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Since I have so many images, this is Part 1 of 2:

 

Tonight's cook went MUCH better. Although there is one funny little bit of information that I'm going to wind up posting under another thread. Stay tuned. 

 

These are the shells that I was originally going to have with the overcooked sauce from last night. I took what was left of that salvaged sauce, made a fresh batch of my traditional sauce, and added in the leftovers. A whirl with a stick blender and I had a nice chunky mixture for tonight. (And yes I made the fresh batch in the dutch oven which did, indeed come clean!)

 

Mr Grill joined me tonight for prepping the grill. He was excited to see the new grill riser in action for the very first time. 

 

 

He quickly reviewed the outside of the grill and found everything ship shape

 

 

He took a quick look inside to check out the tomato sauce. I think I got a thumbs up!

 

 

He stayed out of the way during the assembly process as cheese, sauce, and shells were flying! But he was definitely there to inspect the dish before it went onto the grill. 

 

 

The filling was homemade ricotta, garlic, spinach, a couple of eggs, and some grated parm. Topped with more sauce, some fresh mozzarella, and a little more parm. (No such thing as too much cheese!)
 
 
Oh, and I used some of the fresh basil from the garden in the filling, too:
 
 
There is also a peach pie, based loosely on John's Cast Iron Apple Pie recipe and made in the 6" skillet. (Better for my diet to have less pie around!) I'm pretty sure Mr. Grill approved of the pie, too!
 
 
 
Both went on the grill at the same time - right around 375°. 
 
 
Mr. Grill helped me reset the vent (he pointed out that it was really hot and he'd rather not stand there much longer!) and we waited for an hour. 
 
 
To be continued .... 

 

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Part 2 of 2: 

 

While waiting for the timer to go off, I introduced Mr. Grill to one of the other members of Casa Kara. Phoebe was a little underwhelmed, but Mr. Grill has requested that when it comes time to meet Maggie, that I give him more of a height advantage

 

 

After an hour we opened up the grill to find perfectly cooked food!

 

 

Ok, the top of the pie is a little dark, but it's still fine otherwise:

 

 

Mr. Grill was so overwhelmed by the aroma coming from the pan of shells that he couldn't keep his feet:

 

 

Never one to lie down on the job, he hopped right back up:

 

 

While everything was cooling enough to serve, I threw on the last of the Italian sausage for H, since he believes that it's not a meal without meat. 

 

 

I think Mr. Grill agrees with him:

 

 

All in all a very good meal served with a mixed green salad with a splash of fig balsamic vinegar.

 

 

Mr Grill is in the living room, watching a war movie with H while we wait for the pie to cool enough to be served. 

 

I guess that means there's a Part 3 coming at some point! 

 

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That cook right there should be on the cover of a kamado cookbook.

 

 

Everything looks awesome and you'll really showed a cool side of kamado cooking......the oven-like capabilities of these grills.

 

 

Awesome looking meal :)

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