Sunday, July 11, 2010

Brady the Builder!

It was about 5 this afternoon that the front door blew open and my buddy Brady blew in. I was in the midst of getting dinner started...starting the grill to make a "beer-butt chicken". If you don't know what that is just ask and I will let you in on the secret. It is some of the best chicken that you will ever eat! Anyway, since I was tied up igniting the grill, and Kay was face down in a stitchery project that she is starting, Brady headed up the stairs to see what toys he might find in the playroom. He brought down the Lego blocks and we spent the next three hours building houses, trucks and airplanes. That's the nice thing about beer-butt will sit on the grill very patiently and happily until you are ready to eat it.

You can probably tell from the picture that the weather was quite warm today. The official high at the airport, where absolutely nobody lives, was 91 degrees. In town it was in the middle 90s. There is a cold front that will swing through tomorrow morning, and that will drop the temperatures by about 10 degrees. It will also stir up a lot of wind by afternoon, which will stir up some dust, so it may not be all that pleasant for the second half of the day. The wind will die down some by Tuesday, and the temperatures will continue to cool...down to the mid 70s. From there it will be back into the 80s with sunny and dry weather for the rest of the week, so after tomorrow it will be quite nice.


  1. All right, I have to ask, what is "beer-butt chicken", and how do you make it?

  2. Simply start the grill...clean out a whole a 12 ounce can of beer...pour half into a glass and drink it...stuff the half full can into the cavity of the bird...then set it upright on the grill grate (it usually balances quite well...cover it and wait an hour and a half and you will have a perfect "beer-butt chicken." Oh, and by the way, you probably want to remove the can with a pair of tongs before serving. I wouldn't drink the other half of the beer though!

  3. Sounds like a waste of good beer.