Sunday, October 10, 2010

Leif Erikson Day 2010

Friends were gathered; food was eaten; mead, ale, and spirits were drank; horned helmets were worn; and a good time was had by all. Life is good, by Odin!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Feast of the Beast

Yesterday (Saturday, that is), it was such a beautiful day outside. Lately I've been suffering from the one-two punch of molds and ragweed, but I figured the best way to treat it would be to inhale smoke , drink copious amounts of hard cider (apples are good for you, right?), and eat vast quantities of red meat.

First up on the grill, bratwurst.

It's important for the grillmaster to keep from getting thirsty while working over a hot open flame. By the way, this Fall Cider is the shite.

Next , some mixed vegetables...carrots, zucchini, and potatoes, for those of you keeping score at home. The basket pictured here has a design flaw- there are gaps on the sides where pieces of veg can (and did) fall out when the basket is shaken/flipped. Sharp-eyed viewers will spot pieces of veg scattered on the grill in subsequent pics. Guess I'll cut the pieces bigger next time.

Next on the menu, bison burgers.

Last, but definately not least, a couple of baco-wrapped filets and a NY strip steak.

Insert 'hot buns' joke here.

Places are set...

...but beware of predators out to poach your meal...

...especially big Yeti-dogs. Hope you all had a great weekend. See ya!