Monday, 30 May 2011

A Winning Weekend

Memorial Day weekend turned out to be a GREAT weekend for our family!  We traveled to Gloucester, Ontario so Scott could compete in his first BBQ Competition.  Tyler eagerly agreed to serve as assistant cook.  Together they would prepare four meats:  chicken, ribs, brisket and pork shoulder.  They began cooking around 8 p.m. on Friday night . . . and their biggest obstacle ended up being the weather.  It rained throughout the night!

Scott and Tyler's cook site . . . inside are two tables, some coolers, and lots of cooking utensils.
The smokers were placed behind the tent.  Scott & Tyler slept in Scott's truck.

Jennifer, Hannah and Alex showed up Saturday morning around 11 a.m.  Food turn-ins began at noon.  Chicken had to be turned in at 12 p.m., ribs at 12:30 p.m., pork shoulder at 1 p.m. and brisket at 1:30 p.m.  As you can imagine, balancing cooking times was a HUGE challenge!

Scott's Brisket
Once all the food was turned in, it was time to WAIT and WAIT and WAIT for the results.  Since the BBQ competition was held at a small-town fair, everyone found ways to keep busy.  The kids enjoyed the carnival rides and monster truck ride.

Jennifer enjoyed taking photos of the fair.

Around 6 p.m., they finally announced the winners.  We were pretty excited to learn that Scott won 2nd place for his brisket!  He got a cool trophy and a check for $500!

So, the weekend was a success on all accounts!  We continue to be blessed as a family to have opportunities to spend time together, explore new places and have exciting adventures!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like fun. Wish I could have been there to eat and play.