Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Two Days Of Barbecuing And Gyro Omelet

After this week, I’m planning to not BBQ anymore until the first of September and so my friends have decided to load up. As a result I’ve decided to spread it over two days doing the short-cook-time items this morning and the big meat overnight tonight. This was a great opportunity to clean out the stuff in the freezer and here is a pile beginning to thaw. This is a little over half the total and I went shopping yesterday to buy the rest – I sure have a full frig (I have a separate one primarily for this). While this isn’t a lot for big time quer’s, it is for me: 4 briskets, 7 pork butts, 8 babyback slabs, a turkey breast, a couple of fatties and about 25 # of assorted chicken over the two days.

I fired the smoker up at 6am (first light), got the meat on at 7:15, and will report more tomorrow. I’m hoping to be done by 1 pm before it gets too hot.

After I got the meat on, I decided to fix myself a nice breakfast and still had just a little lamb remaining – just enough for an omelet. I sautéed some chopped onion, the lamb, some grape tomatoes that needed to be eaten. I removed them to a covered bowl while I cooked the eggs and when they were set, I added the stuffing plus some shredded cheese blend (couldn’t find the feta), folded it over, and topped with a dollop of tzatziki. Here it is before the cheese.

Ready to eat - it broke a little when I took it out of the pan.

Pretty good way to finish off the lamb.

It’s time to go check the smoker, so have a great day and thanks for stopping by.



  1. Not bbq-ing till Sept?....famous last words! :-) A broken omelet never bothered me. Looks delicious Larry!

  2. Well, I'll probably do a little while my home from Korea family is here, but just for us.

  3. Wretched excess!!! I wish I lived nearby so I could help you enjoy it :-). That omelet sounds great as well. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  4. Hmmmmm---I cannot imagine you not BBQ-ing again until September.. But--it looks like you will have your supply done these next couple of days. What do you do?? Just re-freeze everything after it's BBQ'd????

    We only crank up our grill about once a week... My hubby loves to cook --but doesn't grill much... Sounds like you have a good plan.

  5. As hot as it's been, I can't blame you for taking a break until September.

    You are definitely going out with a bang! That's a lot of meat Larry.

  6. I guess I don't understand big-time Q'ers, but that looks like a lot of meat to me! And I love your omelet.

  7. That is a lot of meat that you are bbq'ing up. No matter, looks like you were enjoying the time with your bbq and preparing your goodbyes to it until September.

    Your omlette is what I love about eggs. You can whip up a great meal with what is left in the refrigerator.

  8. That is ton of meat! But it's nice to get a lot of done like that, sort of like when you're canning, once you get going, it just flows.

  9. I go on these breaks from time to time, where I don't do any real Q.

    Great looking omelet. Not a bad idea!


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