Friday, May 7, 2010



So, while Mom is out stalking Rich Springfeld (or whatever), she leaves me home alone with Dad.

For those of you who don't know, my Dad does ALL the cooking in our home. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner... he does it all. HOWEVER, he doesn't like to cook for himself when Mommy ditches us. He says there's no fun in that.

We live out in the sticks of Illinois, so he can't find a decent place for Chinese food, or Indian food. (He can only have that when Mommy's out of town. He made Lamb Vindaloo inside the house one year and STILL hears about it to this day.) And Mommy would kill him if he went to the Greek Islands restaurant without her... so he tells me and Gromit, "What am I supposed to do?!?"

Leaving Daddy home alone is like firing the cafeteria lady who tells you what is good for you and what isn't.

Last night, despite my best Teggie protests, he had a burrito as big as his head and a home-made tamale from this one place he likes to order from, but it's a bit of a drive from MY house. Daddy wouldn't let me have any of it. GRRRRRR!!!!! He told me that both were yummy, though.

ANYWAY... Despite not having Mommy around to cook for, what did my Daddy do? He went out and bought a smoker. Did he need one, probably not. Can his gas grill do the same job, No. (Not according to Dad.) Was it on sale? Yes. Nearly $20 human dollars off.

He spent the last hour building it himself! (And people said my Daddy wasn't mechanically inclined!!)

I can only hope that I will get to see some of the brisket, or turkey, or chicken, or whatever he's going to make with it.

Do you think he can smoke some of my Science Diet on it??



  1. Oh, our Grandpa has a smoker you will be very glad he got it. Have him put a Ham on top and a Turkey on the bottom. The Ham juices keep the Turkey nice and tender. That is what our Grandpa does for Thanksgiving and he puts all sorts of yummy spices on the Turkey. We loves the leftovers.

  2. I say stare at him long enough with the puppy-dog eyes we have until he caves in and gives you some. It works every time in my household!

  3. Hi Tegan - My Dad also bought a smoker. It's called *Big Green Egg*. He hasn't used it yet - Ollie and I are still waiting to be taste testers.