The stars at night are big and bright...

The stars at night are big and bright...
The stars at night are big and bright...

Monday, April 6, 2015

Birthday Vittles

Figured this was a good day to do things I'd never done. You never know when you'll get a second chance. Let's all be honest with each other, the odds get worse every day. I'd never tried Johnny Walker Blue before and figured today was as good a day as any to find out if it lived up to all the hype. More on that later.

I'd never done a Crawdad boil. In fact I had 2 USDA Prime ribeyes bought for dinner at Mas Meats in Bridgeport. If you ever want a great steak (not good, not pretty damn good but f'n GREAT) go to Mas Meats.

I decided to swing by Brookshire's to grab my veggies for dinner and that turned out to be a game changer. After getting my Bakers and a bag of salad I wandered by the meat market and they had live crawdads (crayfish/whatevs) while they last for $1.99/lb. Gimme 5 lbs!

Let me tell you they boiled up rite nice! I used Zatarain's Pro Boil, 3lb bag of red potatoes, 3 ears of sweet corn and 1lb of Earl Campbell's jalapeno smoked sausage (that's the secret!). There's a LOT of waste (approx 75%) so the 5lbs was just about right for 2. I forgot to mention Brother In Law stopped by to wish me Happy Birthday. So everything worked out better than planned.

Oh. I almost forgot to give you my critique of Johnny Walker Blue. Over. Rated. I haz disapoint.
I'd rather have Glenlivet 18 year old. Cheaper and better whisky. But I have to admit this bottle was destined for me.

1 comment:

The Donald said...

I don't really track the industry, but was mildly surprised to learn the other day (from a WSJ article, I think) that Bourbon has overtaken Scotch in global production. And I was pleasantly surprised last night while rummaging through the pantry to try to find a bottle of C.C. - apparently no longer there - that I have an unopened 750 ml Glenfiddich 18. Woo-hoo! I don't imbibe so much as I once did, but recently when I have a wee dram, it's been from a bottle of Famous Grouse, which I've found rather agreeable.

What's your opinion of Glenmorangie?

Would like to give the Maker's 46 and Cask Strength a try sometime.