What could be better than corned beef hash on a cold winter morning? Corned beef hash with eggs and toast and coffee – of course.
One of me special presents this Christmas was a NuWave Brio oven. Now, I am totally new to air frying but this little oven is a real gem. It is easy to set up, easy to load, cooks everything quickly and with no added oils or grease. It is even easy to clean when all is done. This is a win-win-win.
This morning I fired up some corned beef hash with eggs. They were sooooo good.
One thing I have noticed is that when using the NuWave Brio, I have to adjust the temperatures and times noted in any recipe or box instructions I am following. Generally this means reducing the temperature by about 50 degrees and shortening the time by one third. As I get better with the Brio, I will share my adjustments on this blog.
Today is the first Monday of summer. Finally. At long last. We can enjoy warm days and cool drinks. I am ready to fire up the grill and cook some filet cro-magnon.
You need to start every day with something whimsical – so here is a little video I happened across. Some days you feel like you are bouncing from task to task to task – and maybe it’s true. Just be smooth when you do it.
And no day is complete without some appropriate music. So if you are working on projects like I am fire this up, play it loud and get your hands dirty.
Can their be anything better than working in the shop? This is THE guy thing that is in our genes. There is noise and heat and dust and figuring out and and more noise and even trips to the hardware store. We get to beat on things and cut things into pieces. We get to stack and glue and clamp. Sometime we even sand and smooth and apply finish – and, yes, this can be right up there with some of the chemical magic ladies do while working on their finger nails.
You know there is something special about the din that one finds in the shop. It is melodic in its own way. Anybody worth half a sou in the woodshop knows how he is doing by the sound of the saws or that little groan the wood makes as the clamps close down tight. Don’t listen to or fail to understand those sounds and you may get to start over or even use that first aid kit that is on the wall. Each of the tools has its unique signature and as a project moves through its phases the sounds ares very much like a symphony.
Push it – onward, upward, evermore, tirelessly, with lightening in your eyes and fire in your blood. Sisyphus was a devious king and in fable he clearly deserved the punishment he got. Every story has two sides and we know Sisyphus made out just fine as he really was one of the first super heavy lifters.
Shoot from the hip. Take no crap. Just push it. Iron rules.