Tuesday, January 28, 2014
THE OL’BUZZARD’S ROAD KILL
I am not an advertiser; and I am skeptical of most advertisements. I always feel that the best information about products come from other people who have used or experienced them.
Whenever I run across a product that is exceptionally good I will share it on this blog. It would be a great service if others did the same.
Last year I traded my eleven year old pick-up in for a new (2012) Toyota RAV-4. We can only afford the upkeep on one vehicle and the truck was at the point of costing a bundle and plummeting in trade-in value. This little RAV-4 is the best vehicle I have ever driven in the snow and ice: all wheels drive independently and adjust to the traction of the other three resulting in great control on bad icy roads. I only get 25 mpg but that is the trade off for all wheel drive – after 10 mpg in my GMC this is great mileage. The ground clearance is good and the interior is comfortable (though a little compact) for a man of my size: six foot and two hundred pounds. I would recommend it.
After a winter and a half of slopping snow and rain and mud onto the floor of the new car and constantly ending up with damp carpet I recently bought the Weather Tech floor liners through Cabela's. It is a fantastically practical product and is as good as its advertisement. My only regret is that I didn't buy it last year. These floor mats fit perfectly and contain all the snow and slop I tend to track into any vehicle. I would recommend them.
Finally, I could not live without my George Foreman Grill (well maybe that is an exaggeration.) The grill perfectly cooks any meat within five to seven minutes. It cooks from the top and bottom at the same time searing in the flavors and resulting in evenly cooked meat. To boot, you can buy chuck steak which is full of marbling (fat) that imparts the really good flavor, and during the cooking process all the fat drains away leaving just flavor. (I find lean angus meat tough and tasteless like nonfat everything else.) We also grill vegetables in the George Foreman in about three minutes. It is easy clean-up provided you buy the one with removable plates. I would recommend it.
Have some road kill – you’ll like it.