Greetings to All!
Well, it's been a couple of long months here. Been working lots of overtime and rarely got time to enjoy this great obsession and the site. My busy season is over now, and I'm still on overtime (just not as much). The weather reports all week had us getting from a dusting of snow to 1-3 inches, so I thought I would be able to get something done in between. I even took Friday off to get things ready.
All was set to do a couple turkey breasts and some ABTs today. When I went to bed last night, it hadn't started to snow and I figured it would be OK. I woke up this morning to nine inches of wet, heavy, sloppy (yet really beautiful white) snow. It was still snowing and another inch came down as my heart sank. Grabbed the shovel and started digging out. Needless to say, I didn't get to do any smoking.
All was not lost, though. I decided to slice some of the turkey breast and made some turkey a la Mexicana. It wasn't smoked, but now that I think about it, I just might try that next time. I had lightly dusted the turkey with Jeff's rub and the flavor was incredible.
All in all, I used about 1/2 lb of turkey breast, half a medium onion, half a tomato and two jalepenos, sliced, seeds and ribs left in. I love the heat, but it wasn't as hot as I had really expected. It made two light meals which was perfect.
Anyway, it's great to be back and I'm looking forward to being active on the site again. Well, until next harvest, anyway.
Jerry, AKA 5lakes