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Away for 5 months what's the first thing you would cook?

So I've been deployed for five months now and will be getting back to the states here in a few weeks. Can't wait to get back on my egg and cook some real food. I ordered just about everything possible on CGS so all those new toys will be waiting for me! What the first thing you would cook after eating canned and frozen food for 5 months?

Suntree, FL



  • corey24corey24 Posts: 318
    Steaks or Burgers.......classic home food!  Then move on to the low and slows!

    XL Egg Owner Since Dec 2013 - Louisiana

  • Yeah feeling the steak. I have 10 pounds of veal bones on order to make some homemade veal demiglace for the steaks.

    Suntree, FL

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 7,653
    @BBQBiezy-first up thank you for your service.  And welcome aboard.  Now, to answer your question, You know what your favorite BGE food was before you left so go with that.  Or go with the thick dry-aged steak. FWIW-
    Louisville   L & S BGEs 
  • @lousubcap I appreciate that and thanks for the welcome. It really is an honor and privilege to serve our country. I need to research dry aging steaks never really tried it. 

    Suntree, FL

  • KennyLeeKennyLee Posts: 713

    An early welcome home and appreciate your service!!

    I'd probably throw on a really good filet ASAP when you get back, then do some baby back ribs or a pork butt (or both!) the next day.


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  • tkleagertkleager Posts: 535
    @BBQBiezy, I also thank you for your service.  If it was me, I'd be craving either a big bone-in ribeye, or some prime rib with the horseradish and fixings with a side of either bacon wrapped shrimp or Green Lightning shrimp on a skewer.  I'd also have a side of a tall Crown and Tea with a lemon wedge.
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  • A hearty thank you for your service. 

    #3-Wings to diet down from the previous two cooks
    #4-Repeat steps 1-3
    #5-Continue your heroic service
    Firing up the BGE in Covington, GA

  • I'd do a brisket, just jump right back in!
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
  • WeberWho?WeberWho? Posts: 2,616
    Thank you for your service! Big juicy burger and cold frosty beer
  • Something higher heat to clean out the insides.  Also I would do simple and good, so steaks sound good.  Or do something they didn't have where you served.

    Thank you for your service as well.

  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,173

    Thanks for your service.
  • Welcome Home for sure and thank you for your service. Never heard that when I came home so I like to let you all know I appreciate what you do for us. If you were close to me I'd have a big old Prime Rib Roast with Asparagus, Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Baked Bread waiting for you.
  • RACRAC Posts: 1,574

    First thank you for your service. After 5 months of no egging I think anything will be good.

    My son has been deployed for a little over a year and is due home at the end of the month so I will be egging a big meal when he gets back.


    Boerne, TX

  • fence0407fence0407 Posts: 1,380
    edited February 2014
    =D>  Thank you for your service!

    Steaks, grilled asparagus, mashed potatoes, cornbread and an ice cold beer!
    Large & Mini, Cumming, GA  
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  • HotchHotch Posts: 1,657

    Welcome home.


     "You’re not a real Texan till you’ve been kicked out of every decent state in America." - Joe Bob Briggs

    LBGE, Mini BGE and R&V Fryer

    Prosper TX

    And your are correct, Texas Red has no Beans

  • @BBQBiezy thanks for your service to our country and protecting our freedom. What branch of service are you in? If it was me coming back I would be making some spare ribs and chicken. Can't beat that!
    LBGE Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 12,440
    Brisket! Welcome home and Thank You for your service. I served with the USN and I always looked forward to some good (ney great!) BBQ when I got back to the states. Enjoy whatever you decide to make :-)
    LBGE 2013, Mini MAX 2014, SS Table and Stoker
    Middleburg, FL
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,981
    It doesn't matter...thanks
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • BREWnQBREWnQ Posts: 213
    I say Ribeye or Spatch Chicken
    Brewer, BBQer, Softballer, RCer, Father, HomeTheaterer, and trouble maker.
    Orange, CA
  • Air Force?

    I'd do beef chuck ribs or a snake river farms brisket.

    My last deoyment I came home to an xl egg.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • SPRIGSSPRIGS Posts: 236
    2" thick prime NY Strip followed up with about 6 racks of ribs!! Thank you so much for your service!!
  • A big ol piece of Alaskan salmon with some asparagus and sweet potato.  Beverage of choice.  Thanks for your service.

    Damascus, VA.  Friendliest town on the Appalachian Trail.

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  • TerrebanditTerrebandit Posts: 1,534
    A prime cut ribeye and baked potato on the egg. No question about that
    Dave - Austin, TX
  • Thanks for your service! My favorite cook @ the moment on my Egg is Lemon Pepper Wings. It's an awesome recipe! I fix them rather often and we just gobble them down every time. My mouth waters just thinking bout them. A rack of Spare Ribs, STL style, would come in a close 2nd.
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  • Thank you for your service.
    Wear maroon, live maroon, bleed maroon.
    Fightin' Texas Aggies Fly Navy.
    Denton TX
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,451
    Welcome home and thanks for your service. I'd start with a CI seared filet, followed by a pulled pork.
    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,472
    Thank you for your service. I would want one of everything. Fill the egg with a variety (steak, hamburgers, pork chops, sausage, shrimp, and chicken) that would help in the decision making and the next day ribs and pulled pork. Enjoy ;;)
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
  • GeorgeSGeorgeS Posts: 949
    Thank you for your service Sir! First up would be chicken bombs and then a standing rib roast!
    Bristow Virginia XLBGE One of the best feelings in life is watching other people enjoy the food I cooked!
  • Thanks for your service my good man.  Just do what sounds good at the time.  I'd probably go with a quick cook myself, but maybe you use the Egg as therapy as many of us do so whatever is most convenient at the time you get home. God bless and thanks again. 
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
  • Appreciate the sacrifice you and your family make to protect our freedoms...Thank you...

    For me, it would have to be a big olé burger...then all the stuff mentioned above...

    Thanks again
    Making the neighbors jealous in Pleasant Hill, Ia one cook at a time...
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