Hey there, it’s Lee from ‘Smoke & Sear’! Now, some people seem to think that being a ‘content creator‘ is a piece of cake . . . but let me tell you, the reality is anything but.
So, come with me as I share a hilariously chaotic day in my life as a ‘average at best‘ BBQ content creator . . .
Picture this: it’s the crack of dawn, and I’ve set my alarm with military precision, ready to fire up the BBQ like a true pitmaster. But the best-laid plans often go awry, and my pint-sized overlords demand a Peppa Pig marathon before I can even get a whiff of charcoal. With the TV sorted, I tiptoe outside, only to trip over my dogs who’ve decided they’re my shadow for the day.
Face-to-face with my crusty, uncleaned BBQ from my last cook, I can’t help but laugh at my own forgetfulness.
Finally, the BBQ’s roaring, but before I can even say “bangers and mash,” the doorbell goes. It’s my neighbour, who seems to reckon I’m a part-time removal man, wanting a hand with some recycling centre-bound junk.
After that faff and nursing my cuppa, I get back to find my neglected BBQ hotter than the devil’s armpit.
Forty-five minutes later, the temperatures are finally stable – or so I think.
The calm before the storm – I head inside to gather my ingredients, only to realise I’ve forgotten something crucial. Time for a supply run. Of course, my family whips out a shopping list longer than the Magna Carta.
Off to the local shops I go, coming back like a packhorse loaded with ingredients.
As I try to capture the sounds of my culinary prep, the racket of barking dogs, squabbling kids, and Peppa Pig’s annoying voice drowns out any hope of a decent video.
Ever the optimist, I crack on with my cook, only to be reminded that I’d promised to mow the lawn. I strike a deal with Father Time and squeeze in a quick grass-cutting sesh, but not without a hitch. My trusty MEATER thermometer runs out of battery, and I’m left scrambling for backup probes.
Finally, it’s time to plate up the long-awaited feast. Carrying the glorious slab of meat inside like it’s the crown jewels, I dodge dogs, kids’ shoes, and toys, finally setting it down on the worktop. But the chaos doesn’t end there. Just as I’m about to get the perfect money shot, slicing into that juicy piece of meat, I realise I’ve left my camera outside. And to top it off, our cat decides to take a nibble at my culinary masterpiece.
Cursing under my breath, I frantically slice the meat, my phone teetering precariously in my daughter’s hands, capturing the chaos. Dinner is served, and it takes all of 42 seconds before the dreaded request for ketchup rears its ugly head. Sacrilege!
After the feast, I’m left to face the aftermath of my culinary exploits. The kitchen looks like a bombsite, and I spend the next hour restoring order.
Knackered, I plop down to edit my footage, hopeful that I’ve captured at least one good shot.
As I wrestle with the disastrous audio and lighting, I can’t help but chuckle at the day’s misadventures.
The next morning, I wake up and check my Instagram post, which has gained a whopping 10 views overnight. Brilliant.
But it’s a new day, and I’m already scheming up my next culinary adventure. And who knows? Maybe this time I’ll crack the code to BBQ content creator superstardom. Or, more likely, I’ll end up with another hilarious story to share with you all.
Either way, it’s all part of the journey – the Smoke & Sear way. So, grab a brew, fire up the BBQ, and let’s embrace the chaos together.
Happy grilling, everyone!