal readers for not posting. I have been wiped out when I get home, and believe it or not, I have not even grilled out or cooked anything.

So as soon as everything is back to normal, I will be back on the air. Plus... it has been so hot around here, I don't even want to think about cooking.

So forgive me for being slack to my "Grill." It doesn't happen very often.


Sunday, July 16, 2006

Weekend Report

I'm sorry to say...there will be no Weekend Report.

(I had to work.)

'nuff said...

Friday, July 14, 2006

Dude...Who left the oven on?

For those of you that don't live in Tennessee and don't get to experience our fine lovely summer thankful.

Walk outside right now and you'll be sweating in about 2 seconds flat! (no lie)

I have to work all weekend so the Weekend Report may be a "tad bit late."

Stay cool and dry and enjoy your weekend!!!


Tuesday, July 11, 2006

A Word About This & That

And the survey said:

Where do you keep your grocery list?

67% said, in my head.
33% said, on the fridge door.

Well...we keep our list on the fridge door, because we both have CRS.


Yep...CRS, that dreaded disease..."Can't remember sh#t."
(Hey this is a family blog.)

So we have to write everything down on paper, on a pad, that looks like...a Hot Chile Pepper!!!

Oh yeah babe...

So to those that keep the list in their head...

I hate a show off...


Sunday, July 09, 2006

Weekend Report

I just thought I would do a picture Weekend Report.

The kitchen table has turned into a flower & plant table.

Chow from Macdaddy's Grill.

Tomato plants in the back yard.

Enjoy Your Day!!!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

The World of Chocolate...

Q: Why is there no such organization as Chocoholics Anonymous?
A: Because no one wants to quit.

Q: Is there life without chocolate?
A: We don't know. No one dared to attempt it yet.

If you've got melted chocolate all over your hands, you're eating it too slowly. Chocolate covered raisins, cherries, orange slices and strawberries all count as fruit, so eat as many as you want.

The problem:
How to get 2 pounds of chocolate home from the store in a hot car.

The solution:
Eat it in the parking lot.

Diet tip:
Eat a chocolate bar before each meal. It'll take the edge off your appetite and you'll eat less. If calories are an issue, store your chocolate on top of the fridge.

Calories are afraid of heights and they will jump out of the chocolate to protect themselves.

If I eat equal amounts of dark chocolate and white chocolate, is that a balanced diet? Don't they actually counteract each other?

Money talks. Chocolate sings. Beautifully.

Chocolate has many preservatives. Preservatives make you look younger,therefore you need to eat more chocolate.

Put "eat chocolate" at the top of your list of things to do today. That way, at least you'll get one thing done.

A nice box of chocolates can provide your total daily intake of calories in one place.

Now, isn't that handy?

If you can't eat all your chocolate, it will keep in the freezer. But if you can't eat all your chocolate, what's wrong with you?

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy 4th of July...

It is going to be a hot one today. I have been outside doing yard work since 6 o'clock this morning and I was on my third tee-shirt, when I decided it was time to quit.

Now, I'm showered and cooled down and ready for some grilled leg quarters.

Please be careful today in the heat, I know a lot of folks will be cooking today, as I will be later this afternoon, so drink plenty of water, save the beer for later on tonight. Be safe if you plan on doing fireworks in your backyard. My yard is way to dry to even think about shooting any off.

So be safe, have fun, and also know, that all of us from "Macdaddy's Grill" want you to be responsible and use your head.

If you get hot, let someone else handle the grill and go cool off in the shade. If you have to, plug up a fan somewhere to move some air around. This heat can kick your butt quick...

Enjoy your day and Happy 4th!!!

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Weekend Report

Today I'm on R&R.

I did two 9 lb. picnic pork shoulders yesterday for about 10 hrs. for some lip smackin' pulled pork. My brother-in-law did ribs and we had potato salad, smoked baked beans (compliments of yours truly), corn pones, slaw and a few other things here and there.

I made this comment in a post below:

' Whatever happens it will be a great "4th of July" pre-holiday party at the pool with all the family. I did invite "BD's girls" to come over, but one doesn't want to run around the pool half naked tantalizing me by bending over the cooler to retrieve another cold one as I sweat over a hot smoker cooking my little heart out enjoying the view.'

To some, this comment may sound sexist... that would be only to people that don't know me.

You see, "BD's girls" and I always have a running beer joke going on all the time. And we are always talking about the kinky stuff. Now everybody that knows me knows, that if I am going to look at another 'Butt' besides my wife's, it is going to be a 'Butt' in the smoker, (in this case two shoulders.)

So as to the closing statement above "enjoying the view" what it means is, I pay attention to what I'm cooking. Now if you do happen to bend over in front of me to retrieve a cold one, it better be for me, or else, get out of my cooler!

I hope this clears up any misunderstandings.