Gifts for the Adventurous

Spatchcock Chicken And Lone Star Beer

I don't know how Lone Star beer is perceived in Texas, but when I get some imported to Tennessee I hold it in high regard.  It was this beer that inspired my latest 'invention'.  The Beer Can Smoker.
This may have already been invented by someone, somewhere, but in my world this is the first.

I was grilling Spatchcock Chicken and decided I needed a smoking box to put mesquite chips in but didn't have one.  But I did have a beer can in my hand (Lone Star), and a knife in my pocket, so I improvised.  Here are the results:

Weekend Trip to Nashville, TN - September 2011

We got a chance for a quick trip to Nashville for the weekend so we decided to try a boutique hotel instead of a chain.  We were pleasantly surprised with what we found.