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Monday, December 17, 2007 

Coming Soon to a Blog Near You

Ok, I've been blog-slacking again, I admit it. But, Christmas vacation starts soon and there's a few things that I'm sure will get blogged about. In the next couple of weeks, I'm going to do the following:

Friday-Sunday (12/21-12/23) - I'll be cooking for nearly two days straight. On Wednesday, I'm picking up a case of St. Louis-style ribs from a local market. On Thursday I pick up eight 8-10lb. briskets and six 8-10lb pork shoulders from my local butcher (the butcher hosed me on ribs a while back, so I now buy them from Mac's Market). On Friday evening, I'll be cranking up the Backwoods Smoker and cooking all of the shoulders and briskets, plus a bunch of ribs in advance of the holiday.

Last year I gave out packages of barbecue and they were so well received that I'm giving more out! In preparation for this big cook, I bought a new commercial strength vacuum sealer. I've gone through two different models that are more appropriate for home use in the past year. As nice as seal-a-meal's are, they just can't handle the stress of sucking and sealing as much meat as I cook. So, I ordered a CG-15 Vacuum Sealer from Cabela's. I plan to post a review of it some time next week.

In addition to the review, I'll try to take the time to get some pictures of my big cook so ya'll can drool before Christmas, and some of you can see what'll be under your tree from me. You know who you are.

Hopefully I'll also be able to blog about the stuff I get for Christmas. As you can see by my previous post, I'm looking for Santa to think barbecue this holiday.

Until then, be well and stay warm!

Chris