Monday, February 10, 2014

One Of Those Weekends

The Chili Cookoff we had planned this weekend canceled. I wasn't too disappointed through. We have been cooking a lot this past month and needed the break anyway.
So I spent all weekend cooking at the house.

It was cold, wet and windy all weekend. I did spend a little time in the shop, but changed my mind after a few short minutes. With the cold, I just couldn't get motivated enough to do anything constructive.

I like cooking almost as much as I like eating. When I cook I like to try things I have not done and taste things I have never tasted.
Don't get me wrong, I would be happy living on brisket and potato salad for the rest of my life, but sometimes I want to try things outside the box.

Take Pasta Primavera for instance. I would have never though I would love this dish. All those flavors were amazing. For the meat I made a Peppercorn Crusted Beef Tenderloin to go with the pasta and a Olive Cheese Bread for a side. Some family and friends came over Saturday night to help eat all the food and afterwards play some cards.

I don't like blue cheese all that much, but Sunday night I took a blue cheese and onion cream and spooned it over Grilled Sirloin Steaks, it was out of this world. Add in Twice Baked Potatoes and Butter Garlic Bread, you have yourself a meal suited for a king. For desert I made Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes served with Vanilla Ice scream, (nothing but sin right there)

And if you were wondering, yes I did my own dishes and cleaned up. I didn't just leave it for the ol lady to take of.

We won't be cooking chili again for a couple of weeks. If the weather would straighten up I might get some things done around the house.

See ya next time,


  1. Hey Jerry,

    Nothing beats cooking at home delicious meals. Have you and Kymber started food blogs???? All this food you're mentioning sounds amazing. Now I need to go forage through the refrigerator for something to eat :-)
    I'm counting days for spring to get here. Were all through with good old winter.

    1. I know Kymber has one but as far as me, I don't have the time to keep this one up,
      Thanks Sandy

  2. So what DO you guys farther south consider "cold" weather? :-)

    1. Probably not as cold as yall do SFG but I would say in the 20's is when it's too cold to do much outside.

  3. If I ever get to Texas, I'm inviting myself over for dinner!