Ed & Marilyn 'The Happy Wanderers' travel blog

Yesterday was a pretty normal day for us but the highlight was in the evening when we drove to the "Bear Creek Sports Complex" to watch our grandson play baseball. The team he plays on won the game by a score of 12 to 1. Colby walked twice, was hit by a pitch, and struck out. He managed to score a couple of runs so it all turned out fine.

This morning I set to the task of smoking a corned beef brisket. Marilyn & I like corned beef as does our granddaughter, Lauren, so last March we purchased two and put one in the freezer. The one we fixed was really tough and we ignored the one remaining until today.

I injected it with a small can of Cherry Coke, coated it with a generous amount of cracked peppercorns, and smoked it at a temperature of 225 degrees. It hit the pause in the smoking process at about 158 degrees so I wrapped it in foil and put it back on the grill until it reached 205 degrees.

I was pleased that it had a great flavor, was juicy and tender.

My sweet little gnome fixed cabbage, carrots, onions, and potatoes in a chicken broth with the spices from the corned beef added, and that turned out great also.

We are looking forward to watching the St Louis Cardinals play baseball tonight. I've been a Cardinals fan since I was a small boy. I remember fondly, hurrying home from school so I could turn on the radio and catch the last few innings of the Cardinal's game. Harry Caray called the play by play for the Cardinals for about 25 years before moving to Chicago to call the Cubs games.

Just like those fine memories, life is Good!

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