Tuesday, June 21, 2011


So I've got some brats on the grill and I'm inside folding laundry and tending to other chick-work around the house. (Note to self: find a chick to do this stuff.)
Naturally I'm not paying attention to the grill, but when I happen to look, I see thick smoke roiling off the grill. The brats had caught fire.

Now back in the old days, Lagniappe would have been barking his fool head off to warn me. Lagniappe knew that fire is bad, especially when it's my dinner. He always barked when my food was burning, be it on the grill or in the kitchen.

But Murphy? Not so much. He was actually sitting in front of that grill, staring at the smoke like that stupid RCA dog looking at the Victrola.

Fortunately I was able to save my food, no thanks to my "faithful pal".

Hey! If those are too burned for you to eat, can I get one of those with mustard?

Maybe he's not as dumb as I thought.


  1. Only cats around here. Cats would be the ones to START a fire.

  2. Cats would start a fire for sure!

    Murph, try this if you have not already. Grill the brats for about 7 minutes turning a couple of times then put them in a foil pan with a beer in it with peppers and onions. Cover with foil and let it cook for about 20 min.

    Works like a charm! No flameouts!

  3. I'm all for cooking with a beer. Sometimes I'll have three.

  4. Oh, the stupid dog's name is Nipper just in case you wanted to know!

  5. @ Murphy - yep, he's smart alright.
    And, what's with all this blogger food porn? Are you channeling Brigid?
    Keads - you're killin' me!

    mmmm, brats and mustard...mmmm

  6. If Keads hadn't mentioned Nipper's name...I was gonna.

    Well, gotta go de-gauss the old reel-to-reel tape heads now, I guess.

    Keads, we're showing our age...

  7. Yeah, but he's sweet and cute.

    And hire the chic work out - I do. Clean terlit or drink wine on porch, clean terlit or drink wine on porch, ummmm, drink wine on porch. Yep. That wins.

  8. @ The Donald- Yep we are! Thats OK though. Old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill every time!

    @ ProudHillbilly- Yep! Cleaning person here tomorrow to take care of all of that!

  9. LOL- Figures... :-)