Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Roy Rogers (slide guitar) - Walkin Blues

Memorial Day Weekend Eats

Church Lady Deviled Eggs

Cole Slaw

Scalloped Cabbage & Vidalia Onions Au Gratin

Pasta Salad

BBQ Brisket & Burnt Ends

Monday, May 30, 2011

Let's Talk Cutting Boards

John Boos cutting boards are the industry gold standard when it comes to beautiful, high quality wood chopping blocks and cutting boards. Every cook, pro or amateur, should have one, and if they don't have one, I guarantee they want one.

LinkI recently ordered a Boos board from my friends at Cymax at their More Kitchen Carts web store. They have a big selection of high quality John Boos cutting boards to choose from, many of them on sale and with free shipping. With Father's Day just around the corner, now is the time to get the cook in your life something that he/she will really enjoy, for years to come.

The Boos Professional BBQ Cutting Board that I selected can be found here. It arrived within 5 business days, and as you can see from the pics above, it's a beautiful and functional addition to my kitchen. BTW, the antique carving set has been in my family for many, many years, and was handed down to me from my grandparents. I can remember my Grandpa and my Dad carving our Thanksgiving turkeys and hams using this carving knife and fork. I only wish they'd had one of these great John Boos cutting boards to carve on. Happy Father's Day, and enjoy your new Boos cutting board ... I love mine!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sunday Breakfast On Da Bayou

Homemade sausage chubbies

Homemade bacon cheeseburger/beer grits, chilled ~ slice, dust wit cornmeal & pan fry

Here's the grits wit all the stuff folded in, before turning into loaf pan to chill overnight

Grits with bacon & caramelized onions in them ... folding in the crumbled burger here ... then will fold in some shredded cheddar

Breakfast, plowboy style

Birthday Breakfast

Birthday breakfast on da bayou ~ sausage, onion, spinach scramble topped wit a lil' shredded Tillamook cheddar and a splash dat good Cajun Power Lightning Strike & sided up wit a couple warm flour tortillas. Chased wit a virgin bloody mary ... so far this day does not suck.

Yeh, so I'm 60 years old today...that's 16 Celsius.

FOR SALE: Sixty year old, one owner, needs parts. Make offer.

45's - Next Sunday Darling Is My Birthday - Stanley Brothers (KING)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Harmonica Blues.wmv

Kaw-Cajun Maque Choux Cornbread

Hot out the oven

My normal cornbread formula, with chopped corn maque choux and cheddar cheese added

Kaw-Cajun Corn Maque Choux

Maque choux cornbread topped w/smothered chicken & gravy

Friday, May 27, 2011

Little Green Tents

Little Green Tents

The little green tents where the soldiers sleep
And the sunbeams play and the women weep
Are covered with flowers today

And between the tents walk the weary few
Who were young and stalwart in 'sixty-two
When they went to the war away

The little green tents are built of sod
And they are not long, and they are not broad
But the soldiers have lots of room

And the sod is part of the land they saved
When the flag of the enemy darkly waved
The symbol of dole and doom

The little green tent is a thing divine
The little green tent is a country's shrine
Where patriots kneel and pray

And the brave men left, so old, so few
Were young and stalwart in 'sixty-two
When they went to the war away

Uncle Walt Mason ~ 1916

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Kaw-Cajun Smothered Chicken & Gravy

Adding the boiled chicken back to the pan gravy after thickening it with a bronze roux

Browning the chicken before boiling it (8 skinless thighs)

Kicked up kaw-cajun style, ready to go over some rice

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Kaw-Cajun Onion Glace'

Made with Vidalia onions, Steens Cane Syrup and fresh orange juice & zest

Plan to use this as a glaze & finishing sauce for some big fat grilled pork chops

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Guajillo Chile Baked BBQ Beans

BBQ Baked Beans made with Burgers Smokehouse bacon, Vidalia onions, Guajillo chiles, and all the other regular baked bean fixins. Who knew a 29 cent can of pork & beans could taste so good, eh?

Monday, May 23, 2011

Delaney and Bonnie with Eric Clapton 1969

Maytag Bleu Boogas

Fresh ground chuck, aged cheddar, red onion, sliced tomato, maytag bleu cheese, potato bun

Sunday, May 22, 2011

BBQ Boogas & Baked Beans

Beans all mixed up and ready to bake

Kicked up with Guajillo chiles and a few other goodies

Guajillo chiles, reconstituted & rough chop - into the beans and also blended some of them into the bbq sauce that I glazed the boogas with

BBQ boogas, hot off the trunk monkey

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Kraut & Kielbasa Bake

Kicked up kraut & kielbasa w/Burgers Smokehouse bacon, Vidalia onions, caraway seeds & a healthy snort of my homemade sweet potato/habanero hot sauce

Friday, May 20, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Flatt & Scruggs- Roll In My Sweet Baby`s Arms.wmv

Bacon Wrapped Brats (I Know, I Know)

Homemade brats, bacon wrapped & smoked on the trunk monkey ~ then smothered with sautee'd Vidalia onions and peppers.

Bacon (Burgers Smokehouse) wrapped homemade brats

Yeh, dat's 2 bacon wrapped brats on 1 bun. It fit ... so sue me

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Stairwell Sisters Clog on Cindy - Anchorage 2008

Let's Talk Patio Furniture

Specifically outdoor benches. Once again it's that time of year to fire up the bbq grills and invite your friends and neighbors over for outdoor/patio dining & entertaining ... and my good friends at www.everypatiofurniture.com (a Cymax store) have a great selection of all manner of beautiful patio furniture and outdoor benches ~ something for everyone, something for every budget. Many of their items are on sale now, and in addition to the discounted prices, they also offer free shipping! Don't spend another summer on your patio or in your back yard, sitting on top of beer coolers and eating off your lap ... take advantage of these great deals today. I've found the folks at Cymax online stores to be extremely friendly and helpful, and they are very fast in shipping my orders out.

Personally, I'm in the market for a nice outdoor bench to put on my front porch. I spend a lot of time sitting on my front porch in the evenings and I have decided on this basic outdoor bench. If you like something a little more ornate, there are many, many options to choose from ~ take a look, and keep in mind that Father's Day is just around the corner. Have a great summer, and enjoy your new patio furniture ... you'll be the envy of the neighborhood.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Lionel Cartwright "I Watched It All On My Radio"

Bacon Wrapped Saltines

Burgers Smokehouse bacon, dusted with a lil' cracked black & some asiago cheese, then wrapped around a cracker and baked

About a tsp of shredded asiago in the center of each slice

Wrapped and ready for oven ~ 300* for about 90 minutes

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sweetback Sisters - Don't Put Her Down

Jamaican Jerked Pork

Jerk marinated pigmeat, charred hot & nasty

Jerked pigmeat gittin' the business on the trunk monkey

Sauced wit some homemade jerk sauce and topped with hot pickled veggies ... sure made that cold beer taste good, ah garrontee