A quick week in review, before I get too far behind.
Back to the weekend of September 7th.
The hubs and I did a little shopping for things around the house. And we worked a bit around the house as well.
One of the things on our shopping list, was a smoker (BBQ). We visited the grill store near us and checked out a number of smokers and gathered plenty of literature to help us pick the one to meet our needs/wants.
The hubs and I also worked a bit in the garden. The hubs chopped some wood and I got the easy job of stacking it.
This little guy grabbed my attention and I “had” to take a break and shoot him. What a Nice Weekend!
September 8th, we did a little star gazing at the Moon and Venus. Image shot from our home.
Twas a busy week, last week. Early in the week, I made a pot of bean soup. It turned out really good.
And the hubs came flying home on Tuesday the 10th. He said, “I just found our smoker!” He went on to say something like “I found a store (on Craigslist) in San Diego that is going out of business. They only have one Big Green Egg left. And it’s a bargain. And It’s just the size we want. And if I don’t go now, it’s not going to last.” And so he went and picked up the last brand spankin’ new egg in the store.
And the rest is history.
I can say that I was quite intimidated by this big guy. But excited to learn what it can do.
Brisket – The hubs called the butcher (Wednesday the 11th) and placed our brisket order, I picked it up Thursday, we put a Texas rub on it Friday morning (the hubs had Friday off) and here’s the hubs firing it up around 9 PM Friday night. He set the thermometer to ding if the temp got too high or low during the night.
This is a choice cut 12.5 pound full brisket (flat + point).
The brisket went into the Egg at exactly 9:55 PM Friday night. And oh what a busy (in and out of bed to check on the meat) night it turned out to be. Let’s not talk about that part, m’kay?
We had a little company arrive around noon (Saturday). It’s always fun sharing the excitement with others.
As the hubs reported “Parts of the brisket were tender. Other areas were tough. Clearly, I have a lot to learn. I get a C for this effort. Next time, I’ll do better.” And I report he was a little too hard on himself.
Then we put the tough parts into the crock pot and covered them with BBQ sauce. And they came out the most amazing, pull apart tender, sink your teeth into, goodness. What a yummy Sunday dinner!
I picked up my annual (small) bag of candy corn over the weekend. I love the Autumn Mix variety. There’s something about these little candies that take me back in time. And I love the autumn time travel each year.
I played with the camera, taking different angle shots of the pumpkin candy jar. Here we have the lid/stem of the pumpkin in focus.
Today I’m working on a little catch-up in the house. I’ll spare the detail, but know things are taking shape over here today.
Blessings – Debbie