Last night’s menu:
- Smoked Brisket, courtesy of Mr. Edwards
- BBQ Baked Beans
- Honey Corn Bread
To start off with, I earned Best Wife of the Year in 2010 by surprising my husband with a BBQ he’d been drooling over for 6+ months. While we were away on our honeymoon, I had my dad and uncle assemble the behemoth and place it in our living room. On the flight back from Hawaii, Josh was telling me just how much he wanted to get the grill and how he’d like to start budgeting for it. All the while, his dream BBQ awaited him at home. When he walked into the house his mouth dropped! Hah! I did it!
So with the start of 2011, I felt that I needed to continue my reign as Best Wife of the Year. One of the main reasons Josh wanted this BBQ was because you could get a smoker box attachment for it. Being faithful to his Texas roots, he’s had a desire to become a BBQ master and successfully smoking meat is very much a part of that. Josh’s birthday is this coming Friday, so I figured I’d give him a weeks head start on learning the art of smoking meat. On our most recent trip to Home Depot (our second home), I guided him down the BBQ aisle and told him that he was getting his present a bit early! I’m pretty sure he was walking on clouds the rest of that shopping trip! :) And, I can continue my reign as Best Wife of the Year. YEAH!
I picked up a 3lb beef brisket from Costco, figuring that J could try out his new toy this past weekend. To say the least, my husband is a natural at BBQ-ing. I’m not sure where he’s acquired these skills, but I don’t argue with them! He mixed up some magic potion and rubbed it all over the beef, slow cooked it for about 3 hrs and ooohhhh my, it was to die for! He’s still learning and has some polishing to do…but man, did I marry well! Seriously!
Keep an eye out for a guest blog by Mr. Edwards about the art of smoking meat. You won’t want to miss it!
To go along with the amazing BBQ Brisket, I made some honey corn bread and some baked beans. (Yes, I know there isn’t a vegetable on that plate, but I’m not crying about it. We’ll eat extra tomorrow, I promise.) The corn bread is a simple Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix split between two small loaf pans. I baked it exactly to the instructions and added way too much butter and honey on top after it was done. SO GOOD! For the baked beans, I just use Bush’s Home Style beans and add some extra lovin’ (a 1/4 cup of brown sugar and about 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce). The sides were super simple, but were a perfect match to the smoky, mouth watering brisket. The best part of this meal is that we have leftovers for sandwiches this next week. YES!
If you’d like to experience Josh’s BBQ-ing, we’d love to share a meal with you! I predict that this summer we’ll be having 6 out of 7 dinners a week from his BBQ. And I’m more than ok with that :)
Loving my BBQ Master,