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Help!!! I Can't Cook Any More!!!

PhotoProPhotoPro Posts: 47
edited September 2011 in Forum List
What the heck has happened to me?  I've been cooking on this XL for almost 2 decades.  I cooked better on the first couple of months of ownership than I have in the last couple of weeks.  Everything I do is bone dry and overdone.  I've been teaching the wife how to egg and she has no trouble with dried out, tough meats.  In the last 2 weeks I've incinerated a turkey breast, a cajun meatloaf (see my old recipe under the BBQBluesStringer handle), a brisket, burgers, and came close on some St. Louis ribs.  Man, these are my staples!  What is happening to me?  I know it's not the egg because Shirley is getting fantastic results and she is just beginning to learn   I just can't cook right any more.  I won't tell you about my recent lasagna...  help me!
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  • SpoonSpoon Posts: 328
    Sounds like in golf, you got a case of the shanks. It's in your head. You know how to cook, especially on your egg. Get back to basic and fully engage, it's easy to get on auto-pilot for things we have done for so many years.
    "Pork so tender you can pull it with a spoon." ~Spoon
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  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 1,638
    I can dry out some food with the best of them....BGE or otherwise.  Agree with Spoon, go back to basics and watch the temp.
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 3,064
    Agree with Spoon too (I lose my mojo with skiing every couple of years or so). 
    Take a break, eat a bunch of cold gazpacho (season's closing quick!) and some sushi, then work your way back up.
    Good luck!  
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    Ogden, Utard.  
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  • What the heck has happened to me?  I've been cooking on this XL for almost 2 decades.  I cooked better on the first couple of months of ownership than I have in the last couple of weeks.  Everything I do is bone dry and overdone.  I've been teaching the wife how to egg and she has no trouble with dried out, tough meats.  In the last 2 weeks I've incinerated a turkey breast, a cajun meatloaf (see my old recipe under the BBQBluesStringer handle), a brisket, burgers, and came close on some St. Louis ribs.  Man, these are my staples!  What is happening to me?  I know it's not the egg because Shirley is getting fantastic results and she is just beginning to learn   I just can't cook right any more.  I won't tell you about my recent lasagna...  help me!
    I think you simply have bumped your head and need rest. You not only have forgotten how to cook but forgot the XL has only been around for a few years, since 2006, so how could you have cooked on it for almost 2 decades? Rest, you need rest.....
    BGE'er since 1996 Large BGE 1996, Small BGE 1996, Mini BGE 1997
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  • When that happens to me it means that I am pregnant.
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