Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Only 3 more work days this week!! Then on vacation and off to our cruise to Mexico...Can't wait!! Will post some pics of the cruise here and on Facebook later.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Lexington Moose Lodge BBQ contest

With a minimal crew, we rolled into Lexington late. We didn't get there until 4 pm on Saturday. Margarita and sauce had to be turned in by 6:30 so we were pushing it. We got everything set up and turned in on time. Had a great weekend. For our Anything But Pork entry, we cooked a grilled Mahi Mahi with mango salsa. It was soooo good. We won 1st in sauce, 1st in shoulder, 2nd in ribs, 1st in anything but, and we won GRAND CHAMPION!!!

Selmer Moose Lodge BBQ Contest

We went to the Selmer Moose Lodge and it POURED rain on us.... it was a terrible night.... but then the rain stopped and it was pretty good after that. We won 2nd in shoulders, 2nd in ribs, and 1st in margaritas.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Somerville Moose Lodge BBQ Contest

We had a great time at the Somerville Moose Lodge BBQ contest. The Nuttin Fancy Band was there jamming. We took 2nd place in Shoulders, 2nd place in Ribs, and 1st place in Anything But, with Paul's awesome Schezwian Tuna Steak. Will post pictures later.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Brownsville Moose Lodge BBQ contest

We competed at the Brownsville Moose Lodge BBQ contest and we took 1st place in shoulders and 2nd place in ribs. Next up is the Somerville Moose Lodge BBQ Contest. The Moose lodges in the area have a bbq contest circuit. So we will be at Somerville this month, Selmer next month, Lexington the next month and then the next month is the Moose Lodge State Championship BBQ contest which will be held this year in Lexington.

Sunday, June 6, 2010


So, my wife is out of town and I am bored.... So, I thought I would post a blog real quick. Not a whole lot going on, just chillin at the house. Next up on the bbq scene will be me cooking for the Jerseyville, IL meeting. 250 lbs of beef brisket to be cooked, frozen, and shipped with the preacher from Memphis. Then we move on to cooking at the Brownsville Moose Lodge BBQ Cookoff. Hopefully this will give us a chance to hone our skills and come together as a team more. I think we have a great team and are really coming together on the bbq scene.

On another note.. I am still playing poker at Highpockets, and will be playing in the finals tournament on Monday night. Hopefully I will be able to cash in and walk away with some money.

Until next time....

Saturday, May 29, 2010


WOW it has been a while... sorry about that. OK, well we cooked at the Southern Hot Wing Festival and won 3rd place out of 50 teams on our very first competition. We then went to Memphis in May and learned a lot!! Our tomato sauce took 6th and our seafood entry took 22nd, everything else was middle of the road. We learned a LOT!! We are now hoping to cook at the TN Fun Fest if we can raise the money and we are also planning on cooking at all of the Moose Lodge competitions 5 in row, one a month. Our daughter got married and has moved to Gulfport, MS. Candi had her birthday 05/24, and we were able to finally celebrate that on Friday night. I took her to Tunica to dinner at the Hollywood Casino and then to see the Steve Miller Band at Harrah's. It is one of her favorite bands and she really enjoyed it. She smiled and laughed the whole night.