Chorizo & Egg, and Avocado

Ingredients

How to cook Chorizo Egg and Avocado Burritos

Avocado is a must-have ingredient when it comes to making chorizo & egg burritos. We find that about once per week we’ll eat breakfast for dinner – based on what’s left in the cupboards. There was only one ingredient, the chorizo, that we didn’t already have in the fridge so this was a pretty simple recipe to put together. The ingredient that puts this recipe over-the-top is the fresh cilantro from the backyard garden. The cilantro not only tastes great, but it provides fresh balance to counter the spice level of your chorizo. Below are the directions Continue reading

Mud boggin’ the Christmas Bronco

Here’s some footage of our 2012 Christmas tree hunt. The spot we like to go to didn’t have any snow this year, but the weather was still awesome. It was a pretty muddy back-road due to the melt from the last snow. And yep – that’s our tree on the top of the truck.  We do this each year and typically will use one of the day’s pictures for our Christmas card to family mem Continue reading

Building your own backyard garden: Part 1

Building your own backyard garden can be extremely worthwhile and very rewarding. It’s also a known fact that you can’t garden angry 🙂 so some might even say it’s therapeutic too!

In our first Backyard Garden series clip, we’ll show you how to get started by tilling the garden beds and walking you through important tips throughout. Let us know if you’ve had any similar experiences with your own garden.

Good luck!

Sunday Truck Project: Alternator swap

Bronco alternator before removal

Bronco alternator before removal

It’s time to swap out the alternator in the 1978 Ford Bronco. The headlights began flickering and fading in and out, and then the truck suddenly died while I was driving it.  I had the local parts store test the alternator just to make sure, and it indeed had a bad diode. So, we ordered a new one and it’s time to put it in.

We’ll walk you through the quick alternator removal, install, and diagnostic testing afterward. It’ll be helpful if you have a Continue reading

Reminder to stop and smell the…Broccoli?

Healthy broccoli at the 4 week mark

Organic gardening takes vigilance, and being aware is your best weapon when dealing with garden pests. I generally give each plant a look when I am watering.  If any have holes, yellow leaves, wilting, or Continue reading

Looking for a good truck name

AfterThe Truck was seen in the Christmas Hunt video blog, it’s time to give it a name. Let us know what you think or if you have an even better idea!                         

Strawberry fever!

Fresh strawberries from the backyard garden

Fresh strawberries from the backyard garden

We’ve got a late harvest of strawberries from the backyard garden. Normally, they’d be dormant by now but the extra heat as has been sweet. Some fresh fruit goes with just about anything – and it’s just fine by itself if that’s all you’ve got. We served it with rosemary rolls and butter. Grow tip: We picked the plants up from the local nursery 3 weeks ago and once we Continue reading

Backyard Gardens

Gardens just before planting

Gardens just before planting

There’s nothing like a green salad fresh from your own garden, or steamed broccoli that was freshly picked. If you haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing either of these – it’s really worth it. We have 4 garden beds that we planted back on November 12th. All of the plants are thriving and we’ve had a string of warm weather which surely helped. Continue reading

Smoked Beef Roast

Roast beef at the 3 hour mark.

Roast beef at the 3 hour mark.

We’re going Christmas tree hunting tomorrow morning and like to pack a nice lunch for afterward. We’re smoking a 4 lb. top sirloin roast and will use it to make roast beef sandwiches. This is a simple down-home recipe. Hope you enjoy! Here’s the ingredients and some pics and video of the process.

Smoked Roast Beef

4 tablespoons of Sea Salt <or at least 1 per pound of meat>

2 tablespoons of fresh crushed Continue reading

Project Bronco

1978 Ford Bronco after driving home 12 miles to Gilbert, AZ.

We purchased this 1978 Ford Bronco Custom 4×4 as a restoration project and overall fun outdoor vehicle. This Bronco was owned for 29 years by a man in Prescott, AZ. It was well taken care of and handed over to another lucky owner in south Scottsdale, AZ in 2006. We acquired it in October 2012 after it had sat for 9 months. It has the original owner’s manual with all maintenance records and receipts since 1978! The Bronco had been rolled while rompin’ down in Continue reading