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
Memorial Day in the US is traditionally the kickoff of summer grilling season. The holiday has a much deeper meaning, but there is a history of grilling in our family. In fact, the title of this blog comes from a conversation on a Memorial Day weekend 14 years ago. Back in my more uninformed gas […]Read More Copper River sockeye
Greetings, all. It’s been an eventful year, coupled with record levels of rainfall. In short, I haven’t been able to use the Traeger nearly as much as I would like. Let me rephrase that… I could PROBABLY smoke in the rain, but there’s still electricity and usually water and electricity aren’t a good mix. I […]Read More #TraegerThanksgiving
Been awhile since I’ve been posting anything here on the Altar. Vacation and monsoon season have put the kibosh on some meaty endeavors. Happy to say I’ve done a few things since our return from vacation. One of my favorite things to prepare is wild caught Alaskan salmon. I’ve become a salmon snob… I flat […]Read More We’re back!
My lovely wife, hereinafter referred to as the High Priestess, has a huge love affair with London broil. She frequently requests this and will happily snack on cold leftovers. This is a good thing, as she’s currently hitting a low carb, low fat diet. As you can imagine, she’s been after me to throw a […]Read More London broil
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