Livingston, TX 77351
We're still "stuck" here in Livingston, near a highway and RV's surrounding us. At least most of these RV'rs are full timers also, so it's quiet...no gatherings around the "campsite" at night, no campfires, no kids riding their bikes around. So even though we are parked close to each other, it's not so bad. I miss having a view of the woods or water.
At least the weather has been better. Finally out of the spring rainy season I hope. Scott was getting quite blah with all the rain. It didn't bother me at all.
We will be here AT LEAST until April 4th. Oh crap! That's because it's taking longer for delivery of the new axles.
FOOD & BEVERAGE:
There certainly are a lot of smoked bbq places in Texas. We are loving that part. In NJ, when you get BBQ, it's just cooked ribs with BBQ sauce on it, or cooked pork shredded with BBQ sauce on it. Just before we started full timing, a local place in Neptune, NJ opened up that smoked their meat. Now that's what I'm looking for and it's plentiful here in Texas.
Most BBQ places are just little sheds with another shed behind them where they smoke their meats. We see smokers all over the place, in campgrounds, in front yards, on porches, etc. Smokers are as common here in Texas, as Weber Grills are common in suburbia NJ.
Big Mike's BBQ:
We didn't really try any of their sides, just their meat.
Their ribs were excellent. Lot of smoked meat with a great rub cooked into it. No need for bbq sauce.
This was a little too sweet for me. Next time I'll put the slush in a large glass and pour seltzer over it. That cuts down on the sweetness, but still maintains a soupier (easier to drink) slushiness.
Which brings me to a Slush recipe that I served at our backyard wedding in hot August of 1994.
12 ounce can frozen Orange Juice
12 ounce can frozen Lemonade
2 cups tea (4 tea bags to 2 cups boiled water)
2 cups sugar
6 cups water
2 cups liquor
(I used vodka, but rum would work or wine also)
7-up, Sprite, or Seltzer
Mix all, but soda, together.
Scrape slush with spoon into glasses.
Pour soda or seltzer over slush.
(Soda was too sweet for me, so I use seltzer)
Makes 1 gallon.
FYI, I don't know who Kathy is.