There are a few things that I look forward to each and every summer...I'm sure you know what I'm talking about, your favorite popsicle or ice cream, lazy rainy days (which were lacking this summer until the past week), tan lines and of course chicken bbq.
I typically prefer a classic chicken bar-b-que that is located on the side of the road usually in a parking lot of your local American Legion. These BBQ's usually donate proceeds to some cancer research center or a local kid who is down on his luck. However, luck is never lacking in such a bbq since the sauce is always perfect along with the sides of salt potatoes and either mac salad or cole slaw. Ah Summer!
This summer has been rather ridiculous when it comes to BBQ's since the first one i came across ALL summer happened to be yesterday. Really? It is mid august and I just passed my first road-side stand. The best part? I have eaten out almost every day this week (at least once) and all I could bare to each for lunch yesterday was an apple.
Lets get on to the actual story: A homemade bbq put on by the best mother. My mom uses the old classic NYS fair recipe for BBQ sauce and to be honest I have no idea where she keeps it but man is it amazing! While the day was rainy and muggy, a nice chicken BBQ really made the sun come out. Try your own chicken BBQ with some salt potatoes or even corn? My new favorite combination is actually Heirloom tomatoes with some balsamic vinegar drizzled on top.
We used free-range half chickens from the local farmers market. Going organic is not only helpful to your body but also local community!
Try grilling corn instead of boiling. By boiling corn and other vegetables nutrients are lost. Grilling gives great flavor also.
My dad, Big Jer excited for the meal
Salt potatoes, a staple of summer.
Two photographs that are a big more artistic than "food blogger":
"Don't Forget Me"