Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Smoking on a Sunday

I have worked on my recipe collection in the recent evenings when I have not been at the show. The recent rush of entries are from my recipe box, which I have had for at least three decades. I will probably post more on this subject in the future, but I'm quite surprised at how my tastes have evolved and developed over the years. Plus, there is a big dose of nostalgia experienced with the process, especially when entering a recipe from a card written by my mom. I used to call her all the time to ask for cooking directions, usually on a weekend while I was standing at my stove. Around this house, when we have time, we cook.

Which brings me to today's post. Sunday's smoker recipes. It takes all day to prepare these dishes.

The salmon only took three hours to complete. So, we made these little snacks while our main dish smoked away, filling the yard with good smells.

Our main dish of the day:

This roast was a bit expensive, took six hours to finish, but was worth every dime and minute!

Sunday morning we had 15 turkeys underneath our feeders in front of our house. You can see some of them here. 

Ten poults and five hens and jakes make themselves at home in our yard.

Sunday afternoon we started to notice a pigeon on our roof and under our feeders. We have never had pigeons. This one is banded, so we presume it is lost. There was a storm on Friday night and so maybe he was blown off course. He spends his day sitting underneath our feeders and is very tame.

Maybe we should start that smoker up again...


Abby said...

Yum, yum, and YUM. Barb, those dishes look just incredible.

Salmon. Delicious. Heavenly!

I agree that you may need to fire up the smoker again soon ;)

I don't know what I'd do without having my Mom to call for cooking advice (and cooking woes, especially baking woes....)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Yep, not sure what I would do without my mom, too. She's like for cooking for me! And I frequently have to call her from the grocery store when I can't find something (love that I think someone 4 hours away will have the answer on where to find something...) or when I am not sure what brand to buy or somemthing like that.

That meal looks divine! Yum.

Looking forward to seeing the production on Sunday!!

Marlys said...

That food looked good enough to be in a magazine! Yum yum! I was almost afraid to read the second half as I assumed you had nabbed one of those birds for a BBQ! And who would know? Hmmm!
I, too, become nastalgic when I pull a recipe card out of my box that was written by Mom, and a few by Grandma! They continue to influence our lives in so many ways! I really miss being able to call Mom and brag about my kids or tell her something about their experiences! She was the only person I knew who I could do this with! After she passed, I found myself actually going to the phone to call her a few times - did that ever happen to you?