Monday, May 29, 2006

What Was I Thinking? Can there Be Too Much BBQ?

Well, I spent most of this Memorial Day weeekend BBQn and Smokn'. I started Saturday with a 9 lb pork shoulder which took more than 14 hours to get to 195 degrees. I woke up Sunday morning and started up the WSM again with 6 slabs of ribs. I then brined for 1 1/2 hours a pack of chicken thighs (16 I think)in a brine of apple juice, salt, brown sugar and Masala wine. I didn't stop there. I went on to grill on my little Smokey Joe some chicken/apple sausage and then some salmon fillets.

At the last minute last week, G and I decided to invite folks from our work, friends and family to come and help eat all this stuff. Well, lesson learned, do not assume people will show up for a last minute invitation and it is nice to request an RSVP so you will now how many people to prepare for. We invited about 50+ people, but only a handful showed up. Luckily BBQ can be frozen and eaten later, canned drinks, wine and beer will last til the next backyard event and my peach cobblers (yes 2) will just have to be eaten by G and I.

For those who missed out- drool at the pictures. Don't worry, I'll do this again sometime this summer.

Pulled Pork Shoulder
More Ribs
Nearly done
Cole Slaw (vinegar based and mayo based)
Peach Cobbler
BBQ Corn Muffins


The Survival Gourmet said...

I sure hate that I missed all of this! It was MrsMista's birthday so I took her down to Newport Beach for the weekend. We really enjoyed it but I hate that I missed the Q.

Sylvie said...

Next time. Belated Happy birthday to MM. By the way, did you catch the Food TV show last night on girl BBQ teams? Kinda cool. A lot of the folks we met at the Autry are featured on the show. CeCe's BBQ team and QN4U were the most filmed on the show. there are some repeats coming up this weekend.

Glenna said...

New to your site: oh wow! I'm trying to shield the monitor from my husband or he'll try to lick the screen. Yum! Will be back often.

Lea said...

omg that chicken looks to die for!

The Survival Gourmet said...

I saw it. Saw Brent and Kim and Grant Ford from the CBBQA. On another show' "BBQ Unwrapped" I saw Arlie Bragg, too!

Sylvie said...

SG- It's almost time to get together on competing in August. Those FoodTV BBQ shows have got me excited again.

The Survival Gourmet said...

Sylvie, I know what you mean. I am talking to a guy about buying his used Weber Kettle just so I can get the lid. I'm playing with rubs and testing out my new smoker.

doodles said...

Oh my you guys are serious BBQ'ers
thanks for particpating in the PBE grill of my dreams..........but your peach cobbler looks so yummy!!!

Unitas We Stand said...

Hey where was my invitation? :)