Monday, June 30, 2008

Lazy summer day

Yesterday was one of those days. The days where you don't feel like doing anything. We set up our chairs and BBQ pit and worshiped the sun while we smoked a brisket. This isn't any brisket it was the largest one we've ever cooked 16.8 pounds! We also cooked up our boneless ribs.

Every hour we basted and injected the brisket with apple juice.

At lunch time the boneless ribs were ready and man where they tasty and juicy!

After lunch we headed back outside and I fixed up some of the leftover slush I made for my Hawaiian theme birthday. It taste similar to an old fashion party punch which uses lime sherbet and sprite.

Hawaiian Punch Slush

(Adapted from submitted by Sharon)

1 (14 ounce) can cream of coconut
1-1/2 (6 ounce) cans frozen lemonade concentrate
1/2 (46 fluid ounce) can unsweetened pineapple juice
1/2 (750 milliliter) bottle vodka
1 liter lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage

In a plastic container combine cream of coconut, lemonade concentrate, pineapple juice and vodka. Mix well and store overnight in the freezer.
To serve, place 2 scoops in a glass, then fill the glass with lemon-lime soda.

I topped mine off with a little splash of coconut rum, but you can use additional vodka if you like to make it a little stronger. I also garnished mine with a cherry.

Our day of relaxing in the sun had come to an end around 4:30pm. The afternoon flair up decided to rain us out. The birds seemed to have a good time taking a shower. Guess our bird bath has nothing on the natural rain. We watched as the birds lifted their wings and leaned over so far that I thought they would fall off the fence. It was nice to sit on the patio and had a chance to read a good book. Now on to planning my 4th of July menu....

1 comment:

  1. Wow! What great looking food! I will have to show this to my husband as he loves to barbecue and smoke meat.