1. I grew up in a family that celebrates life with food. Births, deaths, weddings, holidays… You name it. If it’s worth celebrating, we’re doing it with food. Lots of it. I come from the South so naturally, we take things that shouldn’t be bad for you and transform them into something that should have a Surgeon General’s warning.

    A few years ago, my dad gave us a grill. It wasn’t my first grill, but it was far nicer than any of the little grocery store tailgating charcoal bowls I had in my bachelor years. Being new to proper grilling, I started binge-watching Food Network grilling shows for inspiration. 

    In the last couple of years, I’ve become quite good at it and the grill has become my go-to platform for family dinners and backyard get-togethers.

    Those guys up there are called “Dino Eggs,” but my wife doesn’t like that name so I think I’ll just refer to them as “Awesome Chicken Roll-Ups.” 

    Basically, they’re cheddar cheese-stuffed jalapeños wrapped in chicken, then wrapped in bacon and smothered with barbecue sauce. I whipped up a little house-made honey mustard using dijon mustard, local honey and worcestershire sauce for dipping.

    Grill ‘em over indirect heat at 350-375° for about an hour or so and give ‘em a little bbq love every 20 minutes or so to get that yummy, sweet-sticky glaze you know you love.

    Pair ‘em up with some mashed potatoes and your favorite veggie (I went with asparagus because it’s great on the grill) and some sautéed mushrooms and you’ve got yourself a meal good enough to make you wanna slap your momma.
     
  2. A quick afternoon doodle on a Nock Co. Index Card with a Pilot Coletto with 0.4mm Black insert. 

     
  3. A little holiday weekend doodle.