For the Memorial Day weekend, Bjorn and I hosted a backyard get together to kick off the BBQ season and celebrate my birthday. Happy Birthday Me! Bjorn did some landscaping to make our yard more hospitable for people to hang out in and Yuan came out to Davis to help us cook. A year ago, we had some friends who moved away but could not fit their smoker in their moving van. When they never came back to get it, we started using it. And by using it, I mean we started smoking something (ribs, pork shoulder, salmon) almost every weekend since it started getting nice out. We visited my favorite pork man and got some ribs to smoke for our BBQ. I made some potato salad, shrimp salad, and marinated some teriyaki chicken thighs to grill while Yuan made biscuits, Bjorn made a lovely tomato and cucumber salad, and Yuan and Bjorn spent all afternoon drinking beer, smoking the ribs and grilling.
Little Miss picking at the ribs
The crowd gets some grub.
The weather was great, the food was good and we had lots of friends from Davis and the bay area come out. Love BBQ season!