This past weekend was pretty busy. We spent the early part of Friday afternoon in Columbia, S.C., doing a little shopping to help out the Easter Bunny.Friday night, we were invited to Aiken's downtown area by my friend, Harriette, and her family of barbecue cooking marvels "Smokin' Stacks" for some great food and fun. They competed in Aiken on Saturday. The night before a cook-off, most of the teams prepare some sort of food for themselves, their families and some friends. For this get-together, they fried up what a lot of southerners commonly refer to as "a mess of fish." Along with the fish came freshly fried chips, hush-puppies and coleslaw. It was all positively delicious!
|The Logo on the Side of Smokin' Stacks' Trailer|
Their barbecue is out-of-this world good. FYI, Smokin' Stacks uses and is also a dealer for Backwoods Smokers. The team has won many awards and trophies over the years and placed fourth in pork last October at a national event in Las Vegas, NV. If you would care to see more about "Smokin' Stacks" and Backwoods Smokers, you can go to Mid-State Consulting
|Pit-Master, Jeff, Harriette And Larry|
|Several Friends Came From Georgia and Ohio to Enjoy the Pre-competition Festivities.|
|Harriette and Connie|
All things said and done, we had to admit the jaw-dropping scenario, although bazaar, was ridiculously entertaining and we had a good laugh about it.
On Easter Sunday, our two daughters, their husbands, five grand-children, my husband's sister, Janet and her adorable 2 yr. old grandson, came over for the Easter meal and then we hid 134 plastic eggs, many with little prizes inside. The Bunny had left them some goodies here, too.The children all had a ball opening their baskets and hunting eggs. I snapped a few pictures of the goings on.
|My Precious Daughters, Angela (Left) And Stephanie. Oh, How I Love These Two!|
|Janet, My Sweet Sister-in-law.|
|Five Grands And Austin, Our Adorable Grand-nephew, In Blue Shirt.|
|Facing Camera, Glenn And Jewelynn|