Saturday, August 14, 2010

Beef its what's for dinner!

PJ got a free smoker from a friend and has been saying how he needed to try it out. This weekend we had nothing going on so it was the perfect weekend to try it out! I went to Bichelmeyer's, a meat market/butcher and picked up a 6 pound brisket for PJ's first go-a-round with the smoker. We woke up around 7 & that puppy was on there by 8.

I had decided bruschetta would be the perfect appetizer since I have a ton of cherry tomatoes and a friend had given me some basil from her garden. It was soooooo good! I brushed the bread with olive oil and garlic, threw the bread on the grill, one side got a little crisp, and topped it with the tomato, basil & onion mixture! OMG I will be making this again very soon!

For sides we had grilled corn and veggie kabobs, both delish.

And of course for the main event of the evening... wonderful wonderful wonderful smoked brisket!

I unfortunately did not get pics of the dessert, but it was so yummy. We had 2 options, homemade peach pie, or homemade chocolate chip cookie bars each served a'la mode with homemade vanilla ice cream!

What a delectable evening :)


  1. This all looks yummy! Do you have a bruschetta recipe or do you just kinda throw it together? Honestly, I've never made it.

  2. Thanks! It was as good as it looks :) I have so many tomatoes here that I've made it 3 times. I have staples for it but have never really measured anything. I use cherry tomatoes since they are a little sweeter (probably 3 cups or so), red onion (a quarter to a half of a medium onion)Basil, minced garlic, olive oil, balsalmic vinegar and a little salt and pepper. I like to baste the bread in an olive oil and garlic then grill the bread.