Sunday, December 21, 2008

Beer Can Chickenz

In honor of the Solstice, I roasted up a couple beer can chickens.

I keep thinking they're talking to each another.

Y'know, something like this...

On a Sunday in the snow when there's nothing much to do...

Actually, I'm glad today is the solstice. It all gets better from here. Although I don't mind the cold. It's a pain, yeah. But it'll help kill off the bugs... and it'll help next year's seeds germinate... y'know, that kind of thing. There's a bigger picture going on. And I don't mind. It makes the rest of my life tolerable.
Bring on the chicken!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Bounty of the Sea

First, purge your shellfish... then you warm a small amount of olive oil in a pan. Add chopped garlic and saute till golden and aromatic, add diced yellow peppers, green onions(whites only, reserve the green for later) and your favorite hot peppers. Saute til tender. Add shellfish and your favorite chopped smoke grilled sausage, some dry white wine and simmer covered till shellfish open. Toss with the greens from the onion, sliced grape tomatoes and fresh chopped cilantro. Slice fresh crusty bread, rub with garlic clove, drizzle with E. V. O. Oil and toast in a pan or on a grill. Serve with your favorite beverage, adult or otherwise. For me it was a toss up so I had a little of both "Kung Fu Girl" Riesling and a wonderful redhook "ESB".

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Gingerbread cake

So this year Brandy and I made a gingerbread bundt cake instead of a regular gingerbread house. It looked better than it tasted after a few days.