My dad - aka The Grandpa - had a hankering for a brisket, so he made a deal - he would buy it and I would cook it. I had never cooked a brisket before, so I combed the internets for a good recipe, and found one that had oven and slow cooker options - I was pushing for the slow cooker version to ensure it was nice and tender. The Grandpa wanted the oven version, so I nervously went that way.
The brisket turned out pretty darned tasty - although I did not put enough liquid in the bottom and it started to get crispy in there, so I wasn't able to add any of the juices to the sauce, but it was amazing - AMAZING anyway.
And The Grandpa like it so much he went out and bought a corned beef brisket, so now my recipe search has started anew.
Recipe: Juicy Beef Brisket