Matt got a smoker for Christmas from my mom (and it is what he asked for) so he has been talking about all the things that he wants to smoke for forever. Since we had Lorelai, Matt hasn't been able to go hunting and fishing as much. Mainly because, to do those things, he has to cut out on family time and leave me home by myself while he's gone. Because he's had to cut down on those hobbies, he has really picked up cooking as his new hobby. Not cooking, like sweets, but cooking like food and dinner and stuff. And he has gotten really good!
Matt got his smoker on Christmas Eve (when we did Christmas with my mom) and he already had plans to smoke some ribs on Saturday. Clint and Sarah were already anxious to come over for another game night, (we're such cool people that they couldn't stay away for longer than a week - haha) so we decided to eat at our house this time instead of going out.
About an hour in...
We ended up having ribs, broccli and cheese, and baked potatoes. Matt did sooooo good on the ribs! He was so nervous that they wouldn't turn out good because it was his first time ever smoking anything, but they were wonderful! I really think that they were even better than Sonny's/Smokin' Pig. We chowed down! Matt smoked 4 racks of ribs, and there were only enough left over for one serving. I'd say they were a hit!
So, needless to say, I'm really excited about this new hobby!