I am the primary cook in our home. My tween daughter now knows enough not to starve or can make her and her dad something, should I not be home for some reason.
That being said, I LOVE kitchen appliances and gadgets. I enjoy finding bargains and being frugal. My husband saw a post that had a small, outdoor smoker, for sale. He knew this had been on my list of “culinary wants” for some time now. Ok, so I have been too cheap to buy it new.
Patience can sometimes be key for items you really want. We picked up this cute little smoker for just $15!!! It’s in really pretty good condition and I figure it’s the perfect size for our little family of three. Once I have perfected my smoking of our favorite dishes, I can see about purchasing a larger one.
I am already researching wood chunks and chips. I am looking at oak, cherry, apple and pecan wood. I cannot wait to smoke some ribs and am really looking forward to preparing a brisket. I blame my husband partly for all this. The Food Network and their BBQ cook-offs and the like have my mind swirling with all the culinary possibilities this smoker will now offer!