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BBQ in July
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 • Posted July 2, 2008

The Fourth of July is at hand. This means more barbequing in these parts. Really we have barbeque for just about every occasion. Texas folks don’t really go for the pheasant under glass. They really prefer brisket-chicken-goat and of course pork ribs barbequed. And there’s no four or five string beans with a pimiento across them and a dab of fancy rice.

Nope, it’s barbeque, red beans, potato salad, onions and pickles. And a lot of it all. So why do we need china and crystal? I’ve not a clue, but it’s what you must pick out for your wedding. Sterling silverware is on that same list. Okay, I’ve used mine twice in 43 years. And both times, I wondered why I went and did such a stupid stunt like that. Too, I used cloth napkins and even used a table cloth! Oh, my, and I’ve even forgotten who it was that I was trying to impress.

So barbeque and paper plates is the order of Hill Country entertaining. Red beans are served out of the pot they were cooked in and the potato salad is spooned out of the cartons they came in. No fuss with this stuff and we use it and serve it a lot. So, if you don’t have a friend/Mr. that likes to do the barbequing, just get a frozen one at the grocery store. Just remember to allow an hour for heating it up. Staying cool is the thing this Fourth. Have a good time and remember the Constitution that we’re celebrating? Good, it seems most of our elected officials don’t have a clue.

P.S. They say, “If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.” Ok, I have left the kitchen, couldn’t take the heat!

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