Beat Black Friday, Give Food

I don’t know about you but I really hate the Christmas shopping that begins on Black Friday and all the commercialism. I always seem to pick gifts that end up in somebody’s drawer never to be seen again. Even worse, I receive clothes that are the wrong size or have Rudolph on them with a nose that lights up. The last thing I need is more stuff and the same goes for most of my adult friends and relatives. Continue reading Beat Black Friday, Give Food

Canadian Andouille


I love smoked cured sausage but it is so high in fat. At least the stuff I make myself is a little lower in salt and fat.

Andouille is made in different ways in countries around the world. My recipe is based on a Cajun style adjusted for my mild Canadian taste buds. It is moderately spicy with a nice onion, garlic finish.
If you would like to see more details on how I made it, you can seem my post on the Smoking Meat Forums. Continue reading Canadian Andouille

Is Convenience Food Really “Convenient”?

This was originally posted on November 23, 2013. It has been reposted due to a catastrophic back up failure by my web host.

I see people buying Hamburger Helper or packaged meals. I know they are busy and think that they are saving time. I just disagree.
Last night I made a smoked picnic shoulder. While it does take time, it is not a lot of work, it just cooks for a long time. Also, if you take the time to make at least one really good meal a week, you can make extra and prepackage your own convenience food.

I have four meals worth of ham frozen and we will have another meal of ham tonight.That is five nights that I just have to reheat some ham for dinner. Add some nice bread and a salad and you have a great meal that is quicker than most “convenience food” and will taste way better.

Please try at least one great meal a week and make your own packaged food! Your stomach and family will thank you!

The Old Fat Guy

A Food Blog by a Fat Old Guy