New bands, new thermometer and a chicken

I hope everybody out there had a Merry Christmas and that you are recovering from all the festivities. This is just a short little post about my day yesterday. My original bands finally gave up the ghost. I noticed a small gap a few weeks ago. I discovered that the bolts in the hinges were… Continue reading New bands, new thermometer and a chicken

First cook on The Pit Barrel Cooker

Ahh….caught you by surprise with that post on Venison Osso Buco? If you follow my Facebook page, you probably thought I was going to do a write up on the Pit Barrel Cooker first? Well here it is!! Last time we were at the ranch, I discovered that my old trusty, beloved 15 year old… Continue reading First cook on The Pit Barrel Cooker

Venison Shank Osso Buco

  I’m pretty sure this post will piss some people off, but I’m not here to please everybody and I reall don’t care. I live in Texas, our family (the family I married into) has a ranch and this is just what people do. The shot was good, the kill was clean and the deer did… Continue reading Venison Shank Osso Buco

Gobble Gobble

I wanted to call this post “An almost 4-year-old and a 40 something year old tackle a turkey”, but I thought that might be a little too long, so I just went with “Gobble Gobble.” Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so I thought this would be an appropriate time to show you how we… Continue reading Gobble Gobble

Chicken Fried Rice on the Blackstone

I was looking for a quick weeknight dinner recipe that incorporated the Blackstone since its now back in the rotation. It occurred to me that chicken fried rice would be perfect. I probably should have/could have looked for recipes online (and I will in the future), but I remembered that I had used this stuff… Continue reading Chicken Fried Rice on the Blackstone

Restoring the Blackstone

Just a little over two years ago, we added a Blacktone griddle to our outdoor cooking arsenal. It got some use and then winter came along and it sat unused. And then forgotten. Abandoned and lonely. Even though I had a cover for it, it started to rust. I knew I had to reseason it,… Continue reading Restoring the Blackstone

Lil Pizza Party

Saturday night we had my cousin, his wife and two of the kids over to hang out, have a few drinks and enjoy football season. It’s always fun to hang out with them, but sometimes its challenging trying to figure out what to cook as he’s a vegetarian. I decided that we would have a pizza… Continue reading Lil Pizza Party