View Full Version : Greetings from the Chicagoland suburbs!

11-28-2010, 11:40 AM
Hi Brethren!

My name is Jim (or Jimmy, or James, just don't call me late for dinner) and I live in the SouthWestern Chicago suburbs, close to Aurora, IL, with my lovely wife and our daughter (my step-daughter), who has high functioning autism. One of her favorite things to eat is beef, and that's where the barbecue really gets it's work out. Being Polish, I have pork running through my veins, so throw a couple of chickens in there for good measure and we make our way through the food chain.

I'm originally from New Jersey, close to Philly, and since my Dad was a butcher, I grew up around meat, and lots of it, even those so-called "specialty" meats that use as much of the animal as possible.

I'm glad to be here on this forum. I'm not a professional Q'er but love to try new things and experiment with flavors outside of salt and pepper. Cooking is my pressure valve after a long day of working on Mainframe computers in a Corporate (notice the capital C) office. :-D

11-28-2010, 11:50 AM
Welcome to the camp,
Stroll around the grounds until you feel at home,

11-28-2010, 01:02 PM
Welcome aboard Jim!

11-28-2010, 02:45 PM
Welcome to the asylum, Jim (or Jimmy, or James) :-D

I'm not too far from you in Batavia and I'm also of Polish descent (50% on my father's side).

11-28-2010, 04:07 PM
Welcome to our crazy little club house!

Alan in Ga
11-28-2010, 05:44 PM
Welcome from Ga

11-28-2010, 10:29 PM
Welcome aboard! I have a child with autism as well who always parks himself in the kitchen when I pull any meat off the smoker or grill.

11-29-2010, 08:20 AM
Welcome to the addiction... Remember, there is no 12 step program for us!!!

BBQ Bandit
11-29-2010, 09:17 AM
Welcome to the BBQ madness!

Shotgun smokers
11-29-2010, 12:09 PM
Welcome new brother!

Big George's BBQ
11-29-2010, 03:09 PM

12-03-2010, 08:29 PM
Welcome, come on in, take your shoes off and sit a spell.