Chicken, burgers and more

This past week there was a sale on chicken halves for .39 cents per pound. Came in a 10 lb bag so made a few and vacuum sealed and froze the rest. Chicken was coated with oil then a Tuscan Chicken blend spice.

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Sunday we celebrated my daughter’s fifth birthday so on the menu was burgers, bratwurst, chicken, and threw on some kielbasa for a snack. To make the burgers I first cubed a chuck arm roast then pulsed 8-10 cubes at a time in the food processor

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It takes awhile to process all of them. After that was done I skinned 4 of the brats and added them to the mix along with onion powder, pepper, and garlic.

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Mix that all up and formed the burgers. No salt until just before hitting the grill.


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Made some garlic butter to brush on the corn and buns.

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Some hot dogs were cooked as well.

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Camping at Pymatuning in Jamestown PA

Annual camping trip to Pymatuning. This year we stayed at the Jamestown, PA camp ground due to the closing of most of the Ohio sites because of the bald eagles nesting. Good weather for the days we stayed. Fishing was a bit off I think because of the algae and water visibility. The sites were 222 and 223 and were fairly large and pretty isolated from the neighbors because of bushes. I think the ohio side is cleaner and these sites did not have electric unlike the Ohio ones. Also, there is no dumpsters close to the sites so you need to drive to the entrance to dispose of trash. We rented a pontoon boat from the marina nearby for about 6 hours at the cost of $120. The boat had a fish finder which was nice but did not really help us with catching much.

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Vacation week.

Started out with a trip to Lake Erie Bluffs, a very nice park in Perry, Ohio.

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Sunday we stayed at home where I made a brisket


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Monday we went to the Lake Erie Nature Center then a trip to Huntington Beach and a little park in Olmstead Falls

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Tuesday was the Cleveland Metro Park Zoo

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Wednesday we went to the Cleveland Botanical Garden then Lake View Cemetery to see the Garfield Monument, Eliot Ness, and Rockefeller.

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