Thursday, June 28, 2007

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Daily Football Fix: Tailgating

After months of discussion between brothers Churchill and Montgomery, we have ultimately decided to go forward and share the recipes we love on gamedays. Involve your mothers and wives, because we all know they do it right. These recipes need to be either very tasty or unique, nothing half ass on the table. So, send recipes via email or post to the blog. From appetizers to tasty cocktail concotions, we will try to have a complete cookbook by football season. That way the 2007 season can pair the wonderful flavors of bourbon and freshly cut fall grass with the treats we all love to consume in a drunken stupor.

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Very neutral tailgating pic.

It took me quite sometime to figure out what would be a good start to the tailgate recipes. Wilbur is currently checking out some BBQ sauces, so I figured I would stray away from BBQ, and I guess it would be entirely to typical if the Memphis guy started with BBQ. So, since I am currently under attack again by the glorious spicy taste of chicken wings, which happens once every two months, and I just can't eat enough hot wings, I will start with this recipe that was introduced to me at a tailgate this past season. This was brought to my attention by a few of the lovely ladies that took up alot of my time in Tuscaloosa. It seems they are steadily turning into quite the young homemakers. Keep up the good work ladies.

Chicken Wing Dip

1 Rotisserie Chicken [pick one of the larger ones]
1 bottle wing sauce [brand is your choice]
8 oz. cream cheese
1 small bottle of Ranch [Hidden Valley is the best, and you know it]
1 small package shredded cheddar cheese

Shred chicken and remove from bones. Set aside. Layer cream cheese in the bottom of a casserole dish, put chicken on top. Dump the bottle of wing sauce over the chicken and cream cheese. Ranch is next, poured evenly over the other three. Finally sprinkle cheese on top. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Serve the gooey goodness with tortilla chips and celery, or hell, any damn thing you want to dip in it will be tasty.

Beer accompaniment: For early season, Sam Adams Summer Ale
For late season, Yazoo Dos Perros

Liquor accompaniment: For some reason the thought of bourbon and hot wings
can turn a sober stomach sour, I suggest a lighter liquor
Gin or Vodka with a tonic or soda, your choice
If for some reason it is a tough morning, go with a Vodka and
Red Bull

Friday, June 15, 2007


The Grateful Dead - Hard to Handle

A Beau Tuck Tuck Classic

Friday Jones

I have a jones for a Friday, that is fo' damn sho!! I cannot explain how ready I am to get out of this Godforsaken city. There is beer and liquor on ice in the Exploder, fireworks ready to be shot, and a bathing suit ready to be worn on the lake. To sum it up, Wilbur is gonna get bent this weekend.

Now that we have ironed out a few technical issues, back to the blog.

Junior joins the Dark Side...I am still reeling from this.

Wickman blows a two run lead for the Braves in the bottom of the 9th last night. It seems that the Twins have had the Bravo's number since Kirby Puckett and Kent Hrbek.

Spurrier fertilizing Augusta National.

Why is Saban such a polorizing personality? Why are there so many different stories from Tuscaloosa? Soap Opera that is Alabama football.

Carl and Wilbur are taking recipes for the Daily Football Fix Tailgate Cookbook so please forward and gameday food/recipes this way. We already have Eddie's a Devil Eggs (deviled eggs with jalopeno) and Alabama Cherry Bombs!!

Ladies, rock the house tomorrow night!! Holla at a playa!!


Wilbur P. Churchill

Amy Winehouse - Rehab

Monday, June 11, 2007

And So It Goes.........

Well after years of build up Sopranos fans are left to more questions. My first feeling as the credits began to roll was one of disappointment and even a little bit of anger toward David Chase and his choice of endings to one of my all time favorite shows. But after a night of sleep and a half day of pondering the ending and reading some other viewer's ideas, i am beginning to see the brilliance in the final episode. Chase tied up as many loose ends as he could in a one hour finale. Meadow is getting married and despite her growing up hating the mob life, she will go to law school and come back to ultimately defend "the life". AJ is beginning to see that there are ups and downs in life and nothing is perfect while learning to look on the bright side (aided by a new BMW and a hot ass barely-legal girlfriend). Carmella still hates the drama of "the life" but she just can't get away form the spoils, including her new home, and she sighs as the thought of Tony going to jail enters her mind in the last scene as Tony tells her about the New York guy testifying.

Paulie is now #2 but is still super-paranoid. And we still see he has a little bit of a rift between himself and Christopher (who could have come back as that cat?).

The Federal Agent now has a soft spot for Tony and is openly rooting for NJ to win the mob war.

Phil gets it in the worst way!!! That was great....and gross.

Sil is still alive, although he'll never be Sil again.

So what did the ending mean? Well, do you remember Bobby and Tony talking on the boat in the first episode of this season? Tony says "you never see or hear the one that gets you, it just goes blank." So did Tony get whacked by the guy who went to the bathroom (phil's cousin?) just as Meadow walks in to eat dinner? Does Tony eventually go to jail for a couple of years on minor charges after the trial? Does nothing happen and "the life" go on as we saw for so many years?

I don't think there is any correct answer. Would you really be happier if it showed Tony getting killed in front of his family? Or having his family killed in front of him? Would it make you feel better if it said "tony and his family lived a happy life for ten more years and then tony was killed by Paulie."?

The director's job wasn't to make every fan happy, that would have been impossible. So why not tie up the loosest of ends with the finale, and then leave us with more questions, ones you can answer however you like?

I'll say it, the more i think about it, the more i am starting to really like the way it ended. Plus, now there really is a possibility for a movie or something.

Can you imagine the box office draw that a Sopranos Movie could pull? Crazy!

Thoughts ladies??????????????????????

P.S. Thanks to daddy, shakes, and king for a great weekend in AU. Always puts me i a great mood to go home to God's country.