Good morning y’all! How was your 4th yesterday?! I know we had an amazing time…and I am so thankful to have to off too! The weather’s amazing and I can tell we’ll get to spend some quality time outside 🙂
I started the day off with another vegan smoothie: 3/4 cup almond milk, 3/4 cup POM Wonderful, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1/2 cup frozen peaches:
So delicious! I think I like the strawberries in there better, but I wouldn’t turn this one down either 🙂 After church we came home and, while Nate and my dad fired up the smoker, my mom and I got supplies for lunch together. I decided to go with a FlatOut Wrap with marinara, 1 slice of ham, 1 slice of turkey, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoncini with a side of chips:
Another great meal on the 4th of July 2010! The rest of the afternoon we shopped for freestanding air conditioners before deciding that we weren’t going to get one (we really just need to wire our bedroom ceiling for a fan). When we got back I made some homemade BBQ sauce based on this recipe, and then made some lemon curd! I’m saving the lemon curd for a later date, but the BBQ sauce was for last night’s AMAZING dinner, baby back ribs:
I grilled some corn we bought on sale (rub each ear with about 1/4-1/2 Tbsp olive oil and sprinkle very lightly with salt; grill for 2-3 minutes on each side, turning frequently to make sure it doesn’t get too burnt):
I ended up having 4 ribs, 1 ear of corn, 2 whole grain rolls, and my salad. I was STUFFED! Y’all, these ribs were the best I’ve ever had…and my parents said the same thing! They were tender, juicy, sweet, spicy, and full of incredible smoke flavor. We should go into business. Seriously. 🙂
I don’t even know what to say at this point because I’m dreaming about those ribs. At 7AM.
OH! That’s right! So I’m starting a new little thing today on here. As you guys know, due to extenuating circumstances, I can’t really post a REAL post in the afternoons anymore. HOWEVER, as I try to work on my photography a little more I thought it would be fun to post 1 picture of something random every day. It takes almost no time at all and it means I can work on getting better at something I love! So make sure you check back this afternoon for the first one 🙂
What’s the best BBQ you’ve EVER had? It can be anything (veggies or meat) and anywhere! My husband and parents are really great at BBQ and smoking food, but the best BBQ I’ve ever had, hands down, is at the Salt Lick outside of Austin. They have a smoke pit that’s the size of a normal bedroom FULL of meat! And the sauce? Oh my word…be still my heart. It’s a mustard-based sauce that is heaven. Pure heaven. Amen.