Wednesday, September 25, 2013

What I’m Lovin’ Wednesday: Smokin’

This is not what you’re thinking: I do not smoke, nor do I LOVE smoking lol But I do love when the Mr. gets to cookin’ on his smoker!  I absolutely love it when we go shopping for some meat and then he tends to it for the next day or so. 
In the spring the Mr. purchased an electric smoker and we have had the most fun with it.  Well I guess I have a lot of fun because all I do is watch and eat.  But who wouldn’t love that?! 
When the Mr. smokes meat over the weekend, it is an all weekend affair.  On Friday night the meat is purchased and marinated overnight in the fridge.  Saturday evening the meat goes into the smoker and the Mr. tends to it throughout the night while I sleep (I seriously have the best role in this entire operation).  Then on Sunday after church we have an awesome mid-afternoon supper, and I make some baked beans and some corn or loaded mashed potatoes (like this recipe).  It is pretty much one of my favorite weekend activities!DSC_0552DSC_0548Sorry, this picture is so fuzzy, but it was really foggy the morning I took this picture.DSC_0550DSC_0551DSC_0554DSC_0202
Despite my typical hate for left-overs, I love left-overs when the Mr. smokes a brisket or pork butt (which is shoulder not actual pig booty, just to clarify).  I love to take the meat and chop it up with red onion and cilantro, then add it to a tortilla and top with some guacamole.  Oh my goodness my mouth is watering!  Seriously this was an awesome investment (from Craigslist no less!). 
Do you or your spouse smoke dinner? 
Do you have any recipes that you would recommend?
xoxo Darby

14 comments :

Joy said...

We want one to smoke ribs. Maybe that would be a good Christmas present for him!

Robin said...

Looks delicious!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

My step dad got a smoker this year and is so into it. Sadly, I simply don't really care for smoked meats, but everyone else goes to town on them!

I'm glad your husband gets such joy out of it!

Meg O. said...

OH MY GOSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Please have me over the next time he smokes!!

Lauren said...

You know my husband loves to smoke meat but his is with wood. Special wood that we have to go to Sugar Land to buy. Men and their weird hobbies! But, I'm like you and I just get to sleep and eat while he does the real work so I can't complain!

Jessica K said...

My husband says he like to grill...I've seen it maybe 5 times! haha! My BIL is an awesome smoker (meat)! Looks delish!

Mel Rice said...

I am the "smoker" in our family. I love to smoke brisket, pork butt, ribs, pizza, chicken, prime rib, bacon wrapped jalapenos...

Kelly M. said...
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Miss MP said...

That looks so delicious! Do you have an RSS feed link for your blog? I am using digg and when I search your url, it doesn't come up :-(.
Kelly

Bri Buzali said...

Wow, you have a seriously awesome hubby! That looks delish!

Meg Cady said...

Reeses's parents have one of these and I seriously BEG to smoke meat in it!!! SO YUMMY!!!

Morgan said...

This made me think about when we first met y'all and you joined our small group. We were eating dinner at the Cantrell's and you didn't eat any of the meat. I thought you were a vegetarian, but didn't want to ask b/c we had just recently met! Turns out I think you had given up meat for Lent, LOL. You are definitely NOT a vegetarian! :-)

Rachelle @ Inner Loop Adventures said...

Yum!!!!! I love smoked meats. My hubby smokes meat too, but in our charcoal grill so it's like a million times more effort. He needs something like this! Like you, I'm just the supervisor/taste tester in the process.

Bree said...

Yumm!! My dad used to have a smoker, so good. We've been thinking about finding him one for Christmas. :)

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