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Que Calendar 2014

jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 938
edited December 2013 in EggHead Forum
Work and life in general has kept me away from the Egg. Since August my only Egg related activities have been going to EGGtoberfest and making Thanksgiving Dinner on the Eggs. Since it was the same menu as last year I didn't take (and therefor post) pictures. I have missed spending time here and seeing everyone's food porn posts. I do have a small offering of food porn myself.

Since 2006 I have been making a calendar using Apple's iPhoto.They print it up for you and it looks as good as a calendar you would by at a store.Last year I posted the 2013 version and many folks seemed to enjoy it. So back for 2014 here is my Que Calendar 2014 along with the captions for each months photos:

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JANUARY

STIR FRY ON THE EGG: Even in the dead of Winter you can make stir fries on the Egg. All of these dishes were cooked in the Winter with the Big Green Egg running at 650 degrees with the air temperatures ranging from -3 to 20 degrees. The only thing that had trouble warming up was me.12






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FEBRUARY

CHICAGO STYLE DEEP DISH PIZZA: The homemade pizza crust was partially cooked in the ceramic pizza pan & is ready to be filled beginnig with Cheese (Top Left). Next come Pepperoni & Ham (Top Right). The Sauce & more Cheese are added (Lower Left) and the pizza bakes for 25 minutes (Lower Right). 






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MARCH

NOW THAT’S GRILLED ITALIAN!!: Grilled Chicken Cutlet Parmigiana (Top Left). Grilled Cheese Garlic Bread (Top Right), Grilled Meatballs with Smoked Tomato Sauce (Middle & Bottom Left & Bottom Center), Meatlover’s Calzone (Middle Center & Lower Left).






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APRIL

NEW KITCHEN: April saw my Kitchen shut down for renovations. The renovation included al new finishes from floor to ceiling, new appliances & new cabinets with undercounter lighting. The redesigned Kitchen added 6’ of new counter space (Lower Left) and made better use of the existing (Bottom)






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MAY

The publication of the Wicked Good Burgers cookbook resulted in a flurry of burgers coming off the grill in May & June, They featured freshly ground ground beef, homemade rolls & homemade condiments. The burgers were grilled using both the open grate & the flat top griddle grate.






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JUNE

NEW EGGLANDFEST: This year marked my first trip to the New England regional Eggfest where I had a wide variety of amazing food & met some great people including Dr. BBQ, Ray Lampe (4 pictures Top Left Quadrant), Later that weekend I made my first kebabs on the Egg (Top Right & Bottom)






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JULY

This is the rib recipe from the Wicked Good Barbecue cookbook that won the 2009 Jack Daniels National BBQ Championship together with some Boss Hawgs BBQ Beans. To say these ribs were Wicked Good is an understatement!!






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AUGUST

GRILL GAZEBO: With the work on my indoor Kitchen completed, I turned my attention to my outdoor Kitchen. I added two lights to it in the Spring & added two base cabinets in the Summer. The two new cabinets were the base cabinet for my original Large BGE and the 3 drawer base cabinet.






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SEPTEMBER

SMORGASBORD: As these pictures prove you can cook virtually anything on the Egg - from Breakfast to Desert: Stuffed Pork Loin in a cedar boat (Top), Buttermilk Pie (Middle Left), Buttermilk Biscuits (Middle Center), Wicked Good Pulled Pork (Bottom Left & Center), and BBQ Scotch Eggs (Bottom Right).






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OCTOBER

EGGTOBERFEST XVI: The highlight of the year for me was when Debbie and I went down to Stone Mountain, GA outside of Atlanta for the EGGtoberfest. Several hundred people pay to cook on BGE’s and feed over 3,000 tasters. Debbie & I were tasters & I think she had even more fun than I did.






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NOVEMBER

THANKSGIVING: Everything here but my Mom’s meat stuffing was grilled , smoked or baked on the Egg from the Apple Brined Turkey which was smoked roasted using a recipe called Herb Roasted Turkey, to the Cloverleaf Rolls and the Eggnog Bundt Cake & hermits for dessert.






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DECEMBER

CHRISTMAS 2012: Smoked Prime Rib


Jim

Website: www.grillinsmokin.net
3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
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Comments

  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 4,583
    Wow x13. Thanks for sharing.
    canuckland
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  • Loved it last year and even better this year. Thanks for sharing Jim.
    Clarendon Hills, IL
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  • Looks great...
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,777
    Stupendous!!  Love it.  SWMBO was impressed as well. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 938
    Thanks for looking guys. It can also be fun looking back at calendars from past years and seeing how your grilling has progressed through the years.

    Jim
    Website: www.grillinsmokin.net
    3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
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  • EagleIIIEagleIII Posts: 135
    Awesome!!!
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  • Cool pics. Think you nailed just about every type of cook, great way to show the versatility of the almighty Egg. Thanks for sharing.


    LBGE, Weber OTG w/ Rotisserie, Weber Genesis S-330, Chargriller Duo, AR-15, AK-47
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  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 938
    edited December 2013
    Thanks to both of you. @JerkChicken I don't know whether you saw it or not, but in August, on the one-year anniversary of getting my first egg, I posted a huge picture post of some of what I had done over the previous year. That's the post that really shows the versatility of the Egg! Check it out if you didn't see it before: 


    You will have to go back a page when you get there. I could not fix the link to go to Page 1 directly.
    Website: www.grillinsmokin.net
    3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
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  • Great job Jim, I've missed your detailed cooks and beautiful photography. Hope you have more time to post in 2014. Have a blessed holiday my friend!
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
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  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 938
    edited December 2013
    Great job Jim, I've missed your detailed cooks and beautiful photography. Hope you have more time to post in 2014. Have a blessed holiday my friend!
    Thanks for the kind words and the same to you and your family. 

    I have really missed being out at the grills. I write a year in review type blog at the end of every year, which is what I was doing this morning before work. In looking back at this year I find I only grilled 4 times since the end of July. Shocking!! One good thing is the extra money allowed me to pick up an AR, a Swing Rack and a Thermapen. I bought all of them just before attending Eggtoberfest and I only just got around to opening the AR and Themapen Thanksgiving morning. Still need to crack open the swing rack,
    Website: www.grillinsmokin.net
    3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
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  • Good to see you back. You've been missed. Your Ginormous Picture Post is legendary. Nice Job on the calendar. The versatility you show in your Egg cooks are fantastic. Hopefully you will be able to get out there and are able to share more often this coming year. 
    Madison, CT
    LBGE June 2013. 

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  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 938
    edited December 2013
    Thank you, I hope to make it back soon as well. Just when I thought it was safe to go outside and grill, I landed more work today. I do have some things that are going to be fun planned for Christmas. Some things i've never made before.

    I know I've said this before: But I love your forum handle!
    Website: www.grillinsmokin.net
    3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,218
    The only thing missing is Salado....,
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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