Last year Betsy and I spent a lot of our summer weekends travelling. While it was fun visiting friends and attending weddings, it was also exhausting.
This year we are trying to be a bit more grounded here on the Western side of the Rockies. Luckily, we’ve convinced a number of close friends that they should spend time and money to come visit us out here!
All we can really offer is good food, good views, and good brews, but that seems to be enough to get people buying flights.
Our first official visitor of the summer is coming this weekend and we are going to do some light biking (with winery stops) and some light hiking (with brewery stops). Notice a trend?
I’m also slow grilling an entire bone-in pork butt which is my favorite way to greet guests. Instead of doing it Tex-Mex style like I did for my grilled carnitas, I’m doing it with a jerk rub.
In fact, it’s probably on the grill as you read this!
Homemade Pixie Sticks – I’ve been food blogging for quite awhile now. I figure I’m solidly middle-aged in the food blog world. That said, I’ve never seen this before. They are wonderful. (@ Love and Olive Oil)
Tamale Stuffed Peppers – I’ve never made tamales because they kind of seem like a pain (I will someday though). These look easier though because you just shove the delicious filling in a pepper and call it a day. Love it. (@ Food in my Beard)
The Food in Jars Cookbook – One of my blogging friends Marisa just published her first cookbook. It looks amazing and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. She’s giving away a copy on her site so check it out. (@ Food in Jars)
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Have a great weekend everyone! If you need me, I’ll be shredding pulled pork.