Actually it was a day of roasting.
I may be leaving Atlanta earlier than I had anticipated and I have no return date. I have Burning Man to attend which is on the West Coast, sort of.
And then I have a couple of job offers in Los Angeles. I am hoping to find a conversion van that I can drive from Atlanta to BM and from there drive to California and do some set dressing while having a place to stay. My last trip's Airbnb foray was somewhat of a comical disaster but that is another story altogether.
Getting back to my culinary adventure; there was a pot roast in the freezer. I felt like getting some more milage out of the infamous Green Egg so filled it full of fuel and started getting it ready.
My timing was a bit off and I realized by the time the smoker would be ready it would be dinner time and I'd just be putting on the main course which would then take a few more hours to cook.
I ended up making an inferno in the Green Egg which sent the temperature beyond the 800F on the thermometer gauge. The ideal temperature for my endeavor was around 200F.
I was suddenly trying to cool down this ceramic beast to the tune of 600 degrees.
I managed to get it down to around 300F more or less which I felt was quite an accomplishment.
So I put the hunk of meat on and decided to let fate have it's way.
Skye came to the rescue again suggesting I check on the roast even though it should have taken a couple more hours had I been cooking at the correct temp which I wasn't.
It was indeed done....very well done.
I like my red meat medium rare, leaning towards rare. So this was an unfortunate end result to say the least.
After cutting off a good deal of charcoal-looking inedible meat, I was left with a baggie full of sliced pot roast.
This debacle couple with some other engagements that I didn't meet for a variety of reasons was the reason why I ended up skipping yesterdays blog.
So here it is, a day late but not necessarily a dollar short.
Jon Danniells is an adventurer and traveler, a teacher and student, a husband and a father, a cook and a farmer, a "week-end warrior" (very amateur athlete) and has not earned any money on these labors of love.When I googled myself what showed up first was my IMDB listing, which is basically a resume for my 20 and then some year career in film, for which I fortunately do get paid.