good morning folks. It's a chilly 31º with a heavy frost this morning. Deer everywhere on the way to work, but they all managed to stay out of my way.
Had a very nice day yesterday. Late dinner with family so the morning and afternoon were spent getting ready. I smoked a deer hind quarter. I had de-boned it and tied it back up then I injected it with Cajun butter and garlic stuff we had on hand. Smoked at 250º until 155º internal temperature (about 4 hours) then pulled it off, wrapped in foil and a blanket and kept it in a cooler until we were ready. It was very good, just a touch overdone for me. That was probably because we foiled it for so long, as it kept cooking a bit longer in the foil. The well-done members of the family thought it was outstanding.
The rest of the food was excellent as well.
Kids had a ball opening and playing with presents and just goofing off. Lillie loved her two new fishing rods Pap got her.
Miss Sue was completely completely caught off-guard. I told her my future son-in-law was getting our daughter a pistol. She said she probably wouldn't like that, and I could tell Sue wouldn't necessarily appreciate a gun either. So, I took one of my pistols and put her gift in the case and wrapped the case. I could almost see the disappointment in her eyes when she got the wrapping paper off, then I told her to look inside. I got her concert tickets to see Carrie Underwood. She was completely floored. BTW, our daughter's pistol didn't come from PSA yet but Randy told her what she was getting and she's really excited about it! Sue was wrong!
Well, enough rambling, I guess I better get some work done here. Think I'm doing a half day. See if I can get the chimney cleaned and stove issue resolved. May take the muzzleloader out later if I have time.
Have a good one!