CROINKS, Bloomin' SPAM and a Mexican Fatty (q-vue heavy)

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by rivet, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Allrighty there! The kids are here for the summer and the grillin' smokin' season begins in earnest. They flew in from Virginia Beach yesterday into Missouri Cattle Country and here we go. First day up~ Croinks, Bloomin' SPAM and a Fattie (for lunch) ; Beef Short Ribs and a pair of Beer-Can Chickens (Fer Supper). Ribs & Birds on a separate post.

    Here's the goods-

    The kids decided on a mellow Mexican themed fatty. Just some cheese and salsa with Aztecs on the side~

    CROINKS (CRanberry OINK) were a must-have after they had learned of my invention a few weeks back. Here we have a two-child assembly line going~

    Another variation on the olives stuffed with EZ Cheeze, then rolled into the pork ~ Allright!

    All rolled in SHOOTERRICK'S COPPERHEAD SNAKEBITE RUB. Also on the menu, COWGIRL'S "bloomin' SPAM" her wonderful take on the blooming onion but a heck of a lot better! Covered it in ALWAN & SONS bbq sauce, a great sauce from the defunct "sauce-exchange" program we used to run. Not as good as their "Sweet Habanero" sauce, but still mighty fine!

    Here they are on the smoker over Mesquite~

    Later on, CROINKS and Bloomin'-SPAM are ready!

    Shortly thereafter, the Mexican Fatty~

    And here she is is...sliced, ready to go with some Aztecs on the side and hot sauces for the adventurous!

    My kids say thanks for lookin' at their cookin'!!
  2. meatball

    meatball Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Everything looks awesome! Save room for dinner!
  3. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great looking smoke Rivet! How were the black olives? Are those olivoinks?
  4. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey great name! We'll call then OLIVEOINKS! [​IMG]

    They were pretty darn good, by the way. Not as good as the cranberries, but we're thinkin' maybe some Feta cheese in the olives would be awesome!
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If this is lunch and the other one is dinner I think I'm gonna be your next best friend.
  6. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good looking smoke, Rivet! I've got to try some of your inventions.
  7. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great lookin lunch. Glad you're getting to spend some time with the kids.

    What about green olives stuffed with blue cheese?
  8. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Dang Rivet, you sure eat good. That is a nice looking feast...
  9. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    nice lookin stuff there John.... never thought i would even think about eating spam again... but maybe have to give it a shot. nice job!!![​IMG]
  10. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey thanks all...

    Dude- Yeah that sounds great! You can do anythign with olives, and blue cheese is my favorite.

    erain, thanks, yes the Spam was delicious. Got the idea for a bloomin spam from Cowgirl a month or so back.
  11. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    everything looks awesome, rivet! glad that it worked out for ya and that you ahd a great time with the kids!

    these croinks that you speak of will ahve to go on my to-do list!
  12. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Hey Rivet, if you cook like that all the time I'll come over for part of the summer anyway!!
  13. Croinks in the title got my attention so I had to read the thread. All of that food looks great. I'm gettin in line, now i'm your 2nd newest best friend. lol. Have a great summer with the kids. Peace, Wanbli
  14. shawnr5

    shawnr5 Smoke Blower

    You mentioned maybe putting feta in the olivoinks. Why not stuff some kalamata olives with feta and wrap them in gyro meat? Gyroinks?
  15. littlechief

    littlechief Fire Starter

    Everything looks great! I love BBQ spam, I'm gonna have to try that blooming idea! [​IMG]
  16. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's a great looking smoke.
    Plus I'm always a fan of child labor. Loved that you rolled them in snake bitten rub, bet that came out great!

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