Before I get on to dinner – thanks to everyone who responded to my previous BSI post – I am glad that everyone seems to be in my side!  That being said, maybe its just easiest to cut and paste this post, adding the next weeks host to the top of the list for that week – does that make sense?!    And the prize you win is simply token – a loaf of homemade bread – whatever seems appropriate for that weeks host.  We don’t need to be breaking the bank or anything!

Tonight’s dinner was an easy decision since my local grocery store and whole chickens on sale for .59 cents a pound.  This baby cost all of $2.86 cents!  I always put herbs in my beer can to infuse just a bit of extra flavor:

rosemary and garlic are my favorites
rosemary and garlic are my favorites

Tony added soaked hickory wood to the grill – a very smokey grill was created – but look at how crispy (believe me, this is not burnt) our chicky is – and look how the leg is falling off its so tender!

I LOVE crispy chicken like this!
I LOVE crispy chicken like this!

On the side I made garlic green beans.  Only one problem – the outside of these beans are not edible!  They were from my CSA, and Tony discovered that the inside beans were really good!

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The only hard part about beer can chicken – getting it off the can!  Hannah held the “legs” and I pulled it off:

anytime I see chicken like this, it cracks me up!
anytime I see chicken like this, it cracks me up!

My plate was 3 ounces breast meat, the chicken wing with skin, the inside of the beans! and a cup of quinoa.

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It was the perfect magazine day at my house!  Tony got Popular Science, Hannah got Entertainment Weekly and I got Wine Spectator.  They have a series of articles about Julia Child.  One is about her, and then several other chefs who were influenced by her.  I love this picture – Food Network at its beginning!

I love all these people behind the camera!
I love all these people behind the camera!
But one of the quotes in the article as from a chef named David Myers, who owns two restaurants in California – Sona and Comme Ca.  He said “She made cooking look like fun.  I think that’s what made me lose all fear of trying stuff in the kitchen.  She made mistakes all the time and just shrugged it off.  If it doesn’t work, just start over or fix it – that was what she taught me.”
Since I was only 5 when her show The French Chef went off the air and never watched it , I do remember seing Julia Child & More Company in the early 80’s.  Sharing your love of food with the people you love is probably one of the most greatest gifts you can give!   It’s the one thing that everyone has in common – everyone has to eat! šŸ˜€
I can’t wait until my Mom and I go see the Julie & Julia movie August 20!! 
I am off to get my comfy clothes on and snuggle with Tony – see you tomorrow – hopefully I will get up in time to make breakfast pizza Biz style!

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