Monday, May 21, 2012

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Acting Balanced

1. Finish this sentence - The last book I read and enjoyed was....Words by Ginny Yttrup--the story of the healing of an abused child and an bruised artist.

2. Do you have special Victoria Day (Canadian) or Memorial Day (US) traditions?  If you don't live in Canada or the US, what is the next holiday that you are celebrating where you are?
I like to have a BBQ with my family

3. If you could invent something to make your life simpler, what would it be?
A button to push that would make my 20 year old grandson act more mature and responsible.  Times sure have changed since I was a kid.

4. What is your favorite recent blog post?  Bleeding Hearts, a story of the mischief of a little girl got into.

5. And now a question for you--What is your favorite food to cook on the grill?  Mine--Drunken Chicken (A whole chicken placed over an open can of beer, it is so moist)-- Paula Deen's recipe follows:


  • 1 (3-pound) chicken
  • Seasoned salt
  • House seasoning, recipe follows
  • 1 (12-ounce) can beer
  • 1 sprig rosemary


Preheat a charcoal grill over high heat. When the coals are hot and glowing, carefully push them over to the sides of the grill, leaving an open space in the middle of the grill. Wash and drain chicken. Coat the chicken inside and out with seasoned salt and House Seasoning. Open the can of beer and carefully insert a sprig of rosemary. Then, place the beer can into the body cavity starting at the rear of the chicken. Carefully place the chicken on the center of the grill, facing 1 of the banks of the coals, making sure not to spill the beer. Cover the grill and cook until chicken is done, approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour, turning the chicken as necessary. The chicken is done when the juice runs clear.
Serve chicken with favorite BBQ sides.

House Seasoning:

  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup black pepper
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.


  1. I've been meaning to make that chicken out on the grill for the longest time! You have motivated me to make that a reality this week!

  2. oh that chicken recipe sounds good!

  3. That chicken looks wonderful. I have always wanted to make it.
    You showed up in my blogger today! Yay! It is nice to be reading you.

  4. That sounds like a good recipe. We don't cook with charcoal any more. I like ribs and pork chops but I guess my favorite is Hamburgers and hotdogs, still. I like the Oscar Meyer all beef wieners and not necessarily with a bun. I usually have mine on the side of the cheeseburger. Gotta have cheese melted on that burger.
    Mama Bear

  5. I don't grill per se but I really like your recipe...

  6. That recipe sounds wonderful! I'll have to share it with my Dad. :)

    My favorite grillers are veggies, especially zucchini. My Dad is a grilling king and can cook anything on the grill - his pizzas are divine! But my favorite is still sliced zucchini with a mist of olive oil. Pop always makes sure to include them with the veggies when he grills if I'm visiting.

  7. That does sound good. Any chicken on the grill sounds good to me. I love it, and we use the grill a lot in the summertime.

  8. Thanks for the recipe...sounds good! We love to grill and do quite a bit during the warmer months. Keeps some of the heat out of the kitchen!

  9. My favorite thing to grill is brisket!

  10. Fun to learn more about you :) My in-laws make that chicken too...they call it "Beer Butt" chicken...I think I like "Drunken Chicken" better ;) I thought I was following you already?? Now I am for sure!! Chat soon, Laurel