Wait, this isn't dinner or a possum! Time for that Food Setting on the camera again!
Dinner was amazing! When the kids are here we enjoy lots of good eating. Charlie has a smoker in addition to a grill. We had mega meats....lots for dinner tonight, the next night and the next night, half frozen for later on in the fall....once the coals are hot, might as well take advantage and smoke a lot.
Pulled pork....oh man.
We make our own BBQ sauce for the pork... 1/2 cup yellow mustard, 1/4 cup cider vinegar, 3 TBS brown sugar, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp Worchestershite sauce, 1/2 white pepper, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/4 tsp black pepper. Put in a jar and shake... done.
Smoked brisket and smoked pork shoulder and/or boston butt is out of this world!! To accompany the grand smoked meat we had Beer Bread (easiest recipe ever-- 3 cups self rising flour, 3/4 cup sugar, and a bottle of beer. Pour into greased loaf pan. Mix and bake at 350 for about an hour, remove and brush with melted butter) I like using hearty beer for this recipe-- a Black and Tan or a Bock beer, lots of flavor.
It isn't summer without some melon..... we have been buying yellow and red watermelons from our local farmer's market...very tasty. I don't seed the melon....you are on your own.
Come and have a seat....
Dessert? Well, yes, my little baker is home and we have been eating some yummy desserts.
Lemon bars.... five lemons worth.
Wait, did I mention a possum? Why yes I did. As we were letting the dogs out at bedtime I thought Newton, the bunny hunter, had found a bunny. Well, not exactly-- think a juvenile possum made its way into my garden .....my hope is that it doesn't return.
Prince Charles my newest Clematis, is blooming. It is in our family garden.
And, the Phlox 'Robert Poore' that Racquel gave me is finally blooming. I love it! What a great color in the garden. thanks Racquel!