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Look what arrived today

I ordered myself one of the new backlit thermapens as a birthday present to myself. I went with white.

It came in today! I got the silicone boot and the zipper case to go with it. 
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In honor of the new thermapen, I cooked a decent sized ribeye to split with SWMBO and made the mushroom sauce from @NibbleMeThis 's recent post on Steak Au Poivre here. I paired the steak with mashed potatoes and @Necessaryindulg 's cauliflower with gruyere sauce here. Thanks for the inspiration, both of you! SWMBO was impressed.

I snapped a couple quick photos as I was eating:

plated.
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Crappy attempt at a profile of the steak.
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I went with the reverse sear on the steak with a chunk of cherry wood for the roast. I couldn't believe how fast the thermapen responded, and the backlight was great for reading temps for this late night cook. It is way faster than I ever imagined.Thanks again to @NibbleMeThis and @NecessaryIndulg for the great recipes and inspiration.

Thanks for reading!
- Proud owner of a Large BGE
- Norman, OK

Comments

  • rholtrholt Posts: 380
    Well done sir. Well done.
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 4,419

    Dude, you need to take it down a notch.  You are making the rest of us look bad.

     

     

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • Looks great and happy birthday!
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  • HoovHoov Posts: 261
    Thanks for the comments. I shouldn't have waited so long to get a thermapen, it's really great. I was using an old dial thermometer that took like 15 seconds or longer to get a reading, so this is quite the improvement.
    - Proud owner of a Large BGE
    - Norman, OK
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,554
    Nicely done and happy birthday to you, Sir. It will change the way you cook. But you should have asked, I would have told you that the blue ones are the fastest ones they make. ;)

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • Great cook and you'll love that thermopen! But seriously, everyone KNOWS the orange one is the fastest.
    Cherry Hill, NJ
  • HoovHoov Posts: 261
    Hah, I almost went with blue.I would have gone with the green one if they offered more than three colors for the backlit version!
    - Proud owner of a Large BGE
    - Norman, OK
  • HoovHoov Posts: 261
    Orange isn't accepted well in Norman, Oklahoma.
    - Proud owner of a Large BGE
    - Norman, OK
  • Happy birthday! I wish you many, many more!

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    Flint, Michigan

    Where shootings and tap water are equally deadly

    My fleet of eggs: XL, Small & Mini.

  • Beautiful birthday meal!  I need to make that Bourbon Mushroom Sauce... sounds tasty! :D
    Happy Birthday, @Hoov!  <:-P
    I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
    I write about food & travel on Necessary Indulgences.  
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,961
    I was going to do hot dogs and s'mores with full picture story tonight. I suck L-)
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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