Sunday, August 31, 2008

Weekend Report...

We have three or four Humming birds in the back yard. Julie said, it took awhile to shoot this picture because they are such quick little bastards...

Got a lot done yesterday...trimmed up the hedge in front of the house, got almost all of the dead bushes out. Still have a ways to go, but it just got ahead of me this I have to find a place to drop off all the stuff.

Grilled some chicken last night...supposed to go to a friends of Julie's for burgers today (I really don't know them that well) but I may pass, I've still got a lot of work to do and only 3 days to get it done.

I'm doing burgers & wings tomorrow anyway so...

'Big Mama" will sit this weekend holiday out. Like I said, I have a lot of work to get done and only 3 days to get it done in because I don't want to be doing this again next weekend...

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend...


Friday, August 29, 2008

Working for the weekend...

My Two Cents:

1. What time did you get up this morning? -5:30

2. Diamonds or pearls? -neither

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? -Shrek 3

4. What is your favorite TV show? -Law & Order

5. What do you usually have for breakfast? -Sausage biscuit

6. What is your middle name? -Wayne

7. What food do you dislike? -anything I can't spell or pronounce

8. What is your favorite CD at the moment? -Black Sabbath

9. What kind of car do you drive? -2001 F150 Super Crew

10. Favorite sandwich? -Grilled Cheese

11. What characteristic do you despise? -Liar and Idiot (tied for first)

12. Favorite item of clothing? -None (naked as a Jay Bird)

13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? -Center Hill Lake

14. Favorite brand of clothing? -The cheapest

15. Where would you retire to? -I am retired (right back to work)

16. What was your most recent memorable birthday? -The family threw me a surprise 50

17. Favorite sport to watch? -NASCAR (Left turrrrrnnn...)

18. Furthest place you are sending this? -Internet

19. Person you expect to send it back first? -Don't know

20. When is your birthday? -October

21. Are you a morning person or a night person? -Morning

22. What is your shoe size? -13

23. Pets? -Black Lab (Sweetie)

24. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with us? -Haven't strangled anyone yet

25. What did you want to be when you were little? -A little Stud Muffin

26. How are you today? -OK

27. What is your favorite candy? -M & M's

28. What is your favorite flower? -Day Lily

29. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? -First day of spring

30. What is your full name? -Big Daddy

31. What are you listening to right now? -My wife (correcting my spelling)

32. What was the last thing you ate? -Bud Light (Beer, it's what's for dinner)

33. Do you wish on stars? -Yes

34. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? -Blue

35. How is the weather right now? -Mr. Sunshine is here

36. The first person you spoke to on the phone today? -Ain't been on the phone yet

37. Favorite soft drink? -Dr. Pepper

38. Favorite restaurant? -Houston's (now closed)

39. Real hair color? -What hair?

40. What was your favorite toy as a child? -Bike

41. Summer or winter? -Summer (You have to ask?)

42. Hugs or kisses? -Both (Throw some hugs and slobber on me babe)

43. Chocolate or Vanilla? -Chocolate

44. Coffee or tea? -Both

45. Do you want your friends to email you back? -Some times

46. When was the last time you cried? -Not long ago

47. What is under your bed? -Dust bunnies

48. What did you do last night? -Drink beer, watch TV

49. What are you afraid of? -Snakes

52. How many years at your current job? -32

53. Favorite day of the week? -Pay Day

54. How many towns have you lived in? -3

55. Do you make friends easily? -Depends on if you're an idiot or not

56. How many people will you send this to? -The whole world

57. How many will respond? -???

58. How many times have you been married? -2

59. Who is the boss of the family? -Depends on what day it is and who has the remote

60. How many kids do you have? -3 plus


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wordless Wednesday...

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk, because they have to say something.-Plato

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Simply Tuesday...

WhiteTrashBBQ used my rub in competition on pulled pork and took 9th place...

This is an honor to me...but the credit goes out to these guys that cooked all night long.

Competition is very love to cook and you do the best that you can and hope your stuff is good enough to win. Barbecue competitors are some of the greatest folks in the world.

Husband and wife teams, good friends, buddies and beer drinkers.

It's all about fun and food...

I will say, I learned a lot being a fire tender for Peg Leg Porkers. But I evolved in my barbecue cooking and decided I could do better on my own. I will always be grateful for that time spent with the guys...

You must love barbecue to be in competition. It is a lot of hard work.

But love...comes easy when it comes to barbecue...

Low and slow...

Two simple words...just like...
I love you...(well...OK ,that's three words...)

Just like...I love beer...
(OK, that's three words too...)

You know what I mean...

Smell the smoke...

(Dang, that's three words too...)


Saturday, August 23, 2008

Weekend Report...

Things were...very...very...good.

Except for the aggravation of these dang flies...

You kill one...and three come to the funeral. I give up after obliterating fifty of these pesky little bastards...I'm out numbered and out gunned.

I have worn out a fly swatter just tyring to keep them out of the garage and away from my beer...

As soon as they smell smoke..." Yo...Boys...Big Daddy's cooking...bring the in-laws..."

Next time, I'll buy a thousand bug bombs and line the driveway...with this line of defense...the little bastards don't stand a chance...

Might take out a few neighbors too...but at least I won't have to worry about some unwanted pest trying to raid my garage for free beer...


Friday, August 22, 2008

Working for the weekend...

'Big Mama' will come to life in the morning, as I throw on some baby back ribs, beef short ribs and chicken wings and fill the neighborhood with the smell of bbq.

I'm working on a gig to sell my stuff...

In other news... in a word...killing me.

Cooking is my escape from the bullshit of everyday life...

I'll do the same thing as last time...preheat the pit with lump charcoal, then cook with pecan wood the rest of the way...

Should be some good eats.

I'll let you know...


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Simply Tuesday...

I had sent some rub a few weeks back to


because I wanted an opinion from some one that was a KCBS Judge and a competitor of BBQ. Robert sent me a response yesterday that he used my rub for pulled pork in competition and came in 9th place.

I hope, this is a good thing.

To break the top 10 is always good, but I don't know his track record so I hope this is a good thing and not a set back for him.

I think I have a very good product and so do a lot of people that have been very honest about it with me. But I just had to be sure...

Robert does judging for competitions and competes (himself) out of Brooklyn New York.

A whole different world up there...

But to me...if my rub will take 9th place in New York, I'll take it...

Not bad...for a grouchy old southern hillbilly...


Sunday, August 17, 2008 - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

Got the grass cut yesterday and did a few odds and ends around the house.

I'll get the rest done sometime this week...

Cooked a few steaks last night on the Holland grill, (didn't feel like fooling with charcoal) and I have some leg quarters for the Weber grill tonight.

Publix had them both on sale, so I just jumped on that. Also got a case of Tennessee Vols Bud Light bottles that just came out. Julie, is more of a bottle baby than I am, but I'll take it in glass or can, I don't care...just as long as it's cold.

They're fixing to change our work hours again (for the fifth time...) we'll be going to four - ten hours days, which is fine with me, as long as we can get Fridays off. That way, I can do competitions next year without having to take a day off to load in and get set up. If we get Mondays, well I'm screwed, and that would not surprise me one bit.

When it comes to running a sinking ship aground and screwing up every body's life...The luck runs with them and against us.

Go figure...

"Give a man some BBQ and he will eat it, help him build a smoker and you both can stand around it all day and drink his beer!"


Saturday, August 16, 2008

The Bill of Non-Rights ...

"We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior, and secure the blessings of debt free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great-grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt ridden, delusional, and other liberal bed-wetters.

We hold these truths to be self evident: that a whole lot of people are confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim they require a Bill of NON-Rights."

ARTICLE I: You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV, or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything.

ARTICLE II: You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone - not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc.; but the world is full of idiots, and probably always will be.

ARTICLE III: You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful, do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy.

ARTICLE IV: You do not have the right to free food and housing. Americans are the most charitable people to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need, but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after generation of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes.

ARTICLE V: You do not have the right to free health care. That would be nice, but from the looks of public housing, we're just not interested in public health care.

ARTICLE VI: You do not have the right to physically harm other people. If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim, or kill someone, don't be surprised if the rest of us want to see you fry in the electric chair.

ARTICLE VII: You do not have the right to the possessions of others. If you rob, cheat, or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens, don't be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still won't have the right to a big screen color TV or a life of leisure.

ARTICLE VIII: You do not have the right to a job. All of us sure want you to have a job, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of education and vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful.

ARTICLE IX: You do not have the right to happiness. Being an American means that you have the right to PURSUE happiness, which by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an over abundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights.

ARTICLE X: This is an English speaking country. We don't care where you are from, English is our language. Learn it or go back to wherever you came from.

ARTICLE XI: You do not have the right to change our country's history or heritage. This country was founded on the belief in one true God. And yet, you are given the freedom to believe in any religion, any faith, or no faith at all; with no fear of persecution. The phrase IN GOD WE TRUST is part of our heritage and history, and if you are uncomfortable with it, TOUGH!!!!


Sub-Article XI: You are not God. That job is taken, sorry about your luck.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Working for the weekend...

I won't fire up the pit this weekend...

I have too much work to do outside. I might fire up the Weber, just depends on how much I get done.

My yard working skills have gotten behind this year. Blame it on the weather.

I've got to get caught up. So...

I'll do what I can do...


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wordless Wednesday...

"The only time a goodbye is painful is when you know you'll never say hello again." -Terry A.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Weekend Report...

Long day yesterday...

Fired 'Big Mama' up at 4:30 am and kept her working all day long.

4- Boston butts
1- 7 1/2 lb Brisket
30- Whole chicken wings
6- Sausages
1- Whole stick of Bologna

I did some things different this time. I brought her up to heat with Lump Charcoal, then switched to wood for the rest of the day. Never done that before..

I need to work on the brisket rub recipe, it was just a tad bit salty for my taste.

Butts and brisket cooked for 12 and half hours. Wings, sausage and bologna, 2 hours.

Pit temperature held a steady 250 degrees all day long which kind of surprised me because I thought it would jump around some using wood. She never spiked nor dropped off...

After pulling them off the pit and double wrapping in foil, I put the butts & brisket in a cooler (covered with 2 big thick towels) for some rest time.

This was my second brisket cook. Much better than the first one. Tender & juicy, just need to tweak that rub just a hair. But, I'm on the right track... to go clean the pit and have some 'cue for breakfast...

Yum yum...


Thursday, August 07, 2008

Simply Thursday...

Last night...heaven shook and God was pissed...

I have never seen lighting that heavy around here in a long time, and I'm talking about some mega-watts of electricity coming down.

The thunder shook the world and the ferocity of the lighting a word...was pretty damn scary.

Not much rain... was loud as hell. And it got my attention pretty quick...


Monday, August 04, 2008

Simply Monday...


I got caught up on some work, but I still have a long way to go before my...

To Do List -becomes my- Done List.

I've just let things get way ahead of me this year because it rained so much at the start of the season...then it got hotter than a horny hooker in a car on Saturday night...Well, you get the picture I'm sure.

OK, maybe not THAT know what I mean.

It was wet and then it was or is...oh never mind...

I'll get caught up maybe sometime next year.


Saturday, August 02, 2008

Weekend Report...

MacDaddy's Grill will be closed for awhile.

I have a million things to do around the house...and I have just let this year get totally away from me because of personal reasons.

We will return soon...