Here in the midwest, we got quit a blast of winter last night. I woke up this morning (actually the school woke me up to tell me there was no school) to ~3 inches of sleet & snow on the ground. So I elected to exercise a little flexibility afforded to me by my employer and work from home. Around lunch time, my neighbor called to say he had a pork loin in the freezer and since we were both home it seemed like a good excuse to cook.
So around 3:30pm I fired up the Big Green Egg. I shoveled just enough space outside of the garage to be able to roll the egg outside. In nothing flat, I had a 275 degree fire with an indirect setup. We put the pork loin on and retired to the warmth of our respective homes.
By 6:00pm, the pork loin was at 160 degrees internal and I declared it ready to eat. I cut a hunk off for my trouble and left the rest for my buddy. I mean heck, he provided the meat. I had also done some sliced potatoes tossed in olive oil and a little grill seasoning (I call ’em Cheater Fried Potatoes).
It’s kinda cool to be able to work from home while tending the fire and having a fresh meal off of the cooker in mid-week. Other than grilled chicken or burgers, I don’t get to enjoy mid-week cooking very often.
How’d you spend your most recent snow day? Drop me a comment and let me know.