Friday, May 30, 2008

Stuff It

Firing up the grill behind the Tool Shed is almost a nightly affair this time of year. Early this week I was in the mood for pork chops but wanted to kick 'em up a notch. Give this a shot and let me know what you think.

Tool Shed Stuffed Chops

4 - Thick (1 1/2" - 1 3/4") bone-in or boneless Center Cut Pork Chops
1 - Log Goat Cheese (use herbed variety if you please)
4 - Slices Thin shaved Ham
Olive Oil

With a sharp paring knife, cut a slit in the leading edge of the chop. Keep working the knife in to make a pocket large enough for your stuffing. Cut 1/4" slices of the goat cheese and lay across each piece of ham. Roll up the ham with cheese stuffed inside and neatly tuck into your chop pocket. Secure the open sides with toothpicks, season and grill away. Throw your favorite veggies on while the chops rest after cooking and you're ready for Eat Time.

Our friend Matty G over at Golf Digest has posted an update on the Chambers Bay tree status. Check it out.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

GSB Summer BBQ Crawl Ver 1.0 Grease House

Watched a BBQ special on the Food Network last night and got me thinking about all the good joints here in town we don't frequent enough and some spots I've never tried. GSB Tim(P-Burg Chapter) and I decided to venture off our all to patterned lunch trail and start hitting the BBQ shacks. Fries are the defacto side dish for KC area BBQ and although they don't really fit into my current eat time regimen, you can't truly enjoy without so I employ the "everything in moderation" motto. As for the meat...more the better.

It's been a year since I've made the trek down Brooklyn way to visit Arthur Bryants. I end up asking myself after every trip why it takes so long to get back. The biggest surprise was showing up at 11:40 and seeing only 5 people in line. All joints have their quirks when it comes to ordering and at Bryants you better know what you want and if you're eating in or walkin. For those eating in, pick up a plate and hand it to the gentleman behind the window and they'll set you up. For those walkin, your entire order and I mean entire... meat, fries, pickles, sauce is wrapped in red wax paper.

I went for the beef and fries, a huge 1/2 lb serving of perfectly smoked beef brisket piled on a small slice of white bread that's really just an afterthought when you see the meat portion. The brisket is a perfect combination of juciy meat intertwined with fat and smoke, exactly how it should be. Don't be a "fat snob" rollin up asking for "lean cuts, please"... if you want something lean, get deli meat from your grocery. This is true BBQ the way it should be. Get a strawberry soda to wash it down and head for a table. Note of caution for first timers, tread lightly on the tile floor and don't be alarmed, they didn't spill something, it's grease that seeps from the floors, walls and of course, fries. That's why they taste sooo good and Mr. Bryant didn't nickname the place "Grease House" for nuttin. Enjoy !!

Friday, May 23, 2008

It's All On You

New 3 Doors Down album came out this week. Got me a copy thanks to GSB Rutman. Track 2 Citizen Soldier has a great line...."The strongest among you doesn't always wear the crown"....

Be aware of the fact that every day someone is looking up to you and expects you to be the leader . It may be a child, a peer, a complete stranger. You're a role model and protector for more people than you think. When things go south and the crowds look for direction, you want them looking your way.

Check out the video from MJ.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Something's Up

Had a wonderful Guest Day at MBCC on Friday afternoon. T Jones and I hooked up with Crable and his guest in a 4-Man Net-2 ball format. We placed 2nd posting 125 total. Congrats to Crable for a smooooth gross 75. Then he hopped a bird to Hawaii the next morning for a week of beaches, surf lessons and boat drinks.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Where's Matty G ?

For you Golf Digest readers, you've probably seen Matty G's columns in the rag. Here's a link to his blog and a very interesting story (second post on the current page) about vandalism at Chambers Bay. Beautiful place that will be home to the 2010 US Amateur and 2015 US Open.

There is one lone tree on the course and some knucklehead vandal went Jacko doing his Paul Bunyon impression. To quote Hank Jr...."I'd like to spit some Beechnut in that dudes eyes and ....."

You can see from the pics, they're in the process of slowing the shock and providing support. The experience I've had with tree injuries and rehab leads me to believe this 'ol girl will pull thru.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Wanna Get Geeked

Cruising the One World blog this morning and found this arse bustin video. Freddy always has great posts and thoughts. Sub 7min Helen's do not suck. If your motor isn't running after this, somethings wrong. Make sure you turn up the sound.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Spring Is Bloomin'

After getting blasted with that late frost last spring, it's nice to see everything back in full force this year. Peony buds are huge and azaleas are in full bloom along with tulips, dogwoods and viburnums. Got the garden tilled up on Sunday and should have most things in the ground this week. Just heard from 2 fellow GSB's that are putting in gardens for the first time this year, couldn't be happier to hear that. I can already taste the BLT's.

Friday, May 2, 2008


From the WTF department of GSB Central...