April 9, 2011

It's the simple thing that make me happy. *chuckle* Remember the photo I posted about clear space in the garage? This was what was still on the floor… a mountain of camping gear. No more!

April 8, 2011

This is what happens when the kids WANT to help with household chores. The cats were fed 3 times within 20 minutes. Yeah… can't do that guys.

April 6, 2011

What the heck is this? WHO would make (or buy) a helmet like this? Gavin says it is too weird. Lol

April 5, 2011

I've called the city about this blocked storm drain at the end of our driveway for months. Drives me batty every time it rains. This water is over a foot deep!

Meat Part 3

Sunday brunch was a pair of chicken parm sandwiches made from chicken that
had been soaking a full day in brine. Except for a single salty bite that
suggested I could have washed the breast a little more thoroughly, it was
the best chicken I’ve cooked myself. Sadly I did not have any blocks of
whole milk mozz cheese, so I used a slice of provolone as the base and
added shredded mozzarella and shredded parmesan.

Meat Part 2

For dinner, a New York strip steak pan broiled in a dollop of bacon fat
with salt and ground garlic. The marinade taste was a tad too strong
though, so either I should not have let it marinade too long or I should
have watered it down some. Also I forgot to set a second timer and
let the 2nd side cook a little too long. But still delicious.

Meat Orgy Weekend

This afternoon I started off my meat orgy weekend with a BBQ bacon
cheeseburger, made from 1/3 pound of 80/20 ground beef and freshly cooked
bacon on top. A couple hours was spent prepping the rest of the meat,
marinading the ribs & steak, brining the chicken breasts.