26 November 2010

Black Friday: Turkey Nuggets

The day after Thanksgiving aka Black Friday means different things to different people. For the 138 million people expected to crowd the malls and superstores, Black Friday means trampling people for $50 electronics and wrestling for the hottest new toys. Some people even take it a step further:

Woman arrested in Madison for allegedly threatening shoppers

Walmart shopper arrested after line jumping on Black Friday
Antioch Man Arrested For Cutting Line At 'Black Friday' Sale
Black Friday arrest, man had gun, knives
Mom Arrested During Black Friday Bargain Hunt
Argument in Black Friday line leads to arrest in Morristown
Memphis man's revealing red underwear gets him arrested during Black Friday shopping

There is a common thread in those arrest, but that is another story for another blog.

I do best to stay away from the shopping centers and just head to the grocery store for the good deals on turkey. There are typically fire sales on turkeys all across the country in an attempt to rid the extra inventory. I don't pick turkey to make another traditional turkey, but for one of my favorite treats Turkey Nuggets.

I start out with a whole turkey or a turkey breast, and I de-bone it. I then cut the turkey into 1-2 inch pieces and soak them in hot sauce.

After 4-24 hours in the hot sauce, I dredge them in a little flour and they head to the deep fryer.

ahhh deep frying

After 5-8 minutes the nuggets are golden brown and ready to eat.

09 November 2010


More whiskey! This time it's Hunter S. Thompson's favorite - Wild Turkey! I've got to admit that I've never actually tasted the whiskey. But the barbecue sauce is pretty uninspiring. It's not BAD, it just doesn't have much of a taste at all. It's got a very bland tomatoey flavor, with a hint of vinegar and onion and just a hint of sweetness. And I don't taste any bourbon. Overall, this sauce is just disappointingly bland.

Grade: C+

01 November 2010

Terrapin Beer + Olive and Sinclair = Moo Hoo

Terrapin Brewery in Athens, GA has teamed upped with our favorite local stone ground chocolate company Olive and Sinclair to create a Milk Stout called Moo Hoo.   While this is not the first time O&S has been combined with beer, it is believed to be the first bottled beer containing the cocoa nibs and shells directly from Nashville's own Willy Wonka. This beer should be hitting the specialty beer stores in the coming weeks.  If you spot this beer out in the wild please let us know. As soon as I can get some, I will post a review.

On a side note, for all you Hop Heads out there make sure you pick up a bottle of Terrapin's So Fresh & So Green, Green. This fresh hop beer is very tasty, and you should really try it based on the name alone.