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fingerlickin'
01-02-2013, 01:08 AM
I did a bunch of cooking this holiday season, so I figured I'd share my holiday adventures with all my favorite folks...this means you! There's probably a few too many pictures here, so I'll try and keep the chit chat to a minimum.

Here's is how it went down in chronological order, from what I can remember.

We started with a Christmas tree.

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Then there was the Maple Syrup TD that I decided not to enter. This was marinated in maple syrup and black pepper then hot smoked and given as a gift. It started out well, notice the lack of money shot, it just wasn't pretty enough for one of those throwdown thingys. Did I mention how much I hate salmon?

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My wife had the bright idea of taking pictures for the Christmas card this year with the kids in front of a pile of candy canes. That didn't go as well as planned.

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He's eyeing up those canes like Gore does ribs.

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Then came the prime rib for Christmas Eve dinner at my parents house.

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No sliced shot, :doh: I was last to the party and beef started flying before I got a chance. Cooked indirect at 250* until 125* then reverse seared. It was farking awesome and I can't wait to do it again.

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A couple presents magically appeared Christmas day.

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Apparently Slinky's aren't as cool as I remember. :roll:

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I spatchcocked a bird, we ate half for dinner that night, the other half is for white bean and chicken chili new year's eve. It came out fantastic as always.

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Against my better judgement, I gave Gore's salmon a shot.

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That night I also did some eye of round destined for Italian beef sammies on new years eve. These I smoked indirect over cherry until 125* internal and the next day I sliced them up.

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Sunday I made some of Boshizzle's competition chili to take to a family gathering. This was a huge hit, and I was asked to leave the leftovers there. Thanks Bo, this spoon shot is for you!

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That night I finished up Gore's salmon. It came out pretty darn good, from what I hear.

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Monday came around and we volunteered to have the New Year's Eve party at our place this year. Wings were part of the menu. Most got SM Sweet and Spicy and some Slap Yo' Daddy. The little pile got some Habanero Death Dust. Smoked on the egg at 325'ish. Then hit with Patio Daddio's Finger Stickin' Chicken Sauce. I left the HDD wings nekkid.

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I made some leftover Cochinita Pibil and cheese empanadas. My rolling pin is in need of an upgrade so I used my tortilla press to roll out the dough. I don't know if that's cheating or not, but it worked great. :thumb:

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The Italian beef for the sammiches.

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I found some time to ice down some party favors.

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The kids ate enough chocolate chip cookies that making it until midnight was not a problem.

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Remind me to have the party at someone else's house next year. I'm pretty sure a bomb went off in the kitchen because there was shrapnel everywhere. :tsk:

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Much to my dismay, after all my hard work on all that great food, the star of the show was..........Gore's farking salmon. :tsk: and yes I did keep it classy and serve it off of one of Drew's kiddy forks. :-D

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So thank you all for checking out my holiday adventures! Have a great 2013 everyone!

:peace:

frognot
01-02-2013, 02:39 AM
Real cute kiddos there! (and your food looked good too!)

K80Shooter
01-02-2013, 03:21 AM
Looked like a whole lot of fun!

Phubar
01-02-2013, 03:36 AM
Now that's what I call a reportage!
Thanks for posting Bro!

Titch
01-02-2013, 03:54 AM
Great family post mate.
Cheers.
Titch

Big George's BBQ
01-02-2013, 04:38 AM
WOW Jaason that was some Faking Awesome food You can always send the salmon to me. Your best Pics were the Kids at Christmas Looks like the had a Ball Thanks

Bluebird
01-02-2013, 04:52 AM
Great job.

MisterChrister
01-02-2013, 05:11 AM
Looks like a bunch of great people having a bunch of great times stuffed with a bunch of great food! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Jason!

Gore
01-02-2013, 05:26 AM
WOW! That was a great post. You really kept busy. I absolutely loved the pics of the kids. Yeah, the food was amazing too, but the kids really stole the show! :thumb:

buccaneer
01-02-2013, 05:50 AM
Totally happy post dude, you sure rocked Christmas and the New Year!
Unbelievable spread Jason!
:clap:

pike51
01-02-2013, 07:44 AM
Great work all around!

deguerre
01-02-2013, 08:07 AM
Favorite pic. I've no idea what she's holding but I can see evil intent in that grin. Apparently your boy saw it too...:shock:

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Pig Daddy
01-02-2013, 09:23 AM
That's how it's done! :thumb:

Oldyote
01-02-2013, 09:24 AM
Great post.

I'll have the Two Hearted.

gtr
01-02-2013, 09:47 AM
Love it love it love it! What a great post! :clap2: Looks like all is well at Casa de Fingerlickin. :thumb:

So do you have room for an extra family of 4 next year? :hungry:

deepsouth
01-02-2013, 09:48 AM
food looks great. i'll give you a pass on the overpriced canned water errr... beer.

Kathy's Smokin'
01-02-2013, 10:14 AM
What a fantastic time with good food and good family and friends! It's like a modern-day Norman Rockwell 'week of holidays'. The food looks amazing. There's an underlying feel of 'simpler times' that is refreshing and beautiful. Congratulations! If it helps, I feel the same way about salmon as you do......

FamilyManBBQ
01-02-2013, 10:24 AM
The "most wonderful time of year" for sure!! It starts for us mid-October with 5 birthdays and our wedding anniversary. 2 1/2 months of celebrating....man, I'm tired.

Your pics are great. Could almost be shots from my own family....tree farm, candy canes, the opening present faces (yours kids' were awesome). We had chocolate chip cookies and cupcakes on new years...Katie stayed awake by baking!

Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year to you and yours!

cowgirl
01-02-2013, 10:24 AM
Looks like a great time Jason! You have a beautiful family! :thumb::-D

Will work for bbq
01-02-2013, 10:31 AM
Everything looks fantastic, the money shots are the ones with all the kids smiles, that's what Christmas is all about BRAVO!!! :clap2:

code3rrt
01-02-2013, 12:01 PM
Yeppers, a big well done Jason! great great great post!

Militant83
01-02-2013, 12:07 PM
Busy man...looks good

fingerlickin'
01-02-2013, 12:10 PM
WOW Jaason that was some Faking Awesome food You can always send the salmon to me. Your best Pics were the Kids at Christmas Looks like the had a Ball Thanks

Thanks George, and be careful what you wish for. I do have your address now. :wink:

WOW! That was a great post. You really kept busy. I absolutely loved the pics of the kids. Yeah, the food was amazing too, but the kids really stole the show! :thumb:

Thanks Gore, I couldn't have done it without you brother. The prime rib advice you've been handing out has been great, and the salmon recipe is apparently off the chain as well, I might even have to suck it up and have a bite. :-D

Totally happy post dude, you sure rocked Christmas and the New Year!
Unbelievable spread Jason!
:clap:

Thanks bucc, next year maybe I'll do some curry in your honor. :thumb:

Favorite pic. I've no idea what she's holding but I can see evil intent in that grin. Apparently your boy saw it too...

Thanks Guerry, to be honest I don't remember what she's holding, but that is maybe my favorite shot of the kids at Christmas for sure.

Great post.

I'll have the Two Hearted.

You got it Ric, stop on by anytime!

fingerlickin'
01-02-2013, 12:12 PM
Love it love it love it! What a great post! :clap2: Looks like all is well at Casa de Fingerlickin. :thumb:

So do you have room for an extra family of 4 next year? :hungry:

Absolutely brother, feel free to put PA on you travel itinerary for next year. I'll would be a blast!

fingerlickin'
01-02-2013, 12:25 PM
food looks great. i'll give you a pass on the overpriced canned water errr... beer.

Dude, I had a feeling I would take some heat for that one. :tsk: The bud light was brought by a party goer. In my defense here's how I stocked the coolers before everyone showed up. I thought you'd be proud of me.

Uinta Hop Notch, Bells Two Hearted, Six Point Bengali Tiger, Six Point Sweet Action, Fegley's Rude Elf's Reserve, Southern Tier Old Man, 21st Amendment Brew Free or Die, Old Forge Overbite IPA, Sammy Smith's Winter Welcome, Anderson Valley Winter Solstice and Sierra Nevada Celebration.

What a fantastic time with good food and good family and friends! It's like a modern-day Norman Rockwell 'week of holidays'. The food looks amazing. There's an underlying feel of 'simpler times' that is refreshing and beautiful. Congratulations! If it helps, I feel the same way about salmon as you do......

Thanks Kathy! I feel you on the simpler times thing. The holidays are a lot of fun but to tell you the truth, I'm almost relieved to be sitting at my desk today and not out running around all over creation.

The "most wonderful time of year" for sure!! It starts for us mid-October with 5 birthdays and our wedding anniversary. 2 1/2 months of celebrating....man, I'm tired.

Your pics are great. Could almost be shots from my own family....tree farm, candy canes, the opening present faces (yours kids' were awesome). We had chocolate chip cookies and cupcakes on new years...Katie stayed awake by baking!

Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year to you and yours!

Thanks brother, I say the same thing when I see the posts of your family as well!

Looks like a great time Jason! You have a beautiful family! :thumb::-D

Thanks Jeanie! I'm a very luck guy for sure.

Everything looks fantastic, the money shots are the ones with all the kids smiles, that's what Christmas is all about BRAVO!!! :clap2:

Thanks Paul! I couldn't agree more, which comes in handy for me since I always seem to forget the actual money shot. :doh:

Will work for bbq
01-02-2013, 01:25 PM
Dude, I had a feeling I would take some heat for that one. :tsk: The bud light was brought by a party goer. In my defense here's how I stocked the coolers before everyone showed up. I thought you'd be proud of me.

Uinta Hop Notch, Bells Two Hearted, Six Point Bengali Tiger, Six Point Sweet Action, Fegley's Rude Elf's Reserve, Southern Tier Old Man, 21st Amendment Brew Free or Die, Old Forge Overbite IPA, Sammy Smith's Winter Welcome, Anderson Valley Winter Solstice and Sierra Nevada Celebration.

Sounds like a winning line up to me, I was lucky enough to score a 6 pack of Bells Two Hearted (not sold in cali.:tsk:) I guess that Santa farker is an ok dude. Very nice beer but I was expecting it to be hoppier (comparing it to a dead ringer home brew I did).

El Ropo
01-02-2013, 02:08 PM
Heck of a run you had there. Love the kitchen shrapnel, that means a lot of fun was had.

Tnbbqr
01-02-2013, 06:50 PM
Great post. Thanks for posting!