Posts Tagged ‘barbecue’

you don’t just break bad, Mr. White

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

For no good reason, I haven’t been eating very well this weekend.

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I got up super early and hit the road to catch office hours with my Mathematical Statistics professor. Three other people from my class had the same idea, so we had a powwow first thing in the morning – that did absolutely nothing to increase my understanding of Mathematical Statistics. Sigh.

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I had a date with a girlfriend in Louisville at 5, and I didn’t get home from school until 2. Crockett and I headed downtown early to get some food, and a beer and jelly jar full of white wine.

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Crockett ordered sliders, which don’t come with sides, and I got a sandwich will sweet potato tots and coleslaw. I gave him half the tots immediately because otherwise they would have found their way into my belly – sooooo good.

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Lulu’s BBQ (the link plays music, just a warning) smokes chicken, pork, and brisket, and lets you sauce it at your table to your taste. The chicken is soft and moist, which isn’t something I’ve found a lot with chicken in BBQ places. I like the pork more, but I’m having an issue with pigs lately, so chicken it is. I like it with the slaw on the sandwich. That stuff on top is Lulu’s PPO – peppers, pickles, onions. Mmm.

This sandwich carried me through to Saturday morning, y’all. It’s a lot of food.

Saturday – Statistical Methods (not the same as Mathematical Statistics – true story) homework accompanied by a bagel and half an apple.

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It was a happy breakfast.

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When I finished the assignment, I hit the gym (upper body and three miles on the treadmill). His sign says ‘another favorite ditty: “don’t go staking my heart”. Ha.

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When I got home, I microwaved milk and frozen blueberries until they were hot, and then added two handfuls of Grape Nuts. I love some me some Grape Nuts.

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While I ate, Crockett checked the specific gravity of our beer, and added wood chips (soaked in bourbon, because he’s a genius) and more hops.

Then, for the second time in two days, we went out to eat.

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Chianti for me (Stella) and beer for him (Blind Pig IPA). I have a hard time with IPAs, but Crockett said it was delicious. I also usually don’t like Chianti, but I know I don’t like a lot of the red wines Lucky Pie offers by the glass, so I gave this a shot.

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For Crockett: a lamb meatball sandwich with the most garlicky polenta I have ever had in my whole life. The sandwich was good, but then I’ve never met a meatball I didn’t like. Crockett thought it was good, but had a stomach ache afterwards, so who knows.

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I ordered a pizza for us to share – I wasn’t very hungry, but I knew we’d appreciate leftovers. Along with half Crockett’s polenta, I had two pieces of this, the Popeye pizza. Spinach, huge pieces of garlic, fontina, mozzarella, grana podano, and pecorino. I’ve realized that I don’t really enjoy the meats at LP – there’s something about the chicken, especially, that doesn’t do it for me. However, the vegetarian pizzas are great.

Anyway – pizza and bbq in two days. Acceptable but I felt a little overstuffed. You know that feeling?

 

strategerie

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Yesterday it warmed up to a spanking 8 degrees ABOVE zero! ABOVE. I celebrated with a scone for breakfast, and then I had to run some errands. When I got back home it was already like 2 pm – I don’t know how I let the days get away from me like that.

What happens then is that I’m wicked hungry and don’t have time to get all fancy for lunch.

I made a buffalo chik’n wrap, with what turns out was a stale tortilla.

It was hungry enough that I ate it anyway.

Wrap: Taco sized tortilla (preferably not stale), 1 cup of greens, 1 tbs Franks Wing Sauce, 1 Tbs light blue cheese dressing, 4 baby carrots sliced the long way, and one chopped Morningstar Farms Chik’n patty.

Good.

I had some very important daytime photos to take for my still secret project too.

This is that apple chipotle bar from Tuesday night.

And the almond version of the same.

During my errands I’d realized that we had no food for dinner, so I grabbed some $1.99/lb boneless country pork ribs from Albertsons Great Pork Sale! (which makes me laugh every time I see the sign – why the !, Albertsons?). As soon as I got home I put it in the slow cooker with some salt, some water, and some of the super sweet Sweet Baby’s Ray’s bbq sauce I love so much.

When the pork was almost ready, we mandolined up a big ol sweet potato and tossed the chips with about a tablespoon of olive oil and 1-2 tsp of sea salt, then threw them in a 450 degree oven for 25 minutes.

I’d also bought bagged coleslaw veggies (also on sale, but sadly without exclamation points), and we dressed that using some coleslaw dressing Crockett’s mom left behind the last time she was in town.

My plate: lightly dressed coleslaw, chips, and pork with a lil extra bbq sauce.

Crockett’s plate: the Dagwood of bbq pork. Bread, bbq sauce, pork, bbq sauce, coleslaw, bbq sauce, chips and more bbq sauce for good measure. Notice his inability to stop eating it long enough for me to take a picture.

mad world

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Should I just rename the blog ‘daily pictures of smoothies’?

It’s been a huge day so far.

First, something very exciting happened by the fence. I don’t know what it was, but it turned Maida into White Lightening.

Then we tried to take advantage of the 50 degree weather by going for a walk, and we almost blew away. We settled for laying in the sunshine instead.

I also cleaned the kitchen and did some handywoman stuff around the house (including taking the mattress and boxspring off my bed and tightening all the springs on my wrought iron frame – that thing is a menace and is going to drop me one of these nights).

I left the girls for a long overdue lunchdate. A girlfriend of mine and I fell out of touch several months ago, and we finally got it together today to go to the Waterloo for Taco Tuesday.

When I got there she’d already ordered chips. Working for a living makes you hungry, it seems – I recommend academia for those who are trying to cut back. A combination of a nervous stomach and no money will do it every time.

Not that either of those two things stopped me from destroying a pulled pork sandwich with housemade pickles and pickled onions, coleslaw, and sweet potato fries.

She took her cheery red jacketed self back to work, and I walked a couple of blocks to see the other folks who wandered into Louisville for lunch…

Crockett and his sister in law. Not pictured: niece and nephew with their own child sized cheese pizzas. (I would have tried harder to take a non-full mouth picture, but …. I guess I didn’t realize exactly how full his mouth was. Cute, ain’t he.)

How’s Tuesday going so far for y’all?