There are many moments in life I will never forget. Here is the short list: When I met Byrd. My wedding day. The day I found out we were pregnant. The opening of the new restaurant. The birth of baby Byrd. Byrd's first mother's day, I got her a card, touching I know. And then yesterday. Memorial day 2010. The day Byrd surprised me with an early father's day gift. I would like to say that Byrd is a much better gift giver than I am. She always has been, and probably always will be. She went above and beyond incorporating my dad into the mix for this one. The perfect gift. You can see in the shadows are 2 of my now extinct smokers. I say extinct because this gift came with a clause. Now that you have an Egg, you have to get rid of 2 of our grills. I am glad to part with them.
Mustard Marinade (I know, not a creative name)
1/2 cup yellow mustard
1/8 cup Saw's Sauce
2 Tablespoons McCormick's Spicy Montreal Steak Seasoning
2 Tablespoons Light Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
Mixed together until blended well
I marinaded 4 chicken thighs in half of the marinade in a zip top bag for 2 hours. Then removed them and let sit uncovered in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
While the chicken was sitting in the fridge, I got the Egg started. Following all directions I got it up to temp(400), plate setter in, legs up. I put the skin side down for 20 minutes. This was the longest 20 minutes of my recent life. Mainly because Byrd was putting Baby Byrd down while I put the thighs on. She kept wanting to look inside. I was strong enough to not let myself show her. This was tough. After the 20 minutes I flipped them over and set a timer for 20 minutes. Then basted the tops of the thighs with some of the reserved marinade. Then let them finish cooking for another 20 minutes. Here they are when I opened the Egg.
Here it is with the still favorite oven fries of Byrds.
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