Triple J BBQ

I had to run an errand this afternoon that took me to my hometown of Midland, passing the new BBQ place. I could see the pit was fired up. It was necessary for me to stop, since I know no stranger, and I love all thing BBQ. 


Jessie Jones was at the pit cooking a whole hog. He welcomed me like an old friend. We talked BBQ for the next 30 minutes while I breathed in the wonderful aromas. 

One never asks a pit master for a peek. The saying goes, "If you're looking, it ain't cooking", so I didn't consider asking for a peek. 

His pride took over and he offered a glimpse one he has ascertained my sincere enthusiasm for his craft. 

It was magnificent!

Name Change for Origami

The Porta-Bote was dragged out of dry dock after 6 plus years. The boat was filthy and most lettering was dry rotten.

Off came the name, the registration, etc.

What stayed after a good scrubbing was on the transom, "Sit Down-Shut Up". 

Let's call her that for now. 

Poor Mans Beef

Last night I cooked a lowly beef bottom round in the oven at 325. Rubbed and on a bed of onions and heated covered to 140 internal. It was heavenly. Perfect medium rare and juicy. Great beef flavor without all the fat. 


In retrospect I should have browned it in an iron pan with olive oil to start. 

Could have done it on the grill, maybe I should have. But it was so good as it was. Leftovers tonight.