Category: Food

  • Cheese Burger

    Cheese Burger

    Grayson had been asking to go back up to Chicago on the train for a while. Also, on the list, he had asked to go to the world famous Au Cheval. A cheeseburger restaurant that I have telling stories about since he was a little kid. Many times, heading up to Chicago for Lollapalooza, Au…

  • Lolla 2015: Cheese Burgers, Tunes, and Friends

    A love of music? A love of cheese burgers? A love of hanging out with friends? All of the above. Lollapalooza has become a pilgrimage for me for the last couple of years. I’ve been going on a somewhat regular basis since 2007 (yes, the year of Daft Punk). For the last two years though…

  • Beef tenderloin, it’s what’s for dinner.

    Mrs. Shoo the other day brought home a 3lb beef tenderloin home. Other than it was on sale, she had no other reason. It was a huge piece of beef that really perplexed this occasional steaks, dogs, and burgers griller. In the words of Barney from HIMYM, “Challenge accepted.” Like any man in the modern age,…

  • A week in Instagram

    I started using Instagram when it first came out with my iPhone 3G. I since moved on to an Android and it wasn’t till this week that it was available for Android. [instapress userid=”gotshoo” piccount=”10″ size=”200″ effect=”0″]

  • Pizza

    Pizza from tonight. The summer after I graduated high school I worked at Vic’s Pizza. The one that was off of Wabash Ave. It was a horrible hot job. I learned the value of making a good pizza and not working in a 120 degree kitchen. And that would be why tonight’s dinner was delicious.

  • Beer-can chicken

    The rub. Salt, pepper, paprika, , lemon zest, rosemary, thyme. 5lb chicken covered in oil and rub. Chicken being propped up with a half can of Fat Tire. Beer mixture also included virgin oil, lemon juice,  and rosemary. Cook with indirect heat. Final product after 1 1/2 hours on the grill. The recipe I used was…

  • Veggie-beef soup

    I made some of the best veggie-beef soup the other day. Don’t take my word for it – that’s from Mrs. Shoo. Here’s the recipe – 1lb stew beef 1-2 potatoes cut 3-5 carrots (pealed and cut) 1 can green beans (or replace with fresh green beans) 1 can of sweet corn (don’t drain to…

  • Photos from the summer