Wednesday, August 19, 2009

weekend BBQ

We hosted a BBQ at our house this past weekend. Let me start out by saying that I've tried to plan a BBQ for over 2 months! Who knows why it took so long for things to work out but we were finally able to get everything together and we were ready for a good time! In preparation I stocked up on brats, burgers, buns, and a chicken!!!! Oh, and tiki torches! About 10 years ago I was at a bbq where the host had grilled a beer-butt chicken. I had long since forgotten about this meal until Taryn over at Colorado Desert posted about it a week or so ago. I figured this was a great time to give it a try but I changed it up just a little bit as I didn't have room on the grill for this plus the other meat.

Chicken Rub (I used Grillmates -yummy!)
1/2 can of beer

Preheat oven to 400. Pull all the nastiness out of the inside of the chicken. Rub the chicken rub on the chicken (duh!). Dump out (or drink) 1/2 can of beer, cut off top of can, insert can of beer into chicken's butt! Place chicken in baking dish, make sure the chicken is standing up. After 30 minutes lower temp to 350 and then continue to bake for additional 1 1/2 hours. Here's our before picture but I was so excited about it that I forgot to take the AFTER picture!

Some pics from the bbq

the husbands - they opted to stay inside most of the evening and play The Price is Right on the Wii.

shots for the ladies! The weather wasn't exactly perfect for our shin-dig, we had thunder & lightening all night, spotty showers, and a million mosquitos.... bug spray & tiki torches did NOTHING to prevent getting eaten alive!



Ms Jen and I sat outside by ourselves until 4am taking yummy shots (watermelon rum & lemonade), drinking beer, drinking cranberry vodka's, and chatting..... yup, you wouldn't think that we could keep from passing out drunk amuse ourselves for that long but it was so easy! Our husbands crashed out before midnight, old men!


Mrs. Stethoscope said...

this is the best recipe, we have done it a few times.. the recipe I use is called "beer in the rear" :-)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like fun!

Lucky in Love said...

Sounds like you had a great time :) I love hosting parties! Glad you got to finally do it :)

Taryn said...

Nice- you are a party animal!

(Glad the chicken turned out well.)