I think this blog needs to be renamed to “What Alex and Emily Ate for Dinner Last Night” because that seems to be what I post about most…(Hey, that rhymed! I’m a poet and I didn’t know it.)
When I first moved to Mississippi, I realized that hot weather = loss of appetite. For a while I survived on fruit and sweet tea.
But here’s a secret about me, I love food. Oh, you already knew that, huh? I had to come up with new ways to love food in the hot summertime.
BBQ is Mississippi’s middle name. If you live south of the Mason-Dixon Line, you understand. Imitated by many, but never duplicated. I never thought the day would come that I would actually cringe at Hickory Park’s saucy southerner sammich. Albeit decent for BBQ in Iowa, it just doesn’t do the trick for me anymore. It’s all Hanks’ fault. I can’t live without Hanks.
It’s a hole-in-the-wall BBQ place here in C-bus with the very best BBQ. And you get to write your name on the wall. How cool is that?
When you don’t want to go anywhere to get your BBQ, you imitate the best you can at home. Here’s one of my favorite summer BBQ dishes. It’s SO easy <–best part.
Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken
adapted from my cranium
- 6 frozen skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 (12-oz) bottle BBQ sauce
- 1 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
- 2 tsp Pickapeppa Sauce
- Couple shakes of liquid smoke
|ENJOY! Preferably with a glass of sweet tea and sitting on a patio, watching the sunset.|
It goes awesome with just about any side dish. Last night we had it with Veganaise coleslaw. What I love about this recipe is that it fulfills Alex’s craving for pilot food, and if you’re careful with your ingredients, it is healthy too!! WIN-WIN.
Have a happy Wednesday!