5O years of marital bliss

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dirtsailor2003, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    My wife and I were out celebrating our wedding anniversary last night (no not 50 years). While at dinner my wife informed me that I would be cooking the protein portion for my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary party. Seems they like my BBQ!  There will be close to 100 people and they want simpl;e BBQ picnic fare.

    I plan on doing half pulled pork and half pulled chicken (thighs). Right now I plan to do my standard pulled pork recipe with finishing sauces on the side. For the chicken I think that I will either go with Roadside chicken or White BBQ sauce chicken.

    As usual all of this will be made in advance and reheated the day of the gathering. Might be able to get a cambro and some chaffing pans out of this!

    My wife and sister-in-law are in charge of making slaws and salads. I'll smoke up some cheese and salmon to go along with the other appetizers.
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Congrats to you and the In-laws. If anyone can handle this...You can. I love Roadside Chicken and would go that direction...JJ
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks JJ.

    Yeah I really like RS chicken too. I'll probably will go that route. Something a little different than the normal pulled chicken with BBQ sauce. And it will go good with the sides we have planned.

    Right now we are doing two slaws (my mayo one and my wife's vinegar one),  potato salad, my sister in laws roasted corn salad, and a fruit salad. I'll make Dutch's baked beans or a rendition of them. We'll have cast iron corn bread too.

    The appetizer menu is still in progress...
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Sounds like a great meal Case!

    I can't think of a better menu, & I know if your involved it will be spectacular!

    Judy & I are celebrating our 51st this weekend!

    Actually I think we are starting today & probably won't stop until Monday.

    Our actual anniversary is on Sun.

  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congrats to you and Judy! Might as well Celebrate it up!
  6. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like some matches made in heaven on this thread!  Congrats to all!

    Looking forward to seeing this cook too.
  7. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    Wow. 50, and 51 yrs. (Case, you didn't mention how many you survived. :biggrin:). Congrats to all of you.

    BTW, what is this pulled chicken white sauce your talking about.. sounds interesting.
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2016
  8. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congrats on your anniversary and tell your in law's let's have another 50.
    Keep us posted on your cook.
  9. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congrats and good luck!
  10. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    Congratulations to you and your wife and also to your in-laws.

    I wish for both couples many more great years together.

    This should be a good smoke, can't wait to see it all done.

    I'm thinkin' that you'll have fun with this.

  11. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Happy anniversary to you and the Mrs, DS! Also to your in-laws! (You, too, Al 😊)
    It's refreshing to see folks sticking with each other for the long haul.
    I'll be watching this cook, for sure...
  12. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    HA! At YOUR age it's gonna take all weekend to " Celebrate " just once!!![​IMG]...JJ
  13. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Wow, sounds like a true family shin-dig ya got going there Case, sounds like a real blast.

    Looking forward to some more pics!
  14. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Now that's funny!  I don't care who ya are!  [​IMG]

  15. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Congrats to all the long term relationships!   It ain't easy!

  16. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Dirt, sounds like a great menu...  Folks will be happy.....

    Al, congrats on the 51st...   I'm darn near there but with 3 different women.....   This last Bride is the best....   29 yrs coming soon...  Damn glad I didn't give up after 2.....  
  17. johnmeyer

    johnmeyer Smoking Fanatic

    50 years?

    100 people?

    There are some big challenges, past and present, in those two numbers.

    I did the computation for someone wanting to know how many people could be fed from one 8-pound pork butt and, based on the fact that I can get about seven 10-11 oz. vacuum leftover bags, each with enough for two large portions, plus the original meal, my answer was sixteen people per butt. Therefore, I would guess you need to do about five butts, depending on how you figure in the chicken and sides. That's a lot of smoking!!

    Good luck with the party, and congratulations on the major milestone. I married late, so I'm a dozen years behind you.
  18. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    So I have until June to get this done, lol! That's when the party happens.

    I could do all the butts at once in my GOSM, or I could do them in the WSM's. Two in the 18, two in the 14, and two in a mini??? Hmmm should I take the easy route out or mess with charcoal? I may have to make a poll for this one!

    For the chicken I'll be doing boneless, skinless thighs. I can get them at a decent price. There is almost no reduction from raw weight to cooked when doing these. At least that's been my experience in the past.

    Now Appetizers. It has been requested that the appetizers not be smoked and all need to be cold (cheese and salmon are okay). Will be working on these over the next few weeks. Already doing Caprese salad skewers. Any suggestions?
  19. johnmeyer

    johnmeyer Smoking Fanatic

    I love slaw with anything smoked. I think you said you already have a recipe. Here's one I developed over the past few years. It is nothing hugely different from recipes you've already seen, except that I use yellow mustard in place of much of the mayonnaise. I'm not a big mayo fan, but I don't like slaw that is just vinegar and sugar. I do, however, like a fair amount of sugar.

    Note that I don't use any salt. It draws out too much moisture and makes the slaw too mushy for my tastes. Instead, I add it just before I eat it.

    This recipe is scaled for two people.

    John's Cole Slaw

    ½     Head cabbage shredded

    1      small carrot, shredded

    1      small green onion, sliced thin

    2-3  tablespoons sugar

    2-3  tablespoons cider vinegar

    1      tablespoons mayonnaise

    1½   teaspoon yellow mustard

    ¼     teaspoon celery salt

            salt & pepper to taste (don't add salt until serving)
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2016
  20. Congrats on their 50th  sounds like fun, hey throw in a brisket or two ??  Just a thought.

    Be sure and post Pics.


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