Yep, you read that right. Today’s Excited about Eating post was written by Dora! I gave Ernie the day off. Plus, he doesn’t like to talk about himself, so I’m going to do it for him. 🙂
Since we’re all probably rolling from eating too much over the holidays, I decided on a different type of post for today. You all know how much my guy likes to eat. But did you know Ernie’s a certified Kansas City BBQ judge? Many Saturdays during the season he travels to judge BBQ events. When he exceeds a four-hour radius from our house, we usually make a weekend of it.
But he’s also a backyard smoker. When he cranks up that smoker, I swear our son in DC can smell the ribs. Yum!
Over the last couple of years, he’s been pining for a new smoker, one that doesn’t require constant babysitting and feeding of wood chips. He finally decided on a pellet smoker. Load it with pellets, turn it on, put your meat in and voila! The smoker does all the work for you. Well, almost. 🙂
So this year Santa bought him a pellet smoker for Christmas.
This puppy arrived in a semi! 500 pounds of smoker, yet-to-be-installed, a few hundred nuts and bolts, and bags and bags of pellets.
Thankfully, Little Man volunteered to help assemble. 🙂
Little Man even read the directions for Grandpa.
What’s a lot of work with no play?
The assembly process was a family affair. My part involved a camera. 🙂
7 thoughts on “Excited about Eating by Dora Hiers”
I'm happy your grandson was around to assist in the assembly. Putting a grill or a smoker together is no easy task.
My most treasured gift was time spent with my parents…two of the most amazing people I know.
Happy New Year, Dora!
That was truly a gift. Time's so short with our loved ones, isn't it? Happy New Year, Jill!
Yes, it really is, Dora. Happy New Year!
Ah, a typical boy! I think he had more fun than Grandpa! 🙂
That day, yes. But hubby really enjoyed trying out the smoker. 🙂
Happy New Year, Sandy!
Jill, he was a great help until he got distracted.
You are right, I think he really enjoyed it.
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