4 th of July weekend

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2011/07/01 13:20:40 (permalink)

4 th of July weekend

The grandboys are coming down tomorrow and we are gonna cook out while they ski.  They are 8 and 10.  I got the boat all filled up with gas and they will enjoy the water at my dock.  They walso take Mamaw Smith up and down the river to see all the extravent houses that are built.  Sorta makes me jealous
 
Here is our menu. I admit is it a bit much but when I give everyone doggy bags to take home, it is reduced significantly.  Roz will take care of the rest.
 
Today is prep day which means tha I will be pretty busy the rest of the day.  I got beer and diet colas iced down along with a watermelon that is seedless.  The menu is sorta huge but I will post it anyway:

1:  Burgers slow cooked in the oven and finished off on the grill packed with onions, peppers and spice
2:  Hot dogs boiled until they puff and then coat them with my special BBQ sauce and finish off on the grill until they char.  They look pretty when I do it that way.
3:  Slow cooked pork butt that is smoked with my special BBQ sauce
4:  Grilled chicken with BBQ sauce and spices
5:  Mac and cheese with real cheddar
6:  Sweet corn grilled until it chars
7: Baked beans with pork BBQ, onions, garlic and lotsa spices with butter syrup and BBQ sauce
8:  Mixed greens with pork BBQ, onions and garlic out of the garden
9:  Fresh strawberry pie with glaze, lotsa whipped cream with a flag on top made of blueberries and raspberries
10: Fresh peach pie with peach glaze and whipped cream and freestone peaches.
11:  Brownies with a Hershey glaze
12: Cold seedless watermelon with a touch of salt..
13:  Lotsa beverages after the boys get through water sking

I got a busy day ahead of me today and tomorrow morning.  Don't worry as I will have a few Yuenglings Light to reduce stress .  Needless to say that the grill will be busy.

I know it sounds like a lot and it is but by the time I fix doggy bags for Mamaw Smith Paula and her two boys and Mark, it sorta disappears.

Paul E. Smith
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Today is prep day which means tha I will be pretty busy the rest of the day.  I got beer and diet colas iced down along with a watermelon that is seedless.  The menu is sorta huge but I will post it anyway:

1:  Burgers slow cooked in the oven and finished off on the grill packed with onions, peppers and spice
2:  Hot dogs boiled until they puff and then coat them with my special BBQ sauce and finish off on the grill until they char.  They look pretty when I do it that way.
3:  Slow cooked pork butt that is smoked with my special BBQ sauce
4:  Grilled chicken with BBQ sauce and spices
5:  Mac and cheese with real cheddar
6:  Sweet corn grilled until it chars
7: Baked beans with pork BBQ, onions, garlic and lotsa spices with butter syrup and BBQ sauce
8:  Mixed greens with pork BBQ, onions and garlic out of the garden
9:  Fresh strawberry pie with glaze, lotsa whipped cream with a flag on top made of blueberries and raspberries
10: Fresh peach pie with peach glaze and whipped cream and freestone peaches.
11:  Brownies with a Hershey glaze
12: Cold seedless watermelon with a touch of salt..
13:  Lotsa beverages after the boys get through water sking

I got a busy day ahead of me today and tomorrow morning.  Don't worry as I will have a few Yuenglings Light to reduce stress .  Needless to say that the grill will be busy.

I know it sounds like a lot and it is but by the time I fix doggy bags for Mamaw Smith Paula and her two boys and Mark, it sorta disappears.
 
1:  Burgers that have been slow cooked in the oven at 225F with onions and peppers and special sauces and put on the grill to finish.  Great BBQ sauce to cover.
2:  Grilled chicken covered with BBQ sauce.  All parts.
3: Hot dogs boiled until they puff and finished of on the grill with BBQ sauce to leave great grill marks.
4:  A smoked pork butt that will be black on the outside and tender on the inside with a special BBQ sauce.
5:  Mac and Cheese with real cheddar
6:  Grilled corn on the grill
7:  Mixed greens with some of the bmoked pork butt with onions and garlic and spices.
8:  Grilled corn boiled with spices and finished off on the grill untill charred prettye
9:  Baked BBQ beans with smoked pork, onions, garlic and spices with butter syrup.  Remember sweeter is better.
10:  Fresh peach (freestone) pie with whipped cream and peach glaze
11:  Fresh strawberry pie with whipped cream and a USA flaged decorated by ROZ to resemble a USA flag.  I will also use a glaze with this pie.  Sorry WJ and BB, no raisan pie.
12:  Ample ice beverages of beer, diet cola
13: Iced seedless watermelon.  Maybe a little salt.
 
Paul E. Smith
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    mar52
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    Re:4 th of July weekend 2011/07/01 14:09:27 (permalink)
    I'll be having beignets for breakfast and watching fireworks over the Mississippi.
    I'll be searching for crawfish bisque for dinner.
    Gumbo will be involved some time during the day at least once and maybe more.
     
    I will be imbibing in Ramos Gin Fizzes throughout the day, known there as New Orleans Gin Fizzes.  They qualify as fruit.
     
     
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    Re:4 th of July weekend 2011/07/01 14:36:57 (permalink)
    Turkey stuffed pig goes in the smoker @ 0600 on Sat., Sunday chicken & ribs for 80. The 4th I'll be sittin' @ the shack rehidrating. 
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    Re:4 th of July weekend 2011/07/01 14:47:08 (permalink)
    Everyone...
     
    Stay safe and eat well.
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    Re:4 th of July weekend 2011/07/01 17:42:54 (permalink)
    Paul,
     
    I will be over around noon!
     
    Actually, I am on my way to Baltimore this evening, and I see some crab cakes in my future, along with some other "discoveries" that I don't believe come from the reviews section of this site.  From there, it is on to DC for the Fourth, where I anticipate watching the Cubs and Nationals battle for mediocrity before flying home.
     
    If I can convince the pilot to make a quick stop in Knoxville, you think you can package me some of those leftovers?
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    Re:4 th of July weekend 2011/07/01 18:09:01 (permalink)
    TTM:  I will fix you a to go package.  I guarantee that you will like it.
     
    Paul E. Smith
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    Re:4 th of July weekend 2011/07/01 18:33:58 (permalink)
    Wow Paul, that is one aggressive(and great) menu.  
     
    I have two parties to prepare for.  Sunday is the annual Brother-in-Law fishing party at my camper on the Susquehanna River.  The river is high, so I think there will be more drinkin than fishin  Burgers, bacon wrapped Hoffman dogs and filet mignon.  Along with all the typical sides.  And a large selection of Caribbean beers
     
    Monday, pool party at my house.  Grillin all the typical protiens and shottin all kinds of illegal" />fireworks.
     
    A safe and happy 4th to all!
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    Re:4 th of July weekend 2011/07/01 18:57:16 (permalink)
    So Joe, what kind of fish do you catch on that great river?  I started doing the prep tonight and the pasta salad with raviola with spicey sausage, diced carrots, diced tomato, diced onions, olive oil and just a tad of blue cheese dressing along with the spices are in the frige cooling for tomorrow.  I hope the fresh uncooked fruit pies turn out good.  I am making a peach with glaze and a very good whipped cream and a strawberry with whipped cream. strawberry glaze covered with whipped cream, blue berries and raspberries.  I do not know as I have never done that before.  If you don't go, you do not get
     
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    Re:4 th of July weekend 2011/07/01 23:47:34 (permalink)
    Paul, that is an incredible amount of food.  Is the entire Vol Navy showing up?  You sure know how to treat your family and friends right!
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    Re:4 th of July weekend 2011/07/02 01:58:15 (permalink)
    While I admire Sundancers Expansive menu, I'm going for simple quality with an International flare.
    America is a Melting Pot, right?
    Hamburgers (From USA, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, who knows) on German Pretzel Rolls from:
    http://local.yahoo.com/info-19991343-old-heidelberg-bakery-phoenix
    German casing Hot Dogs on Mexican Bolillo Rolls from:
    http://www.schreinerssausage.com/
     http://www.prosranch.com/
    Italian Macaroni Salad from my Bride.
    Texas Cowboy Beans
    From assorted countries, Fruit Salad- Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Berries & Shredded Coconut
    From the USA (UT & IA) - Apple Pie & Ice Cream from Croshaw's Pies:
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/croshaws-gourmet-pies-mesa
    Plus all the Condiments, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheese, sauerkraut, and yes, even ketchup from God knows where.
    And All- American 4th of July! - Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie & Chevrolet!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOLJkoyb3s4&NR=1 
      Have a Great 4th of July and God Bless our Troops Everywhere!
     
    post edited by Foodbme - 2011/07/02 02:12:22
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    Re:4 th of July weekend 2011/07/02 03:33:14 (permalink)
    When i first read this post, Paul, I was making my plane reservations to come see you!!! Awesome menu, and as do I, you enjoy feeding  loved ones.
    This year is special to me-we are going to Bob's cousins house( he renovated a church in Manitowoc, Wi as his home) and I missed last year due to personal circumstances.They just want me there, but I am making "Moms" potato salad and bringing a new Italian sausage we discovered-Lombardi's out of Chicago.Excellent.
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    Re:4 th of July weekend 2011/07/02 10:50:40 (permalink)
    Sundancer7

    TTM:  I will fix you a to go package.  I guarantee that you will like it.

    Paul E. Smith
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    Paul, I have no doubts I would be in hog heaven.
     
    Now I just need to "convince" the pilot that I diversionary stop to TYS is in order - without s/he thinking I was trying to hijack the plane.  I don't think your neighbors would appreciate an F-18 escort to your dock!
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    Re:4 th of July weekend 2011/07/02 11:26:09 (permalink)
    TTM:  It is a lot more fun talking about than doing it.  I worked two hours last evening  and I have been working on the entire meal since 6:00AM and now it is 11:30AM and I am not anywhere near complete.  Roz has been helping me.  The grandboys, paula, Mark and Mamaw Smith are out on the boat and I am sipping on a Yuengling light and still working.  It is a lot of fun having the family down but the prep work and clean up is a task.  I think everything is coming together though.
     
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    Re:4 th of July weekend 2011/07/02 11:54:01 (permalink)
    Excellent menu Paul!  Need a hand with the prep?
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    Re:4 th of July weekend 2011/07/02 12:09:42 (permalink)
    Lisa, that would help a lot.  Quite frankly the prep work was extremely difficult for me.  Having a helping hand like you would allow me to relax a little as you have as much experience as anyone I know.  I wish you were here along with many of my Roadfood friends to enjoy the BBQ and the boat and the grandboys tubing and sking. 
     
    I keep saying every year that I will never do this again and then I get hyped up and over commit myself.  Fortunately lunc/dinner is at 3:00PM and the grandboys have baseball games the rest of the afternoon.
     
    Cooking is very tiring but cleaning up is much more difficult and not near as much fun.  A full belly makes me sleepy and fortunately I will have some help on clean up.
     
    It is a blast reviewing all the extravent homes on this lake/river.  One just across the river just sold for 8.5 Million.  Those are the rich folks.  My place is much much smaller but at least it is on the lake.
     
    Paul E. Smith
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    Re:4 th of July weekend 2011/07/02 13:00:10 (permalink)
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    It is a blast reviewing all the extravent homes on this lake/river.  One just across the river just sold for 8.5 Million.  Those are the rich folks.  My place is much much smaller but at least it is on the lake.
    Paul E. Smith
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    Them's some rich TN Orangenecks! Did they make their dough in the White Lightening Business??
    Or Scalping tickets at Nyland Stadium & TN Women's Basketball Games??" />
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    Re:4 th of July weekend 2011/07/02 14:46:44 (permalink)
    The prep work is a piece of cake.  I used to do elaborate dinner parties for my friends in Boston and the last minute cooking took more energy.  Enjoy your 4th everyone.
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    Re:4 th of July weekend 2011/07/02 15:20:46 (permalink)
    I was going to have some pulled pork, greens with more pork, baked beans, and macaroni and cheese. But my plans somehow became disrupted. I'll likely just grab a McDouble.
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    Re:4 th of July weekend 2011/07/02 15:52:29 (permalink)
    Sorry Mr. Hoffman because that sounds like a meal I would eat!
     
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    Re:4 th of July weekend 2011/07/02 18:00:12 (permalink)
    OK. It's the pulled pork and greens.
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    Re:4 th of July weekend 2011/07/02 18:55:23 (permalink)
    Mar52 - Probably the Bon Ton's your best bet for crawfish bisque.  And for drinks, you must include a Pimm's cup at the Napoleon House, very refreshing drink for summer,  topped with a sliced cucumber garnish.
     
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    Re:4 th of July weekend 2011/07/03 07:30:40 (permalink)
    I spent the past 2 days in the mountains but back home again.  Nothin' as fanciful as Sundancer but I'llbe grilling hamburgers and hot dogs and i did make a USA flag brownie that I'll be eating later today. 
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    Re:4 th of July weekend 2011/07/03 08:11:53 (permalink)
    Sundancer7, My camper is right at the beginning of what is called the "Vossburg Neck" on the Susquehanna river(I believe it was settled by the same Voss family that eventuall settled in The Rogue Valley in Oregon)  Nationally rated for smallmouth bass.
     
    Hope the grandkids reeled in a bunch of them yesterday.
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    Re:4 th of July weekend 2011/07/03 09:12:09 (permalink)
    Everyone's menus sound so good! I have been off from work since Tuesday and I have been cooking up a storm every day. I've made spaghetti with meatballs, sausage & peppers (with some of the meatballs added), Baked lima beans with ham, grilled steak, chicken done on the grill some with Jack Miller's sauce and some with a teriyaki grilling sauce. Today is quite stormy so I'm going to make breakfast for dinner with buttermilk pancakes, sausage, bacon and eggs. The weather looks better for the fourth so I'll be grilling hamburgers, Thumans dogs, brats, potato salad, deviled eggs and salad.  For dessert I'll be making that caramel pie http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/tm.aspx?m=544555&high=Caramel+Pieand lemon pudding! Then It's back to work on Tuesday! Have a great holiday and be safe everyone!
    post edited by agnesrob - 2011/07/03 09:13:17
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