Tough call for me. I’ve made two purchases this year that both make me very happy. One is a watch, which I bought with some inheritance money. I’m one of those weird watch guys who has a small collection. Probably not many (any?) other WISs here, so I’ll go with item two.
A few months ago, I decided to up my grilling game and to purchase a Kamado grill (and to add the “smoking” capability to my grill game). I ran into a great price on a Vision Grills kamado and just couldn’t pass it up.
started it off with the best hamburgers i’ve ever had. cooked perfectly, a little char grill mark and a little smoke in the flavor.
then the first weekend with bacon on that first Saturday and a pork shoulder on Sunday. bacon was great, a tad salty (will fix that in the next brine).
since then lots more hamburgers, kabobs (chicken and veggie, mostly), pork loin, steaks, and even a whole smoked chicken. need to get serious with the long smoke and do a brisket.
so what’s the “cool new toy” in your life this year?