We were all sitting poolside enjoying a Sunday afternoon when my daughter asked me for a “drank,” something tropical. She seemed comfortable, so how could I say no? Keeping the kids happy can be a chore at times, but if you do it right they really do appreciate the extra effort. I went inside with the intention of making some version of watermelon lemonade that I could disguise as a tropical drink, but what I came back with is a great way to kick up any backyard BBQ or pool party….
Once again Wildomar will host The Ultimate BBQ Showdown East vs. West II this Saturday March 19th. Four Q, me included, will be there as well as 55 other teams. It’s the first of many KCBS BBQ competitions in SoCal this year. I’ll take plenty of photos and let you know how we do. If you are in the neighborhood or at the competition stop by the Four Q BBQ team booth and say hello… or you can just follow my tweets.
If you have ever wondered what real BBQ tastes like and want to support a great cause while tasting some, come by the Orange County Fairgrounds this Saturday. This will be the fourth annual Kristie’s Foundation BBQ competition. If you do come down, stop by the Four Q BBQ team booth and say hello. Or, you can just follow my Twitter feed.
Cooking a bunch of chicken sometimes leaves you wanting some BBQ ribs in your life. That’s what I was feeling when preparing for a BBQ competition a while back.
I’d been using my 22″ Weber kettle grill a lot at the time… experimenting with chicken thighs, getting ready for the Viejas BBQ competition. Cooking on that grill brought back memories of what it was like before I purchased a dedicated smoker and how I used to make very good BBQ ribs on just that one simple piece of equipment. Not everyone has a smoker, but most folks have a kettle-style charcoal grill of some sort to cook on.
So in honor of the standard charcoal grill and making delicious BBQ Ribs, here is a little something for you to try….
I got an email one day that asked if I was interested in coming up with a BBQ sauce using Pepsi’s new product Pepsi Natural. I’m a real big fan of Pepsi Throwback and of colas in general, so the proposition was somewhat intriguing. I’d seen cola BBQ sauces around and was always interested in trying one. So here’s what I came up with.
So much has been going on since my last post… There was Fathers Day, a bunch of graduations, birthdays, the Summer Equinox and now the 4th is this weekend.
Long weekends are perfect for barbecuing, especially now that June gloom has dissipated and our weather has warmed up. I’m currently working on making some rub and sauce and getting ready for the long smoke tonight. There’s nothing like fresh BBQ first thing in the morning.
What’s on your menu?