For New Year’s Eve, She Who Must Be Obeyed got me one of my favourite cuts of beef, Tri Tip. I took the opportunity to try a feature on my Louisiana Grills Pellet Smoker. It has a panel you can slide back that opens a grate that is directly over the firebox. This should allow me to get a great char on the steaks. Continue reading New Year Steak
She Who Must Be Obeyed and I usually spend a quiet night together on New Years Eve. It must be a sign of my age. Just because we don’t do a big party doesn’t mean we don’t want some delicious appetizers to ring in the New Year. I had left over pastry from my mincemeat tarts and I was out of breakfast sausage so fate decreed I would make sausage rolls. Continue reading Sausage Rolls
Ok, I know I rail against fast and convenience food. However, there is a time and place for everything. This Christmas dinner we were already making rolls from scratch, Christmas pudding, salads, roast potatoes, gravy and dessert sauce. Also, there was only going to be four for dinner. I decided to give myself a break and try a Butterball Boneless Stuffed Turkey Breast. Continue reading Butterball Boneless Stuffed Turkey Breast
Carrot pudding is the traditional Christmas dessert of my youth. It is a spiced Christmas pudding that is rich and luscious. Continue reading Carrot Pudding
A great addition to any meal is a good roll. Christmas dinner is no exception so I made Sourdough Roll Up Rolls. Continue reading Sourdough Roll Up Rolls
I find myself at peace this Christmas. It has been a good year. I am married to a great person. Friends are coming for Christmas dinner. I am as healthy as an old fat guy can be.
It makes me think of many who don’t have shelter, fine food or even hope. May we reach out a hand to those who need it.
To all of you, I wish a Christmas of good food, much love and great joy.
To my friends who do not celebrate Christmas, I wish you peace and contentment now and for the New Year.
I thank everyone for being part of my wonderful world.
The Old Fat Guy
She Who Must Be Obeyed loves me. That is a good thing, mostly. The first problem is she wanted grilled burgers. What the heck. It is only minus 10 and she is nice to me. I am willing to don my toque and brave the elements for the woman I love.
Next, in an attempt to keep me healthy, she buys extra lean ground beef. The problem is, burgers need some fat or they are dry and not very appetizing. This is exacerbated by the need to cook burgers thoroughly to prevent Ecoli poisoning. Sigh, what to do? Continue reading Moist Burgers