Howdee guys, well first thing this AM I get a call from the lady friend down the road. She asked if the coffee was on, I lied and quickly jumped outta bed and made coffee.... LOL Now remember it is the middle of Febuary, tomorrows Valentines, BUT Tuesday is Mardi Gras!! She was cleaning out her garden and came by to share. Two 5 gal. buckets with green onions, carrots (Man they are....), Cabbage, and some beets (not enough to make pickles though <pouts>). After coffee and her saying Hi to Pop and her disbelievement at how well he was doing. She went home and I went to work. I believe that someone had told her they smelled smoke this week comming from the back yard. She didn't leave empty handed.....LOL I noticed while cleaning and preping for freezing or refridgerating there was a lonely looking plucked chicken that waved at me each time I opened the reefer to put something in or get it out. What the heck, I gave him a break. I cleaned and dried the bird, set it on the counter to dry a little while I checked ouyt the MES30. Only beeen using the MES40 lately so I wanted to check it. Cranked her up to 275, loaded the AMPs with pecan and apple pellets, took it outside and lit it, set it down where it caught a lovely little breeze and went to finish the chicken prep. All dried, nice and tacky, Nothing but tony's "More" spice inside and out after a nice rub down with suntan lotion (Veggie oil). Nothing else. Then I think with all the fresh veggie I should do something. Beets, no. Carrots, no. Cabbage, no way! Onions?? Hmmmm... So I took a few of these....... Chopped 'em large and stuck 'em where the sun don't shine! Did I mention that green onions are my mostest favoritest veggie? The used are unlimited!! Now I tied his feet together so he couldn't run away, and hit him with the spice and lotion. Sorry got ahead of myself earlier.... sue me! Insert the AMPs, crank the box down to 230. I turned on and sync'ed the Maverick but didn't insert it yet, no need. A little over 2 hours later I came back, added a charge of pecan shells to the tray, inserted the probe, "OH NO!! ITs been PROBED!!!!". It was at 93 when I probed it, perfect timimhg I might say. Later, I remembered the two butt bones I had saved from the sausage makin this week and got them and put them in for my buddy next door. It all came to gether nicely, pulled at 163. Pretty bird! During all my free time, I cleaned an sliced some fresh carrots and gave them a ginger ale glaze w/just a pinch of hot chili pepper. I had some left over fresh snap beans with new potatos, some cantaloupe, and believe it or not some fresh silver queen (thats white corn). Only thing I forgot was hot rolls!! I gotta tell you, I have not smoked a nekkid chicken in awhile and had forgot just how outstanding it is! If you can do plain nekkid chicken, the world will beat a path to your door! Oh and for Pac-man........ the neighbors dog? Now ya see why we are buddies? LOL He's a huge Rottweiller! Thats it too simple to easy, fast delicious supper. Seriously I have yet to get up since I ate...LOL If you have any question, want a recipe for carrots, or don't know how to snap green beans, just ask. Thanks for looking in. PS I am thinking a crawfish bisque and or a ettouffee in the very very near future! Did I mention I love fresh green onions?