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There are many things a man should have in his repertoire. Most important off the top of my head, owning an array of tieroom ties and knowing how to tie those ties. But, other than that, a man should know how to whip up a decent meal... or three. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are on us. So flip that tie over your shoulder, roll up your sleeves, and get ready to be a man worth his salt!

Breakfast Scramble

Ten minutes tops, and your morning coffee has competition for best part of waking up. A dealer's choice when it comes to how much. The more the better, I say.


The what and the how:

  1.  Skillet
  2. Olive oil
  3. Mushroom
  4. Onion
  5. Tomato
  6. Kale or Spinach
  7. Egg(s)
  8. Feta cheese
  9. Hot sauce
  • Chop mushroom, onion, and tomato to preferred size.
  • Give skillet few generous swirls of olive oil and heat on medium.
  • Toss in onion and mushroom. Let cook for 2-3 of minutes.¬† Stir occasionally.
  • Add tomatoes. Let cook 1-2 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Add kale or spinach. Stir until cooked down.
  • Add egg(s). Stir until scrambled.
  • Transfer into a bowl. Crumble feta and dashes favorite hot sauce.
Add a buttered and jellied piece of toast to kick this breakfast up to 11.

Balsamic Tuna Sandwich

Meet your new favorite midday munch. Health and taste in one sandwich.You're going to be full and energized. Let's just hope there's still room for dinner.


The what and the how:

  1. Bread
  2. Cheese
  3. Can of tuna
  4. Tomato
  5. Spinach
  6. Olive oil
  7. Balsamic vinegar
  8. Dijon mustard
  9. Pepper
  • Drain tuna, put in bowl.
  • Give a few generous swirls of olive oil.
  • Give even more generous swirls of balsamic vinegar.
  • Few zigzags of Dijon mustard.
  • If chopping tomatoes, add that to the mix.
  • Few grinds of pepper, dash of salt, if wanted. Stir mixture.
  • Toast bread with slice of cheese.
  • Add spinach leaves (and tomatoes, if sliced) to toasted bread.
  • Spoon tuna mix atop toasted bread.
Add lightly salted mixed nuts to obliterate the rest of the work day.

Cedar Plank Smoked Salmon

Yes, Summer is winding down, but this meal might have you outside grilling right on through snow season. With all due respect to propane--which still works if that's what you got--this meal really shines with charcoal.

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The what and the how:

  1. Cedar plank (pre-soaked are available and convenient)
  2. Wild caught salmon
  3. Corn on the cob
  4. Fingerling potatoes
  5. Brown sugar
  6. Dijon mustard
  • Get grill heated up.
  • Shuck corn. Butter, salt, and pepper corn as wanted. Roll tightly in foil.
  • Chop fingerling potatoes in halves. Butter, salt, pepper potatoes, as wanted. Place potatoes on foil sheet, cover with second foil sheet, folding together to make cocoon.
  • When grill is ready, put corn and potatoes on. Cover for 30-45 minutes. Turn corn every 15 or so. Depending on heat, corn and potatoes can take an hour--but it's worth it.
  • Mix Dijon mustard and brown sugar in bowl. Baste salmon with mustard/sugar mix.
  • Place salmon on planks, place on grill. Let cook for 20-30 minutes.
Add favorite beverage, loosen that tie, and look forward to breakfast.

*Entertaining, informing, and inspiring the person behind the tie*