We’ve made a change to our setup here at The Altar of Meat. For several years, we’ve been cooking on a first generation Traeger Timberline 850. Great grill… really allowed a lot of flexibility in food prep and was great for reverse searing steaks or making multiple rib racks or pork shoulders. It accomplished this […]Read More Game Changer
For years, we’ve been spending the third Saturday in May at the venerable Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Preakness Day is practically a holiday in the High Priestess’ family. With all the coronavirus fun, we haven’t gone since 2019. 2020 was no spectators, 2021 was limited to 10,000 spectators. Since we have a group of […]Read More It’s Traeger Day 2021
So, it’s been a LONG time. Primarily because I really wasn’t getting much joy out of grilling, but also because I was lazy. I know, that’s not an excuse, but it’s what it is. This past Saturday was Traeger Day. It’s a holiday that we don’t normally get to celebrate because we’re usually at Pimlico […]Read More Happy Traeger Day!
We at the Nerd Lair had our inaugural Meatsgiving event over this past weekend. There’s a story behind the event (as always)… see, friends of ours have a daughter who is a militant vegan. As such, there was a vegan lasagna at their Thanksgiving and our friends were deprived of their rightful, meaty goodness. The […]Read More Meatsgiving
2018 is in the books and we had another Traeger Christmas at the Nerd Lair. It was actually a lot of Traegering during the month of December. The High Priestess and I hosted our annual Festivus party. We tend to do this a little earlier in the month, since people seem to be busy around […]Read More Traeger Christmas
I must say that the Timberline makes meal prep a cinch. In the short time it has graced our deck, it has probably been used more than its predecessor. Pizza? Throw it on the Traeger. Baked goods? Traeger. Meat? Traeger… duh. Last night was no exception. The High Priestess and I were actually home at […]Read More Surf (and Surf)
Would it be sacrilegious to talk about making baked goods on the Altar of Meat? Asking for a friend. All kidding aside, it was a successful cooking weekend at AoMHQ. Started by making pizza, topped with pepperoni, green pepper, and mozzarella. That served as supper on Friday. I’m amazed at how easy it is, especially […]Read More A Solid Weekend on the Grill
One of the quintessential summer pastimes in the US is baseball season. Many folks will tell you that baseball is boring. I disagree… after all, how many sports can you fail 7 out of 10 times and still be considered one of the all time greats? That’s beside the point, though. The highlight for me […]Read More Baseball, BBQ, and Boog