Sunday, January 16, 2022

Smoked Beef Tri-Tip, My First

I went freezer diving and discovered a nice beef tri-tip roast/steak that I wanted to use but rather than just grill it as usual, I decided to smoke it first.  I set up the smoker to run at 225F and used some maple for the smoke.  For seasoning, I used a brisket rub from master BBQer Chis Lilly.

Brisket Dry Rub Recipe:

1/2 tblsp salt

1/2 tblsp paprika

1/2 tblsp black pepper

1/2 tblsp sugar

1/2 teaspoon garlic

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon oregano

1/8 teaspoon ground coriander

It took a little over two hours for the meat to reach an internal temperature of 130 F. 

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Chicken Stir Fry, Snow, and Capt. Romeo

 I’m back to eating healthier with very low carbs so a chicken stir-fry dish seemed to fit the bill well but before I get into the food let’s look at the weather.  It was 76F on New Years Day and we awoke on Jan 3 to this.

Friday, December 31, 2021

Monday, December 27, 2021

Eliza Comes For Christmas Dinner – Chicken Cottage Pie

Eliza and her family came down on Christmas afternoon to open her presents at Meme and Grandpops house.  This is before she arrived.

Friday, December 24, 2021

Merry Christmas


Better be good because Santa Clause is coming tonight.

With mid 60's predicted for Christmas Day, I knew a fire would be out but 45F on Wednesday was do able so I couldn't resist.

Bev and I wish you the Happiest of Holidays

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Beef Stew For A Crowd

With Bev coming home on Saturday and friends Joe and Kathy coming on Friday, I wanted enough food on hand for several days without cooking.  I wanted to use on-hand beef so I found one skirt and two flank steaks in the freezer totaling five pounds.  So, I scaled up a recipe that we like from Taste Of Home to get the following.  Since my meat was thinner than a roast, I cooked it differently than the original recipe.

Saturday, December 18, 2021

New Garage Floor

After nearly 30 years of living in our home, Bev had decided she wanted to put an epoxy coating on our garage floor and I had to agree.  The main drawback is that everything had to be moved out before the installers showed up and like many others that was to be a big challenge for us as we had the walls lined with stuff sitting on the floor.  We also had three cabinets that rested on the floor.

To deal with the random stuff sitting on the floor, I bought two 48” wide cabinets from Seville Classics via Sam's and to make the cabinets easy to move I put wheels under them.