Louis Dean decided we needed a little fortification to start what proved to be a BUSY day!!!
SO! We treated ourselves to lunch at our favorite hamburger joint!
LD and I SPLIT a cheeseburger, fries and an order of ONION RINGS!
With all the fat and calories from such a meal - we were good to GO!!
This is the result of 'Shop til we DROP!!'
Have I mentioned we are having a PARTY???
Louis Dean is a GREAT cook! He does a mean brisket!
Or TWO!!! One end of the brisket is always bigger than the other.
Clever man that he is.....he cut them in half and cooked the two LARGE ends together!!
The two smaller ones will be cooked in the morning.
He says to tell you everything has to be measured precisely!!
We never do anything the same way twice! It is all good every time, though!
LD loves my homemade BBQ sauce. This evening I made at least a quart of it.
I never make it the same way twice either! Catsup, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings -
garlic, onion, salts, pepper.....and some mustard.
A little 'hands on' action!
This is the first roaster of brisket! Another one will be on to cook in a few hours.
We will be up - off and on - all night!
The potatoes and eggs are ready to mix into salad!
We are beginning to set things up for serving.
I like to do as much as I can ahead of time!
This will be the beverage center.
Wine, tea, beer, lemonade and Coke.
Nita, do you see the jug of Captain Morgan???
LD loves his roaster! Our house is smelling good right about now.
I think it is time to pour a glass of wine and put our feet up for a spell.
Tomorrow will be a busy day of more preparations!
Summer is coming to help me get it all together.
What would I do without her??
This is going to be fun like a PARTY!!!