As Thanksgiving approaches, I’m getting pretty excited! It is by far my favorite holiday. It’s Sunday night, and I’ve done all of my shopping. I’m sure I will need to go back to the store one more time, but I’m ready. I’ll be dry brining two turkeys tomorrow night – that takes three days. I’m working Monday and Tuesday, then I pick my mom up at the airport on Tuesday night, and Thanksgiving officially begins.
But why not start a little early? I saw Turkey Legs on sale at the store, so I bought a package of three, and started dreaming about Turkey Legs, Renaissance Fairs, Disneyland, and the Arkansas State Fair. Caveman Pops! So good! I seasoned them with some of my Arkibu Rub last night. I fired up the the Big Green Egg around 4:00 in the afternoon.
Dawson and I played a few games of ping pong in the light mist. He’s getting better, but I can still take him. That was how it was with Ryan for a long time, now I can beat Ryan 2 out of 10 times if I’m lucky.
The legs went on the Egg at 5:00. I smoked them at 300 degrees (just the charcoal – no wood chips) until they hit an internal temp around 175 to 180. A little over an hour later, they were ready to go!
I took them inside, and glazed them with what I thought was a decent amount of honey, then put them on my hot gas grill, directly over flame. I turned them a few times, and took them off when they were good and charred! They looked Disneyland/Renaissance worthy!
I wrapped them up in foil, unwrapped them at dinner time, and Dawson and I dined like fortunate Cavemen tonight. Uggh! Next time, I’ll honey them up even more! I’ll upload the recipe soon.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. It’s already started in our house!