Thursday, March 27, 2014

Smokey Hayes Rib Contest

Next event up of the schedule....Smokey Hayes BBQ Rib Contest in Laughlin, NV.  It's just a short two hours from home on the banks of the Colorado River at the Pioneer Club Hotel and Casino.  
There will be vendors and contestants so there will be lots to see and do while you're there. 
People's Choice Rib Tasting begins at 1:00 pm Saturday.
We hope to do well as the last one...that would be awesome.  
Here is the link to get all the info:

Monday, March 10, 2014

Spring BBQ benefiting Operation BBQ Relief

For the last few years we''ve hosted a Spring BBQ at our home, inviting family, friend and co-workers.  This year we were blessed with amazing weather for the event.  The wind stopped, and we enjoyed a warm sunny day.
Our boys came around 11:00 pm to start prepping the pig.  Our friend, Jason also came over to get his hands on some pig prep.   It cooked twelve hours and turned out amazing.  People really get a kick out of it.  
It turned out great! 
My dad is official pig carver.  He loves chatting with ever
yone as they get some delicious pork.
Eighty two people came to enjoy a great BBQ meal and donate for the cause.  No one went home fact, many took home extra food for another meal.
We still have some donations coming in, then we'll be sending a nice donation to Operation BBQ Relief. For those who don't know about them, please go check them out at 
Huge thank yous to all who donated to this worthy cause.  

Monday, March 3, 2014


We traveled in pouring rain, but once we got to Bullhead City, AZ it had pretty well stopped.  We just had some strong winds until midnight or so.  Saturday turned out to be a pretty day. 
Adam's team "Stoked to Smoke" competed in their first contest on their own, he did a great job and finished 10th.  That's fantastic for his first time out.   

We finished in 2nd place...our first RCG!!  It was only ribs this time around.  We tried a new recipe and I seems the judges liked it.  I think they turned out pretty.  

We sold off the balance of our ribs for people's choice and ran out in 28 minutes.  Next time I'll know to cook more but with rain the forecast I wasn't sure how many to cook.