My step daughter made my day !!

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by tom37, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A night or two ago my step daughter, soon to be 13. Starts by telling her mom that ya know she will be 13 next month and she sure wants a big giant teenager party. Of course mom tries to steer away from the giant party.

    Well 5 or 10 minutes later she says but mom, my friends and I was talkin and we really want Tommy (Me) and Jethro (My cooking partner) to have a big oll BBQ for us. Ok at this point can anyone say (BrownNosser) heheheheheh. Even at that it made me fell pretty freakin awesome that her and her friends want BBQ for the party.

    Then I was thinking they probally wanted burgers and dogs and maybe brats. Uh Huuuuuu...... NOPE they want brisket!!!! 

    At least these girls have good taste.

    I had to tell mom today that its all good, even if there is 25 or 30 kids, and even if the brisket is kinda high that it will be all right. If threre's much left over then I'll just vac pack it and freeze it for later.

    B Day is next month, so it will be a day or two but I will post good shots of the Q and also the girls helpin out. About half the time my partner and I act like kids so we will fit right in.
     
  2. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like a fun time will be had by all! [​IMG]  Always nice when your kids request your BBQ.
     
  3. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    Thats good she has good taste, my daughter 16 is in Texas with her mom over the summer break and she said shes missing all the good bbq.
     
  4. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ya gotta start em young to appreciate good Q...
     
  5. LOL Great Story!!
     
  6. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    that had to make you feel good on so many levels
     
  7. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    That is what being a DAD is all about!!!

    any guy w/ a ---- can be a father ,But it takes love to be a DAD!.
     
  8. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes RdKnB, it did and I can't even start to explain how great it makes me feel.

    Thanks eman,

    Thats one heck of a quote, I'm glad to be able to have kids that feel this way.

    My buddy and I always do a fall contest in the city we grew up in, we've been trying to get them to set up a kids-Q. That way some of the kids that are present because of there parents can compete just like mom and dad. There is a all girl team close to us here that won a Q on discovery and then went to new york and took first place there, all on tv by the way. Anyhow, there kids entered our hometown contest two years ago, on there own even without mom's knowing about it until the weekend of the contest. Turns out the kids used there moms old smoker and well, sad to say the moms got smoked by the kids. LMAO right after the awards, moms told the kids they were all grounded LOL. I dont think the grounding held up for very long but it sure was funny.
     
  9. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Just a little update, after a trip to sam's I now have 7 whole packers to separate and rub. $1.72 per pound for case wholes and $3.79 for flats. WOW. I left with wholes, in case anyone wondered. :) Picked up hot dogs and bacon for treats. I sneaked two new stainless deep half pans in the cart, oh my who put those in the cart, Oh well better just get them since we are at the check out.LOL

    The plan is to put the legs on my charcoal basket about 7 ish fri morning and fire it up for a quick season with the oil and get the meat in by 1 ish and try to get them to foil by 8:00 or 9:00. I plan on running as close to 225 as I can. I would really like these to turn out fall apart tender to the point where I need to slice them at least 1/4 inch thick.

    Season is just worcestershire sauce, kosher salt and coarse pepper, plus 1 secret mix. I plan to rotate the meat from top to bottom tomorrow night to make sure they all have a chance in the juice.

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    four cut and rubbed, one left and two went to the freezer

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    I thought I would post these pics to help out a newbie. I know I struggled for a long time cutting flats and points. This one was a good one to show where to cut and what it looks like when you are in the sweet spot.

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    If any veterans would like to grab some of the pics and add words to go with them, feel free, I have a hard time to say what I am thinking to tell someone how to do it.

    My knives, and my fav knife that I will grab first every time if I can get to it.

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    I have about 6 of these, a couple bucks a piece and I wouldn't be caught without one.

    And the last pic is a must have for food prep and cooking.

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    And No I didn't eat all of them tonight. Been working on these since last saterday. But I will have to make another trip to sam's before fri night.
     
  10. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    congrats on this event - it all looks great and good on ya for making that girl YOUR daughter !! Be proud
     
  11. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man I tell ya what, she was 3 years old when I met her mom. So for at least half her life since then she is with us, the other half with her dad and step-mom.

    She has said thanks many times since we started planning this, even again tonight at sams.

    Then she comes in the kitchen tonight while I am cutting the brisket for like an hour and a half, and says. WOW  Tommy, my dad hasn't even done something this nice or worked so hard getting anything ready for me. Thank You again.

    Ya know what,

    I had to take a deep breath there for a sec or two, I was at a total loss for words. She's a great kid and I love her to death.

    OMG I sure hope the food turns out good. I'm kinda on the spot here LOL.
     
  12. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Man ya got the tears running here - I have a stepson that is 33 and some days are really good and others are tough, we have a super relationship but sometimes the dad gets in the way. I really know how hard this is and you should be very proud. This stuff does not happen without a ton of love and comittment -  [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Will you guys knock it off!

    My keyboard's gettin' wet & I'm not even drooling!

    Hoping your teenager party is the best one ever!

    Bear
     
  14. jbg4208

    jbg4208 StickBurners

    It is nice to have your BBQ requested. I know exactly how your feel!!. My daughter has been requesting pulled pork for her birthday for the past three years, and she is only 7. So that is what she got. It does make you feel good. Plus all the guest like it to.
     
  15. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    All the sentimental stuff going on and not even one comment about my secret ingredient.
     
  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I think everybody did like I did----Snicker & no comment, besides the story outweighed everything else by a mile!
     
  17. wngsprnt50

    wngsprnt50 Smoke Blower

    Ha!  i think someone at Sam's should really look into those half pans.  last time I was there two of them jumped into my cart too...along with a couple of the big aluminum flat pans.  They got big problems with some of their products!  [​IMG]
     
  18. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I think the party's gonna be a hit! [​IMG]  What's with the cat food? LOL. I've been reaching for my fillet knives out of the tackle box lately, oh them Rapalas are wicked.
     
  19. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    HeHe bear I tried !!!!!!

    And those pans, ya I know, two of the large size med deep ones came home with me a few days ago. Stash money paid for those tho so the wife didnt complain.

    Meateater, I was taking the pics of the knifes and s&p and saw the can of 9 lives sitting there and thought huhhhh, what a funny pic if I said that was my secret ingredient.

    Now I have a problem!!!!!!!!!

    Just got done moving the meat in the marinade. When I pulled it from the frig I found that the foil I had covering the meat had holes in it. The meat was in a stainless pan with foil covering it. No plastic, maybe thats my mistake. The foil looks like the fender on a old chevy. holes ate thru all over it, almost like battery acid. I have never had this problem. I have often preped the meat and put it in a large foil pan with foil covering it. Sitting here now I wonder if it was the kosher salt. Maybe?

    I had to cut and remove any area of meat or fat where the holes were in the foil as a tiny piece of foil was stuck to the meat. I have cleaned the pans lined with plastic wrap and reloaded with the meat then covered with plastic.

    Any ideas or possible causes are welcome.
     
  20. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My guess is you got a galvanic reaction (two dissimilar metals) that was helped along by the acids in your marinade. Just a guess though.
     

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