Hardwood Charcoal

Lodge makes a great little cast iron grill. It is small, so you don’t have to use a lot of charcoal to get it going. I pre-heat mine on my gas grill to give the coals a head start. Grilled lemon chicken with asparagus and potatoes anna.

Dry Run

I like doing a dry run for Thanksgiving, to try new things. Rolled and stuffed turkey breasts with pecan cornbread stuffing. Pound out and brine the breasts overnight and add milk to the stuffing so the breasts don’t dry out.


A nice thing about the South is that, if you remember to cover them up a couple of times, herbs make it through the winter. Fresh herbs year round.