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Belated Birthday Cook

calikingcaliking Posts: 11,131
It was my birthday on the 14th, my sister's is on the 21st. She visited this weekend so that we could celebrate together. My cousin happened to come visit this weekend as well. What to do? Why cook and have a party of course!

Fired up the eggs on a beautiful Saturday morning in Houston.

Menu for the day: clobble balls for the appetizer,which are kinda like moinks but use frozen chicken teriyaki meatballs from Costco, wrapped in turkey bacon. Dusted with Plowboys Yardbird, a touch of Oakridge BBQ Habanero Death Dust, a wee bit of gruyere, and Blues Hog Honey Mustard sauce.

The large was setup for 2 humongous racks of spares (7.5# each) the lid almost didn't close. Setup indirect, 325°Fish on the dome, about 3hours. Rubbed with Smokin Guns Hot onthe bone side, and SM Sweet & Spicy with Peppered Cow on the meat side. Untrimmed, membrane on. 

Also did a spatchcock chicken rubbed with plowboys The Jerk (SWMBO's fav rub I think). The CI skillet has the chicken gizzard, heart, liver etc rubbed with SM Cherry and some Habanero Death Dust.

Lunch was a nice simple salad with romaine hearts tomatoes and a white balsamic vinaigrette that SWMBO whipped up, wild rice, chicken, and ribs. SWMBO also made a spectacular chocolate stout cake with dark chocolate glaze that was to die for. The weather was finally warm enough that we could jump in the pool. I don't know how to adequately convey what a great day it was - family, food, bbq, adult beverages (Belgian brews for me), and great tunes out by the pool. I guess more pictures would have helped, but I sort of forgot to take more. 

Anyways, it was a great birthday celebration and we ate well. Hope everyone else had a great weekend too!

#1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.


  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,390
    caliking  Happy belated birthday looks good ,mine was the 17th did prime rib yesterday 
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • My kind of day. We were in the pool all Afternoon yesterday. Today is a crazy cook day with a little sippin' and pool time all rolled in :)
    1- LGBE
    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,990
    Happy belated b-day! Looks like a flavorful feast! How'd you like the Sweet&Spicy/Peppered Cow combo on the spares? So far, I've only put Peppered Cow on brisket and really like it but hadn't thought to use it like you did.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs, Humphrey's Weekender, Superior Smokers SS-Two, MAK 1-Star General, Hasty Bake Gourmet, Santa Maria Grill, Thai Charcoal cooker, Webers: 18.5" WSM, 22.5" OTG, 22.5" Kettle Premium, WGA Charcoal, Summit S-620 NG

    Bay Area, CA
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 4,499
    I hope you had a Happy Birthday the party is better late than never...

    Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014, 36" Blackstone, Anova Sous Vide
    Green Man Group 
    Johns Creek, Georgia
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,196
    edited May 2013
    Happy Belated Birthday!  Gorgeous place, cooks and photography. I'd pick what's in the CI over the bird itself though!  Love the idea of halving the chicken for strategic placement along the edge over direct heat.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,131
    edited May 2013
    @bigphil: thanks, and a belated happy bday to you too. Sounds like you celebrated in style. I'm yet to cook a prime rib. Any pointers?

    @CT: yep thats a good day for sure.

    @R2Egg2Q: thanks! I really like all of the Simply Marvelous rubs. The Season All is my least fav since it is basically seasoned salt, but it has its uses. The peppered cow was great on ribs.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,390
    @caliking was the first one i did as well i went indirect 300 dome till a internal of 145 used raising the steaks as a rub heres the link if you wanna have a look . turned out fairly good and was mighty tasty 

    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,067
    Mighty fine looking cook right there!!  Good job!
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • JamieoroJamieoro Posts: 180
    Happy belated. That looks incredible, especially those clobbe balls
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,131
    Thanks for the bday wishes everyone.

    @bigphil: I would like to try that sometime. Sounds terrific. Nice cook!

    @Canughead: SWMBO loves the chicken bits, so that was her special treat.  

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • egger aveegger ave Posts: 721
    Looks great all the way from Round Rock. Hope you had a great birthday.
    1 Large BGE, 1 Mini BGE, 1 Minimax BGE, Original wife and 3 dogs living in the heart of BBQ country in Round Rock Texas. 

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  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,911
    Happy belated birthday! Looks like a great way to celebrate with family and a great meal by the pool! 
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
  • RACRAC Posts: 1,688
    Man what a meal! Happy Birthday


    Boerne, TX

  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,727

    Happy b'day bro. Looks like you had it all set out and looks great. Why turkey bacon? Your sis?


    Large and Small BGE, Blackstone 36 and a baby black Kub.

    Chattanooga, TN.


  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,131
    @Aviator: turkey bacon to make a lower fat snack. We're all trying to lose some weight and be healthier. They tasted damn good... no leftovers :) Thanks for the bday wishes.

    @RAC: Thanks! 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 760
    Happy birthday! Looks like a great party with great food.

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

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