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Clean Up the Grill

With Spring almost here, I decided to bring the grill out of the garage and clean it up. As soon as it is warm enough to be outside without a jacket, I will be using the grill to cook dinner. I love food cooked on the grill – it adds a special flavor to the meats that you just can’t duplicate on the stove or in the oven. I also like to use marinades on the meats if i am going to be grilling. So I will have a much larger variety of flavors for all the different meats very soon.

Breakfast For Me

I’ve noticed over the years that just eating a bowl of cereal in the morning doesn’t keep me “satisfied” until lunch time.  Even though the cereal that I eat is the healthiest cereal that I can find that actual tastes good which lately has been the popular Total Raisin Bran. About ninety minutes later I am “starving” again. So I try to eat something with protein in it too, if I can. Unfortunately, most protein-rich breakfast foods upset my stomach, so it can be a real challenge for me in the mornings!

In The Potting Shed

I don’t have the opportunity to watch any of the Martha Stewart shows on television because of my work schedule, but I do enjoy watching clips from her shows on You Tube. This clip is of her with Conan in the potting shed, making topiaries from some plants that Conan claims he found in his back yard. It’s refreshing to see that Martha has a great sense of humor after all that she has been through! Very amusing!

I just heard on the radio that she has signed up with Match.com and is looking for a partner. I wish her luck!

Cold fried chicken

A few days ago I cooked up a bunch of chicken thighs in the oven, using the recipe on the back of a famous pancake/biscuit mix that I always have in my pantry. It comes out tasting great, and it is better for you than deep fat fried. It tastes like fried chicken, but has much less fat in it. And chicken thighs are a good value; you get a lot of meat and very little bone. I like to cook up extra chicken and put the leftovers in the refrigerator and then later on for a lunch, when I’m in a hurry and eat it cold.

It reminds me of when I was younger and my folks used to go on our old fashioned Southern picnics where we would have cold fried chicken, potato salad, cheese and crackers, some grapes, maybe some potato chips and maybe some deviled eggs. I’m always surprised when I meet people who say that they’ve never heard of eating cold fried chicken and that they think the whole idea is “gross.” I think it is awesome, but to each his own and it leaves more for me!

This picture looks good right?

plate of fried chicken

Fried Chicken Picnic


Rite Of Passage Into Womanhood

This nice weather practically demands that we fire up the barbecue grill and cook something outdoors over an open flame. We’ve had three days of temperatures in the high 60’s and no snow or rain. This is winter at its best in here. Learning how to use a grill is a rite of passage into womanhood. My mother did the grilling in our family, which was fine with our father, he never had the interest to cook anything, but he sure enjoyed eating, now he has a big old pot belly that clearly shows how much he enjoys his eating.

I learned early and I have worked hard at getting it right. Burning food on the grill is unforgivable – a grill master will never leave the grill with a high enough flame or unattended long enough to burn the meat. Never, I say! So tonight it is burgers on the grill. I bought some ground chuck at the store and mixed in some chopped Vidalia onion and tossed a heavy sprinkling of dry ranch dressing into the meat before gently shaping the patties and placing them on a preheated grill. Four more minutes and we’ll be chowing down. See ya!