Category Archives: My Thoughts

Burgers in the Snow!

So today we decided to make some burgers on our Big Green Egg Mini Max. It was 35 degrees, Foggy and kinda rainy. But doesnt that just makes it more fun?

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I find that ground chuck makes the best burgers, moist, meaty and full of flavor.

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Unlike traditional grills where you cook over the open flame the BGE allows for a “reverse sear”. This is where you cook the meat indirectly at a lower temp. Just before they’re done, take them off the grill, place a cast iron griddle on the BGE and let it heat up to 500 degrees. When the griddle reaches 500 degrees, place pats of butter on it then the burgers. Keep them on there for 60 seconds per side.This will give them a nice char and be the best burger you ever ate.

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Keep checking back and I will have more fun grilling tips!

 

My new Big Green Egg Mini Max

I picked up my newest BGE today and I couldn’t be happier. It is a great compliment to my large BGE. Today we cooked Pizza, cauliflower and an awesome dessert of pizza dough with sugar and salted caramel.

Cooking on the BGE reminds me of my childhood when my parents would go camping and cook over an open fire, this gives food the same flavor. It just can’t be beat!

2016 Election

Seriously folks…

So many people want to bitch about the candidates and their qualities, or the lack of qualities. Does anyone stop and think about how we got into this mess? We got into this mess because no one really cares about what is happening to our country. Oh sure we see some news on the internet or TV and think “this isn’t right, something has to be done”. But does it ever get done? Nope. Why? Because we are all fat dumb and happy sitting in front of the TV or computer. 50 years ago none of these candidates would even be allowed on the stage, let alone actually run for the presidency of the United States. All I can tell you is people better wake up because our country is being stolen from us, right before your eyes. When voting this November remember that the next president of the United States will be appointing at least 3 Supreme Court Justices. These are life long positions and will shape the future of our country for the next 1/4 century. If you believe that we need more Government meddling in our lives, more illegal immigrants coming in and making decisions about how your tax money is spent, stealing your retirement funds, your kids college tuition, then Democrat is the way to go. If you want less government, the ability to protect yourself from the illegals, the ability to retire at a decent age, maybe you want to think about voting Republican. Regardless of what you think of the candidate you need to vote for the future of our country. Don’t throw your vote away on a “third Party” candidate. They don’t stand a chance in hell of winning, so you better vote for the candidate that best suits your way of life.

Tailgaters

Why do people get so close to your car at a stoplight? You know in Northern Michigan, in the winter, the roads are slippery! Yet they run right up on your ass  at stop lights. Really? I pay a shit ton of money  for my vehicles, and I sure don’t  want some dumb ass wrecking it. Back the f*** off!

Maybe if Michigan was an “At Fault” state for insurance and they had to pay to fix my vehicle when they wreck it, they would understand they can’t do that!

I’m Back!

I have taken the Summer and Fall off. So much to do in beautiful Northen Michigan. We spent the last few months enjoying everything this beautiful land has to offer. But again I find things that our State Government does that just  doesn’t make sense.

My Wife and son wanted to go fishing this summer. Something that we used to enjoy but for the last few years have been to busy to enjoy. Imagine my suprise when I learned that it would cost us $25.00 each to get a fishing liscence. There is no way we would catch enough fish to pay for $75.00 in fees.

Yet again the state prices things so that the average person can’t or won’t pay the price. I didn’t want to fish for salmon, trout or anything like that, but I am forced to buy those stamps also. I wanted to fish for pan fish and just spend some time at the river with my son and wife. So instead of spending such high fees, we did something else and the state made no money from us.

How much money is the state losing because they have raised the fees? We will never know, but I will bet it will be enough that they have to raise fees again to cover the loss.

Society

So now the Supreme Court has upheld Gay marriage.

Now I don’t really care what people do, but now it seems society has chosen to make the abnormal normal. It’s ok to be gay, transgender (whatever the hell that is) and any other combination they can think of. You can’t turn on the TV now without seeing it. Where will it end? What will our kids have to deal with?

This Bruce Jenner thing is just pathetic. TV makes him out to be a hero. What a bunch of horse shit. He’s no hero, he is a freak that America is making rich. I can’t believe that people fall for this crap. 40 years ago this man WAS a hero to us. Winning the decathlon in the Olympics was awesome. To see him now, just shows how far we as a society have fallen. No matter what the freaks in the world say, I don’t have to approve of what he has done.  Everyone needs to quit watching this stuff on TV and put a stop to this.

OMG it 8pm and the show The Briefcase just came on. Some chick on there is becoming a dude. Really???? Prime time TV when all the young kids are watching. Kids today will grow up thinking that is normal. No matter how much they try to push it on us, it isn’t normal.

We need to remember that the way change is forced on us isn’t a sudden thing that you can resist, it’s like a gentle breeze that causes you to change your path and you don’t even know it until it’s too late. I’m afraid for society it may now be to late.

Until next time…..

Northern Michigan Roads…..Again

Since the state is the biggest customer for the paving/road building companies, why aren’t they setting the price that they will pay? That’s  how the auto makers do it. If you want to do business with them, then you will accept what they are willing to pay. Without the State, none of these paving companies would be in business. There certainly aren’t enough drive ways to pave to keep them busy.

Please leave me a comment, I am always interested in what others have to say.

Till next time…..