Wednesday, July 02, 2008

July Fourth Menu Ideas

Linda has been reading Dr. BBQ’s Big-Time Barbecue Cookbook again. When I arrived home today, I found the book sitting near my laptop computer. She's planned our menu and even made a trip to the grocery store for supplies and ingredients. I'm sure lucky, aren't I?

Here's our menu for Independence Day:

-Backyard Championship Ribs
-Whole Smoked Cabbage
-Bonesmoker Potatoes
-Sibbie’s Baked Beans (Family Recipe)

There are some items on tap that are not traditional bbq foods, but every once in a while I like to spread my barbecue wings a little. Two of these items will be first timers for me.

We'll post some pictures on July 4th so you can see how it all turns out.

What is one your weekend menu?

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Blotz said...

Some version of ribs. Probably a variation of Apple City Champion Ribs from "BBQ USA"
Drunken beans from the latest Cook's Country

Chicken wings for the kids

My bbq partner is doing 2 pork shoulders.
Pasta salad.
Buddy's bringing corn.

PS. Love the blog

t2ed said...

How 'bout the recipe for Bonesmoker potatoes or Sibbie's Beans?

It's only breakfast and I'm already hungry for meat. Dang.

Chris said...

You're two steps ahead of us (menu and shopping), but we did get the important stuff out of the way today. The wife bought $150 worth of fireworks for our block party (mortars, rockets, and all the good stuff you can't get in Florida :) ).

For menu, we are going basic with:
back & spare ribs
A & W style cole slaw
Kelli's Creamy Mac n Cheese
our BBQ beans
corn on the cob
plus sides from the neighbors

Oh, lots of beer!

The BBQ Guy said...

Sounds like everyone is well underway with July 4th festivities.

Here's the recipe for Sibbie's Baked Beans:

2 Cans of Pork and Beans (drain excess liquid)
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Catsup
3 Strips of Bacon
1/2 Cup Onion

1. Fry bacon and set aside on paper towel to remove excess grease.
2. Drain excessive grease out of skillet.
3. Add Chopped Onion and cook until soft then add catsup, brown sugar and finally beans. Heat to a boil.
4. Remove from skillet and place in casserole dish.
5. Bake at 350-400 degrees until it bubbles, which is generally 1/2 hour or more

True story--Linda's mother gave her this recipe with the notes use "common sense". She also did not tell me how much catsup, brown sugar, and onion to use. Originally it only said 1/2. She had to call her the first time she mades them!!