I would like to apologize for the lack of new posts lately. As some of you may know, last week we moved into a new house. And before that was Thanksgiving, so even though we’ve been cooking a bit, it was nothing to blog about. (I’d also like to apologize for the pictures in this post. They were all from my phone as I couldn’t find our camera.)
For the most part, I think the move went pretty well. This time we actually hired movers and they had us loaded into the truck and unloaded in just under 3 hours! Way faster than we would have been able to do it even with friends and family helping. So now all we have to do is get unpacked and settled in.
Here’s a couple of things about the new house that I think are just too cool.
No more digging around in the cabinet looking for spices. This pull out swivel spice rack is going to make things so much easier.
Our new pantry has swivel doors providing much more storage space than I thought would be possible given the size.
And finally a place to store all my “Eggcessories”
Now, we have a nice covered (and lit) patio to hang out on and grill some grub. Not a big fan of the astro turf, but oh well.
Unfortunately, everything did not go as well as planned. We bought a new fridge from Sears over 3.5 weeks ago and had scheduled to have it arrive on Friday, the day before we officially were to move in. Thursday night, Sears calls and confirms the delivery and even gives us a 2 hour window of when they were going to show up. Friday morning rolls around and I get a call at 7:30 AM and guess what…..they won’t be able to make the delivery! And the earliest they can make it is Sunday! I was livid! After much bitching and yelling, I was able to get the delivery charge waived, but that was all. Needless to say, I will not be buying from Sears again no matter how good their sale is. So with no fridge, we had to improvise.
For the first cook, I just kept it simple, since we had such a busy morning. I decided to go with chicken thighs as it’s an easy and quick cook. Four of them got rubbed down with Dizzy Pig Jamaican Firewalk ( a jerk inspired rub) and six of them got Cluck and Squeal’s All Purpose Rub. They went on to the Egg which was preheated to 400 on a raised grate using mesquite for smoke.
Got a little busy and the chicken got a little higher than we usually go, but even at 180, chicken off the egg remains pretty juicy. (not to mention I like to cook dark meat a bit higher than the 165 I usually go to on white meat)
The chicken was served up with some macaroni salad, blue cheese potato salad and some chips and dips. Didn’t get any plated pictures as we were hungry and in the middle of the Baylor vs. UT game.
Now that we are in the new house, I’ll do my best to try to get back to posting more cooks. Thanks for looking and don’t forget to leave a comment.