Big Green Egg Makes The Best Tasting Chicken Wings

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You want to argue? Let me introduce you to my wife and kids.

Yes, the Big Green Egg once again dazzled and won the hearts of dinner fans again this weekend. I went to the grocery store thinking nachos and I left with a pack of chicken wings. Crazy how the meat aisle and a mild day in March can get you to change your mind.

The outcome was simple. Season some wings, throw them in the smoker for a few hours and let the magic happen.

I don’t want to make it sounds like I’m Myron Mixon, but I make some of the tastiest wings going. Every time I serve them at a get together of friends, the talk of the party is not Canadian Politics, the weather or even what’s up with work, it is all about the spicy and savoury chicken.

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Grilling At 750 Degrees F

Steak is a favourite at our house and ever since I have had a Big Green Egg, I feel like I can do the tasty meat the justice it deserves. It’s all about high heat and a short grill.

The other day, we celebrated another week of winning at parenting with two giant steaks.

Here is the Egg getting up to around 750 degrees F.

I first threw the steaks on the grill directly for 3o seconds a side to get some nice grill marks and really melt the salt and pepper seasoning into the crust.

Then I threw them into the blazing cast iron pan for a few minutes per side and that’s all it took. Two perfectly done steaks at medium rare.

What have you grilled lately?

Nothing like getting ready to cook steak at high heat in the cast iron pan. #ssssssst #biggreenegg #bbq

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Ignoring The Blog Like A Dad

Well I almost let it go a whole month. NOT ON MY WATCH BLOG.

So before 30 days of no blogging goes by, I had to put finger to plastic and give you something to read.

The last month has been busy. There is so much to do in a day, one of the last things I feel like doing at night is writing. I miss the blog. I miss the interaction with my fan. I mean fans.

Workin’ For A Livin’

The biggest reason for the drop off in blogging, is work. I have fallen into a great job that keeps me very busy and challenged. Instead of figuring out how to drive readers to this blog with no money and the power of cute kids, I am trying to drive buyers to a business website with the power of big dollars and cool products. Same shit, different environment. Hmmm maybe I should use my kids to sell my company product?

I have been at it for two months and feel like I have accomplished a lot, but there is so much more to do. I am going to be a busy guy for quite some time.

I still for the most part take the boys to school and do some of the pick ups. The morning walks are much more enjoyable for everyone I would have to say.

Things that have fallen off the cliff since I went back to work:

– Keeping a tidy house.
– Reading books.
– Thinking about exercise. Yep before at least I thought about it.
– Less time for TV.
– Less time for BBQ.
– Less time for blogging. That again.

Those Boys

Oh those boys. My pride and joy. My Batman and Robin.

Harry and Charlie are thriving as always. Not even humidex warnings slow those two down. Charlie is going through a phase of getting hurt, but hey, he is two. That is what happens right. His face looks like he is in UFC right now. He is running, talking, peeing standing up, cracking jokes, counting to 20 and overall, bring smiles to our faces every day. He is such a different kid that Harry. It keeps us on our toes.

Harry completed SK and is currently in summer camp. I would tell you more about his school year, but thanks to the teachers and province, all we know is that he ” participated” and is moving on to Grade 1.

His passion right now is bugs. Exploring and learning about bugs. his iPad skills are exceptional and his diet is still pretty boring. Summer soccer is going well, although he finds it a little boring. Apparently he needs a kid version of the EPL.

Harry had Panamania and I think want to become a track star as soon as he can. It was awesome to see how into the games he got. I think that porcupine had a lot to do with it.

I could write all day about those two, but I do like to keep a lot of the stories off the blog and just for us. I certainly don’t mind sharing how Charlie waits until he goes to bed to have the largest, smelliest poops ever.

What we have been up to

Here is a laundry list of things we have done this summer.

– Drove to Sarnia to see my family.
– Went to Ottawa to see friends.
– My friend Kevin visited from Boston for a day.
– I cooked a kick ass brisket on the Big Green Egg.

– Katie and I have been going out more thanks to some very nice babysitter volunteers.
– We had no fridge for 4 days.
– We had racoons living in our backyard.
– We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun.

What else?

That’s it. I am tired. I am probably going to neglect the blog for another 29 days. I don’t want to but August looks busy as well.

What have you been doing?

Oh yeah, I blew up a kiddie pool and almost killed myself.

Cooking Eggs On Big Green Egg

As Tom Haverford would probably say, that’s eggs on eggs on eggs.

Yes, the Big Green Egg is just not for grilling and smoking meat. You can do vegetables like corn on the cob, baked beans and you can even do breakfast.

I had never done breakfast on the Egg until now. On Mother’s Day I wanted to make something different for breakfast. The mom of the house (my wife) enjoys a good plate of eggs and a side of meat. So I thought, why not try out something I saw done on my day with the people from La Grille.

Cooking eggs on toast.

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