My menu plan is already messed up. That darned chicken has been in the fridge for 2-1/2 days and was still hard as a rock last night. No way it was getting smoked today so I took it out of the fridge, put it in a sink of cold water and hopefully by tonight, it will be defrosted enough that I can clean it up, season it and have it ready to smoke tomorrow. Everything else that was planned will be off by a day.
I told Vince . . we’re not having smoked chicken today. He said “We can go out and grab something!” Nope . . I took out a pound of ground beef, defrosted it in water and made Chopped Cheese Sandwiches.
I started to cook them outside but wanted to use the griddle and all I have to cook on outside that’s easy and upstairs is the round burner so I cooked these on the stove and tonight I’ll have to scrub all the grease splatters! I won’t do that inside again.
That’s the last picture I took. Chad, Nicole and Addie walked in about that time and I was busy finishing the food. I put cheese on top and it melted, then I scooped it up and put it on toasted ciabatta bread. I also fried tater tots.
That was dinner. As soon as the stove and pots cool down, I’ll go clean up the mess and then get back to cross stitching.