Archives for : May2017

SMaSH #1 – Citra – My First Recipe

To be fair, it’s not much of a recipe, but it’s my first attempt at brewing a batch of homebrew without relying on someone else’s recipe. I have been brewing the occasional batch off and on for some years and it’s only been the last few years where I made the move from extract brewing to all-grain brewing. Now that I have a handle, how ever loosely gripped,¬†on the process, I thought I might toy with the idea of creating my own recipes. I’ll admit that I’m a long, long way from being able to say that I really know what I’m doing, but a guy has got to start somewhere, right?

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Smoked Chicken Breasts and Thighs in Bulk

The three odd men out

The three “odd men out” riding it out on the gas grill.

I may have went a little overboard with this weekend’s smoke session. I wanted to try something simpler like chicken breasts. Sweetness wanted thighs because their a little higher in fat and thus better for her and her keto diet. I figured there was no harm in doing a little bit of both so we headed to Costco on Wednesday (I don’t know if I’ll ever try to go shopping there on the weekend again) where we bought some bulk packages of both breasts and thighs. We decided that we’d do about half of each package and freeze the rest for another time. We unpacked the rest of our groceries and went on with the rest of our week until Saturday came.

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Kitchen Pantry Closet – Part 1

Someday I hope for the chance to remodel my kitchen. Unfortunately, that’s a big ticket project that will come with a big ticket price tag when that day finally arrives. It’s just not in the cards anytime soon. I’ll be paying off my new rain gutter and bathroom projects for the next couple years, and the next big project after that will probably be a new garage (with a new shop hopefully), so a new kitchen will have to wait.

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