Tuesday, October 21, 2014

My new toy!

Dennis and I have crossed over into the EGGhead world!!

This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to help put together the first EGG'N in the Valley event for the shelter.  We had some awesome cooking teams come from all over to cook on the Big Green Egg.  I was so nervous -- had no idea what to expect in the way of the crowd, what our teams expected, what our craft booth people expected, how the entertainment would turn out, and most importantly (for the shelter) how much money we could raise since this will be a continuing major fundraiser.  Yep..... I'm a worrier.  I must say, I came close to a nervous breakdown a time or two. 

But in the end, all I can say is WOW!!!!  Talk about some amazing cooking teams!!  I had food that included a breakfast casserole, bacon wrapped watermelon rind (and it was delish!), stuffed peppers, meatloaf/potatoes, apple pie.... and the list goes on and on.  Our cooking teams were on fire (or smokin' hot, as our t-shirts say LOL)  All this time, I was so worried for myself about what I could do for them, and in return, they showed me what they could do for me.  They showed up and showed out for our event (and I mean that in the best way possible!!!)  Talk about some amazing dishes, some of the friendliest people I have EVER met and just made our event the best it could possibly be! Our entertainment was phenomenal, the arts and crafts booths were fully stocked and enjoyed by all.

During this journey, we had to pre-sell these things called EGGs.  I had no idea what an EGG was -- it was a board member who come up with this idea since she has one and has been to an EGGfest before.  It was a first not only for Russellville, but for the great state of Arkansas as well.  So being the good executive director that I am (HA!) if we were going to sell these EGGs, I thought it was part of my responsibility to purchase one.   The more I got to reading about them and the more researching I did, I became more intrigued, to say the least.  And then, the big day happened.   Seeing all these grills going out there just made me that much more excited about purchasing one. 

So now, it's sitting at my house, just waiting to be fired up.  The decision is being made....what to cook first....and second....and third....and how am I going to convince Dino that we need to build a deck around it....oh and we need the Mini for the camper.....  Welp, they say a way to a man's heart is through his stomach.....guess I got that covered now LOL  I can already tell he's going to enjoy it as much as me.  I will posting more about my new grill and hopefully some wonderful food pics and recipes!

God Bless,