Thursday, November 25, 2010

Ultimate T-Day: T-5 hours

So we've had this ham in the fridge for the past week...
Actually, if we back it up 7 days, I don't exactly know if I could appropriately describe the range of emotions She and I exhibited over the course of a couple hours
  1. 15 lb. ham - a decent chunk of Wilbur
  2. Brine - 5% salt sol'n with some brown sugar and sodium nitrite
  3. 1 ginormous stock pot...
That's not that big of a deal, nor was deciding at the last minute that 15 lbs. was appropriate for 6-8 people.  I'm pretty sure it was the moment I pointed out that the fridge would have to be dismantled to store the turkey substitute.  Anyways, it's off into the smoker for the day - a skoch of applewood since I couldn't find any cherry.  Oh yeah, the day before prep is definitely easier than the madhouse that ensues the day of THE BEST THANKSGIVING EVER!

Monday, November 22, 2010

So Here It Is...

We very much have been wanting to start this darn thing for quite a while now. Well we finally kicked our butts in gear and here it is...the beginnings of it anyways! So as the title suggests cooking in this household is a one-man show. Although I ("She") do enjoy my time in the kitchen with him doing whatever is necessary to help out. I guess "she" is kinda the sous chef so to speak. But lets not stray from the important part of this duo-he ("I") can make one hell of a meal from just about anything...except maybe crappy canned crabmeat but we shall save that story for another time! We started this blog just in time for the BEST THANKSGIVING EVER! We are hosting for the first time and depending on how it goes perhaps for the last time...yeah right....probably the start of an annual tradition! Anywho I suppose he will want to thoroughly explain the menu and the star of the show...the protein. Oooh yummers...cannot wait!