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OT: Norah’s Grilling adventure: OT

ryanttryantt Posts: 1,347
Sorry for the long post, just came across a photo and started to reminisce. 

It has been just over a year now that Norah Grace has have her very own kamado cooker.   Last May 1st we received a very generous gift from Bobby at Kamado Joe, her own Joe Jr.  she was so excited the day that it arrived that she couldn’t wait for me to get home from work!!!!she kept calling me and calling me.  Asking when I would be home for her to open up her gift.  

When I arrived I was met in the garage by her smiling face, as she opened it up she kept asking me if she could use it that night. How could I say no! So off the the local butcher we went to grab a few Ny strips.  I’ve attached a photo of that day.  

BBQ has been a wonderful blessing for our family, it has given Norah and I something to share.   We’ve met a tremendous amount of kind people at eggfest and other events.  It puts a smile on my face to watch her at local comps and EggFest beat men and women who are often 5 times her age.  



 
XL BGE, KJ classic, Joe Jr, UDS x2
Massillon Ohio 

Comments

  • sloveladslovelad Posts: 1,741
    A dads dream!
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 6,855
    Yep.  Enjoy the adventure.  My son and I started down this path over a decade ago when he was about 7.  It's been a great journey.  He's never had his own grill, but he always could use any of mine any time he wants.  In a few weeks he's moving into a house for his senior year of college and we are getting him a grill for it.  

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

    San Antonio, TX

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 17,982
    Always enjoy reading about her cooking successes.  I hope the enthusiasm continues.  You are blessed right there.  
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • ryanttryantt Posts: 1,347
    @Foghorn I say get him a Webber, that’s what I started out on 20+ yrs ago.    
    XL BGE, KJ classic, Joe Jr, UDS x2
    Massillon Ohio 

  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 13,210
    Life, is good. This is what makes it exceptional.
    Thank you for sharing.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • JohnEggGioJohnEggGio Posts: 518
    @ryantt Great stuff.  Anything that brings father and daughter together is time very well spent.  As the father of a 19 yeaor old girl, I can tell you it will pay dividends down the road - we are as close as ever.  For us, it wasn’t cooking - mini-golf, ice cream cones, swimming, rec soccer, or just watching silly kid tv shows - all were the best parts of every day.
    Maryland, 1 LBGE
  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,882
    Cool story, Ryan!  
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  • That's awesome. Love these posts. My daughter isn't quite there...still too young to trust with an open flame but she is getting to be quite the little sous chef. It's the best having something to share like that.

    "Brought to you by bourbon, bacon, and a series of questionable life decisions."

    South of Nashville, TN

  • ryanttryantt Posts: 1,347
    @Killit_and_Grillit how old is your souls chef?   We started when she was around 4yrs old.  Mostly she just sat and played while I was manning the UDS or other grills.  
    XL BGE, KJ classic, Joe Jr, UDS x2
    Massillon Ohio 

  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 4,064
    Awesome @norah!
    Visalia, Ca
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 6,855
    ryantt said:
    @Foghorn I say get him a Webber, that’s what I started out on 20+ yrs ago.    
    That is what I suggested as he has cooked on mine and my dad's.   However, he is very fond of the versatility and portability of our ProQ (British bullet smoker now sold in the US as Napoleon) - so we're looking at a Napoleon AS200K (16") vs 300K (20").

    https://www.napoleongrills.com/grills/product-details/productid/24/ccd/en-ca/apollo-200-charcoal-grill-and-water-smoker


    Being able to latch it together and lift it with the handle on top - without or with one or both of the two middle sections - make it the really functional in a variety of settings - camping, tailgating, grilling steaks, or slow smoking stuff.  

    Given that he's only going to live in his house for a year and then graduate and probably move somewhere else for grad school, he values the portability/flexibility.

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

    San Antonio, TX

  • ryanttryantt Posts: 1,347
    @Foghorn Napoleon makes some killer stuff.  I’d be happy to have any of their products 
    XL BGE, KJ classic, Joe Jr, UDS x2
    Massillon Ohio 

  • xfire_ATXxfire_ATX Posts: 586
    ryantt said:
    @Foghorn I say get him a Webber, that’s what I started out on 20+ yrs ago.    

    I started with the Weber Smokey Joe in College.  My Apt complex didnt have a shared grill of any sort, and with that I could grill let it cool down and bring it back into my apt. a few hours later.
    LBGE, Charbroil Gas Grill, Weber Q2000, Weber Kettle Premium, Yeti 65, RTIC 20, Yeti 20 oz Rambler, Yeti Colster, RTIC Lowball

    Not quite in Austin, TX City Limits
  • @ryantt she just turned 4. She has been helping prep and cook for a while, but her stubborn personality makes me a little hesitant to let her think she can just go “check the grill”. 

    "Brought to you by bourbon, bacon, and a series of questionable life decisions."

    South of Nashville, TN

  • SGHSGH Posts: 25,180
    @ryantt
    Tell Norah that I proudly give her the Double Seal Of Approval for an outstanding job. 

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.
    Virtus Junxit Mors Non Separabit
    The greatest barrier against all wisdom, the stronghold against knowledge itself, is the single thought in ones mind, that they already have it all figured out. 
  • SGHSGH Posts: 25,180
    Sadly this thread has been buffaloed. 

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.
    Virtus Junxit Mors Non Separabit
    The greatest barrier against all wisdom, the stronghold against knowledge itself, is the single thought in ones mind, that they already have it all figured out. 
  • SGHSGH Posts: 25,180
    I’m going to go way out on a limb and say it may be because of the red Kamado. That’s pretty sad though. 

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.
    Virtus Junxit Mors Non Separabit
    The greatest barrier against all wisdom, the stronghold against knowledge itself, is the single thought in ones mind, that they already have it all figured out. 
  • ryanttryantt Posts: 1,347
    @SGH Norah’s proud to have a  double seal of approval. She enjoys cooking on her kjs or xl egg, she’s color blind that way. 
    XL BGE, KJ classic, Joe Jr, UDS x2
    Massillon Ohio 

  • SGHSGH Posts: 25,180
    ryantt said:
    she’s color blind that way. 
    I am too.  

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.
    Virtus Junxit Mors Non Separabit
    The greatest barrier against all wisdom, the stronghold against knowledge itself, is the single thought in ones mind, that they already have it all figured out. 
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