Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wounded Warrior Project: The Greatest Audience for Whom I Have Ever Cooked!!

I have cooked all over these United States. From Ribs in Knoxville, Fajitas in Tucson, and Rock Lobster in The Florida Keys....But, I have never cooked a morsel of food for a bunch more deserving than The Wounded Warriors. My good friend Jace Jackson has been cooking for The Wounded Warriors at Fisher House at Fort Campbell for a long time. The Fort Campbell Fisher House is a Home for families of wounded soldiers to stay comfortably while their loved ones are cared for at Blanchfield Army Hospital at Fort Campbell. Every Thursday they have a lunch for The Wounded Warrior project. Recently I was able to become involved with Fisher House and we were able to take a group from Dell up to cook for them today. What a humbling experience to see their smiling faces even after their bodies and minds have been damaged by IEDs and Bullets. It's no secret that I love to cook but, These Heroes will always be my favorite audience. If you get a chance to help our Military please do it. Huaahh!!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Brats need jackets too!

When it gets to be Fall I am reminded of Football and cooler weather. What goes great with Football is Bratwurst and Beer. To keep them from getting cold I like to give them "Jackets". Pepper and Onion Jackets. Take a White Onion and slice it like its for burgers. Then cut the rings in Half. Take a Bell Pepper and remove the seeds and thinly slice them. Put 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil in a skillet and sautee until the onions are translucent. As a finishing touch sprinkle some Sesame seeds on top. Now your Brats have jackets and they are ready to go for the cold weather.