At the butcher shop this weekend, I picked up a few things – steaks, kielbasa, bacon, you know, the essentials. Anyway, there was a sign for bone in pork chops, but none in the case. I asked, and they offered to cut them for me. I have no problem waiting for good food so I said sure.
The rain held off for a bit this afternoon so we were able to not only GRILL the entire dinner, but eat it outside! Whoo HOOO!
I had also picked up a pound of the butchers homemade and house smoked kielbasa. We were going to have that as a starter, but not knowing how long the rain would hold off, we just made everything at once. The kielbasa was EXCELLENT and the pork chops were so tender.
I tossed a bunch of small potatoes in vegetable oil and seasoned them with Montreal Steak Seasoning. They went into a disposable pan on the grill. I was craving a salad, so I made one as our vegetable that evening.
We ended dinner on a sweet note. I had made a chocolate butterfinger cake with a caramel topping for my niece and nephew’s gender reveal BBQ dinner and promptly forgot it on my way out the door. In my defense, I had salad, potato salad, presents for the new baby, presents for the parents, presents for the other great nieces and nephews, beer, christmas crack, dressings, croutons, serving bowls and utensils in my hand so I was a bit distracted. Anyway, my niece ended up making a key lime pie along with the gender reveal cake so we had plenty of dessert. John wasn’t overly upset that I forgot it, he got an entire cake to himself. At least I remembered the Christmas Crack for my niece. She specifically requested a batch of the burnt cinnamon sugar almonds that are lovingly referred to as Christmas Crack. Why Christmas Crack – simple, I usually only make them at Christmas and they are highly addictive.
It was so nice to be outside, I am really hoping that we have great fall weather. At least we don’t have to worry about a drought this summer…..