Friday, April 21, 2017

Mr. Handsome's Grilling Tutorial


Mr. Handsome is the grill master at our house. We have a very small grill that sits on our little outdoor table and uses camping-sized propane tanks, but it gets the job done (quite well, actually). Mr. Handsome has seen me film cooking videos for the blog and wanted in on the fun, so he created a grilling how-to video for you all, complete with some of his amusing, dry humor. Learn how to grill the perfect burger (and make Texas toast and green beans). Enjoy!

51 comments:

  1. Anonymous4/21/2017

    We call my oldest brother the "grill master" too.
    Looks so good! Great job Mr. Handsome. :)

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  2. Anonymous4/21/2017

    Enjoyed the video! I've never tried putting all that stuff on buns before. I'll have to try it!
    That cat is still hanging around?
    Mr Handsome makes interesting and very funny videos.

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    1. Anonymous4/22/2017

      I think pets get bored. The Handsomes are probably high on the adgenda for entertainment, that this cat has. "Oh, goody, the Handsomes are out in their back yard, and there is food!"

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    2. Glad you enjoyed it! Yep, the cat is still hanging around, and sometimes he brings his four feline friends!

      Ellie

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  3. Anonymous4/21/2017

    When I first saw it I thought he was serious and he didn't really like the burger. I was mortified for a second 🤣

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  4. Anonymous4/21/2017

    It feels like he doesn't take your blog seriously.

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    1. Anonymous4/21/2017

      I'm glad if he doesn't. I love a sense of humor and a laff. Life's too serious otherwise.

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    2. Anonymous5/02/2017

      Respect is important though.

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  5. Anonymous4/21/2017

    Did you make the burger patties from scratch?

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  6. Anonymous4/21/2017

    Salt, salt, salt.....oh to be young and not worry about how much salt, but that really was a lot of salt in everything. Lots of white bread starchy carbs, too.

    Try not working the meat so much. It makes the burgers less tender. It's not Playdough.

    Also, be careful of cross-contamination. A spatula that may have touched a raw hamburger should not then be used to flip bread or buns.

    And I can't even begin to guess what "leftovers" you fed that cat. It looked red??? How about keeping a bag of dry cat food or cat treats on hand and keeping the human food for humans? There are some things you should never feed a cat, and if you've never owned one, you might not be familiar with that list.

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    1. Anonymous4/22/2017

      Yes, what dropped from that spoon to the cement? Poor kitty. Sounds like he/she doesn't have the best of owners, if he/she wanders and mooches. Doesn't your town have leash ordinances for dogs AND cats? Or at least rules about animals not being allowed to leave the owners' properties? Wandering cats can get into all sorts of life-threatening predicaments and often don't live as long as indoor cats.

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    2. Anonymous4/23/2017

      Ellie has a good video about not sweating the small stuff and picking ones battles, to avoid the nag syndrome in a relationship. Have you seen that blog post yet?

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    3. Anonymous4/23/2017

      Maybe Ellie should do a blog post on being passive-aggressive to other posters, too. If you have something to say, Mr/Ms "Ellie has a good video," come out and say it.

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    4. Anonymous4/23/2017

      Yes, you have made your points, but do you have anything positive to say??

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    5. Mr. Handsome was feeding the cat jambalaya (fish, sausage, and rice based). We actually have 5 cats that run around our neighborhood. I have talked to friends who live in other neighborhoods nearby, and they also see lots of cats wondering around. I'm sure that some are strays, and some have homes. It brightens my day to see their cute little faces at our back door. :)

      Ellie

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    6. Anonymous4/24/2017

      A spatula that touch a raw hamburger won't hurt you. It's ok to flip bread with it.
      Quiet being so mean on here.

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  7. Anonymous4/22/2017

    Mr. Handsome is freaking funny! I laughed so hard I cried. Please include him in more videos :D
    Love your blog and videos Ellie! Keep up the good work.

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    1. Mr. Handsome was thrilled to hear that. Will do! Do you have any specific video suggestions?

      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous4/30/2017

      Actually, I have: would he be willing to do a painting tutorial? You've shared his great work before and I'd love to learn a few techniques or tips for painting beginners in Bob Ross Style ;)

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    3. That's a great idea! I'll have to ask him. :)

      Ellie

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  8. Anonymous4/22/2017

    Awww, Mr Handsome is a sweetie!
    Bee :)

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  9. Anonymous4/22/2017

    Interesting little video. Thank-you. It looks like there is a fire pit in the back ground too. Do you sit around that sometimes?

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    1. Anonymous4/22/2017

      If any of their neighbors have allergies, asthma, COPD, or any type of lung problems, I hope they don't use that as a fire pit. It's horrible when you have lung problems and your neighbors insist on filling the air with wood smoke! There's no getting away from it if you can't tolerate smoke. I know, because I suffer every winter with wood stoves and fireplaces going anywhere near my house, or whenever my inconsiderate neighbors think they need to burn wood in a fire pit in the summer. No amount of masks, air purifiers, and inhaled medications can match the smoke they produce. How anyone can sit around and watch wood burn while totally polluting the air for everyone else is beyond me. There ought to be a law.

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    2. Anonymous4/23/2017

      The people in the town I live in are allowed to burn their garbage in metal barrels in their yards. It stinks awfully!

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    3. To the first commenter: Yep, we have a small fire pit. We love sitting around it when the weather is nice, cooking hotdogs and s'mores.

      To the second commenter: We only build small fires, and none of our neighbors have complained about the smoke. Before installing it, we obtained permission from our landlord and the city.

      Ellie

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  10. Anonymous4/22/2017

    The backroung area could be plowed up and turned into a vegetable garden, including green beans.

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    1. Anonymous4/22/2017

      Mr Handsome has very nicely groomed hands. Being a dentist he must have to be careful of that. Does he manicure his own nails?

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    2. Anonymous4/22/2017

      Mr Handsome and Fred Flintstone would make good friends, cause he is like Barney Rubble!

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    3. Anonymous4/22/2017

      Don't they rent the house? Not sure a landlord would want a plowed yard. But if asked, the owners might agree to a small plot or raised bed. It's almost too late now to start a garden from scratch, though. Pots with potting soil are the way to go. Believe it or not, I've grown beans in planters & pots.

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    4. Oh how I would love to turn our backyard into a big garden! Unfortunately, our lease doesn't allow that. Lol. I'll just have to settle for another 5-gallon bucket garden, as I had last year. I panted peppers and tomatoes again this year, but I hope to try beans when we have more space.

      Ellie

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    5. To the person asking about my husband's hands, you are very perceptive! He doesn't do anything to them, but somehow he doesn't ever have hangnails or dry cuticles (even though he washes them many times a day for his job). It's definitely not fair, LOL.

      Ellie

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  11. Anonymous4/22/2017

    I like Mr.Handsome grilling method. But that's a lot off bread texas toast plus hamburger bun.

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    1. Thanks! I agree, it is a lot of bread. One of the slices was a burger bun for me, and the others slice was kept as leftovers and eaten the next day.

      Ellie

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  12. Anonymous4/23/2017

    I like texas toast also. More videos from Mr. Handsome, he is so funny..It was also nice of him to do this video. Ellie and Mr. Handsome, your like two peas in a pod.

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    1. Well thank you! Let me know if you have any video suggestions.

      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous4/25/2017

      Maybe he can stand and tell jokes.

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  13. Anonymous4/24/2017

    Some commenters are so cute,like the one that said "oh goody,the handsomes are out in their backyard" that was adorable and made me laugh, and yet some commenters think they have right to tell others how to live their lives and/or make assumptions about others that they never met and know very little about, and that is very rude. Stick to living your own life and don't assume you know anything about another person whom you've never even met. You know what they say about the word assume, if you break up the word it tells you what happens if you assume.

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  14. Anonymous4/24/2017

    The ending just made me laugh. I appeciated his sense of humor.

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  15. Anonymous4/24/2017

    That was funny, he reminded me of the food critic from the movie 'Ratatouille ' 😄

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    1. Haha, I can see why you say that! Great movie.

      Ellie

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  16. Alicia4/25/2017

    That kitty is adorable! And what a fun video :) thanks for sharing!

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    1. My pleasure, Alicia. Glad you enjoyed it!

      Ellie

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  17. Anonymous4/26/2017

    That black and white kitty is absolutely beautiful. I'd try to keep him if I was you! But then I just love black and white cats! I also liked your favorite one too but when I saw the black one I just gasped. I'd feed them leftovers and whatnot also. Don't worry about the mean commenters. Shows they don't have enough to do-very bored with life!

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    1. I like that cat, as well. There's also a black one with white on its chest that is well-tempered. And an all-black one that picks on the other cats and is quite mean looking. He tried to bit my leg the other day, so he's currently my least favorite. LOL.

      Thanks for the encouragement. I'm blessed to have you as a reader. :)
      Ellie

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  18. Anonymous4/30/2017

    "she calls me Mr. Handsome for obvious reasons."

    I laughed out loud! Love it!

    Josée

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    1. Me too! He's quite the jokester!

      Ellie

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  19. Oh wow LOL!!! I think I needed to laugh but didn't know how much until I started to cry! Hilarious! Love his humour! :D

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    1. I'll tell him that, Evelyn. He will be thrilled to hear that you enjoyed it. :)

      Have a blessed day!
      Ellie

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