Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fabu Fourth!

I honestly think that the Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. Just good clean summer fun!

Being the Texas girl that I am, I decided it was time to take on my first brisket. I pulled Carlos out of bed at 5am to get this hunk of meat started. It slow cooked/smoked all day to produce this heavenly mesquite favored masterpiece. All right all right, I learned a few things for next time around, but all in all it was SO yummy! I so wished I had a bottle of Rudy's sauce for the occasion!

Abby and I worked on a little project before our friends arrived to try their first brisket.

Aren't these the cutest?

These are our willing taste-testers!

We even got to see Papa Carlos for a while.

My kids love having a party and especially being outside!

What childhood is complete without sparklers?

And then we moved to the big bigger pyrotechnics!

Happy Birthday USA!