The BOY’s New Hobby

New at our house, that I can share with you now that my anger has somewhat dissipated, is the smoker that I returned home to find after spending two days at my parents in the beginning of the week.  Apparently the BOY thought we needed one of these in our backyard and ordered it from Amazon. 




What is hilarious is that the smoker is the talk of the backyard neighborhood.  All of the guys have been stopping by to inspect the smoker and talk meat.




You probably think that I am kidding, which is why I had to capture it on film!  I, on the other hand, am not so amused!  Meat just doesn’t get me all worked up, so instead I spent the afternoon baking cookies and spring cleaning.   The good news is that along with playing with his smoker, the BOY also cleaned up his grill and refilled the propane tanks.




On the BOY’s agenda for this weekend…smoked brisket (apparently also known as pastrami) and beef jerky. 


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For me, the BOY made salmon and asparagus on the grill for dinner last night.  Who knows why he served it to me on a Christmas plate!




The BOY also bought this contraption to make Beer Can Chicken.  Which for Passover is going to be Soup Can Chicken!




This is the game plan for tonight’s dinner, so I’ll let you know how it turns out!

Need I also add, that the BOY has been talking about his smoker all week long, including a few phone calls to me at work to talk meat.  In one, he actually asked me if I would come home and clean out the inside of the chicken he just bought?!

Ahhh…But if this new hobby means he will be making more dinners, I could, perhaps get over it!


Do you have a smoker?  What’s the hype?

Does your husband, boyfriend, roommate have a new toy or hobby that you just don’t get?

11 thoughts on “The BOY’s New Hobby

  1. Where do I start? My husband decides he MUST do or have something. We have in our garage all sorts of saws and drill presses for “home improvement” that has never quite been done, a complete welding bench to make his own bike frame-only one made as a trial and then abandoned, and now he has a new gun ( really bad because he knows how anti-gun I am). I was not told about any of these purchases until they were dropped off at the house.
    The latest-and I only know this because I was home this week for spring break is that he has a bunch of camping trips planned for this summer in Wis. with his “hiking club” which of course requires many new items to be purchased.

    It goes on and on…..

  2. At first I thought it was a wine fridge! I think my husband would love to have a smoker just for the novelty of having one.

    • I wish it were a wine fridge! Then I would be ecstatic! I think it is the novelty and it’s such a guy thing. He’s been talking about his homemade beef jerky all day

  3. Ha… such a guy thing! My bf would LOVE a smoker, but we don’t have room right now 🙂 I’m sure it’ll make some pretty tasty food… enjoy!

  4. […] I kicked off the week with a colorful salad with tuna.  I picked up some fish for dinner tomorrow night and decided on simple and easy to prep turkey tacos for dinner on Wednesday.  That’s about as far as I got with this week’s meal plans.  I know the BOY is excited to work through his last few finals so that he can get back to the grill and his new smoker. […]

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