Sunday Barbecue with Bob’s Smoked Chicken and Pork

Sunday Barbecue with Bob’s Smoked Chicken and Pork

Pretty much right after breakfast, Bob got started smoking some chickens and pork ribs for a lovely Father’s Day barbecue. Here’s the chef at work!

More photos of the food and the guests, after the jump.

Bob has his smoker in a little hut on the patio.

And see that tool shed in the background? Above it hangs the sign from Greg’s old bar, Skank’s Nightclub:

The garden is looking pretty:

Here’s Bob’s unit:

He’s checking the meat:

Some o dem dar ribs:

Andy arrives to help:

Here’s the chicken:

Meantime, folks are enjoying themselves on the back patio.

Cousin Pat and Doris:


Once Bob was all finished, Ann set up a buffet (with many salads) on the basement bar:

Pasta salad with bacon and broccoli and grapes:

Tomatoes with feta:

Pasta with olives and cucumbers:

Potato salad:



And some garlic bread, too:

The gang:

My very full plate!

The family: Bob’s brother, Brian; his wife; Andy:

Pat, Doris, Greg:

Bob and Ann:

Pat, Doris and Lenea:

Lenea brought along some bars from a graduation party she’d been to.

The ones with peanuts were called Salted Nut-Roll bars, and they were super-good. I had to get the recipe. (Posted here.)

Happy and well-fed folks:

We also had for dessert, a cheesecake made by Pat, who is a champion cheesecake maker:

All was fabulous and fun — and we were glad to catch up before heading home early Monday morning. What a fun trip to Minnesota. Thanks Ann and Bob. We miss you dearly.