Keepin’ it Classy

I love trying new recipes (and photographing them, of course!)… and THIS one did not disappoint!  It’s pretty, it’s fun, and really makes me giggle!

Beer Butt Chicken

  • one whole chicken
  • one can of beer (or pop… I’ve used Diet Pepsi and gingerale and it still works!)
  • one cup melted butter or margarine
  • one Tablespoon garlic salt
  • one teaspoon pepper
  • one teaspoon paprika

Heat one side of your grill to medium (leave the other side off).  Open the can and take a few swigs… until there’s about half still in the can.  Place the chicken on the can (like it’s standing up) and set it on a foil tray or pan.  Stir the seasonings into the butter and brush it over the chicken.  Place the chicken upright on the “off” side of the grill and put the lid down.  Cook over indirect heat for 1.5-2hrs, turning and brushing with the butter mixture every 15min or so.

*Be careful when removing the can from the chicken– it’s HOT!  I held the chicken with a fork stuck into each side and called in reinforcements to grab the can with tongs.


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Summer is… (continued)

11. bonfires
12. family weddings

13. making jam
jumping in the truck to go midnight “spotlighting” coyotes (or anything, we’re not picky) and other wildlife sightings

15. lazy days at home with my puppy
16. cardboard signs that say “fresh produce” (and “free bunnies!”)

17. vacation bible school!
18. spending time with family (and awkward family photos)

19. cornhole! (if you don’t know what that is, well… you should!)
20. theatre productions that move you (and get sand everywhere!)

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Summer is…

Summer is rapidly wrapping up (I just let out an audible booo…) and I’m a little sad about that. So, mostly to make me feel better, I thought I’d share a few (or a lot) of my favorite things about summer! In no particular order… here we go:1. flip flop tans
2. cottage fireworks

3. sleeping in
4. fishing (aka pretty pedicured toes hanging off the back of a boat, fishing pole in hand, humming to some oldies)
5. lightning bugs
6. gardening miracles (the ridiculous rose bush will soon be bigger than my house!)

7. warm thundershowers
8. laundry drying in the fresh air & sunshine

9. festivals
10. wild black raspberries (my childhood summers can pretty much be summed up by the taste of these yummy berries)

What are some of your favorite summer things?

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pretty maria: take #2!

Ok, I’ve definitely gotten the “trash the dress” bug… who’s next!?

Remember Maria? Well, I’m not sure if we really “trashed” her dress this time but we definitely got it all wet and dirty! We picked another cold day to go to the beach but it wasn’t raining and Maria was so brave! See the rest here!

Maria, you’re my hero! Thanks for all the laughs! We’ll do it again… in a few months maybe? 😉

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Naomi - 31 May ’10 - 2:44 am

I LOVE this shoot!!!

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