You know when you make big plans for the weekend and totally plan out your next couple of weeks with travel and trying to fit all of the “normal” activities in as well? And then something happens and changes all of those well thought-out plans? And you get bummed about it because you work so hard to do the best you could?
That’s how I felt when I found out on Friday afternoon that I did not advance to Round 4 of Project Food Blog. Don’t get me wrong, I am so very thankful for the experience and most of all for ALL of your votes and well-wishes. I am just extremely competitive and hate to lose. But y’all? Everything happens for a reason!
If I had advanced I wouldn’t have been able to eat Little Caesar’s take-out pizza in my car outside the movie theater with my husband while we watched the sun set behind the mountains. If I had advanced I wouldn’t have been able to go see The Social Network and celebrate Friday night date night.
And if I had advanced there wouldn’t have been any time or room in the kitchen for Nate to smoke some of the best ribs and brisket I’ve ever had.
Moving onward – the secret to bbq is simple…
It’s not in the rub, although a good rub is very important.
It’s not in the sauce, although a great sauce makes a huge difference.