Saturday, October 31, 2009

Little Orphant Annie

When I was a lil' peeshwank, my Grandpa would read me this poem every year on Halloween ... always scared the bejesus out of me but I loved it. It's called "Little Orphant Annie" by James Whitcomb Riley ... this is me doing it the way I remember Gramps readin' it to me, a half century ago. Happy Halloween!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween

Roast Pork Gyro

Well, this was sure good ~ roast pork, Bavarian kraut, Swiss cheese and a sour cream/horseradish sauce on a warm, soft flat bread

Sliced roasted pork loin a'la Anglaise

About a 2# pork loin roast ... scored, seasoned and seared ~ getting ready for the Anglaise schmear & roasted to 140* internal

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

BBQ Strip Steak ~ My Way

Choice grade/aged KC Strip steak, chargrilled & topped with bacon-wrapped ABTs filled with homemade pimento cheese ~ napped with a bbq/sweet pepper/roasted corn beurre blanc sauce

Sided up with some hand cut Yukon Gold peameal steak fries

Steak & 'Taters ... it's whut's for supper!
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IIIrd Tyme Out ~ John And Mary

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fire In The Hole ~ Mixed Grill

Choice grade/aged KC Strip steak and 4 big-assed boneless pork loin chops ~ steak seasoned with DP Raising The Steaks and chops seasoned with Smokin' Guns Hot

Added a couple small coils homemade hot sausage and a homemade fattie (fattie seasoned with DP Redeye Express) ~ no seasoning on the coils

Coals dropped to indirect, chunk of peach wood thrown on them & lid on to smoke

Threw a few ABTs on, just for the hell of it ~ japs from the Perrydize garden, stuffed with homemade pimento cheese

Peameal Steak Fries

Thick cut Yukon Gold steak fries ~ blanched

Tossed in peameal breading ( white cornmeal, adobo and cajun seasoning, black pepper )

Ready for second frying

Monday, October 26, 2009

Charlie Musselwhite

Country Ham Biscuits

Brown sugar cured & smoked ~ Burger's Country Ham

On a scratch buttermilk biscuit ~ put a lil' South in yer mouth

Burger's Country Ham ~ sliced thin & pan fried

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sunday Breakfast On Da Bayou

The perfect breakfast, eh? Got all the important food groups ~ bread, frosting, bacon & beer!! We don't need no steenkin' eggs.

A couple of fresh maple longjohns from the neighborhood donut shop, topped with about a half pound of dat good Burger's Country Bacon (sugar cured/pepper/smoked)

I'm thinkin' mebbe some fried country ham/buttermilk biscuits for football snackin' today?? GO Chiefies ... (cough, cough)

August 28, 1944

This is my grandparents (William Walter aka "Walt" & Lyda Eddy) and my dad (Walter Roscoe aka "Boscoe") when dad was home on leave for his birthday before going overseas. This pic was taken out at the homestead farm, and was most likely taken by my uncle Grover (dad's brother).

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Good Day For Soup

Lookin' off my front porch ~ leaves a'falling, cold and wet weather give me a soup jones

For Sale ~ Leaves Included

Homemade Italian Minestrone Fra Diavolo

All kinda good fresh vegetables, homemade stock, beans & roasted tomatoes, pasta, garlic, herbs & spices, etc ~ sprinkled with a lil' fresh shredded parmesan

Friday, October 23, 2009

Hot Beef Sand ~ My Way

Roasted beef strip loin slices, stuffed with braised celery stalks ... atop wheat bread & smothered with homemade creole/onion pan gravy ~ sided up with homemade mashed yukon golds & turnips and some roasted fresh brussel sprouts.
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Eva Cassidy & Danny Gatton
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Big Bill Broonzy

Faux Que

Roasted KC Strip steak chunks ... seasoned, tossed with a lil' bbq sauce & fired in a blazin' hot oven to slap a Pittsburgh burn on'em. Sided up with some mashed Yukon Golds & turnips with boiled cabbage, bacon and cheddar folded in ~ colcannon. I ain't sure what that green stuff on the back of the plate is...

It AIN"T bbq, I never said it WAS bbq ... so don't all you bbq purists git yer panties in a wad ~ it's just damn good eats.

Taters/turnips/cabbage/onions/bacon

Oh yeah ... the green stuff ~ steamed broccoli

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dave Rawlings With Harper Simon



Here's my current favorite acoustic guitar player (Dave Rawlings) plugged in w/the Harper Simon Band

Roast Strip Loin Of Beef

Aged strip loin roast ~ seasoned, seared and dry roasted

Roasted to 125* internal ~ rested and sliced

Sided up with mashed Yukon Golds & turnips, pan onion gravy & roasted fresh brussel sprouts. Winner, winner roast beef dinner!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Monday Night Football Food

Fresh cut chili cheese fries, homemade chili, Tillamook cheddar & thin sliced onions ~ topped with a grilled burger made with fresh ground sirloin

Topped with more homemade chili and cheese

You know when it's real....

John Cowan & Sam Bush



I hope when I'm gone, and the ages shall roll
My body will blacken and turn into coal
Then I'll look from the door of my heavenly home
And pity the miner a-diggin' my bones

Monday, October 19, 2009

Fresh Ground Sirloin Burgers

OK, so I butchered a beef strip loin yesterday ~ cut a bunch of KC Strip steaks, a sirloin roast, some beef cutlets and some cubed beef for chili ... saved the end cuts & scraps which I ground this morning to make these great burgers. The burgers weigh about 6-7 ounces each, and I pattied them kinda flat so they would fit on sliced bread ~ got patty melts on tap for the MNF game tonight. You know when it's real.....

Gettin' My Annual Haircut

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sandwich And A Cookie

Grilled cheese/provolone on whole wheat, with thin sliced smoked turkey and homemade slaw. Damn 'neart *health food* ... right?

Well, I hauled off and baked these peanut butter/oatmeal/banana cookies ... oatmeal is *healthy* ... right?? Got milk?

Sunday Morning Gospel Hour



Pass me not, O gentle Savior
Hear my humble cry
While on others Thou art calling
Do not pass me by

Savior, Savior
Hear my humble cry
While on others Thou art calling
Do not pass me by

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Steve Earle & Del McCoury

KC Strip Loin

Breaking down a whole beef strip loin today ~ choice grade ~ weighed about 20 pounds ~ aged in cryo in my fridge for about 2 weeks, then cut up into nice big KC Strip steaks, a sirloin strip roast, some thinner steaks for pounding out and making chicken fried steaks, and then will grind the ends & scraps to make a couple pounds of good ground sirloin for burgers.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Mourning Like A Dove

Jimmie Dale Gilmore ~ Hello Stranger

Goodnight All

A funeral service is being held down at the Baptist church for a woman who has just passed away.

At the end of the service, the pallbearers are carrying the casket out when they accidentally bump into a wall jarring the casket.

They hear a faint moan.

They open the casket and find that the woman is actually alive.

She lives for 10 more long years and then dies.

A ceremony is again held at the same church and at the end of the service the pallbearers are again carrying out the casket.

As they are walking out of the church, the husband cries out: "Watch out for the wall!"

Pan Fried Chicken

Chicken thighs were on sale, so I bought a couple buck's worth & fried'em up southern style in the ol' Griswold cast iron skillet. Do you think I made some gravy wit them pan drippins, huhhhhhh????

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pepperoni Lasagna Rolls w/Meatballs

Lasagna noodles stuffed with cheeses & pepperoni

Baked with homemade bolognese and meatballs

Plated with a green salad and garlic toast. Short slide <---click
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Sonny Rollins ~ There Is No Greater Love