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Grad Day Cook Stupid Mistake!

Lab RatLab Rat Posts: 147
edited 1:23AM in EggHead Forum
My youngest son graduated high school last Sunday and we had a celebration party with lots of good food cooked on the Egg.

I cooked six 8-pound pork butts. Here they are pre-prep:


All rubbed down and ready to cook:


Here they are on the eggs at 12:30 AM:


Took a little longer than I was expecting, but they came off at 5:00 PM and went into the foil and the cooler.

Cooked several batches of wings on the remaining coals while the party was kicking off.

Pulled four of the butts and filled a roaster for serving. They turned out great and had plenty of rave reviews. (sorry, no post cook pics on my camera)

We had so much left over that we bagged and gave away some to our friends and family.

Now the stupid part.....

I was giving away pork, my wife was giving away pork, we weren't communicating. :ohmy:

The next day my son asked where the pork leftovers were. Yep, you guessed it, we had given it all away!

I'm still shaking my head over it! :pinch:

Felt so bad I had to go out and get three racks of ribs to cook the next day to eat with all of the other "side dish" leftovers we still had!


  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    I've done the same thing - given away too much. It seems to make the guests extra happy though.

    It also gives me an excuse to cook again (as if I need a reason to BBQ)
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    Like Fidel I sometimes do that on purpose. Just an excuse to fire them up again. Plus the neighbors love it.
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    OOOHH That hurts! At least there's a lot of happy folks out there, and, you CAN make more!! ;)
  • pattikakepattikake Posts: 1,175
    No Worry,

    I did that one time was not paying attention and when we decided to eat the next day there was no leftovers. At least everyone enjoyed the food and were happy with the take home.

  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Unlike Fidel, because we don't seem to agree on anything, I give all leftovers away so I can cook again. -RP
  • Rolling EggRolling Egg Posts: 1,995
    We sound like a bunch of giving people. Must be something with grillers. I usually always cook two butts when I cook and one is for giving away. Neighbors and family love it. Plus I get the occasional 20 pound bag of lump that somehow shows up. I just love to cook.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    Lab Rat,

    No flattery better than folks taking away the extras.



    Caledon, ON


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