My Carhartt, some memories, and a meal.


Michael Richards

We got our first snow yesterday, so I broke out my late brother's Carhartt jacket for the first time this year. I received it 12 years ago after his passing, and it has become my grilling and winter working jacket. My son also steals "my Carhartt" and will wear it. So last night as I prepped to cook outside and hang outside with my niece and youngest daughter while they went sledding again out come my Carhartt. In one of Brett's great threads we were talking about cooking in the elements come and the handy Carhartt was brought up so I become compelled to take a picture for mine. While eating dinner last night we shared some of our favorite memories of my brother like the full on wrestling matches (into our adulthood) and the drying towel whipping contest that would end in multiple welts. Both happening while we were supposed to be cleaning up after dinner. Or when he taught my (then toddlers, no teens) to surf on the gliding chair ottoman.


Anyways enough of that, time for the food. I got this new rotisserie chicken seasoning from Sauer's so wanted to give it a try.

Some flanken beef ribs

Chicken got a head start.

And just before pulled.
And the plate.

Chicken got a little dark on the skin, but the meat was juicy and tender. The seasoning was really good and it made some of the best breast meat I have had I n a long time. It was a great meal and great sharing my memories of my brother.


TVWBB Emerald Member
Thanks for sharing! I can’t imagine losing my brother.

I have worn Carharrt overalls and gear for 27 years. Good stuff.

What’s that white stuff everywhere??


TVWBB Olympian
Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing that and a little of your brother with us.


TVWBB All-Star
What a great story. Cherish all those family memories and times. It’s really what life’s all about.

Timothy F. Lewis

TVWBB Olympian
My brother passed to the larger life almost 30 years ago now, I do not use the fiesta ware platter or 11” stainless skillet without thinking of him, of hear an opera, hear certain words or expressions and not think a smile or a tear. He loved to cook, and would have really enjoyed my remodeled kitchen as well every bite on that plate Michael!