Sunday, June 29, 2008
There has been a lot of controversy in sports these days. Steroids, illegal recruiting,crooked referees and plain old cheating. It is a good thing that their is still a good honest and true sport around. I am talking about Roller Derby.
Roller Derby has been around for a long time. I have been a fan ever since I could turn on the T.V. I used to look forward to Saturday afternoons. It would come on right after another, true sport, wrestling.("And Now Miss Wrestling Will Pin A Gold Star On the Winner!"). There were heroes like Charlie O'Connell and Joan Weston(The Blond Bomber). There were also villains like the purple haired Ann Cavello. She was the Queen of Mean! This was and is true entertainment.
We were at the Alameda County Fair this weekend. They had an exhibition match. It was just like I remembered. You have to cheer for the Bombers. Whoever plays against the Bombers rightfully needs to be booed and jeered. It can be a rough sport. These are true athletes. I have never understood why this sport has not been included in the Olympics. I am planning to attend one of the upcoming Bomber games. I know that I will not have to worry about any shenanigans that present professional sports have been producing.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
There is the Reverend Biggles in the House. His expertise on everything about meat can be viewed at his tome Meathenge. The Reverend is a multi talented, gifted, and extremely rugged individual. He can come to your house and build a barbeque in the middle of your lawn with just his bare hands. He can smoke anything. His opinion is respected and trusted, besides, he owns a nice camera.
Ms. Goofy's claim to fame is she has never met a Chicken Fried Steak that she has not liked. She is a beautiful women that just happens to be my wife. She is an expert at Meat Adventures and Bacon tastings. She is an expert at Italian cooking. I trust she will be fair and honest about the Chilebrownacon.
Chilebrown is a self appointed ambassador of promotion to find the best bacon possible. I have been on a quest to find this Holy Grail of Bacon. We found it briefly at the A&B market in Bend Oregon. Sadly this butcher has retired. I have been searching all over the country for a new Gold Standard of bacon. I am looking forward to this tasting.
- Scotts Country Bacon is from Kentucky. It is a salt bomb. All the tasters agreed it was hard to choke down. It had a country ham taste that we were not used to. It recieved a low rating of 2 1/2 stars
- Chilebrownacon is from my smoker in the backyard. Meaty was the consensus of the tasters. There was a good balance of smoke and sweet. Could this be the new Gold Standard of Bacon? It received high marks of 4.6 stars.
- Butler Gourmet Meats from Carson City Nevada was an unspectacular piece of bacon. It looked delicious but did not deliver. It received mediocre marks of 3 1/4 stars.
- Nueske from Wisconsin was the Smoke Bomb Deluxe. This is a quality bacon in all departments. Nueske may be the winner with a score of 4.5 stars.
The results are in. The votes have been tallied. Chilebrownacon is victorious! It was a close race and Nueske and Chilebrownacon were tied for first. The tie was broken by a swing vote by Ms. Goofy. She loved the Meaty taste of the Chilebrownacon. Did I tell you about Ms. Goofy's new car. It is unfortunate that Chilebrownacon is in limited quantities. Nueske will be around for a while. This means that Nueske will be be the new Gold Standard of Bacon. The quest will continue and there will be future Bacon Fridays. Amen.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
This was the third bacon that we tried on Bacon Friday. Bacon Friday was a tasting party that was attended by Reverend Biggles, Ms. Goofy and Myself. The first thing we noticed was the lack of smoke flavor. It was not very sweet. We did not notice any maple flavor. We did not detect a lot of salt. It is possible we had built up a tolerance from Scotts Country Bacon. The texture was chewy. Overall this was a very pleasant bacon. It did not have any standout qualities that we are searching for. Butler Gourmet Meats will recieve a 3 and 1/4 star rating.
Rating: 3 1/4 stars out of 5
Where: Butler Custom Meats
1909 North Carson St.
Carson City, Nevada 89701
Photo by Biggles
Monday, June 23, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Welcome back to the Chilebrown smokehouse. We are continuing to Makin Bacon.
Monday, June 16, 2008
First Place, It has a nice sound to it. Every time I say First Place my head begins to swell a little more. We have just returned from the Rendezvous Festival in Carson City. Yours Truly took two First Places. I won First Place in the category of Bread by the Judges. I also nailed the People's Choice Award for Bread. Our Team the 'Meatmen' took First Place in the People's Choice Award for our Main Dish. We took Second place overall in the competition by the Judges It was a good weekend.
The weather was in the mid-eighties. The crowd was plentiful. The food and companionship was spectacular. I woke up this morning and looked at the front page of the local newspaper. There we were. There was a picture of Abram with his Pork Roast. All the awards were listed. We were local celebrity's. I won a nice plaque and a nice little wad of Cash. The Cash almost paid for gas.(to Reno). Our team won a plaque, some books and a gift certificate to the local market. We promptly cashed that in.
Friday, June 13, 2008
4 eggs, well beaten
1/8 cup bacon fat
1 cup water
1/2 cup non-fat dry milk powder
2 cup whole wheat flour
2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup cornmeal
Mix ingredients . Put heaping tablespoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet. Bake in a 350 oven for 15 minutes. Turn off oven and leave cookies on baking sheet in the oven overnight to dry out.
Milk-Bone has a van that is traveling the country. They are celebrating and promoting the Centennial celebration. They will be at the Alameda County Fair, July 3-6. The fair does not allow dogs. Mojo & Oscar are disappointed. They will be happy when I make them some Bacon Dog Biscuits. That is, if, I do not eat them all first.
* There is a Free Shipping Offer from Nueske till July 1. Yeah!!