Food For The Fourth?

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  1. dkmw

    dkmw Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    We need a food thread for July 4.

    I’ll be the boring guy who’s just doing chili dawgs. Made hot dog chili a couple of days ago to let it sit - the super-basic not-really-chili stuff; just atomized ground beef, chili powder, ketchup (I know...), a little onion and Worcestershire sauce. Just like Mabel used to make at the drive-in.

    Boar’s Head natural casing dogs, and probably buns flown in from France to our local market - courtesy of my wife. So it’s fancied up a little. There will be some white American cheese, hot mustard, chopped-til-they’re-clear onions, and jalapeños as toppings.

    I saw a watermelon and some potato salad in the fridge too, again the wife...

    These kind of dawgs bloat me up and make me comatose, so I’ll be in good shape for the war zone type fireworks that will kick off about dark in my neighborhood. A couple of years ago I reported on here about one of my neighbors catching a tree on fire during his celebration. We’ll see what happens tomorrow..

    Happy July 4th, everyone:):)

    And whachu cookin???
     
  2. Recce

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    I am going to cook Beer Bratwurst from Publix with tomatoes and chips on the side. Not really exciting.
     
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    Veggie and cheese omelet and hash browns for breakfast, probably a Mexican restaurant for lunch. That's all.
     
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    Usually the family gets together over at my daughter's house for the fourth. They live just down the street from a country club that puts on a very nice fireworks show. We grab some lawn chairs, and sit out in the front yard and see the show for free! Plans may have changed since my son is going to be out of town, and he's usually over at his sister's place for the fourth. I'm playing golf tomorrow morning. A buddy of mine called just as my wife and I got home from our weekly game and wanted to know if I'd join him and his friends at the course that is only about a mile and a half from my place so I said sure. We'll be playing around ten in the morning, so I should get home early enough for a little nap, then go somewhere in the evening.
     
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    I'm gonna bake a rhubarb/strawberry pie!
     
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    I see you guys are about as exciting as me.

    We’ll wait for the foodies. I’m sure somebody is doing it up and cooking for 60.
     
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    I think you’re winnng so far.
     
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    I have not decided. The grill should be involved since I have charcoal on hand, I'll let you know. I'm not a big planner all that much.
     
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    Yep that's me this year. Family reunion on the 5th, so I'm cooking for about 50-60. Keeping it simple -- smoked pork butt and beer can chicken. Pork is already done, starting the chickens tonight. Nothing fancy but I do make my own rub and BBQ sauce, I can't stand the squeeze bottle stuff from the store.
     
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    Chili dogs sound pretty good actually...

    I was gonna do up some chicken and ribs in the smoker, just for a few neighbors that might come over. But it's looking like it might rain for a few days so BOOOO! :(

    But chili dogs might be a good plan. Make the chili ahead of time like you did, go out with an umbrella and light up some dogs on the gas grill 20 minutes before serving. Nice idea!
     
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    There's a Boar's Head factory not far from where I live. Perhaps your sausage and I are on the same water supply.

    In honor of our one-time national bird, we're BBQ'ing a turkey!
     
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    There we go!!! And I gotta say you have good taste also. You probably remember I am one of the BBQ Police around here, or at least I used to be. I’m retired now. I just say bless their hearts when people start talking about BBQ that’s anything other than pork.
     
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    You are correct sir! Ribs are my best BBQ dish, but for high volume pulled pork and chicken is a lot easier to pull off and still pretty damn tasty! Nothing beats the smell of some hickory/cherry/apple wood smoke hitting a nice piece of pig.
     
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    Does any of you have any problems eliminating all this meat and bread the next day, or maybe for the next days?
     
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    Grilled venison and veggies from my garden.
     
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    I’m fighting with my wife right now, so I might be on my own. Maybe take-out, if any joints are open, or just leftovers.
     
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    You had me at chili dawgs...
     
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    I got no idea.
    I’m house sittin’, and I can’t cook, so ......
    Better figure it out.
     
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    we got tired of bbq a long time ago.
    now in honor of independence day we eat enchiladas guacamole rice and beans.
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    TexMex is hard to beat even with a fat stack of ribs :)
     
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    a huge roll of fresh hot italian sausage with peppers and onions
     
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