Meatloaf On The Big Green Egg


With summer in full swing, so has the grilling of smoking of fine meats and veg. Common choices are chicken, burgers, ribs and hot dogs. But what about a classic cold weather dish on the Big Green Egg?

I am talking about meatloaf. A simple but tasty dish that everyone loves.

For most, meatloaf is one of those winter meals that falls under the category of comfort food. Well we all can use some comfort in the summer as well right? Cold beer, good friends and a giant helping of smoked meatloaf that just melts in your mouth.

What I like most about making meatloaf whether it is for the oven or smoker, is that is it easy to make and once it is cooking, there is nothing to do.

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Easy Dad Recipe: Po-Taco Pie


Yes, you read that right. I said Po-Taco Pie. No it’s not a poor version of a taco, it is a pie made with mashed potato as the crust and then filled with all the ingredients of a taco.. Someone referred to it as a Mexican Sheppard’s pie. Whatever works for you.

The name really doesn’t matter because in the end, it just tastes damn good.

We made it for Super Bowl Sunday as it fit with the style of food normally eaten. But really, it is an ideal dish for any day that you feel the need for comfort food.

Oh, we also had a side of guacamole with it. Yeah, that happened.

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Day 45: Starting To Get The PL Blues


Don’t worry, that title may be a bit dramatic. I am still loving parental leave and every day there is something new. But, the weeks are starting to melt together with all the routine stuff just being well, routine.

I know soon enough Charlie will be doing a lot of new things and most likely I will be there to see it first.

The PL blues could also just be the weather as today was kind of overcast and blah until late in the afternoon.

Whatever it is, I am sure it will pass as summer is about to start. At the same time, I need to get back to thinking of new things to do and to stop settling for the same old, same old. Routines are great for the little ones, but they could also use an injection of new.

Tomorrow we have the car and Harry has asked to go on an adventure, so maybe that is the best way to kick of the new.

I was thinking to myself today, I have not been in an office for over two months. That is a hard thing to imagine since many of us spend most of their weeks at the office. I do hear stories from work and read about new projects on social media, but it is not the same as being there.

Anyways, back to Day 45.

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