Fire Up That Grille!

This morning I had some thin-sliced chicken in the fridge that needed cooking before it expires so I fired up the Weber gas grille in the backyard and got to work. I just couldn’t resist eating some of it, now there’s about half of what I cooked left on the plate, so juicy and delicious! I hope your Easter has been wonderful. I’m watching a local church here online as I type this post up and process the photos. He is love, He is Jesus, my saviour.

Chili Fries

The other day I ordered a potato slicer gadget from Amazon. It showed up yesterday as I was making a fresh pot of super spicy chili so naturally, I had to try the slicer out and make chili fries! The fries cook much better than slices. Talk about a delicious late-night snack, yum! Sunshine and 92F is our Las Vegas forecast today, not bad!

Thank You For 200K

I want to say a warm thank you to each of my followers for this wonderful milestone for this simple photoblog, run by an amateur photographer who loves his photographic journey one day at a time. Thank you! I found the potatoes and chili iPhone photos on the phone, so why not add them in? Have a delicious day my friends.


Am I a foodie by uploading these freshly made chili photos? This pot tastes so good so far, but I forgot one item at the store so it won’t taste the same as the previous pot which is a bummer. Will you try a bowl with me later?

Food and Fireworks

Why food and fireworks? Because I have nothing better for you this morning! The weather here still continues to amaze me even after eight years. The current windstorm has been raging all night long, each time I woke up briefly, I look outside at the top of the palm tree and see the fronds being whipped around fiercely.

How can these trees survive the constant pounding of these storms when they can blast up to 65 miles per hour? I keep thinking about that vaccine shot tomorrow morning. Am I fearful? Yes. These vaccines haven’t had the same kind of trials that vaccines normally get before being made available to the public and that bothers me.

But I will go ahead and take both courses of the vaccine and pray that I’ll live to see another sweltering summer here and of course my family soon I hope. The smeared fireworks photo is from July 4th, 2020 in my backyard, oops. And the redundant Strip photo is from several days ago via the Sony RX100. Happy Wednesday my friends!

Cooking Injury

A couple nights ago, I was slicing some potatoes up for deep frying. I rarely use the Mandolin slicer, apparently, I had better not use it again or I may lose half of my hand. It was a small slice of thumb, cut off as cleanly as potato slices. But potatoes don’t bleed. Waking up a bit later than usual this morning, scrambled eggs and raisin toast came to mind. And to fruition, yum!

Cubed Beef, Mac Noodles and Alfredo Sauce

Oh, and one can of dark red kidney beans too, one more can would be just right. This is another idea I came up with the other day for lunch or dinner. Is this an actual recipe? Hey, I’m just a bachelor, right? That’s my excuse haha. But man is this too delicious and too salty for me but what are blood pressure medications for? Men like a real meal!

Chili Taters

Once again I have some iPhone photos of another late-night munchy time. This time, I used the fresh, new chili over the small, red potatoes that are so delicious even when nuked and splattered with butter. They seem to have a slightly sweet flavor to me which is why I always keep a bag handy in a dark cupboard.

The taters were slowly baked using extra-virgin olive oil, a pinch of ground-pepper, faux salt substitute, and a pinch of red cayenne pepper. Yum. I didn’t finish the entire bowl which was a good thing but accidentally dumped the remainder into the fresh pot of chili. Duh.

I was pleasantly surprised this morning to find that the extra seasonings didn’t alter the flavor of the chili. I use paper plates and paper bowls frequently since I live by myself, and don’t like to waste water washing regular dirty plates. That’s the single life for ya! I want to try making chicken soup again, so delicious.

Recent Eats and Fun With Photography

I am not a fan of this time change nonsense even though time itself hasn’t been altered. We lose an hour of wonderful sleep, humans seem to love those hours when we are disconnected from the world, very deeply. Yesterday I got to work messing up one photo with lots of overprocessing, I hope you like it, haha.

I tried a slightly different set of ingredients in my next batch of chili and wow, it’s really good! Sunshine and 62 is forecast for the valley today and  77 degrees this Thursday which sounds great!

Recent Kitchen Adventures

Here are a few iPhone photos of recent meals I whipped up. This is true bachelor cooking at its finest, my friends. Those fries are just frozen fries, the chili is my own concoction  The noodles with cubed meat and alfredo sauce are so delicious and very simple to make, yummy! I have to work around my blood pressure issue to eat these foods, how wonderful is this! It’s all in the genes I guess. High blood pressure is a family trait.

In other non-essential news this cold morning in Las Vegas, I was actually able to recover my Instagram account last night. Yay! I won’t say how this was done, it’s just nice to have checked back in. I am still amazed at how many of my followers were actually asking if I am OK which is so very sweet of them. I’ve been with Instagram for over three years and have some really sweet followers, thank you, friends!

I tossed the mask photo in to show how dumb some folks are. 🤬