April 4, 2013

There may or may not be a party

We’re planning to have a barbecue at our house this Sunday. You’re not invited but I can’t stop you from coming. I’ll smoke pork shoulder, beef brisket, and chicken legs all day on Saturday in preparation for the party. You can’t have any of them. The meat will be accompanied by three different kinds of homemade barbecue sauce: hickory & molasses, brown sugar & cayenne, and Carolina mustard. You’ll never taste any of my condiments. My wife is making her famous vegetable slaw, three kinds of potato salad, and that thing she does with fresh fruit and pecans. None for you, though. I soak dried beans myself and bake them in a tangy sauce that’s loaded with bacon and sweet onions. You can have some of that. Only baked beans for you.


  1. rick neece on April 5th, 2013 at 1:43 am

    Will you be making loose meat, too? May I have some of that with my beans?

  2. Sheila Ryan on April 5th, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    That thing she does.

  3. India on April 6th, 2013 at 9:54 am

    I detest beans. I’m not coming over.