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Hosting the Family for Father's Day: Mission Impossible?

bonemusebonemuse Posts: 53
edited June 2012 in EggHead Forum
Hey all,
    I'm taking a big step this coming Father's Day; I want to premiere my skills on my Large Egg.  I'm a relative newbie-- I can handle temp changes, but I don't have too much in the way of accessories.(plate setter and thermometers, but I'm looking at a Woo3)  Your Mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help me design the meats I should cook (I'm only in charge of the main dish, as the other 20+ people will be bringing apps, sides, and desserts).  The dads (there will be 3 or 4 of them there like RED meat.  Some of the ladyfolk like chicken or fish only.  Can you help me out?  I'm sure I could figure it out, but I'm hoping there are those out there who have done some similar before and would be able to lend some advice.  Thank you in advance!

30 miles west of Chicago, buried deep in the suburbs.

LBGE (May 2011), SBGE (June 2014) and a growing pile of accessories.


  • Does pork shoulder count as red meat?
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  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    For years we have had a cookout every Sunday night, some elaborate, some very simple. You will get lots of suggestions, but you couldn't go wrong with some big fat cheeseburgers (use 80/20 ground chuck), some brats and some chicken breasts.

     A great way to do chicken breasts on the BGE is this: 

    Marinate chicken breast for an hour or so in equal parts Dale's Seasoning, Honey and BBQ sauce.  This gives them a really nice caramel color when you put them on.  Grill till juices run clear.

    Enjoy Father's Day.

  • bonemusebonemuse Posts: 53
    Hi all-
       Thanks @Duganboy for the suggestions. I think I'll include the chicken, but I'd like to go on beyond brats and burgers...  any more suggestions? :)

    30 miles west of Chicago, buried deep in the suburbs.

    LBGE (May 2011), SBGE (June 2014) and a growing pile of accessories.

  • DOCEDDOCED Posts: 69
    Baby back ribs with Dizzy Pig All Purpose Rub and Bone Suckin' Sauce to finish or,esp for the red meat lovers, rib eye steaks seared but rare, Getting hungry now.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,014
    i would go with the pulled pork as the main dish as well then maybe if you need to make something else go with kabobs, chicken, beef, lamb, veggies, those are quick and the pork can be resting in a cooler before the event
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    edited June 2012
    um, no-brainer: steaks (for the dads). the women can fix themselves a bowl of cereal
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  • butwhymalemodelsbutwhymalemodels Posts: 267
    edited June 2012
    Do a pork shoulder or a beef tenderloin early, then throw a couple of turkey breasts on a few hours before the party.

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  • EggucatedEggucated Posts: 213
    Pulled Pork or Beef for the Dads and spatchcock chickens for the women.  I usually toss some sausage (or Super Dogs as my son's call them) for the kids.
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  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,940
    You could do a bunch of ribs, about half what you might need, and pull them just before they are done. Freezer bag them & chill 'em fast. Toss in freezer, and defrost a fews hour before you need to serve.

    Do the same with a few chicken thighs.

    Do a batch of ribs and a couple of thighs that will be ready when the guest arrive. Serve sauced. While those are being demolished, finish the defrosted pieces. They won't be quite as good as the fresh, but served sauced, the difference should be unnoticeable.

    Also you might do a couple of chuck roasts that are foiled w. sauce and set in the kitchen oven. These will become pulled beef. While they are braising, do a couple of spatch'd chickens for the ladies.

    Good luck, may your game be good.

  • bonemusebonemuse Posts: 53
    I knew I came to the right place.  All of these suggestions are great-- I will let you know what I decide (and post obligatory pics, naturally.)  Thanks to one and all for the eggcellent ideas.

    30 miles west of Chicago, buried deep in the suburbs.

    LBGE (May 2011), SBGE (June 2014) and a growing pile of accessories.

  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 5,666
    Don't forget to start with some MOINK Balls
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  • milkman5083milkman5083 Posts: 100
    um, no-brainer: steaks (for the dads). the women can fix themselves a bowl of cereal
    Haha, I concur.
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