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Our Weekend

Wednesday night of last week, Mrs G informed me that she had some co-workers coming over after work Friday and that we were having a pizza party. Really not sure why she didn't ask me and just told me, but oh well. Thursday, I whipped up a batch of dough and some sauce and tossed them in the fridge for Friday night. Friday, I went to do a full clean up of the Egg and pulled out all the guts. I noticed my charcoal grate cracking about a year ago, but its still holding on. I've got a replacement for when I do need to toss it. Crack hasn't grown much, but its expanded on the edge a bit.

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I got the dough all prepped and let the girls go to work on their own pies. First up was a pepperoni, Italian Sausage, jalapeno, tomato and peppadew peppers.

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The second one was for a vegetarian. I am not sure how I am always cursed/blessed with having a vegetarian come over. Tomato, basil, peppadew and fresh mozz cheese.

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Then, I got to finally make one. Pepperoni, salami, Italian sausage,peppadew peppers, red onions and black olives.

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By this point nobody was really hungry anymore but we had one more dough left. Not sure what Mrs. G put on this one but it looks like pepperoni, Italian Sausage, black olives and red onions.

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Everybody had a great time and raved on the pizzas. Sometimes I'm not sure if people are being polite or if they really mean it. I'm often my worst critic, but I guess I'll believe them. First time using peppadew peppers on pizza and I got to say that I really like them. They start off a little sweet and then you get just a bit of heat. Nowhere near a jalapeno (and what I saw was about 1,100 on the Scoville unit) so non spice lovers can stand them. Gonna use them more in the future for sure. Already got another idea for them as we speak.

One of the women brought her dog, a Morkie (part maltese and part yorkie over) All three dogs played hard all night long. I love it because its so cute and also the next day, our dogs are usually like this all day long:

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We totally forgot about cooking on Saturday. We decided to take it easy, still didn't know what we were cooking until I stumbled on a show about chili on Travel Channel. Chili it was. Mrs. G ran to the store and got home just at A&M was kicking off. I guess I could have cooked the chili on the Egg, I've done it before, but laziness took over and we ended up doing it on the stove. Texas Chili, no beans y'all, ya hear? And yes, the Shiner went in the chili.

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We really enjoyed the game. I wasn't sure who to root for. Part of me wanted to root for the Texas team, but part of me  still feels like they are traitors for leaving the Big 12. I ended up rooting for whoever was on offense.  When that game was over, I had to do an outfit change for @Dyal_SC team. Go Cocks!!

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Only watched a part of it before the wife insisted we turn on the Texas game. What a disappointement that was.

Sunday, we took it even easier and hit up three little parties and ate their food and drank their beer. Sometimes lazy is good, even if you know can cook better food. Its more important to spend time with good friends.

Richardson, Texas

Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

 

Comments

  • Chris_WangChris_Wang Posts: 1,253
    That chili looks very tasty...

    Ball Ground, GA

    ATL Sports Homer

     

  • I clicked on your thread and got a message "Oops, something has gone wrong" so naturally, I thought this was one of Mickey's attempts to grill wings.

    Nice looking grub, Grif.  
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • Looks great, wish mine was that good.
    Dan, Columbia,Mo.
  • @Griffin, wow, those pizzas look AWESOME...and that is coming from a 100% Italian!
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,317
    Time for one of these. image
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,419
    Haha. I knew you were probably gonna chime in with the Hi-que grates @Mickey. I'm fine with the original ones and I've got a back up spare sitting in the shed. Maybe someday I'll try one. To me it just seems liek you would lose lots of little bits of lump through those gaps.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • TUTTLE871TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,316
    Nice looking cook. Don't you know Wives always tell and never ask.

    "Hold my beer and watch this S##T!"

    LARGE BGE DALLAS TX.

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,444
    Griffin said:
    Haha. I knew you were probably gonna chime in with the Hi-que grates @Mickey. I'm fine with the original ones and I've got a back up spare sitting in the shed. Maybe someday I'll try one. To me it just seems liek you would lose lots of little bits of lump through those gaps.
    With the one I had, the little bits of lump would fall through but they would re-light with the next cook.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,059
    Damn! I wish your weekend was mine. Grub looks terrific as usual. I'll keep an eye out for those peppers. Where did you get them.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 3,869
    Those are some tasty looking pizzas! And you clean up real nice BTW! ;) Best lookin shirt ever!
  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 3,869
    And by the way, do the high que grates void the warranty? Seems like I read that somewhere.
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,419

    Yeah, I thought I remembered discussions about that too @Dyal_SC.

    @caliking - I got them at Tom Thumbimage

     

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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