The postman hands me a box from Corpus on the same day we leave out for Deep East Texas to spend Christmas with family.
Thanks Sapo. I can't wait to get into this stuff.
Great day with lots of family.
No cooking but at some point, I gave some thought to what order I wanted to do things.
Spent the day with family.
That night I broke out my special stash of Wolfe Rub and seasoned up two pork butts for the UDS that I built for my brother back in the summer when we came to visit.
Butts went on around 11:00pm
Butts were ready for the cooler around noon.
After a four hour rest we were ready for pulled pork sandwiches, slaw and all. My brother Brex fried up some taters and we all had a good meal. The pork was very tender.
Brex was very sceptical about eating slaw on a sandwich but he gave it a go and seemed to enjoy it. My mom on the other hand, has lived in Texas for to many years to be putting slaw on a sandwich.
Family day. No cooking
After watching a couple of training videos, I was prepared to made some filets for Christmas day.
Time to prep the beef loin.
I can't think of anything that I would rather eat on Christmas day than filet mignon and ribs.
I trimmed the ribs St. Louis style after they were cooked.
A salad cut with love goes nicely.
No cooking. How am I going to deal with this brisket that I have in the fridge
Brex and I did spend some quality time together on this day.
I decided to do the brisket hot and fast rather than overnight because I needed the sleep. I was very suprised at how well it turned out.
Injected with beef broth only and seasoned with Tex Joy bbq seasoning which is a very local salt, pepper, garlic and onion seasoning that contains 1% msg. I dusted it with another round of granulated garlic and fresh cracked pepper before laying it in the drum.
The brisket went on the drum at 9:00 am. I foiled it at 170 and it was ready at about 3:00pm. The UDS ran at 325 for most of the brisket cook.
There was plenty of fire left for a couple of chickens to cook for a few hours.
I think we saved the best for last with that brisket. The simple seasonings on the brisket made it one the best I have turned out.
The chickens weren't bad either.
We left on the 28th, heading back to Jonesboro. Lots of good family and lots of good food.
I hope everyone
had as good a Christmas as I did.