A few weeks back, H decided to tackle a smoked brisket again on his smoker & also whip up a red velvet cake on Sunday afternoon. He followed the marinade recipe in the instruction manual, and we soaked 6 lbs. of beef with a tasty topping overnight.
Before heading off to church on Sunday morning, we H placed the brisket out on the grill with more marinade and Mia assumed her favorite position by the back door & begged to go outside to sniff & lick the smoker.
I love before & after photos! The brisket smelled so good all afternoon as it was being smoked- I couldn’t wait for dinner.
It was as delicious as I was hoping, but next time we will need to figure out a better cutting situation, hopefully with an electric knife and some YouTube lessons.
During the afternoon, while the brisket was smoking, he bought all the ingredients and found a video on how to make red velvet cake.
He’s getting quite good at finding all the supplies in our pantry & learning to use all our fancy appliances. Although he’s baked an apple pie before, I’d really consider this his first foray into real baking.
Lots of great lessons about flouring the pan bottoms, washing tons of dishes, and even using the trick Gram taught me while making pound cake on getting the cake out of then pan after it’s done baking.
I do believe this was probably his biggest kitchen challenge yet to date, with all the various steps involved and skills needed to ice the cake.
His cake turned out delicious & he was quite proud of himself- we even ate a small piece before the brisket!
GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: Another awesome day of relaxing, visiting with family, and getting caught up.