Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Winter Snow Fall - Raleigh NC

It has been more than 30 plus years since I can remember this much snow this early in the year. NC was hammered this past week on Christmas Day. I live in the suburbs North of Raleigh and here are some of the pics the wife took around our home.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Annual Christmas Party

The wife and I love to entertain and this weekend is our annual Christmas party. Each year we try to come up with something different for the menu that we feel most of our guests have not tried but one thing we will be serving again is our Mulled Wine. It was a great hit last year.

We like to feature local NC wine from Chatham Hill and the Yadkin Valley region.

More to follow.....

Merry Christmas and God Bless

Here are some pics during setup and of the food:

Just about there with the setup

NC Wines for the heated mulled wine. Always a big hit.

Oatmeal cranberry cookies

Carmel cranberry and pecan popcorn

Boston Butt around the 5th hour on the grill.
The white specs are actually snow.
I use indirect heat with pecan and apple wood.
I smoked it to 135 deg the day before and the slowly brought it
back up to temp the day in a 10Qt electric roaster.