It didn’t take long after discovering the remarkable flavor of meat smoked on a Traeger for us to buy one. The year: 1996. Smoking meat in the driveway brought calls of concern from our neighbors, who thought our house was afire.
It seemed like a good idea to build a smoke center off the back of our house. So Mauri, along with a licensed contractor, got to work.
Thirteen years later the Traeger still has some life in it, but we thought maybe it was time to upgrade.
Yesterday Mauri drove to a Portland warehouse to pick up our new smoker. He e-mailed me this progress report.
It’s almost home!
Papa Murphy’s helped us initiate this new and improved baking system.
And just one more splurge to celebrate the purchase:
Who’d’a thought chocolate chip cookies could taste so good from a wood-pellet smoke cooker!