Along with the outdoor fireplace, was the addition of a Big Green Egg.
I was a little concerned about it being an ugly green blob, stuck in a fireplace, but I think we pulled it offl. We fired The Egg up at midnight last night for its inaugural run. I put a big pork roast in it. I got up at 3 AM and again at 6 AM to make sure the temperature stayed at 275 degrees. I wouldn’t have needed to check at all. Once we got the dampers adjusted, it just stayed put! This morning I figured out, thanks to my brother, also an Egg Head, that I didn’t have the right kind of roast to leave on for a gazillion hours. So I took it off and got very lucky. It was perfect! So we now have dinner for tonight.
After the roast came off, it was time to smoke some salmon!
That will be on for a few more hours.
Here’s where we were yesterday!
There was lots of knitting. (Be patient! I’ll show you in a minute!) Actually, I knit. My Hero closed the pool. That always makes us a bit sad because that means the white stuff will be here before we know it!
Frankie spent his evening right here!
He roasted hotdogs and visited me. I’m not sure what the dog thought she smelled. She was probably looking for hotdogs!
What was I knitting?
It’s the Plucky Curacao Cowl and it’s a free pattern! Check out Thea’s blog. She’s got some great stuff! The yarn is Blue Moon Fiber Arts Luscious Single Silk. The colorway is Spinel. It was a fun knit, and hopefully cured my startitis for a while, because I need to finish some WIPs.
I’m off to check on my salmon, although I don’t think it’s going anywhere. Then I think I need a power nap to make up for babysitting The Egg all night. Then, I get to go help Superblonde beg for a cell phone replacement, even though her contract isn’t up. (Wish us luck on that one!!!) After that, Ms In Charge has a volleyball game.
And finally….we get to eat that smoked pork roast with some monster baked potatoes!