~When my life is over, I hope someone remembers me.~
~Susan Shaw 1890~
I'm going to mention "Christmas," but don't get into a panic...I'm talkin' 'bout this past Christmas!! Yea, yea...a lil' late, but better late than never...
If the wife gives her husband a fancy barbecue for Christmas, does that fall in the same category as the husband giving the wife a vacuum? Of course I'm talking about the "thoughtless gift" category.
Well, it might...but I did it anyhow!
The lumber store that My Man works at carries the Traeger brand of wood pellet barbecues....and he's always talkin' about what his boss has been cookin' on his...so, it sounded good to me...actually very tasty!!!
I got the smallest one, but it's still huge and came in a box...it had to be put together. That particular day, I was driving the car and the box wouldn't fit. So, the plan was for one of the other staff to wrap it and they would tell My Man that it was a package that was delivered at the store for me (which actually happens quite often). But this package weighed at least 100 pounds!!!
So, My Man brings it home, and I act just as surprised and confused as he was..."I don't know what it is." But, I said I'd open it up after he got out of the shower. While he was in the shower, I made a big sign with a bow on it that said "To Husband From Wife."
He finishes his shower and comes into the living room...sees the box and sign and said something about me being a sneaky lil' thing ;~) Of course I'm sneaky...how else could I have kept it a secret!!!
Our first dinner with it was a whole chicken...OMG...to die for!!!
|Puttin' on the bird.|
Barbecuing inside? Yep...in the shop! It's best to keep it out of the wind and as warm as possible, because it affects the cooking time. This summer, it will be out on the new deck!
|After 45 minutes of "smoke" it's ready to turn up to the "high" setting.|
|Total cooking time is 1 hour and 30 minutes. Dinner's ready!!|
|Seasoned to perfection, cooked with mesquite wood pellets...perfectly moist and delicious!!!|
Tonight's menu...pork loin chops cooked with Hickory wood pellets...yum!
What did My Man give me for Christmas? Well, that's comin' up~