Pick It And Stick It: I Need A Barf Bag

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Now it’s time for full football mode. I was distracted by the Kansas City Royals doing the unthinkable, only to lose on the last out of the last game, but I’m back and ready to put my full focus on college football. The timing merges gracifully with the timing of the College Football Playoff coming out with their Top 25 rankings. Do I have issues with that? Will Kansas State roll this weekend? How about any upsets? Let’s find out. Continue reading

Football Feedings 2014 Week 09: Texas Turkey

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Back into the stride this week and back for some awesome football.  So this week, we wanted to commemorate the fact that Kansas State own Texas.  No they really do.  Look at your records.  So to help punctuate it, we here at KCCGD decided to roast up a Texas Turkey.  It’s a month early but it was easy pulling the trigger on this one.

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Pick It And Stick It: The Boys Of October

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Yeah it was a baseball reference, but hey, the Kansas City Royals are in the World Series.  And Saturday may_may not_ be the last game they are in and I gotta take my props when it I can.  So I will most definitely be watching the World Series Saturday night.  I will also be watching some college football, however.  And what an interesting weekend it will be. Continue reading

KCCGD Football Feedings 2014 Week 08: Hatch Bacon Popper and Ham Quiche

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After a slew of weekends at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, I’m happy to report I am back and I am ready to eat.  While the music was fun, the Saturdays eating some tasty crazy concoction while watching college football were well missed.  So what kind of delectable dish do I have in store?  Some Hatch Bacon Popper and Ham Quiche!  No, not two dishes, but one tasty dish! Let’s get started. Continue reading

Pick It And Stick It: Better Late Than Whatever

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Yeah I’m a little late with this one, but I’ll blame ESPN College GameDay and ole Lee Corso for my tardiness.  Hey, what can I say I really wanted to see which head he puts on his head.  So it’s lightning quick pick it and stick time.  The big one is the early one and there’s another to cap the night as well.  Let’s put our pants on and fix our hair real quick and get to this. Continue reading

Pick It And Stick It: Saturday Spells Relief

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Welp even though I missed last Saturday due to some sweet Austin City Limits Music Festival action, I was able to see some of the destruction.  Man oh man, last week is what makes college football so special.  Upsets a plenty.  So college football needs some relief and we have it coming up this weekend.  Yeah I’m a weekend two for ACL but I’ll be hoping to catch a bit of sweet football while it’s going on.

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Pick It And Stick It: Shpilkis In My Genechtagazoink

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Oy Vey! This weekend of college football will be like buttah!  And that’s enough Saturday Night Live reminiscing, because I’m just tired of that show anyway.  We still have college football, but no football feedings again.  I’ll be doing my darndest to watch but there may be gaps.  Guptah!

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Pick It And Stick It: Gotta Chop That Wood

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It’s not as goofy as you think.  But there are some teams this week looking to bounce back after some tough losses in there last game and they gotta stay focused.  You can’t look away from the wood whilst you chop it, you have keep on it and keep chopping.  So this week’s Pick It And Stick It will sharpen that axe for Week 4.  Let’s do this. Continue reading

Football Feedings 2014 Week 04: Grilled Jerk Salmon

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What a weekend it was.  A loooong weekend.  Yup my team played on a Thursday night so it’s a long distance feeding.  But that didn’t mean I didn’t pay attention to the games and fun on Saturday.  So sit right back, crack open a coffee drink and let’s go on a long trip of food and college football.
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Pick It And Stick It: Where The Biggest Game Is On A Thursday

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Yeah, it’s early in the season but that’s not the reason why tonight’s game is so huge.  We are not going through a blah weekend like last weekend, which turned out to be surprisingly tasty.  Nope, it’s the biggest because it’s the most anticipated game since the end of last year.  It has the highly ranked Auburn Tigers going to Manhattan, Kansas to play the ranked Kansas State Wildcats.  Buckle up….

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Football Feedings 2014 Week 03: Freaking Awesome Fajitas

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Another week of college football is in the books and it was a weekend where Kansas State didn’t play.  They are getting ready for Auburn this Thursday.  So to make up for it, I decided to go with something a little more colorful for food.  And boy did it ever come through.  It’s fajita time.

I basically took this recipe from Apple and Sparkle.  What I did different, however, is what knocked it out of the proverbial food park.  I added some liquid smoke and cinnamon for the marinade on the sirloin (not skirt) steak.  I also added some pineapple and hatch peppers to the grill list.  It was absolutely fantastic.

Marinade

  • 1/3 c. soy sauce
  • 1/3 c. fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/3 c. canola oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 T. brown sugar
  • 1 t. cumin
  • 1 t. chile powder
  • 1 t. liquid smoke
  • 1/3 t. cinnamon
Fixins
  • about 2 lb. sirloin steak
  • 2-3 bell peppers, ends trimmed, cored and seeded, cut into a couple large pieces
  • 1 large white onion, peeled and cut into 1/2-3/4-inch slices (keep the slices intact)
  • 4 slices of pineapple
  • 2 hatch peppers
  • 6 6-inch flour tortillas
  • lime wedges
  • toppings of your choice such as, cilantro, salsa, cheese, sour cream  & avocados or guacamole
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1. Get the marinade prepared: Whisk together the marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Reserve about 1/3 cup of marinade for the vegetables. Place the steak in a gallon-sized ziplock bag. Add the remaining marinade. Seal the bag, pressing out any excess air, massage the marinade into the meat a bit. Refrigerate anywhere from 3-10 hours.
2. After meat has finished marinating, remove steak from marinade.  Brush the vegetables with reserved marinade. Heat your grill to high. Add the steak to the super hot grill and grill, covered about 2 1/2 minutes per side, or however pink you want it.  Remove steak to a clean plate and cover with foil & let rest for 10-15 minutes.
3. Add the peppers, pineapple,  onions to the grill and grill, turning occasionally until cooked, peppers should take about 5 minutes and onions will take about 10. Remove from grill. Briefly add the tortillas to the grill, a couple at a time and grill until warmed and lightly charred around the edges. Wrap the tortillas in foil to keep warm.
4. Thinly slice the steak, against the grain. Slice the onions in half and separate the rings. Slice the peppers. Serve with the tortillas, lime wedges and toppings of your choice.
It rocked my world.  I had it with Aloha Pina from 5 Stone Craft Brewing Company.  The pineapple and jalapeno flavor in the beer worked perfectly with the fruits and vegetables in the the fajita.  The steak was cooked just to perfection.  My only complaint with the whole setup is that I wised that the tortillas were bigger so I could fit more on to them.

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Now on to football, where the day was just big enough for the Big 12.  I predicted in the Pick It and Stick It that the Big 12 would go 5-4.  Welp that did one better and went 6-3.  It could’ve been better as Texas almost upset UCLA, but they fubbed a coin toss and set the tone for that game.  The big surprise came out of West Virginia for me.  They beat Maryland on a last second field goal.
So the Big 12 did not crap the bed.  In fact, they held their own.  Just look at the Pac 12 where USC choked and lost to Boston College.  Or the SEC where Georgia choked against South Carolina.  It seems that, barring anything super crazy, the Big 12 will have  a representative in the college football playoff.  And if Kansas State can upset Auburn this Thursday, it may just be them.

Pick It And Stick It: Please Don’t Crap The Bed, Big 12

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With Kansas State not playing a game until a week from today, I’d figure I wouldn’t talk too much about the games coming up this weekend.  But then last week the worst of the worst happened to Big 10 and it compelled me to peak at what the Big 12 had coming up this week.  So I’m going to do my best to break down the games and hope to all that is holy that this Big 12 comes through clean. Continue reading

Football Feedings 2014 Week 02: Super Stuffed Biscuits And Gravy

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It’s Farmageddon week and there’s no better way to kick off the second week of college football than with some early morning vittles.  So this week we went with some biscuits and sausage gravy, but with a twist.  We will make a meal and STUFF it in the biscuit before we cook it.  It’s the only real way celebrate Kansas State and Iowa State’s farm bred rivalry.  Let’s do this. Continue reading

Pick It And Stick It: Morning Farm Time

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I grew up in Kansas, but I’m no farmer.  Shocking right?  Well not really, but I have grown to love the rivalry that started all Great Plains rivalries.  Yup, I’m talking about Farmageddon.  It’s yearly tradition where Kansas State takes on Iowa State.  It’s also very early in the year.  It’s like getting up at the crack of dawn for the college football year’s day.  There’s other games, too so let’s get started. Continue reading

Football Feedings 2014 Week 01: Armadilla Pork Ribs

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Hey you know, why not?  I thought about not doing one of these this year but I’ll be damned if I didn’t get an electric grill for my birthday.  So now I have plenty of new recipies to try out this fall.   With that said, I’m back and the grill is hot!  This week we’ll do something I’ve been itching to do for a long time, both main and side dish wise. Continue reading