Originally Posted by smokinrack
Thanks for the replies guys. Normally I would ignore my wifes wishes and go ahead and cook whatever I wanted but since she has apparently already lost her mind trying to get everything ready it appears it will be more peaceful for me over the coming weeks if I agree to stick with the shoulders. On the bright side as some of you said I can still throw on some ribs and loins and such just to make it worthwhile.
We usually have a large get together in August while were camping thats a bit more relaxed probably gonna wait on doing the whole hog till then when we can just sit around drinking beer and watching the smoker without having to greet people and stuff.
Ahhh, perspective. Yes, I must admit, my opinion came from similar experience... We have our 4th of July party; same deal. I'm required to cook what she wants, and then anything else is my experiment, but it ****ed sure better not interfere with her eats. I'm actually probably going to do the same thing you/we described above this time, with 2 whole 20# shoulders, 2 9# butts, 10+- racks of BB's, and probably 2 25#+- fresh hams... She wants the shoulders, butts, ribs. I'd like to do the whole hog experience as best I can...