Purple Yeti Roar 100: BCS, Farewell

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Hey!  We’ve hit 100!  What better time to talk about the BCS and the BCS National Championship!  Oh we’ve got plenty to talk about as well, including a quasi-special announcement.  Watch me talk about Kansas State, Jake Waters, Michigan, Holiday Bowl, Oregon, Texas, Mack Brown, Iowa State, Kansas, Mark Mangino, Florida, Auburn, Jamies Winston, and ESPN. Continue reading

Purple Yeti Roar 99: We’ll Miss You Mack

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Yup, Mack Brown resigned from Texas.  Speaking as a K-Stater, I will miss him.  He was so easy to coach against. Watch me talk about that, Nick Saban, BCS National Championship Game, Sugar Bowl, Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Alamo Bowl, Oregon, Kansas State, Michigan, Brady Hoke, Devin Gardner, Daniel Sams, Jake Waters, Oklahoma, Alabama, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Big 12, SEC, and Jamies Winston. Continue reading

Football Feedings 2013 Week 15: Championship Fry

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Saturday was the last day of the regular college football season.  It was sprinkled with a few games.  Championship games.  So in honor of that, I decided to make, in my mind, the greatest set of winning deep fried food.  You will be surprised what made the cut as you were last Saturday on the games.  Fortunately for me I had a holiday 4 pack of Smokestack Series beer from Boulevard to try whole doing so.

Ingredients

  • I jug of vegetable oil
  • 1 deep fryer
  • 1/2 cup chopped hatch peppers
  • 1 block of cream cheese
  • 1 bag of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 bag of HEB Southwest Tortillas
  • 1 bag of cheese curds
  • 1 bag of boudin balls from Stuffed
  • 1 jar of pickle spears
  • 1 box of beer batter

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It’s really easy to fry food.  The biggest danger involves the grease flying out of the pot.  So first, you need to setup the fryer and a safe area of the kitchen.  Pour the oil in the fryer so it covers the basket that’s in there.  Turn on the fryer and set it to at least 375 degrees and let it heat up.  The beer batter should just require water but you can add beer if you like.  Mix the batter until it is nice and smooth.

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The boudin balls are the easiest to prepare because you don’t have to do anything.  The pickle spears needs drying off first so use a paper towel to do it.  The cheese curds do not need any handling either.  Now we come to the taquito.  I tried to make it like the fast food joints but I just couldn’t get the tortilla to fit in the fryer that way.  So it’s a burrqito.  To make that, cook and slice up the chicken.  Warm up the tortilla to soften it.  Spread on the cream cheese, the mozorella, the hatch peppers, and the chicken.  Fold up like a burrito and stick toothpicks in them.

To cook, drop the burrqito in and fry until golden brown.  The spears and curds will need to go into the batter before dropping it in the fryer.  Make sure you covered enough batter on them before doing so.  Cook the rest of the items until golden brown.  Make sure you place the cooked items on a plate that has paper towels to suck up the extra oil.

The mixed four pack of Boulevard beer worked great.  I started with the Dark Truth Stout, moved to the Double Wide IPA, then the Sixth Glass, and finally the Tank 7.  They all mixed well with the four fried food groups.  In fact I have to say it was a Championship mix.  The burrqito was the most ambitious and it paid off.  It tasted better than the taquitos I get at the stores.  The curds were just spicy enough.  The spears were super crunchy.  I’ve never had boudin balls but I will have them again.

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All in all it was winning combo and when I want to win, I want to fry.  It’s been a great year cooking up food again and I’ve learned so much.  This year I got to try my hand at a few new things as well as hit up some old school favorites.  I have more equipment in the kitchen, which means some more experimentation coming for some new and tasty college football feedings.  I hope y’all had fun and we’ll see ya real soon for some tasty food.

Purple Yeti Roar 98: They Are The Champions My Friends

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And they’ll keep on fighting til the end. I’m back again this week to go over the day that was Championship Saturday. Watch me talk about Big 12, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Bedlam, Texas, ACC Championship Game, Florida State, Duke, Big 10 Championship Game, Ohio State, Michigan State, SEC Championship Game, Missouri, Auburn, Sugar Bowl, Kansas State, and BCS National Championship Game. Continue reading

Football Feedings 2013 Week 14: Thanksgiving Day Feedings

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It was a four day weekend and it was sorely needed.  I took the time to make some awesome, and first ever hosted, Thanksgiving Day meal   I went the non-traditional route, which is something you need to expect when reading the feedings.  I cooked up some sauerbraten  and served it with a whole bunch of side dishes.  It was awesome.  What was better was having it for leftovers on Saturday. Continue reading

Purple Yeti Roar 97: A Weekend That Rivals No Other

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Whoah man I hope you got to see the kind of football I got to see yesterday.  It was all over the place and it was all super exciting.  Rivalry weekend lived up to its name and I recovered just enough to talk about it.  Watch me talk about Thanksgiving, Texas, Texas Tech, Oregon, Oregon State, Florida, Florida State, The Game, Ohio State, Michigan, Brady Hoke, Duke, North Carolin, ACC, Notre Dame, Stanford, Tommy Reese, Missouri, Texas A&M, Big 12, Big 10, SEC, BCS National Championship Game, Big 12, Baylor, TCU, Iowa State, West Virginia, Kansas, Kansas State, Jon Hubert, and The Sunflower Showdown. Continue reading

Pick It And Stick It: It’s For The Birds

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It’s Friday and it’s late.  I successfully avoided Black Friday and took the brunt of Thanksgiving yesterday.  I took a day off yesterday and am now finally recovered enough to spit out my finger pickin’s flakes of college football destiny.  Thanksgiving was a day for family and this weekend it’s been a family of rivalries.  Heck I’m watching the Civil War at the moment (that’s Oregon vs Oregon State).  We get more rivalries tomorrow and it’s time to give thanks and give picks to see who comes out on top. Continue reading

Barspotting 2013 Week 13: Redrock Bar and Grill

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Well, lookie here!  It’s a barspotting post!  Yup, unannounced too.  I was up in Dallas, Texas (North Dallas specifically) and had some time to kill before I went and saw the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary show.  So what with it being college football Saturday, what better chance would there be to hit up a good local bar in Dallas?  That’s exactly what I did when I went to the Redrock Bar and Grill.  Was it good?  Was it bad?  I’m not really sure.  It’s been a long time so let me crack my knuckles and take a crack at this on more time. Continue reading

Purple Yeti Roar 96: Blowout Sandwiches

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Yeah I was out of town this weekend, so I didn’t get to see much football.  I did, however, see enough to get a taste of them greasy ass blowout sandwiches.  There was plenty to go around this weekend.  Watch me talk about Kansas State, Oklahoma, Trevor Knight, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Jake Sims, Iowa State, SEC, Big 12, Pac 12, Florida, Georgia Southern, Oregon, Arizona, Florida State, Alabama, and Ohio State. Continue reading

Pick It And Stick It: ESPN College GameDay In Big 12 Country? Finally!

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It took up until the last remaining weeks of the season but ESPN finally felt it worthy to grace their college football presence in Big 12 country.  All it took was a still undefeated Baylor and a one loss Oklahoma State to do it.  And boy that will be a shootout.  Kapwing!  We also have a couple of tasty Top 25 match ups and a HUGE game for Alabama as they take on Chattanooga.  Let’s get the show started. Continue reading

Football Feedings 2013 Week 12: Jamaican Jerk Chicken Three Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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We are getting close to the end of the season and it’s time to really cull upon the gods of tailgating and beer drinking.  I gave my sacrifice and the reward was this week’s football feedings.  It’s a bit of new with a bit of old this time. The new being a grilled cheese sandwich variety and the old being a jerk chicken recipe left over from a kick ass wing job last year.  Yup, new meets old and we are kicking it in the nuts.  Grab a drink and get ready to nom, it’s all for real now. Continue reading

Purple Yeti Roar 95: The Plot Thickens

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For such a weak lineup of games this weekend we actually got some meat to the schedule. Some teams went by the wayside while others stepped up to the task. Watch me talk about Kansas State, TCU, Gary Patterson, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Blake Bell, Trevor Knight, Texas, Oklahoma State, Mack Brown, Kansas, West Virginia, Baylor, Texas Tech, Georgia, Auburn, USC, Stanford, Oregon, Pac 12, SEC, and the Big 12. Continue reading

KC College GameDay LiveBlog 2013 Week 12: Midday Rock Block On KCGD

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Turn up your radios and get ready to jam out on your ride home from work…if you work on Saturdays.  We have some Kansas State action as well as a hot one in Austin.  Plus some other junk games going on.  It’s a live blog that rocks all day long.  Let’s sit right back and listen to smooth sounds of the KCGD on 106.9: 10 times the 69!

Pick It And Stick It: A November To Remember

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So it started out last week with Oregon tripping on their tails against Stanford.  It’s that time of year again where we’ll start seeing others fall to the wayside.  Heck, even smaller teams have felt the brunt of November.   Just ask Texas Tech.  Who will it be this week?  Baylor? Florida State?  Alabama?  I guess we’ll find out Saturday who will be next. Continue reading

Football Feedings 2013 Week 11: Big Boy Biscuits and Gravy

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Boy oh boy, I could not wait for a weekend like this.  It’s the first time this year that my team, Kansas State, played at 11:00 in the morning.  That means that I get to have the opportunity to have some tasty breakfast for this week’s Football Feedings.  So many choices, so many different breakfast ideas.  I landed on a good ole down home favorite: biscuits and gravy.  But not just any kind of gravy.  This was with sausage and bacon. Continue reading