The Smoker of Meats

My husband Larry was a little jealous that he was not “my first guest chef” featured on “A Jeanne in the Kitchen”, so he decided he needed to do something about that.  Before this last snow hit us, he decided to smoke some meats on the smoker.  He wanted to be the chef du jour, so I let him do the whole thing.  All I did was make the side dishes.

Larry is making the rub for the beef brisket.


As you can see, he is busy concentrating.  Maybe now he can fully appreciate the art of cooking.  🙂


Larry was a busy bee in the kitchen.  He figured while the smoker is on, it’s best to smoke a bunch of things together.  So he did the beef brisket, a rack of ribs and some pork all at the same time.


The finished products.  Larry thought the brisket was a little to crusty, and yes, it is definitely charred, but the inside came out so moist and tender and full of flavor.  Yes, he did change shirts.  He put all the meats on the smoker before going out to play golf, and let everything smoke for about 6 hours.  Once he came home, he made the change.  We had our friends Janet and Bob come over to help us enjoy this carnivorous feast.



Once everything was cooked, it was time to enjoy the feast.  I made corn on the cob, a Southwestern sweet potato and black bean salad and a green bean caesar salad Jeanne is Back in the Kitchen and the Kitchen has Opened Again and Janet made a delicious rum cake for dessert.  It was time to let the feasting begin.  Janet and Bob also brought some port to enjoy with the rum cake.  We were all very full and very satisfied after the meal.


We picked a good day to do this, because just a couple of days later, we had more snow, and the grill and the smoker bother were completely buried in snow.  Fortunately, here in Colorado, snow does not last very long, and in just a few short hours, the snow was gone again.  These pictures were taken yesterday.  The first one was taken in the morning, and the second one was taken around 2:00 PM.  By 4:00 PM, all the snow was completely gone and everything went from being covered in a blanket of white back to green.



Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

17 thoughts on “The Smoker of Meats”

      1. We still have snow in the yard and everyone’s roof tops, but the roads and sidewalks are clear. We have a ton of damage to trees in the community. Our peach tree has two big branches that are snapped. It was a rough storm. Glad it’s over!

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  1. Snow? During the 2nd half of May? Madness!
    As far as your husband’s jealousy is concerned – let it be a lesson for him to get his act together quicker next time, or who knows who will beat him to which punch.

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