First… thank you to all those who serve this country – military, police, fire, etc. Especially those stuck working on a day like today, when we celebrate our country’s independence with lots of sun and food and such… there are those that are protecting us so on a day like today I can be relaxing, enjoying a cold beverage and tending to 75+ pounds of roasting pig.
Here’s the pig after it’s been roasting for a bit over an hour… the roaster has been holding about 350, a big higher than I really want it to be I think… fortunately, the front basket of coals didn’t catch fully, so I think that’s a good thing for now. But let’s back up a bit… Continue reading
What better way to celebrate the summer solstice than grilling some steak? Made a steak salad tonight for dinner with home-made “steak house” dressing. Ok, fine… bonus picture, gotta show off the steak grilling on my Lodge cast-iron grill. That’s a nectarine I’m also grilling there.
Some of the corn salsa I made for the taco-bar-bq we had yesterday… I just kind of whipped it together and it turned out rather good… so I’ll share the recipe… it’s a big batch, but you could probably scale it down pretty easy. Continue reading
Was gonna call this hot off the grill, but it wasn’t off yet… burgers with jalapeno peppers and onions in them and some asparagus.
Anyone that knows me, knows I like to cook…. almost as much as I like to eat, but one of the challenges of cooking as a single person is quantities. Since my WLS it’s even more of an issue. typically I cook a small batch of something and it’s still three or four meals worth for me. But some things just don’t last.
I love my fresh made salsa, it’s great for a party, but when it’s just me… I can’t eat it all before it goes bad, so I typically buy Pace or some other jarred stuff. Well tonight I wanted to use some left overs to make nachos for dinner. I didn’t have any hot sauce, and I didn’t want to buy a whole jar of picante, so I figured I would try to make a small batch of pico de gallo. Pico is like salsa, but it isn’t really in any sort of sauce base, it’s basically some chopped tomato, onion, pepper seasoned with a bit of lime juice and such. So here’s what I started with.
Ok, yea, I kinda grill all year round. But had it not been kinda rainy/windy out this weekend, I would have been grilling outside instead of in the garage. But hey… it still tasted great!