Chilebrown at home

Monday, February 28, 2022


  Once a year we celibrate our Birthday/Anniversary date. Yes, I we got married on my birthday. This Mad Meat Genius has watched many situation comedies where the spouse forgets the date. I ain't no dummy. We like to go to fancy steakhouses for our private little party. Some of you may know that I am easily amused and look forward to the Crumbsweepers appearance. This did not happen last night.

The food was great. The service was fine. They even put little decorations on our table to acknowledge our Birthday/Anniversary celebration. Our dinner entre was complete and my wayward bread crumbs were scattered. Would our beloved Crumbsweeper appear? Our cheerful waitress cleared our table with expertise; stacking numerous plates on her arms that demonstrated balance and coordination. Would that be all tonight? Can I bring you a dessert menu? WHAT? You forgot to sweep the crumbs. My heart dropped. A hollow feeling in my stomach echoed the disappointment my soul recognized. The Crumbsweeper is least for last nights dinner.


Monday, February 21, 2022



"Guilty as charged, your honor". Yes, I go on Facebook and enter contests. Every once in awhile, I win. This contest was perfect for your Mad Meat Genius. Two hundred dollars of vouchers for meat at the local super market. I went to the store to redeem my prize. They are special ordering my Prime USDA corn-fed New York strip steak. Even at todays prices I will still get a very large steak or two for FREE.

Sunday, February 13, 2022



Once in awhile you take a chance. We saw a trailer parked down by the marina with this sign attached advertising "Tiny's Happy Hogs". I gave the number a call. I talked to Tiny and he explained he was in California working at the refineries temporarily. His parents owned a hog farm in Illinois. They processed the meat at a USDA inspected facility and was delivered to him by tractor trailer. He operated out of his small trailer and freezer in a back shed. He sent me a price list.
  Happy Hogs has nose to tail offerings. You can even buy a whole hog if you pre-order. I ordered some bone-in chops, sausage and bacon. I met Tiny at his trailer. Tiny is not tiny. He is a hulking giant of a man who probably eats very well. Once home we tried the sausage and pork chops. They both were very good. Happy Hogs prices are reasonable and we were satisfied. Some times it pays to take a chance. 

Monday, February 7, 2022


People collect all sorts of things. I collect pocket and custom kitchen knives. My latest acquisition covers several bases. Victorinox Chocolate Swiss Army knives are the perfect collectible. There is one slight itsy bitsy problem. I have eaten half of my collection all ready.

Update: I used to have a set of Victorinox Chocolate Swiss Army knives.