Dinner at McClard’s Bar-B-Q, Hot Springs, AR – Bill Clinton’s favorite BBQ spot.
I have owned a few George Foreman Grills; they come in all shapes and sizes. They are good for quick lots of things: burgers, grilled cheese, grilled peanut butter and banana sandwiches, sliced eggplant and other veggies, T-bone steaks, onions, and the list goes on and on. When you don’t want to fire up the gas or charcoal grill the is a great stand-in. If you have space for another kitchen appliance, forget that toaster oven and check out a George F. One caveat. The grills with non-removable cooking surfaces are hard to clean. Be sure to get the removable surfaces.
If you are a bacon lover, but hate the mess; if you are a bacon lover and need your bacon fix RIGHT NOW, you need a microwave bacon cooker.
I have some more cooking ideas for you coming up soon.
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Even though it has been strongly suggested that Katy and I do a food blog, I am simply not going to go there.Â Â Having to admin yet another WordPress blog would do me in.Â Â Food worshipÂ is out of control, and that worship has led to the success ofÂ Food TV,Â trendy restaurants, eating contests, food porn, and the general expansion of waistlines everywhere.
That being said, I admit to being an incorrigible foodie.Â I like to eat out, especially at joints, greasy spoons, and diners [no links – if they have a web presence, they are probably not worth trying], but I really love to cook at home.Â So, following a passion, I am going to give food blogging a shot with some posts here.Â No restaurant reviewsÂ ( those are on my Yelp Account), wine or food snobbery,Â just an occasional post about cooking and, of course, eating.Â I may talk Katy into contributing a recipe here and there, like the Hominy Casserole, that had folks contacting me to help them find hominy in their part of the world.Â But she has a different approach to cooking that I do:Â she measures ingredients, uses thermometers, timers, the correct utensils.Â There is just no joy in that kind of cooking
I have a story about the utensil pictured above.Â A wok kind of thing that’s perfect for stir fry or big sautÃ©Â jobs,Â it’s from Wearever, and has been a great performer for over 10 years.Â It’s from the GormÃ© Collection, which was introduced in the late 90’s.Â If you are old enough to remember Johnny Carson‘sÂ Tonight Show, you probably remember frequent performances by “entertainers” Steve Lawrence and Eydie GormÃ©.Â Well, Eydie became the namesake and spokesperson for the GormÃ© Collection.Â Â Get it?Â GormÃ© – Gourmet.Â Brilliant!
I haven’t really thought about my future food posts yet, butÂ if you are into George Foreman Grills, quick egg dishes, bacon, fresh veggies, cheese, shellfish, soul food, Nutella, and hot dogs,Â and you really have no use for cookbooks, maybe I will crank out somethingÂ you will find interesting.