Hard to believe that this is my 10th Father’s Day.
What better way to celebrate than a pile of charred animal flesh (and meat like products).
We were expecting to have about 12 people this year, slightly more than usual, so there will need to be lots of chow.
No, I’m not ashamed to use boxed burgers.
A nice slab of back ribs. I would rather have had St. Louis style, but couldn’t find them when I was shopping.
It was about that time to disassemble the grill and clean it up thoroughly. Some of the gas vents were clogged and needed to be reamed out a little. I think this grill may be close to 8 years old and I’m surprised that only the top piece had any blowouts on it. (Upper right hand corner)
If you look at the pieces in the previous picture, you can see the little round tab that goes into the little round holes in this picture. There were little teeny, tiny cotter keys that held them in place that were a #*#!& to get out with big stumpy hands like mine.
All cleaned out and ready to produce large amounts of BTU’s !!!
Going to make a big nasty pot of baked beans and of course we need bacon for that.
“Can we have some more beans Mr. Taggert?”
Mmmm, bacon bits
Toss in some brown sugar and a good zap of Tabasco and it’s ready for the cooking.
My daughter likes grilled onions so I will make that too.
Oh look, more bacon.
The beans were prepped the day before and I needed to make some bacon for the salad.
This is where I had an ABRE (Adverse Bacon Related Event). I had just got finished with spooning out the bacon drippings into a jar when I carelessly tipped the jar over. The good news is that no bacon was lost, no one was hurt and parts of the stove and the floor were cleaned that may have not ever been so cleaned !!
The grease was on top of the stove and spilled down most of the front.
So here we have our copious amounts charred animal flesh and the meat like products (Hot dogs). These were actually high quality dogs and were very good. I have the onions charring in the cast iron skillet.
Dang those were great !!
Platter of meat.
Salad and deviled eggs.
My first plate of food.
My dad has a large patch of rhubarb so my mother made a rhubarb pie.
I was even able to take time while cooking to work up the compost pile too !!!