Friday, December 19, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The percussion revolver, also known as the cap and ball revolver, is far more than a reenacting show piece.
Awesome way to cook venison backstraps. Plus, they're wrapped in BACON!!!...
2 pounds venison backstrap
1 quart apple cider
1 1/2 pounds thick sliced bacon
2 (12 ounce) bottles barbecue sauce, your choice
1. Place venison into a shallow baking dish, and pour enough apple cider in to cover it. Cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours. Remove, and pat dry. Discard apple cider, and return venison to the dish. Pour barbeque sauce over the venison, cover, and refrigerate for 2 to 3 more hours.
2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. Remove meat from the refrigerator, and let stand for 30 minutes, or until no longer chilled. Wrap venison with bacon, and secure with toothpicks.
3. Brush the grill grate with olive oil when hot, and place venison on the grill. The bacon will kick up some flames, so be ready. Grill, turning occasionally, until the bacon becomes slightly burnt, 15 to 20 minutes.
Monday, December 15, 2014
A PERIOD OF RAIN ON THE WAY…
A storm system will track through the Great Lakes tonight and tomorrow. Meanwhile, energy will transfer over to the East Coast and a weak secondary storm will form near the coast of New England tomorrow night. The atmosphere will be warm enough for mainly rain. Showers will reach Connecticut either late tomorrow afternoon or early tomorrow evening. Temperatures will rise into the 40s across much of the state before the wet weather arrives.
A period of rain is likely tomorrow night, but it will come to an end early Wednesday morning as the storm begins to lift away from Eastern New England. The rain could mix with or change to sleet and snow before ending, especially in the hills to the north and west of Hartford. For most of the state, roads should be mainly wet for the Wednesday morning commute. Wednesday will start out dreary, but the afternoon hours will be brighter and milder. Temperatures should rise through the 40s to possibly near 50 degrees under partly sunny skies. A brisk northwesterly wind will also help to dry things out for the drive home Wednesday afternoon.