The dining room table was clean just like I said it would be and we ate our first dinner at home on Friday night! The kitchen was clean too but it can’t stay clean. Too many things find their way onto the countertops. I’ll get it cleaned for good by the end of this week, I hope.
Smoked ribs, potato salad and homemade baked beans. We’re under a burn ban for the drought so I called the fire department to make sure it was ok to use the electric smoker. I figured it was but since one of us has already gotten a speeding ticket (and it wasn’t me!), I figure I surely didn’t need to be fined for burning during the burn ban.
My favorite woods for smoking are cherry and apple and we have lots of that and yes, we moved it with us, but it’s buried in the storage building Vince rented. Mesquite trees are everywhere here – they’re kinda like kudzu in that you just can’t get rid of them. I went out and found a dead branch and broke off one tiny little smidgen of a piece. I think it smells like stale cigarette smoke and don’t like using it but til we find apple or cherry wood, that’s about my only option. If the apple/cherry doesn’t surface soon, I’ll probably buy some and add more to our collection!
I wonder if I can smoke meat with pecan. There are so many pecan trees around here. I’ll have to research that when I get internet again . . unless someone wants to tell me if it’s good/safe or not to use pecan in the smoker.