Monday, March 24, 2008

Mixing it up

I have been making primarily meat lately, but I think I will try in incorporate more sides and even desserts going forward. I think of BBQ as a genre, as opposed to just the slow cooking of meats. Some of my favorite things at BBQ restaurants are the sides such as sweet potatoes, creamed spinach, cornbread and baked beans. Brisket or pulled pork without the sides wouldn't be the same. It is really important to try to incorporate a variety of flavors and textures in a meal.

Some things I will be making down the road include bourbon peaches, sweet cornbread with strawberries, and chocolate-peanut butter cashews. Looking forward to trying these new recipes out. Just need to find some folks to eat them so I don't eat the whole thing myself.


JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

This sounds great! Although I enjoy the meats, I think sometimes I even like the sides better! All of these sides make my mouth water!

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Jared said...


I will be making some of sides in the near future so stand by for new recipes. Looking forward to checking out other food related blogs!

ddreilinger said...

This blog is a revelation. As good as it all looks (brisket and chicken thighs especially) I have to admit I'm looking forward to the baked beans...

Jared said...


Thanks for reading. I will give you a full rundown on how the baked beans turn out.