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Old 07-04-2013, 02:48 PM   #1
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flag Happy Independence Day!

While we are under torrential rains, it doesn't damper our celebration. We'll have an indoor picnic with grilled chicken, homemade hummus and tabouli, and fruit salad. For some reason I always have to eat watermelon on the 4th, and also tabouli. I guess it's because I made it several years ago on the day, when we were newly married.

What kind of picnics are you having?
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Happy Fourth!

We've had rain all week, and they were predicting it today as well...luckily we finally have sun and a breeze. We are visiting friends and having a cookout.

It is nice to know that the sun is shinning for the critters...especially the bluebirds with little mouths to feed.
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Glad you guys are getting a break from the rain, and a little sun and breeze is nice too.

Oh, I forgot I also made the three bean salad, ya gotta have three bean salad or it isn't a summer picnic!
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We did some grilling at home. We tried a recipe from Cook's Country called Lexington-Style Pulled Pork For Charcoal Grill. We did it on a gas grill but they had instructions for adapting the recipe. Along with the pork we grilled some potatoes, carrots, onions and sweet potatoes.

The pulled pork was good, but the Lexington BBQ Sauce was a bit too heavy in the vinegar for our taste.
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We did some grilling at home. We tried a recipe from Cook's Country called Lexington-Style Pulled Pork For Charcoal Grill. We did it on a gas grill but they had instructions for adapting the recipe. Along with the pork we grilled some potatoes, carrots, onions and sweet potatoes.

The pulled pork was good, but the Lexington BBQ Sauce was a bit too heavy in the vinegar for our taste.
Sounds GOOD! Maybe you could share the recipe here...we could always cut down on the vinegar to our taste.

YUM!
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Typical grilled hamburgers, hot-dogs, baked beans, potato salad....AND the watermelon!
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:05 AM   #7
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I'm not a big fan of sticky barbeque sauce but I do like a good spice rub. I tried this "Magic Dust" rub for the first time on the chicken and it was good. Maybe a little too much cumin for me but that can be adjusted.

From Mike Mills 17th St. Bar & Grill recipe "Peace, Love & Barbeque" book.

1/2 c. paprika
1/4 c. kosher salt (reduce to 1 tbsp. for low salt diets)
1/4 c. sugar (also can be reduced or eliminated)
2 tbsp. mustard powder
1/4 c. chili powder
1/4 c ground cumin (or to taste preference)
2 tbsp. ground black pepper
1/4 c. garlic powder
2 tbsp. cayenne
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I'm not a big fan of sticky barbeque sauce but I do like a good spice rub. I tried this "Magic Dust" rub for the first time on the chicken and it was good. Maybe a little too much cumin for me but that can be adjusted.

From Mike Mills 17th St. Bar & Grill recipe "Peace, Love & Barbeque" book.

1/2 c. paprika
1/4 c. kosher salt (reduce to 1 tbsp. for low salt diets)
1/4 c. sugar (also can be reduced or eliminated)
2 tbsp. mustard powder
1/4 c. chili powder
1/4 c ground cumin (or to taste preference)
2 tbsp. ground black pepper
1/4 c. garlic powder
2 tbsp. cayenne

Thanks, linrose. I'm not even sure what cumin tastes like...but I think we'd eliminate the cayenne, since neither of us like anything hot/spicy.
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