Monday, July 7, 2014

A lot of waiting and the 4th of July

The hibiscus are in bloom all over the campground.  The baby ducks are wondering around everywhere enjoying this mild weather we have been having.  We still have one momma duck sitting on eggs and another just hatched one.  I haven't gotten a picture of her baby.  She doesn't like us to get too close.

We smoked just about everything you can smoke for the 4th.  Lori mixed up the seasoning to put on the ribs and brisket.  We used Myron Mixon's recipe.

 Everything was wonderful.  We had cole slaw, a congealed salad with pineapple and cottage cheese  ( I was the only one that liked that)
                                                   Potato salad that was very yummy.
                                                                          BBQ beans
 Here is a close up of the baby back ribs.  they were great!

 We put some wings on early to have for lunch while the big stuff smoked for supper.  This was all that was left by the time everything came off the smoker.  That very small piece of meat was the bologna that we smoked.  I had heard it was good and wanted to try it.  It was very good and was the first thing to disappear.
                   Corn on the cob and cake finished off the menu.  Ashlynn decorated it with a red white and blue star made of star shaped sprinkles.  I didn't get a picture of it.
Last but not least was the brisket.  This was fantastic.  I can't wait to do another one.  We have been eating on all this food all week.  Maybe we will take some brisket to the hospital.
                                After some sparklers, we all just vegged out and watched a movie.
 The dogs did enjoy playing with each other for the day.  They were wore out too.
                                              I don't know who fell asleep first, us or the dog!
Now for the good news.  Lori is going into the hospital tomorrow morning to have Logan.  We are so excited to see this precious little one.