I don’t think I’ve actually mentioned in such a public forum that my wife and I have decided to buy a house. Now this is a really big decision, especially since the housing industry hasn’t been doing very good for a little while now. We were, of course, going to move to WA and try for a posting at Whidbey Island. However, since then Jake has started school and we really like the school he is in. He will be fluent in Mandrin and have a good grasp on Spanish and of course be fluent in English as well. The teachers seem nice, and Jake likes the school. Anyway, the point is we are staying in SD.
So the one thing I think that is cool about moving is you get to get rid of a bunch of stuff that you don’t need. Well, we’ve just moved but we have also had to bring together two different shipments from two different places. When we left England to go to Okinawa we were only allowed to take ¼ of our belongings. This ended up being nice for us since we had to get some new stuff for our house and it really helped us to not have all the clutter around. The bummer thing is when we moved back to the states we had to combine all the stuff we acquired in Okinawa with all the stuff we left behind in England.
Well, we just finally went through the garage to find some stuff for a yard sale we think we might have this upcoming weekend…MAN, this is turning out to be a long back story…. Anyway, we need to eat dinner right. A couple of weeks ago my Mom and Dad came down for a visit and my Dad, who is the proud owner of a Traegar. This is a pellet smoker/grill type of thing that is really neat…anyway!!!!!!!! He made some tri-tip and brought it down, smoked it for 5 hours. Ya, that’s right, SMOKED…TRI-TIP…5…FIVE…hours. Anyway, I just got one of those out last night.
That is it…a huge piece of meat on the grill, sorry it’s such a bad picture, I did it on a whim and with my iPhone, I put it on there so it could get that crust and warm up as well as finish cooking. And….
And this is what I ended up with. Would you please note the pink around the edge…Ya, you got it, that’s the smoke ring or flavorfulness. It was so good, it brought a tear to my eye. Now I love food and the food they serve on the ship…well not to talk bad about the cooks on the ship but it isn’t the best. A good steak on the ship…well, let’s say it doesn’t exist. Now enter this smokey wonder…the last time a meal made me tear up was when Jo and I went to Ruth’s Chris Steak House. I remember I had the Fillet, it was so good I cried, this was so good….
Anyway, just wanted to share how good my dinner was last night and say a super big “THANKS” to my Dad for the wonderful smokey experience. How does it do on Turkey? Thanks-giving is right ’round the corner. Oh and Chirstmas, mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.