The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: George Foreman, It’s a Knockout!

The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: George Foreman, It’s a Knockout!

 

George Foreman Grill

Let’s get one thing straight right now. I hate to cook. I hate it about as much as women hate ironing. Unless my ultra cool, Binford Tool-sized propane behemoth (or even better my smoker) is charing flesh like no tomorrow I don’t want to have anything to do with cooking.

 

But living the bachelor life here in Alaska for the next year I am at a quandary. How do I feed myself for the next 365 plus meals? A guy’s gotta eat right? A couple other disclaimers I DO NOT eat in restaurants alone and I avoid drive-thru’s at all costs. In my opinion there is something weird with a guy sitting alone in a fancy restaurant enjoying a T-bone and talking to himself.

 

Now I will admit I will grab a bite at a deli or a coffee shop as long as I can use WiFi or have my head in my iphone. I have eaten many a meal in my truck, and some driving 65 miles an hour AND answering texts AND tweeting on Twitter. Better call the Troopers!

 

But, a couple weeks ago I tried to grill a couple beer brats. I love the mouth watering goodness of a good Johnsonville brat. I tied to do it in a frying pan! That did not work so I put them in the microwave a nuked them for a while. They were awful! They tasted like a Milkbone.

 

So the last time I was a Freddies (Fred Myers is the coolest store in the West) I bought a $29.00 version of the George Foreman Grill and a New York Strip. I thought about cooking all week but did I say that I hate doing the dishes…

 

Last night I broke it out of the box, read the directions and the “suggested” cooking times and let that baby cook while I nuked up some garlic mashed potatoes in a ready to eat bowl from Country Crock. I wasn’t expecting much but I sprinkled a little Montreal Steak Seasoning on that bad boy and within eight minutes I was sitting in front of the tube watching to opening night of the National Hockey League season. What a better way to spend an evening.

 

During the first intermission I used the handy, dandy little fork thingy that George includes to clean the grill and threw the leftover potatoes in the fridge. I was back in front of the idiot box before the game resumed.

 

How many days until Michele moves up? I miss her cooking…

 

I welcome your comments and suggestions. Please comment below.

 

Robert Forto | Team Ineka | Alaska Dog Works | Mushing Radio | Dog Doctor Radio | Denver Dog Works

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Dr. Robert Forto is a musher training for his first Iditarod under the Team Ineka banner and the host of the popular radio shows, Mush! You Huskies and The Dog Doctor Radio Show

 

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About robertforto

Robert Forto is the owner of Dog Works Training Company in Alaska, a canine behaviorist, mushin' down a dream, sports nut and radio show host. Robert writes a lot about his observations in Alaska, pop culture, music, and of course dogs!

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