I am an Egghead. I cook on a Big Green Egg. I own six. A Big Green Egg is a kamado style ceramic smoker/grill that can trace its roots back 3,000 years to China and Japan. They burn natural lump charcoal and can slow cook at temperatures below 200° for many hours (20 to 24 is not unusual) or medium temps for those dishes that are typically cooked in a regular gas or electric oven, or 750 to 900° for meats that require searing heat like steaks. I also do a little woodworking.
Once again we found ourselves in New Orleans for Christmas, visiting Judy's sister Joyce, and husband Allen. And once again we had a wonderful time, ate way too much food and thoroughly enjoyed the visit until we left for home early Wednesday morning.
We also celebrated Joyce's son, David's, birthday. It was special because he turned 40. And made even more special because he is obviously very happily in love with his new bride, Rhonda.
We'll be flying the Texas Flag high in the wind
tonight for the man who made the Chicken Ranch famous around the world.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Larry L. King, a writer and playwright whose
magazine article about a campaign to close down a popular bordello became the
hit Tony Award-nominated musical, "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," and a
movie starring Burt Reynolds, died Thursday. He was 83.
No, ours is
not the original Chicken Ranch, but we aren't that far from where the magical
transition to manhood took place for three or four generations of eager Texas
It was both famous and infamous, and apparently a lot of fun
offering what comes naturally, at a price, of course. Or if you didn't have any
cash, perhaps a couple of chickens.
Given the whimsical nature of our
little piece of Texas, and the fun atmosphere in and around the Big Green Eggs
in The Chicken Coop, it just seemed the perfect name for us too.
some of y'all thought we raised chickens here LOL.
Goodbye Mr. King, you
did well and created two legends in the process.
Spring "Staff Flying At
Half Flag" Chicken
Spring Texas USA
PS On December 24th there was yet another sad announcement that Charles Durning also passed away.
Here he is with Burt Reynolds in 1982's 'Best Little
Whore House in Texas'
Durning gave a singin’-and-dancin’ turn as a
look-the-other-way Lone Star State governor that earned him his first Oscar
nomination, part of which was for his giddy and memorable performance of “The
Sidestep” as he wriggles his Houston-sized body and duets with a 10-gallon hat
the way Astaire twirled Rogers.
If you're like every other
dieter on this planet, you've suffered through many frustrating days, weeks and
months, perhaps even years of self-torture only to discover that every diet you
tried was either expensive, very difficult to follow, or unsuccessful. Perhaps
all three. To make matters worse, any pounds that you did manage to lose
quickly came back within a few days after you thought you had lost them forever.
The reason for all your troubles
is that the word "pound" or "pounds" is set as the benchmark for all diets to
achieve. I've addressed that and more in my web site:
An Egghead friend of ours from Fort Meyers, Florida is a
photographer. He's very good at it.
We've never met but he has shared some of his photos with us
on the Green Eggers Forum. We all Oooo and Aaaa at his skill and thank
him for sharing with us, but I have come to the conclusion that his photos are
so good that they should be seen by others outside our small group. So I
downloaded the images he posted this year and compiled them into a video which
I uploaded to YouTube as an 'unlisted' video. Then I sent the link
to him. It was a total surprise. He loved it and asked me to change
it to "public" on YouTube so that everyone can see what he sees
through his camera lens.
It was a fun project and I was
happy to do it because he takes some really cool photos that should be seen
beyond our small Forum.
Update: only one week after creating the Once in a Blue Moon - The Movie, it has received 500 views and is growing quickly as viewers pass on the site to others. The power of the Internet is absolutely amazing.