Chad’s 52nd Birthday BBQ Party 8-20-22

Tee of the Day: Blood Bros. BBQ in Houston, TX 8-15-22

My mailbox was filled today with a package from one of Texas Monthly’s Top 50 BBQ Joints, Blood Bros. BBQ in Houston, Texas. I ordered a charcoal logo short sleeve t-shirt, one bottle of the Houston 34 Sauce and one Qston Barbecue Sticker. The tee is beyond soft to the touch and is so comfy to wear. Definitely a major win adding this Blood Bros. BBQ shirt to my BBQ shirt collection. I am looking forward to trying the Houston 34 Sauce this weekend for my birthday. The Houston 34 Sauce is named in honor of the three famous Houston players to wear 34: Nolan Ryan for the Astros, Earl Campbell for the Oilers and Hakeem Olajuwon for the Cougars & Rockets. I wore 34 in high school playing basketball because it was the number for Hakeem. 34 definitely has meaning for me. Thank you to Blood Bros. BBQ for the awesome shirt and 34 sauce.

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Tee of the Day: Meat Church Barbecue in Waxahachie, Texas 8-13-22

It is always a great day at the mailbox when you receive a package from Matt Pittman and the amazing crew at Meat Church. I added two new shirts to my BBQ shirt collection with the blue Meat Church Barbecue Bull T-Shirt and the Carolina blue Meato Bandito Grillin and Chillin T-Shirt. The Meato Bandito tee was on sale for $15. I also picked up a Meato Bandito Blue Can Cooler too. This early birthday present is a heavenly delivery for this member of the Meat Church Congregation.

Meat Church Barbecue Bull T-Shirt
Meat Church BBQ Meato Bandito Grillin and Chillin T-Shirt
Meato Bandito Blue Can Cooler

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Wanted: The Brisket Burglar 8-08-22

I was looking though Yahoo this morning at the headlines and I saw a story that I just had to share from the Business insider about La Barbecue in Austin. Never thought brisket was worth a felony but it is Texas. Taking “Risk It For The Brisket” to a whole new level. I sure hope La Barbecue is able to catch the thieves.

Thieves steal at least 20 whole briskets worth thousands of dollars from famous Texas barbecue restaurant

Roasted Beef Pasta 8-07-22

H-E-B Beef Stew Meat is the protein for this dish.
After braising the beef stew meat to start, Gay slow cooked it 3 hours in the Crock Pot with America’s Finest Steak Seasoning, Salt and Pepper with a can of Campbell’s French Onion Soup. Added a can of Campbell’s Golden Mushroom Soup at the three hour mark.
This stew meat would have been perfect in a Gordita or in a corn or flour tortilla.
But Gay decided to make it into Roasted Beef Pasta.
This beef pasta dish was beyond delicious. The stew meat was fall apart great and the pasta was made to dance with it on this plate.
Do you like Beef Pasta? I think I love it now.
Roasted Beef Pasta By Gay.

Schwartz Boys Produce & Meats-Concho Valley Farmer’s Market on 8-06-22

Schwartz Boys Produce Watermelon trailer is a thing of beauty in the warm Saturday morning sunshine.
The cantaloupe, rockmelon, sweet melon, or spanspek is a melon that is a variety of the muskmelon species from the family Cucurbitaceae. Cantaloupes range in weight from 0.5 to 5 kilograms wikipedia.
Small Cantaloupe at $3.00 & Large Cantaloupe at $4.00 from Schwartz Boys.
Cantaloupe season is June through August.
Just look at the juice running down that cantaloupe. Juicy and sweet as can be.
If that is the last cantaloupe of the 2022 season, it was so what you want it to taste like every time.
Watermelon is a flowering plant species of the Cucurbitaceae family and the name of its edible fruit. A scrambling and trailing vine-like plant, it is a highly cultivated fruit worldwide, with more than 1,000 varieties. wikipedia
The great debate in watermelon is red or yellow? We picked yellow.
Is this a watermelon or is it a photo from the James Webb Space Telescope of galaxies 500 million light years away?
You could smell how sweet this watermelon was going to be when I cut it open and it just split at the end.
My Mema Harris would always ask me to find her an yellow meat watermelon from our huge family garden when I was a child. She said it was sweeter than a red one.
Watermelon by Schwartz Boys Produce
Watermelon season starts as early as May in some places, and winds down in September. The very peak of the season is July and August
Fact: Watermelon is a berry!
Fact: Watermelon was found in King Tut’s tomb.
Thank you so much to the Schwartz Boys for another season of amazing produce and meats.
Watermelon is a high 92% water content but dang this is one juicy watermelon.

Foodie Me: Franco’s Cafe in San Angelo, TX 8-06-22

Tex-Mex food is the one staple you will find with world class quality here in San Angelo, Texas at Franco’s Cafe. If you dream about beef enchiladas or beef tacos or both, the Carolina Combo Plate is perfect for you but if you are even hungrier you can go 4 items by adding a bean chalupa and beef copita.

The Sara Brisket Tacos Plate is the best of BBQ and the best of Tex-Mex colliding on a plate of fusion deliciousness. The beef brisket is so tender and juicy with the amazing corn tortillas garnished with cilantro and onions. Franco’s always delivers. Never a bad plate or dining experience and that makes the Foodie me very happy.

Carolina Combo Plate with Beef Enchilada and Beef Taco, Rice and Refried Beans.
Sara’s Brisket Tacos with Three Corn Tortilla Tacos with Cilantro and Onions, Rice and Refried Beans

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ZR1 Ranch Raised Wagyu Beef-Concho Valley Farmer’s Market on 8-06-22

The first place we always seek out when arriving at the Concho Valley Farmer’s Market is the trailer for ZR1 Ranch Raised Wagyu Beef. Kimberly Mull is the lady behind the ZR1 Ranch product and her idea to use all parts of the animal led to the creation of our doggies’ favorite dog treat, ZR1 Ranch Raised Wagyu Beef Dried Liver Dog Treats. Let’s just they are always happy to see us open the bag and hand them a treat. If you are looking for something new for your furry family members, it is a treat your dogs just have to try.

ZR1 Ranch Raised Wagyu Beef Dried Liver Dog Treats for $10 a package

Our doggies are in love with these dog treats. Glad some packages are still in the basket this morning.
Need quality local Wagyu Beef? Be looking for the ZR1 logo and trailer at the Concho Valley Farmer’s Market.
Here is the price list for ZR1 Ranch Raised Wagyu Beef on 8-06-22.

Oh by the way, ZR1 Ranch Raised Wagyu Beef is bringing Wagyu quality Beef to the Concho Valley at a price to not blow up your grilling budget too.

My Traeger Pro 575 Pellet Grill 8-06-22

April 3, 2021, My Traeger Pro 575 Wood Pellet Grill arrived into my BBQ Journey.

I have been nothing but impressed with the overall performance, Wi-Fi capabilities, easy to use app and supreme smoking ability the Traeger Pro 575 displays. It has been consistent in all types of weather from the 100 degree plus of a Texas summer to the November cold of a Thanksgiving Turkey smoking session. It has been by far the best choice I could have made in a quality pellet grill. I am just glad the crew at Walmart was too lazy to help me with a purchase of a Pit Boss Pellet Grill leading me to the awesome staff and amazing Traeger products at Westlake Hardware.

Fast forward to August 2022 when I saw a Best Reviews on Facebook calling the Traeger Pro 575 the Premium Option in the 5 Best Pellet Grills on the market. I sure was happy to see it was having staying power like that. Thank you so much to Traeger and Westlake Hardware.

Saint Abigail Honey-Concho Valley Farmer’s Market on 8-06-22

We picked up some Saint Abigail Honey at the Concho Valley Farmer’s Market this sunny Saturday morning. I decided to pick up the Saint Abigail Wild Flower Honey in the 16 oz. bottle and the Saint Abigail Fire Honey in the 12 oz. bottle. Gay picked up Saint Abigail Honey Beeswax Base Lip Balm as well.

Michael said his family loves to use the Saint Abigail Fire Honey on pulled pork and I told him I had plans to use the Saint Abigail Wild Flower Honey on my next batch of pork spareribs. I am definitely looking forward to seeing how amazing my ribs will be with Saint Abigail blessing them with their honey sweet deliciousness.

If you can’t make it out to the Concho Valley Farmer’s Market, you can find Saint Abigail Honey at Palmer Feed, Nature’s Touch and Eggemeyer’s here in San Angelo or shop on their website,

Saint Abigail Wild Flower Honey in the 16 oz. Bottle and Saint Abigail Fire Honey in the 12 oz. Bottle
Saint Abigail Honey Beeswax Base Lip Balm.