Monday, June 22, 2009

Birthday/Father's Day BBQ

Before we bought our grill, we did lots of research and ended up going with a Consumer Reports Best Buy. We got a Char-Broil Infrared Grill, and we have been really pleased with our selection! Everything we've grilled has been juicy and delicious.

With the "infrared technology" there is no open flame, the heat is distributed through the U-shaped bottom. You can throw wood chips into the "U" and it's supposed to add some smokiness to your food. Once we heard about that, we were itching to make some ribs. Kevin's birthday and Father's Day were only a day apart this year, and my parents hadn't visited since February. All of those seemed like the perfect excuse for ribs (but honestly, who needs an excuse for ribs?) so we invited both our parents over and we BBQ'd.

I forgot to take pics of the appetizers, I was too busy playing cornhole and finishing up dinner.

Our Menu:

Edamame (get the kind still in the pod, boil in salt water, drain, add additional salt right before serving, and keep a bowl out for the empty pods)
Peach Chutney over Cream Cheese with Crackers (Pour chutney over softened cream cheese)
Bean Salsa Dip with Tortilla Scoops (my mom made this and I don't have the recipe)

Sweet Corn Bread
Broccoli Salad
Israeli Couscous with Grilled Veggies
Dry Rubbed Ribs

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

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