MeatFest 2012

Last weekend, J and I went to visit Miss J and Meat Master M and attend MeatFest.  Each year the food gets better.

M bastes the brisket to keep it moist and flavorful.  J and Miss J enjoy some pre-picnic visiting.  Family, friends and co-workers come to enjoy meat and a bountiful potluck.  M’s brother and J were the official meat cutters.  Taste testing IS allowed!

M does all his grilling over charcoal.  He also makes his own brisket rub and mop sauce.  Low and slow over the heat makes for a melt in your mouth delicious beef eating experience.

The ribs are baked and basted low and slow too.  Before serving they are coated with sauce and browned over coals.  M made several different BBQ sauces to try.  Sweet pomegranate based, lemon based, mild, hot and extreme hot (hence the biohazard warning).

We ate 2 beef briskets, 10 racks of pork ribs and 15+ pounds of pulled pork!  Don’t forget all the chips, dip and salsa, fruit, veggies, salads, bars, cakes, cookies and pie … oh my!  One neighbor told Miss J that MeatFest ranks up there with Christmas and Easter dinner.

As rural and small town folks gather to enjoy great food, the bonds of friendship and neighborliness are remembered.  It’s fun to meet new people; some with similar interests and some from non-ag backgrounds.  It’s important to take a Saturday evening to visit with the neighbors, enjoy great food and be thankful for the blessings we have.


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16 Responses to MeatFest 2012

  1. Kim says:

    Looks mighty tasty and fun, too! That is a lot of meat.

  2. OH my goodness!!! This looks wonderful!!! I’ve always wanted to make brisket that way!!!

    • Robyn says:

      I want to try brisket on the grill too! I did try once and few years ago, but we don’t talk about that.

  3. Shannon Pate says:

    That makes me SO.HUNGRY. Can’t wait for my hubby to get home and grill us something up now!! hehe

  4. Judy says:

    I have a brisket in the freezer, this looks like a great way to fix it.

  5. Jessy says:

    This is absolutely incredible… I will admit that I am exploding with envy!

  6. beti says:

    it sure looks delicious!!

  7. I bet my husband would love Meat Fest.

  8. Buttons says:

    Oh you are so right about taking time to spend with neighbours and keeping in touch. It is not all about work. Have a nice weekend Robyn. It is our long weekend there will be lots of barbecues for sure. 🙂 B

  9. nice pics of a funny/yummy party 🙂

  10. Carletta says:

    Sounds like a wonderful time! I wish blogger had smell-orama. 🙂
    Your ending words were well spoken!

  11. Oh, that looks so good, Robyn. I love the smell of meat on the grill!

    Thank you for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week. xoxo

    • Robyn says:

      M is really getting to be a “meat master.” He had issues getting some of the racks off the grill as they fell apart when he went to move them. Yum!

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