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Hi. I'm from the government and I'm here to help you.

I'm cooking at the Owosso Grill Fest this Saturday. The Health Inspector is requiring all prep be done on site. Goodbye pulled pork and anything else that takes longer to cook or prepare. I'm doing pig candy, MOINK balls and Nutella tortilla dessert pizza.
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Flint, Michigan.  If the lead bullets don't kill you, the leaded water will.

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  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,917
    Don't forget to wash your hands and to put a hair net on!
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    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 3,104
    edited June 2013
    Got PRISM?

    Seattle, WA
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Same standards as your local restaurants...
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,973

    Fred,

     

    Check out the frozen food section for appetizers. You could do samosas, breaded stuffed shrimp, dumplings, bacon wrapped chicken balls and so on.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,659
    Go off the reservation - langostino tapas on a stick
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,973
    I hear langoustines are really cheap in Eastern Michigan.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,659
    because they don't know what the hell they are ;)  I kid!  I kid!
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • ShadowNickShadowNick Posts: 519
    SkinnyV said:
    Got PRISM?

    Chicago, Illinois
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 8,593
    Just tell him he better get his arse on site at midnight the morning of when you show up with your egg and your tent ;)



    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • Nola - Welcome back. In a different capacity, I'm also a government a$$hole with a @#$&;%?! clipboard. That's how I know how helpful those fine folks are. I gotta think about the langostines. I'm on my way to Elaine's dance recital tonight.

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    Flint, Michigan.  If the lead bullets don't kill you, the leaded water will.

  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,895
    CharlieTN said:

    Big Brother is way annoying.


    Side story - lived in Fairbanks Alaska for 8+ years.  Local hot springs resort built one of those ice hotels you could stay in for a night.  Next year the local fire marshal shut them down because they didn't have a sprinkler system in the ice hotel.  
    Chena?
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,659
    Nola - Welcome back. In a different capacity, I'm also a government a$$hole with a @#$&;%?! clipboard. That's how I know how helpful those fine folks are. I gotta think about the langostines. I'm on my way to Elaine's dance recital tonight.
    @Fred19Flintstone ; Don't get me wrong - both my parents worked for the government and I'm not an anti-govmnt anarchist or anything.  I just wanted that particular inspector to shove the clipboard up his ass because it's just totally effin' ridiculous to not allow people to off-site prep stuff they aren't commercially selling.  Think about bake sales (and they are selling food) - are the kids supposed to bake their cookies on-site? 

    Anyway, thanks - nice to be back even though I barely got anything done today because I've been obsessively catching up.... 
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Nola - Welcome back. In a different capacity, I'm also a government a$$hole with a @#$&;%?! clipboard. That's how I know how helpful those fine folks are. I gotta think about the langostines. I'm on my way to Elaine's dance recital tonight.
    @Fred19Flintstone ; Don't get me wrong - both my parents worked for the government and I'm not an anti-govmnt anarchist or anything.  I just wanted that particular inspector to shove the clipboard up his ass because it's just totally effin' ridiculous to not allow people to off-site prep stuff they aren't commercially selling.  Think about bake sales (and they are selling food) - are the kids supposed to bake their cookies on-site? 

    Anyway, thanks - nice to be back even though I barely got anything done today because I've been obsessively catching up.... 
     
    I don't know about others, but when i am out and buying food, i don't do it blindly, if i see filth or poor food practices -- i am going to pass on eating it!!  It wouldn't be the first time i got up and walked out of a restaurant!!! 

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,659
    I agree with ya there.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,895
    I'm a big fan of "leave me the hell alone"
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • EggucatorEggucator Posts: 188
    That is how they do it in Indiana as well.  I did an eggfest last year and prepped my cream cheese for pig shots ahead of time and brought it.  They turn a blind eye to a lot of stuff. The only thing the health inspector really looked for was that the chaffing dishes were ok and that we served people(no public pulling out of chaffing dishes).  
    LBGE
    Zionsville, IN
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    I do not live in Alabama, but i think their inspection system is the best.  Yes, it is strict, but equal.  Any customer can review any restaurant they come into-- before they sit down to eat.  And they control ALL food products before they are presented to their citizens.. 
  • CharlieTNCharlieTN Posts: 177
    Big Brother is way annoying.

    Side story - lived in Fairbanks Alaska for 8+ years.  Local hot springs resort built one of those ice hotels you could stay in for a night.  Next year the local fire marshal shut them down because they didn't have a sprinkler system in the ice hotel.  
    Chena?
    Yep.  You been in Fairbanks? 
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,601
    I just wanted that particular inspector to shove the clipboard up his ass because it's just totally effin' ridiculous to not allow people to off-site prep stuff they aren't commercially selling.  Think about bake sales (and they are selling food) - are the kids supposed to bake their cookies on-site?  
    And I thought America was the land of the free...... Here in west coast Canuckistan, we have no more bake sales, for exactly the reason noted, it must be prepped and cooked on site - had no idea SWMBO's rice krispy treats were toxic and a health risk. 
    @Fred19Flintstone - good luck, make us proud (even if it means you are limited to dusting some Jiffy Pop with a favorite rub)
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • Nola, it's all good brother!  You know you deserve a little crap for the vanishing act.  But yeah, in another capacity, I am a government a$$hole with a %&*@!? clipboard.  While I certainly didn't invent the saying, I know all about "I'm from the government and I'm here to help you."

    When I was young and stupid, I graduated with a degree in Public Administration and Political Science.  Essentially a degree in "how to excel in working for government".  I believed working for government is a way to help people.  It's OK to laugh because that is how naïve I was.  That was 25 years ago.  Now I know better, but unfortunately for me, I'm locked in.

    I don't want to do the MOINKs because that's pretty much slapping some bacon on a prepared food.  It would be better to do something that showcases the egg's capabilities.  That's what the event is all about!  There's no need for me to hurry.  The cook is Saturday.

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    Flint, Michigan.  If the lead bullets don't kill you, the leaded water will.

  • Insomnia's a beeotch!  Here's my girl in one of her costumes in tonight's (yesterday's) dance recital.

     

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    Flint, Michigan.  If the lead bullets don't kill you, the leaded water will.

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,659
    awwwww...precious

    Yeah, I knew I'd take crap for going AWOL.  It's all good man.  I'm on your side on this.  I probably don't have the same skepticism you have with the "...and I'm here to help you", because I've worked in the private sector where it's super competitive and vicious.  I've survived 22 years at the same firm...we come from different worlds. 
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,895
    CharlieTN said:



    CharlieTN said:

    Big Brother is way annoying.


    Side story - lived in Fairbanks Alaska for 8+ years.  Local hot springs resort built one of those ice hotels you could stay in for a night.  Next year the local fire marshal shut them down because they didn't have a sprinkler system in the ice hotel.  
    Chena?

    Yep.  You been in Fairbanks? 


    I was stationed at ft wainwright for 4 years.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • Cruising the Foodnetwork.com site, I think I found a winner.  Margarita Chicken Skewers.  Marinade strips of boneless breast in thawed frozen margarita mix, cilantro, a little rub (Dizzy Pig is part sponsor of the event) and tequila of course!  Need I go on?  I'll hit Kroger on the way home tonight and do a dry run.  With tequila around, dry is not an adjective that is very accurate, but it is the expression.  "Dry run" is what I'll be doing. 

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    Flint, Michigan.  If the lead bullets don't kill you, the leaded water will.

  • CharlieTNCharlieTN Posts: 177
    Big Brother is way annoying.

    Side story - lived in Fairbanks Alaska for 8+ years.  Local hot springs resort built one of those ice hotels you could stay in for a night.  Next year the local fire marshal shut them down because they didn't have a sprinkler system in the ice hotel.  
    Chena?
    Yep.  You been in Fairbanks? 
    I was stationed at ft wainwright for 4 years.
    I wasn't too far from you, only about 4 miles from the gate.  Lived there for 8 + years.  Moved back to TN 7 years ago.  I do miss the beautiful country but don't miss the long dark winters.  Of course it's fun to chide my coworkers here when they say it's cold in TN.  
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