Hey From Josie aka SmokinVegasBaby!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by smokinvegasbaby, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. Hey SMF family and friends,

    Thought I better check in just to let you all know I am still kicking, smoking and cooking! I've been busy with one catering gig after the other.  Boy I tell ya, working really gets in the way of my "smoking playtime".   I have three more catered gigs to do by the end of the year. Today, I am smoking 2 briskets for a party I am catering this weekend. It's cold here in Vegas today plus it has been sprinkling off and on all dang day.  So it's has been slow going with my smoking ugh!  My briskets are almost at the IT where I am going to pull those bad boys off the smoker, slather them with some awesome foiling sauce, wrap with foil and finish cooking them in the oven.  It's friggin cold outside so I am done playing outside lol.  Time for happy hour........that will warm me up after spending the day in the cold........

    Anyway, I wanted to stop by and say, I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year........

    Be Blessed,

    Josie aka SmokinVegasBaby!
     
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome back. Been missing seeing your food.

    Glad your catering is going great.
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hi Josie! Glad to see you post! Have a happy holiday season, and a happy new year!
     
  4. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hey Josie! Good to hear from you...been wondering why you haven't been around much lately. It's good to hear your catering is doing so well.

    Funny thing about weather, ain't it? It was a balmy 73 degrees here in NE Oklahoma today, and youre freezing in the Vegas desert!

    I hope you're not too busy to enjoy the holiday season...thanks for checking in Josie!

    Red
     
  5. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome back!!!

    Hey, have you tried any Cherry-Balsamic wet rubs lately? Yeah, that was a while ago, but I have a pretty memory...ha-ha!!!

    Eric
     
  6. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Sis J, ya need to check in just a little more often my Q friend ! Glad to know all is good !

    Bro J !

    :beercheer:
     
  7. I know Bro J.....it's a shame work gets in the way lol.. I got a brisket question - I smoked 3 briskets today. they are done and resting nicely in my cooler.  This is the first time I have done the "cooler resting" thing.  Not sure how long I need to leave it in the cooler.  I've been reading different comments and it seems everyone does it a little different.  So tell me Bro J - how do you do it?  how long does my briskets need to stay in the cooler before I can slice and refrigerate them?  I will be bagging the slices and vacuum sealing the bags.  It's been a while since I smoked brisket so I need some help please.....................
     
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds like you'll be reheating those brisket slices. I always rest mine a minimum of 1 hour.

    If serving hot the same day up to 3-5 hours in the cooler wrapped. Slice and serve.
     
  9. ok thanks DS.  Yes I will be reheating slices on Sunday. will vacuum seal slices along with juices - it should reheat ok right??​
     
  10. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Sis J, sorry for the delayed response ! Case totally has ya covered there ! Thumbs Up
     
  11. so after 1 hour it can go into the fridge right?
     
  12. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Again, sorry I was away for a few... Case is da man... So any brisky Q view soon ? :drool Ya know if not, we will have to send this guy after ya... :police2:

    :ROTF
     
  13. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes Ma'am ! Thumbs Up At least an hour, more if ya can ! Thumbs Up
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2015
  14. will take​ pics when I take them out of them out of the cooler.........don't want the brisket police coming after me lol 
     
  15.  thanks Adam. Yeah my catering is going great and keeping me way too busy. Say hey to Laura.
     
  16. thanks Case.  Happy Holiday Season to you and yours also.
     
  17. haha Eric.  yes I have a few wet rubs I've been playing around with.  Will post recipes when things are not so busy.
     
  18. Good to hear from you too Red.  I can't believe how busy I have been lately.  Holidays are not the same since my Jerry went home to be with GOD. Cooking and sharing my food with others is what brings me joy these days my friend.  I hope you and yours have a blessed holiday season.  Enjoy that balmy 73 degrees up there.........

    Warm Blessings,

    Josie
     
  19. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    'Bout time you checked back in.... You forgot pics of the great food you been preparing...

    Enjoy the holidays with your family.... :2thumbs:
     
  20. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Josie a Happy Holiday to you and yours,I know the busy part.I got hit with a few to many X-Mas orders.

    Richie 
     

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