One week of barbecue

One week of barbecue

I’ve been in the woods. With my family. This means only one thing: barbecue. I came home yesterday on the Greyhound with leftover pulled pork, leftover pastrami, bacon from Oscar’s (we didn’t eat it because Dad made bacon, yep, from scratch), and Oscar’s counter cheddar. And that’s a very small preview of what we had on hand to eat. I haven’t eaten this well for this many days in a row in a long time. We ate a lot of pork, made mountain pies, crowned my brother King of Dutch Oven cookery, and soooo much more. I took a ton of food photos (when I wasn’t drinking beer in the lake), but only a few turned out well. So here’s a hint at last-week-in-my-belly.

London broil with grilled potatoes and zucchini. (See my recipe for Grilled Spring Potato Salad to learn the method I used for the potatoes. For the zucchini, simply slice in thick pieces, brush with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and grill for 8 minutes per side.)


Dad’s grilled chicken wings! These are so flavorful that they don’t need much sauce at all. They are DELICIOUS and so much healthier than deep-fried wings (which is just an added perk, I’d eat them even if they were less healthy than their fried friends).


Homemade ice cream! We used to make ice cream every July 4th when I was a kid. We love making ice cream. This year we made Junket, which made making the ice cream really easy. But we’re also big fans of Alton Brown’s Serious Vanilla Ice Cream. It’s great on it’s own or as a base for flavors like Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Grape-Nut.


Mom’s Potato Salad and Dad’s Pastrami (recipes not included…sorry).


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