Thursday, February 27, 2014

Pork of Luck

Someone's misfortune could turn into a quick grill-me-up.  Our family friend's fridge went out and they needed to dispense their spoils before they...well...spoiled.  Enter dinner for a Monday night (and then some).
It's like 6 pounds of pork sausage at 8 venison steaks.  

Time to grill it up on the Old Smokey.
     Venison Steak, Pork Sausage served with arroz gandules and asparagus.  Quick, delicious meal thanks to some friends!  You know who to call if the freezer ever goes out again...

Happy Plates

Burnt Out....TBH/TBT

Blast from the past.   This is like one of those great, bad memories.  Or maybe you could call it a bad, great memory?  Let's say it was a "how to not" do something so to speak.  Visiting my friends in BR for a weekend in Feb of 2011, we decided to utilize the make-shift pig pit for a couple of hams.  Long story short, the ham was frozen and we ran out of daylight but it still tasted good.  
As usual, I will utilize photos to tell the story...  

Nom nom nom. food food food.

Happy Plates, y├íll.  

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A Man and His Old Smokey

     The Old Smokey is a simple charcoal grill.  It can survive hurricanes, getting thrown/kicked across the yard, and every adventure in between.  I bought my first OS as a frosh at Louisiana Statue University.  We tailgated next to Grahman Hall and grilled some hamburgers.  That particular OS lasted my victory lap through college and well into its alternative use as a fire pit.  I've owned three OS's overall and continue to enjoy their production of old smoke, even heat, and tasty treats.  Here are a compilation of photos from my favorite grill over the past 4 years.


You can even cook breakfast on the thing.  

You can buy Old Smokeys at Wal-Mart.  The small ones are $40 and the large ones are ~$60.  I highly recommend OS for any charcoal enthusiast.

I received no monetary endorsement from Old Smokey in the creation of this blog post.

Happy Plates! 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Ready for Summer

Who's ready for summer?  Me.  This cold weather stuff that has been happening lately is for the birds.  With a difficult bird season behind me, and the weather somewhat warming up.....I'm ready to cook some good food again.  Like these images below...

cold drinks taste better on hot days...

Spring is SO close.  But until it warms up enough for a good ole out doors crawfish boil, I'll still be enjoying my Taco Tuesdays.

Happy Plates.