Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Hi everybody!
I decided it might be fun to start a blog. This is going to be a blog about 4 of the loves of my life; airplanes, BBQ, my wife Stacy, and my daughter Isabella. Let me introduce myself a little before I get into my first post. I am 32 years old and live in the great state of Alaska. I am married to an awesome wife, Stacy and we have a 14 month old daughter Isabella. I am an aircraft mechanic and have loved airplanes since I was a little kid.

 I started barbecuing more often in the last few years and it has become a passion of mine. I mainly cook on gas and charcoal, but would use wood or other means if I had the setups and grills for it. I have a pretty simple philosophy when it comes to bbq that I have developed by learning from the masters.

My philosophy is this:
1. Never ever use lighter fluid when cooking with charcoal. Always use a chimney starter to heat the charcoal.
2. Clean the grill with a wire brush or grill brush before and after cooking.
3. Lube the grill grates with a paper towel dipped in vegetable oil and held in tongs right before you put the food on the grill.
4. You can cook almost anything on the grill.

Here is a picture of what my grill looks like. It is a Brinkmann Dual fuel, which means it has both a propane side and a charcoal side.

So I made some really good grilled vegetables the other day. I cut up carrots into about an inch to two inch long pieces and cut them in half. I then cut a red onion up into wedges. I also cut up some broccoli and even used the stems. After that I tossed the vegetables in a bowl with some olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon pepper, and minced garlic. I then cover it and let it all marinate in the fridge for half an hour or more.
To cook the vegetables I used the new Pampered Chef BBQ Roasting Pan and Can Holder. My wife Stacy is a Pampered Chef Independent Consultant.

I let the roasting pan heat up on medium heat for about 5 minutes before adding the vegetables. I cooked the vegetables for about 15 to 20 minutes stirring them every 3 to 5 minutes. I cooked them till they were a nice doneness. I then put them in a bowl and topped with freshly shaved Parmesan cheese. We forgot to take a picture. They were very good. Isabella like them. Stacy liked them even though she had never liked grilled broccoli before I made it that way.

Well I hope you enjoyed my first attempt at blogging. 

PS. If you want to get more info about Pampered Chef or want to order, Stacy's website is:  

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