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I have been asked to do some sort of BBQ for a b-day party

 
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PostPosted: Jul 02 2011    Post subject: I have been asked to do some sort of BBQ for a b-day party Reply with quote

The engineer I work for is turning 40 and his wife is throwing a party for him. He told her that I do a mean BBQ so she revoked her request that I bring an appetizer (I volunteered) and instead asked if I could bring some BBQ.

She is doing hot dogs and hamburgers for the party, so this would go along with that. I am thinking this is the perfect time to do my first overnight smoke. Either that or get up early and get it going and let it run hot.

I am considering doing a brisket (will have to order a whole one) and maybe pulled pork as well. Or maybe skip the pork and do some chicken instead.

Party is July 9, so I have some time.
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PostPosted: Jul 02 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can bring something but if she's going to gas the dogs and burgers, I would be taking that over too
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PostPosted: Jul 02 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

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you can bring something but if she's going to gas the dogs and burgers, I would be taking that over too


Yeah, but some people have a touch of respect for their hosts...
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PostPosted: Jul 02 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dr Obvious wrote:
Pinkelephant wrote:
you can bring something but if she's going to gas the dogs and burgers, I would be taking that over too


Yeah, but some people have a touch of respect for their hosts...

I haven't had a host who wasn't greatfull to hand the task over to someone else. (except for my father in law but he didn't count. he was an idiot) Smile
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PostPosted: Jul 02 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

SVonhof, after all it is her BD Party for her hubby. She probably wants some of the spotlight too.
Do something that will compliment her burgers and dogs.
I'm thinking along the lines of smoked chili w/o beans, some sliced jalapenos, cheese. They all work for toppers.
That was my first thought.
Second ask her and let her make the decision. That is also called CYA since he's your boss. Wink
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PostPosted: Jul 02 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that pulled pork would would fit in well with the handheld main course food. Sounds like you're cooking at home, so I'd just bring the meat and a home made BBQ sauce or two. (Roxy's and a red).
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PostPosted: Jul 02 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I don't want to take over cooking the main ingredient, so smoked chili might actually be perfect to go along with the burgers and dogs.

And as KAKid says, pulled pork would be perfect because of the handheld food anyway (she will have the white buns already). Man, that can be taken the wrong way... It shouldn't though. Wink

I will try to figure it out. I have a week.
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PostPosted: Jul 02 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll add my 2 cents for the chili too. It goes on burgers and dogs with some nice chopped onions and a sprinkling of shredded cheddar
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PostPosted: Jul 02 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

I vote pulled pork - that too can sit up on a dog or burger with some sauce!! Cool
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PostPosted: Jul 02 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

I vote to talk with her.


I was thinkin with the handheld food a carolina BBQ sammich was perfect(chopped with a dash of vinegar based sauce and topped with cole slaw and pickles) but then the chili sounded awesome as it would work with the dogs and burgers as well as COVER UP mistakes made the the cooking of said burgers and dogs. Laughing
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PostPosted: Jul 02 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

lantern wrote:
I vote to talk with her.


Now, what fun would that be?
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PostPosted: Jul 03 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

+ 1 on the chili
Also do ABTs and Moinks. That way, your tri fecta will be
sharing the spotlight while also giving those not already hip
to other smoked foods - not to mention - your mad skills!
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PostPosted: Jul 03 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tug wrote:
+ 1 on the chili
Also do ABTs and Moinks. That way, your tri fecta will be
sharing the spotlight while also giving those not already hip
to other smoked foods - not to mention - your mad skills!


I think we may have a winner here. Combination of three.

But, my wife is saying I should make a bunch of ABT's and leave it at that. I need to see how many people are going to be there so I can plan this out accordingly.
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PostPosted: Jul 03 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

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But, my wife is saying I should make a bunch of ABT's and leave it at that.


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PostPosted: Jul 07 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

O.K., so I found out there will be about 40 adults and 15-20 kids there. They are still doing burgers and dogs, so what I am doing is not the main course. So, I plan to smoke two pork butts around 6 lbs each (will see what I can find). I will pull them and make some BBQ Sundays. I had them at a BBQ event once and they are good. Take a plastic cup, put a dollop of baked beans in the bottom, put on some pulled pork, top with some coleslaw and shove a pickle spear in there, add a fork and you are done.
The rest will be used for pulled pork sammies.
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PostPosted: Jul 07 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another vote for pulled pork, it's bullet proof.

Making a custom sauce or two to go along with it would be a big plus. Maybe one vinegar based and one mustard/vinegar based.
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PostPosted: Jul 07 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jarhead wrote:
SVonhof, after all it is her BD Party for her hubby. She probably wants some of the spotlight too.
Do something that will compliment her burgers and dogs.
I'm thinking along the lines of smoked chili w/o beans, some sliced jalapenos, cheese. They all work for toppers.
That was my first thought.
Second ask her and let her make the decision. That is also called CYA since he's your boss. Wink


Hit the nail on the head.
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PostPosted: Jul 07 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

Inner10 wrote:
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But, my wife is saying I should make a bunch of ABT's and leave it at that.


+ 1


I was going to say +2, but then remembered that this depends on how many bathrooms her house has.
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PostPosted: Jul 12 2011    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTW, I smoked 3 butts on Saturday, all around 4lbs:


I pulled them and then did the BBQ sundays as well as plain pulled pork for anyone who wanted to make sandwiches. Cut it close for the party and had no time to take pictures. LOTS leftover because as it turns out, EVERYONE brought food and there was WAY too much and fewer people than she told me showed up.

The good thing was that everyone loved the pork flavor and some called the Sunday's "Heaven in a cup".
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