2-9-10 Tuesday (Wet Grilling)

I’m warning you now.  The highlight for today was a trip to Walmart.  While there, I looked at a couple of gas grills.  We have an electric one that seems to be having some issues.  I’m sure the issues are: It’s not under a covered roof anymore, we don’t have a grill cozy for it and it seems constantly wet here.  The solution is to get a new grill.  I can get a fairly large one with dual zone controls at Walmart for just $94.  For $30 more I can get a side burner but I’ve never needed one, so I’ll pass.  I like the dual temp zone thing.  For just 2 of us, I’d guess we’d only use 1/2 the propane?


I made another crockpot recipe from the same cookbook.  This time it was Beef Stew.  It was a little runny; I had to thicken it up with some Wondra but the overall flavor was good.  We had a couple of biscuits with it and again limited ourselves to 1 serving. 

The stair masters (there’s only 2 in the entire gym) were both in use tonight.  We did 45 minutes on the elliptical and that seemed to have beat the hell out of me.  I’m not sure why.  Maybe because we’ve been doing stairs lately?  

DIH - Jim's ToiletWe “wasted” a day due to dumb untrue nasty weather reports only to have it be beautiful all day.  We got laundry done, had a disappointing meal at Chevy’s and then went into San Francisco to meet up with a new friend.  See it all here.


  1. What's Wondra? You can also make a slurry with cornstarch and an equal amount of cold water, then dump that in as a thickening agent. Or an arrowroot slurry.

    Do you know what a slurry is?

    I think I may have that same cookbook. I'm going to check and see.

    OMG!!! I almost forgot... your comment about me on Chef Green's blog where you call me a wicked old witch that's always checking the sky for houses? That right thur was your best comment EVER. I love you.

    And your little dog too...

  2. I haven't used my gas grill in 5 years. Of course, I haven't really cooked in 5 years either.

  3. @Alix: Wondra is a thin flour used for thickening sauces and gravies. Google it or: http://www.ochef.com/21.htm

    Never heard of a slurry although it sounds like slushy, slurpee, etc.

    And your litle dog too..." Funny!

    @Joanie: I can't blame you. Why cook? I do it for the healthiness, I'm unemployed and the expense. I'd eat out every night if I could. Yum!

  4. I'm getting caught up after being online less the last few days (understandably, considering).

    1. Congrats on the weight loss! Well done!

    2. Thanks for psoting the mexican stew recipe- it sounds tasty. And i think I can work it into an easier to make version, too (less work).

    3. Congrats on the new arrival! We love our grill. Jeff always swears he's going to grill year round but then balks when the inches and inches of snow are actually here!


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