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WIVES!!! ...and the BGE

stikestike Posts: 15,597
edited 11:39PM in EggHead Forum
...wife strolled by and saw me cruising the BGE forum.[p]she starts singing ala John, Paul, George and Ringo...
"you are the EGG MAN, coo coo ka-choo..."[p]ok
i was tempted to sing back "and you are the walrus", but I dinnit.[p]So anyway. What's a guy to do when you have folks over, and you're doing some ribs or brisket say, and she wantsta know "when will it be ready?" I mean, what the heck kinda question is THAT?[p]I once answered "when I say it is" but that, let's just say, didn't work well in the LONG term as well as it did in the short term.[p]What do you guys do with the wife when it comes to the egg?
(...and I don't mean 'brined' or even 'spatchcocked'). Is it best to send her shopping and drink beer with the guys while the ribs are on?

ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante

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  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    stike,
    Good call on the walrus. My wife actually invites people over and then tells me a couple days ahead, Oh by the way can you cook ribs on Sunday. No problem, I'm usually always on time since I'm cooking.
    We usually agree on a 15-30 minute time frame. But the guys always huddle around the EGG since I'm the only one that has one in our circle of friends.
    The only time she gets testy is when mom-in-law visits (tonight is the lucky night), then has to eat at a certain time.[p]CWM

  • jwitheldjwitheld Posts: 284
    stike,
    "Just about anytime now" is still an evasive answer, best answer is "when do you need it done?" then adjust cooking temp to comply. Ive been married for 25 years and had a ceramic grill almost as long, ive learded to say yes mam and then claim a misunderstanding.

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    jwitheld,
    i hear ya.
    i only get into trouble when it's something i do lo-and-slo and i don't want to crank it up too much just to hit a target temp.[p]cuz lo and slo can sometimes be off by 45 minutes or so.[p]when timing is critical, i toss on some steaks or chicken. good old standbys.

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • stike,
    And you are the walrus would probably not be an acceptable response.
    [/b]
  • Mr. HydeMr. Hyde Posts: 99
    stike,
    Easy, get them to do the cooking, while you sit back with a cold one! Qbabe prefers it that way!

  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    rock,
    Actually, my wife and I have an understanding about what we call each other, and I would/could never in a million years repeat here what I call her. Walrus would be most acceptable. :-) But as for wives, heck, my wife bought me my egg, so I try to cook what she wants when she wants. On the other hand, we always eat around 6, so I always shoot for six. Of course, sometimes I make it and sometimes I don't.[p]TNW

    The Naked Whiz
  • Kelly KeefeKelly Keefe Posts: 469
    jwitheld,
    Good answer! Always better to ask for forgiveness than permission.[p]Around our house the correct response is "Yes, dear." The wife even got me a tee-shirt with that on it. Grin![p]Kelly

  • jwitheldjwitheld Posts: 284
    stike,
    thats why i have 3 grills, couldnt stand the wait.
    do a low and slow with quickies till its done.

  • ShelbyShelby Posts: 803
    stike,
    For some reason, with a few notable exceptions, most just don't get the egg. They expect to see you opening and closing the dome. My wife thinks everything should cook faster because I can cook at high temps. So, if you're preparing a meal for her or guests, ask when it's to be ready and plan accordingly. Otherwise, cook when/how you wish and it'll be ready when it's ready. Wise move not mentioning the walrus! And they say we don't learn from our mistakes!

  • stike,
    Man, I laughed til I had tears at you guys on this one. I don't have a BGE yet. I'm still cooking in the ground, so the question of when's it gonna' be done has been asked quite a few times here. I just hope Racin88 dosen't see this and tell me "Hey, I thought you said the BGE would be faster".

  • stike,[p]The only answer I EVER give my wife is, "I'm sorry, it's my fault."[p]Regardless of the situation, I find that works every time.

  • stike,[p]I'm lucky, my wife (after initial reservations) loves the egg for the results it gives. She is now its biggest supporter.[p]Try fixing her favorite foods and do it when she's hosting a hen party (oops a little political uncorrectness). Make certain its done on time. Let her be the host and you be the chef. A few compliments to her from her friends about how good the food is and how thoughtful her husband is will go a long way. Besides, you may find that your sudden thoughtfulness may shock her into quiet contemplation and concern regarding what you are really up to. :)[p]pastor_chuck
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    pastor_chuck,
    skwerl_x convinced me to get an egg and he talked about his cooking 'three times a week' at least, which i thought was far-fetched.[p]ha
    i'm right there, too. easily saturday and sunday. usually one other noght midweek. [p]on saturday, at the mere suggestion of grilling by the NEIGHBOR wife, I sparked off some porterhouse steaks, shrimp, and three or four side dishes in under an hour or so. needless to say, cooking for the wife has it's dividends.[p]...a totally unexpected development is that my three year old son is an utter steak-snob. he will NOT tough medium or medium well, and when he's at his gramma's he makes them do it rare or medium rare. no kiddin'

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    Hurricanejoe,[p]i grew up in a family that (summertime) RARELY at before 10 pm. swear to god. of course, this was when we not in school.[p]for us, cooking was an excuse to sit around and have some drinks with the old man and for the wives to chat all they wanted. then around 10 pm or so, one of the women would say "oh my god! THE ROAST!!" and we'd eat.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    Shelby,[p]It was worse when i was getting used to the egg, and i had NO clue about times, and was trying to figger things from that useless cookbook that came with the egg...[p]lately, though, if i'm going lo-and-slo, i'll start a bit earlier, and have a little extra time at the end for adjusting.[p]...my wife refers to my time on the BGE forum as 'surfing barbecue porn"
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    Mr. Hyde,[p]...no way! not around my meat.
    there was a TINY bit of left-over porterhouse steak from saturday (i usually polish it off, but we had shrimp, too, forgive me).[p]well
    i came in sunday from the yard and she'd kindly re-heated it.
    along with some chinese food.
    in the oven....[p]at 400 degrees....[p]for about 20 minutes.......[p]alas. i took my piece down to the workbench and nailed it on a shoe in place of the heel. said, "well, that saved a trip to the shoestore"

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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