Excited about Eating by Dora Hiers

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.
And he volunteered to crawl into those hard-to-reach spots.

What's a lot of work with no play?




The assembly process was a family affair. My part involved a camera. :)
Hopefully, we'll enjoy the goodies coming from this smoker as much as the last one. But no matter. We'll treasure the memories just the same. <3
What was your most treasured gift this year?

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Fiction Faith & Foodies: Excited about Eating by Dora Hiers

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Excited about Eating by Dora Hiers

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.
And he volunteered to crawl into those hard-to-reach spots.

What's a lot of work with no play?




The assembly process was a family affair. My part involved a camera. :)
Hopefully, we'll enjoy the goodies coming from this smoker as much as the last one. But no matter. We'll treasure the memories just the same. <3
What was your most treasured gift this year?

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7 Comments:

At December 26, 2015 at 7:42 AM , Blogger Jill Weatherholt said...

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!

 
At December 26, 2015 at 4:35 PM , Blogger Dora Hiers said...

That was truly a gift. Time's so short with our loved ones, isn't it? Happy New Year, Jill!

 
At December 26, 2015 at 8:19 PM , Blogger Jill Weatherholt said...

Yes, it really is, Dora. Happy New Year!

 
At December 28, 2015 at 9:36 AM , Blogger Sandra Ardoin said...

Ah, a typical boy! I think he had more fun than Grandpa! :)

 
At December 28, 2015 at 8:01 PM , Blogger Dora Hiers said...

That day, yes. But hubby really enjoyed trying out the smoker. :)
Happy New Year, Sandy!

 
At December 31, 2015 at 10:47 AM , Blogger Ernie Hiers said...

Jill, he was a great help until he got distracted.

 
At December 31, 2015 at 10:47 AM , Blogger Ernie Hiers said...

You are right, I think he really enjoyed it.

 

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