Aaron decided his father's day plans were to take the boys swimming for the day on Saturday then on Sunday he is taking them hiking to a waterfall. So what does that mean for me? Alone for the weekend with my daughter! Whooohooo Happy Father's Day!
So I was feeling a little guilty having all this down time. Soooo. Aaron has been wanting me to slow smoke a brisket for him. I do not owe a smoker and have never made a brisket before. So I started researching. I found several recipies for baking, grilling and using the crockpot. BUT! Aaron wanted it smoked. So i found a website that had a recipie that included instructions on how to turn your gas grill to a smoker. Cool! But the rest of the receipe was for a sauce and a 10lb brisket. I was not going to make one that big and Aaron wanted a dry rub to create a nice bark on the outside. haha! what have i gotten into. So I found a receipe that gave me an idea how long to cook a 4 lb brisket but only in the oven. hmmm but I could guess. And then I found two rubs that seemed good and made my own from a little of the two. Ok so now I have my own receipe for smoked brisket. I cooked it low and slow on my smoker grill! :)
So how did it turn out?.....Aaron was so surprised and soooo happy! He mmmm'ed his way through the dinner. Alex said it was the best dinner ever! Ahh that makes a mama happy! I was actually shocked that it turned out so well and I could really taste the smoke flavor. It was sooo moist! And the rub was great. So it was wonderful and I am so glad it lived up to Aaron's expectations. :)