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PROUD DAD OF AN EGGER!

mad max beyond eggdomemad max beyond eggdome Posts: 8,134
edited 3:35AM in EggHead Forum
how proud i am!!!. . ..put my 13 year old daughter in charge of the egg yesterday for dinner. ..young sydney is the official meat loaf maker in the house, and we did it on the egg (thanks smokin todd for showing me your setup at eggfest). . .i had to go into the office for a while, so yesterday afternoon i set up the lump load in the egg, stuck a couple of fire starters in there (she is a little nervous about using the mapp torch w/ the sparks and all, so i made it easy for her to simply fire up the fire starters to get things going). . .told her to start the fire at 3:45, stabilize temps and then at 5:00, we'd put the meat loaf on. . .. when i got home around 4:30, she had the fire going beautifully, did a masterful job of setting the vents so we had a steady 350 on the dome temp. .. i helped her put in the plate setter w/ drip pan and grid on top of that, then left the house again with directions for her to load the meatloaf direct on the grid at 5:00. . .she had the 3# loaf perfectly rolled into a nice log, and when i got back home again around 5:30, it was cooking smoothly at 350. . .came off at 7:00 (we like meat loaf well cooked so it was right at 170 internal). . .it was the best meat loaf ever. . .she did a great job!. . ..[p]btw, her meatloaf is simple. .. burger, chopped onion, couple of eggs, italian bread crumbs, and some ketchup. . .it held together beautifully just sitting on the grid. .. had about 1/2 a chunk of hickory still in the egg from the cook the night before. ..added just enough smoke to the meat (actually had a gorgeous 1/4 inch smoke ring on every slice). . .[p]served it up w/ mashed potatoes and gravy. . .fantastic meal... [p]ah, a proud moment for any dad. ...thanks sydney!![p]

Comments

  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,521
    mad max beyond eggdome,
    Nice. What a great story. She'll remember that cook for a long time![p]So, 13 is the age...eh?? I guess that means in another 5 years or so, I'll have twin helpers! Can't wait.[p]Heee!
    Off to western Maryland to take my sweet mom to a belated mom's day lunch. Have a gret day, dude.[p]Chris

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  • Nature Boy,
    NB, the jokes on you. . .not only will you have two helpers (when they are in the mood), but you will have two nasty, hormonic teenage daughters at the same time. .. (not sure there is evough space here for all the haaa haaas, and hee hees coming out of me right now). .. .[p]have a great day with mom :-)[p]max

  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,521
    mad max beyond eggdome,
    You had to remind me about what else to look forward to at 13. Shew. Glad I got 5 more years!
    You are scaring me.
    Chris

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  • Nature Boy,
    just enjoy em while they're young. . .now i know why some species eat their young!!. . .but she is a joy when she wants to be!!! and she has enjoyed working the egg with me.. .good bonding experience... [p]

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