Things I have done for the first time ever today:

  1. Made homemade salsa.
  2. Cut up a whole chicken.
  3. Made a BBQ rub.
  4. Made a BBQ mop sauce.

I love cooking. I love everything about it but the time it takes, and even with that time, I was able to read an entire Sunday Tribune outside while nursing a couple of beers. My viking ancestors warn people not to praise the day ere it is done, but I have to tell you, my weekend’s looking like one of the very best in years.