Friday, April 30, 2010

J. J. Cale ~ Rewind

J.J. Cale ~ Waymore's Blues

Is It A Reuben ... Or Is It A Rachel?

Call it whatever you want ... just don't call me late for supper!

Pastrami and smoked turkey, on dark German pumpernickel with baby Swiss and Bavarian kraut

Now ... where my Heineken?

Kaw-Cajun Feesh Platter

Fresh caught pan seared walleye filets sauce picante, on a bed of fluffy white rice & sided up with bronzed shrimp and red beans. C'est magnifique!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Just Added To My Bucket List

Cruise the Blueridge Parkway thru Appalachia, during the fall foliage season, on a big ol' Harley Electra-Glide

Manicured Lawns Are Highly Overrated

OK OK ... so I'm sittin' out on the front porch this fine afternoon, sippin' a cold beer & listening to some BB King ... just really kickin' back and enjoying being alive ... and all the sudden mah lil' petite flower, Olga, comes out and commences to raggin' on me something awful about mowing the grass. Now I ask you ... does this grass need mowin' yet? HUHHH?? Hell no, it don't. Sometimes I just don't understand women.

Coping

Two guys are sitting in a bar, one of them looking very glum.

Joe asks, "What's the matter?"

The glum guy replies, "My wife walked out three days ago. Never came back. Said she was only going out for a carton of milk."

Joe says, "That's not good. How are you coping?"

The glum fellow cheers up and says, "Surprisingly OK. It's amazing how fast you get used to black coffee!"

Creole Crab Spread

Alaskan King Crab ~ picked out of the shell

Dumped into cheese mixture made with cream cheese, Italian 5-blend cheese, homemade olive salad & a dollop of Cajun Power garlic mustard

Fold it all together ~ gonna use this to make Creole Crab Pinwheels

Cook's treat - spread on heel of crusty German pumpernickel rye

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Chuck Berry ~ Promised Land

Sister Mary Katherine

Sister Mary Katherine entered the Monastery of Silence.

The Priest said, 'Sister, this is a silent monastery. You're welcome here as long as you like, but may not speak until directed to do so.'

Sister Mary Katherine lived in the monastery for 5 years before the Priest said to her, 'Sister Mary Katherine, you have been here for 5 years. You may speak two words.'

Sister Mary Katherine said, 'Hard bed.'

'Sorry to hear that,' the Priest said, 'We'll get you a better bed.'

After another 5 years, Sister Mary Katherine was summoned by the Priest. 'You may say another two words, Sister Mary Katherine.'

'Cold food,' said Sister Mary Katherine, and the Priest assured her that the food would be better in the future.

On her 15th anniversary at the monastery, the Priest called Sister Mary Katherine into his office. 'You may say two words today.'

'I quit,' said Sister Mary Katherine.

'It's probably best,' said the Priest, 'You've done nothing but bitch since you got here.'

Blackened Chicken Creole Platter

Blackened chicken breast topped with homemade Creole sauce, fried grits, baked onion ... and some green stuff.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Odds & Ends

Blackened Chicken & Some Other Stuff

Blackened Chicken Breasts

Pan-Fried Cheesy/Sausage Grits

Baked Garlic-Stuffed Texas 1015 Onion

The Biscuit Burners

The Biscuit Burners ~ Sweet Whiskey

Beer Smarts by Cliff Clavin

The human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers.

Cliff Clavin ~ Cheers

Whitey Morgan And The 78's

A Nickel's Worth Of Grits

Caramelized onions, garlic & sausage added to the grits

And of course, a lil' dat good Tillamook cheddar

Turned out into small loaf pan - chilled overnight. Will slice it today & fry it, for to side up some blackened chicken breasts ... thinkin' a lil' homemade creole sauce might find it's way to the top of them fried grits, too...

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunday Night Bluegrass ~ Jimmy Martin

Sunday Breakfast On Da Bayou

Homemade sausage patties, cheesy/jap scramble, lyonnaise home fries & some red things

Garlic Stuffed Baked Texas 1015 Onion

Topped with parmesan & ready to be wrapped in foil & baked

Big ol' knob of butter to seal in the garlic clove

Lil' crater stuffed with a whole garlic clove, which btw is to die for after it's baked. I like to take the baked garlic clove after it's baked & schmear it on a grilled steak or a piece of crusty bread.

Onion crater, carved out with a melon baller tool ~ easy peasy.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Nine Totems

We Live Here

The Native American Indians believe people have nine animal essences or totems that walk through life with them ... teaching guiding and protecting them. These nine totems remain the same throughout your lifetime; however, major life alterations can cause your totems to change as you adapt to your new life style. Your totems are found in 7 directions around your spirit: East, South, West, North, Above, Below and Within. The last two animals are walking beside you at all times; your Right Side (male) and your Left Side (female). My male totem is the American Bison ... and my female totem is a Deer. Do you know your animal totem?

Friday, April 23, 2010

Tiny Television

BBQ Chicken ~ Old School

BBQ Chicken, the way my Dad used to make it ... cooked over hot charcoals, slathered with Kraft Original BBQ Sauce & burn the hell out of it. Sometimes I yearn for the burn, baybee!! Pretty food is highly overrated.

Some fresh steamed carrots (cut with my handy dandy lil' fru fru krinkle cutter tool) and fresh broccoli

Fat Johnny Kaw-Cajun Slawburger

Fresh ground burger, grilled over hardwood coals ~ topped with 2 kinds of cheese & dressed with cajun power red garlic slaw. Sided up with corn chips & hot corn/jalapeno dip. Whattaburger!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

More Fun With Cheesy Corn/Jap/Crab Stuff

Redneck Sushi ala Fat Johnny

Etta Baker ~ Piedmont Blues

Saving Country Music

Saving Country Music

Cheesy Corn/Jap/Bacon/Crab Omelette

Mais ... my lil' petite flower, Olga, wouldn't let me start drinkin' beer and eating chips & dip this early in the day ... so I spun up a lil' crabmeat wit that corn dip and made me an omelette for breakfast this morning. It did not suck.

Baked Cheesy Corn/Jalapeno Dip

Corn, jalapenos, bacon, onions

Cream cheese, mayo, shredded parmesan, cheddar

Mix, bake until hot & bubbly ~ serve w/lime flavored nacho chips
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Ozark Mountain Daredevils ~ It Probably Always Will

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

More Rob McNurlin Beatnik Ranch Party

Rob McNurlin And The Beatnik Cowboys

Levon & Friends ~ At The Ryman Tonight

Would this be a great concert, or what?

Creole Steak Grillades Over Rice

Got my coonass grub freak on today ~ mighty fine grindin'

Creole Baked Steak

Not Your Father's BBQ Sandwich

Smoked/Chopped Piedmont style pork bbq, on soft bun with thin slice of baby Swiss, dill slices, splash or three of Crystal hot sauce & topped with ny new slaw creation: Cajun Power Slaw w/hot garlic dressing

I've eaten lotsa bbq sandwiches ... these might have been the best

Cajun Power Slaw w/Hot Garlic Dressing ~ KILLER

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Somebody Just Shoot Me

Today's lunch was, uhh ... spicy smoked sausage & baked beans.