Lemon BBQ chicken

*Caution:You won't be making this tonight*

A lot of people tend to just throw their chicken on the grill and slather on some BBQ sauce in the last few minutes of cooking.  There's nothing wrong with that, it works, and I won't get into the BBQvsGrilling debate, but for me it's all about the marinate-that will sit for at least 12 hours, preferably 24.  It's simple, you'll need 3 things:
-BBQ sauce
-Lemon Juice
-Chicken, don't forget the chicken


 Any BBQ sauce should work.  I used Sweet Baby Ray's original this time, but I've used their brown sugar/hickory, their spicy, and KC masterpiece original.  Those are all my favorites because they're fairly sweet and i have a HUGE sweet tooth...mmm cupcakes

Bacon and Eggs, how original

Ingredients
-Bacon
-Eggs
-Cheese
-Great sense of accomplishment because people will be impressed by your amazing cooking skills despite having made little more than a mcdonalds breakfast.




 Start out by frying up some delicious bacon.  You want the bacon so it's still pliable and easily bent, this is probably a little too undercooked to be honest, but it will crisp a little bit in the oven.

Time to Live Forever

 http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/antiviral-0810.html

Leave it to the genius collective at MIT to develop a potential cure for the common cold, and flu, and other viruses that seem immune to any and all real medications we have currently.  I'm no expert in molecular biology, or any type of biology for that matter, but this quote from the article was my exact question when i read the headline, how are they going to keep the drug from becoming ineffective due to the evolution of numerous viruses that it's supposed to fight.

"Rider had the idea to combine a dsRNA-binding protein with another protein that induces cells to undergo apoptosis (programmed cell suicide) — launched, for example, when a cell determines it is en route to becoming cancerous. Therefore, when one end of the DRACO binds to dsRNA, it signals the other end of the DRACO to initiate cell suicide.
Combining those two elements is a “great idea” and a very novel approach, says Karla Kirkegaard, professor of microbiology and immunology at Stanford University. “Viruses are pretty good at developing resistance to things we try against them, but in this case, it’s hard to think of a simple pathway to drug resistance,” she says."


 True genius, just make the antivirus kill the entire process of transcription and you don't have to worry about the active site of the protein adapting to your inhibitor like in antibiotics.  At least i think that's how it works from a basic Biology class years ago.  If you're interested it's an interesting article and not too bloated at all with scientific mumbo jumbo. 

I'm making bacon wrapped eggs sometime this week for breakfast so stay tuned, and if you have any eggcellent suggestions(see what i did there...) let me know and i'll try to incorporate them into a future post. 

It's beef jerky

Ingredients...
1.5-2lbs of Beef.  anything really lean will work well.  flank steak is my usual go to, but once in a while the butcher i go to will have a great recommendation and slice it thin specifically for beef jerky. Makes prep work a breeze. If you didn't get the butcher to cut it for you you'll want to slice it as thin as you can before mixing it with the rest of the ingredients. 
2/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
2/3 cup soy sauce
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons onion salt
1 teaspoon Liquid smoke
1 teaspoon chilli powder


 Mix all the ingredients in a large zip lock bag and let it marinate over night.  This will let the flavors absorb into the meat. 

Oh to be lazy

I guess i should start writing again, as I'm pretty sure I've lost any slight edge i had in the world of verbal decadence.  Not that I ever write much, it's more about pretty pictures than bewitching words. Was that a sweet rhyme or what.  Anyway, tomorrow I will have beef jerky and it will be glorious.  GLORIOUS. Yes, I'll share, but only if you're nice. Or pretty, if you're pretty that'll do.