Saturday, May 2, 2009

Mega Super Fantastic Recipe Free Episode

Wow, I haven't posted in 5 days. And none of you were concerned enough to send out a search party or even call to make sure I was okay?

What if I had accidentally super glued (I guess these days it's all about Mighty Putty) myself to the floor again or I had been surrounded by a vicious pack of fainting goats? I forgive you.....this time;)

So where the heck have I been all week?

First off, I spent much of the week laboring over tabulating the results from our Name That Chicken poll, validating the results, and then working with various graphic arts company to produce these spectacular official results. (BS....he spent 3 minutes using Excel.)As you can see, Little Bang! Cock was the recipe name of choice. That was my favorite too. But I have to give props to Dick of Opinions & Rectums, We All Got One and Mary of Rejected Truth for mounting very strong write in candidates.

BD made me laugh with "Mini Henny Penny- The Thai Is Falling".

Mary went cerebral on me and came up with Rakesh Saxena Chicken "because he was Thai and chicken". I had to google to get the pun behind that one as I do not have an intimate knowledge of fugitive Thai financiers like Mary does. Hmmmm that makes me wonder where she spent her formative years, who this Mary really is, and what international investigative branch she works for. (That or maybe she reads a paper every now and then.)

I have a confession. Those weren't REALLY cornish game hens in that recipe.....
JUST KIDDING! Sheesh, I posted some of the geese pictures on my photo blog and those folks all said how much they hated geese and wanted to see them burn;)

I also spent some time this week setting up the deck for summer grilling and BBQ mode. All that really is was just doing a spring clean of the Egg table and bringing out the Brinkmann's charcoal grill for additional cooking space. That way I can grill on it while I'm doing a long smoke on the Big Green Egg. I couldn't convince Alexis to let me put the offset smoker on the deck for the summer, too. Finally, I was also interviewed twice this week. First I was interviewed by the infamous Lord Of The Wings. Then I was interviewed by Mary Constantine of the NewsSentinel for an upcoming bit about grilling. It was fun having her and Saul Young over for a late lunch.It felt like we were just having neighbors over for a casual bite. I think I "interviewed" poor Saul about photography as much as Mary could interview me about grilling :)

Anyway, that's where I've been all week. What trouble have YOU been getting into?


  1. Two grills! You just went up anther notch in my estimation of your abilities! I've been preaching charcoal for years, and more folks are trading the convenience of propane for the flavor of wood and charcoal.. I still use propane in some instances, but not when I want flavor!

  2. Welcome back. That's cool about the interview. If there is a way to see it online let us know...GREG

  3. That's pretty cool about the interview... Speaking of two grills, we just picked up a second BGE. This one is tiny. I'm not sure that I could even get a pie in!

  4. I had to follow the link for the fainting goats, and it cracked me up. Are you infested with fainting goats, that you are frequently surrounded by them? You might want to call an exterminator....

  5. BuffaloDick - The BGE is my obvious favorite smoker/grill/ceramic oven but there are times I need the Brinkmann grill pictured or my Brinkmann offset smoker that lives in our garage. Or sometimes I have used all three!

    Sippity Sup - Will do once it is posted in a few weeks.

    Fearless Kitchen - color me GREEN with envy. I want another large or medium so bad but just can't afford it right now. I've been cruising craigslist but very few people part with an Egg once they've used one.

    Beth - Aren't they hilarious? I couldn't call an exterminator....I'd just scare them and throw them in the smoker:)

  6. Now you know I was over here in the middle of the night looking for you, check the time on my comments :), just figured you were in the water with them birds, and going for a swim!

    Great let us know what is up with the interviews...and might I say you smoke a lot hmmm...

  7. I've got a Brinkman combo charcoal grill and upright smoker box, Gave my offset barrel Brinkman to my son, Have a Masterbuilt 6 in 1 smoker- propane or charcoal bullet smoker(stainless!) God knows how many propane cookers for chili contests, and two dehydrators! I'm ready, but I still want a trailer smoker built by Lang!

  8. Congrats on the interview, how fantastic!My hubby is convinced that he can get three grills on the deck also! Me not so much :(

  9. i am still waiting to see you on Iron Chef

  10. Eh I never worry if you go missing, I am lucky enough to know your wifes phone number. :D

  11. I was wondering where you have been. It's pretty cool you were intervied - that guy has a sweet camera.

  12. Chef E - Just call me Cheech, ha ha.

    BD - Funny you mention a Lang. I was looking at a Lang 60 when I ended up choosing my Egg. Apples and oranges I know, but I could only get one and I knew I'd USE the Egg more. That being said....if a Lang came up for sale locally at the right price, I'd be pleading my case with Alexis:)

    Sarah - Wait...have you and Alexis been exchanging notes? I KNEW I'd been had, ha ha.

    DCap - Don't hold your breath on that one! I don't work well under pressure like that:)

    Brandi - Yeah, but you're usually in Amsterdam, NYC, Alaska, or Hawaii on one of your flights, so you wouldn't be much of help against the goats anyway!

    Pam - Yes he does. I tried to swap it out with my lowly Nikon D60 but he caught on! Imagine.

  13. I want the 84" Lang with the double doors(on both sides!) as an engineering type- this is the best smoker grill I've seen- unless I build my own!

  14. I for one am very concerned about not seeing any food porn in this post!

  15. Sadly, I have neither grill nor deck, but how we dream of both! Congrats on the interviews!

  16. I had to laugh when I saw all the graphis and reaseach on stats for naming your recipe.
    I'll look for the interviews in the KNS. Thanks for mentioning my blog!


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