Back in the summer, I entered an H-E-B (our Texas Grocery Store) recipe contest with stuffed jalepeno peppers. I won! One of the many prizes, was a HUGE SMOKER!
So we headed to H-E-B and picked up our smoker! One problem – what we picked up – turned out to be just a grill! Before we knew that – the men of the house put it together! Remember this is the middle of TEXAS SUMMER and my blond son is wearing a snow cap. No, he is not a gansta! He just likes to be warm. I don’t see him moving to the North Pole when he is older. My other son reads the instructions! He is very detail oriented! His Dad on the other hand – needs no instruction booklet – evah! Now that he has a son who he can refer to – I guess that is now true. We finally had it set up and some friends came over. They said this was not a smoker. “It’s not?” asked in unison. It is missing the box that makes it a smoker.
So, the sweet people at H-E-B took care of us – they gave us another one! This time a smoker. It is actually bigger and still can be used as a grill as well!
On labor day, my step-dad along with my boys helped put the smoker together for us.
Due to our massive house remodel – we were unable to experiment with our new baby.
Now we are officially smoking our first Thanksgiving Turkey…well, maybe. We still haven’t decided if we are trekking to Grandma’s house or staying close to home and chilling with sweet friends. OIY – choices!!!!
Anyways…here is our smoker!
Isn’t she a beauty?!? My hubs has smoked 2 briskets and tons of chicken and burgers on her…thus far. Oh, and of course stuffed peppers!
We have learned a lot…like EVERYONE has a special way of doing smoking!
So tell me…have you ever smoked a turkey? What is your special way? We need suggestions!!!
Blessings to you! You are loved!