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:
And some garlic bread, too:
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.