2011 SELA gathering Oct 28,29 and 30

Discussion in 'Events' started by alblancher, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Get with BamaFan if you don't mind,  we can move the control box just about anywhere with a long enough coaxial cable.   Maybe we can find some neat 1960's movies (grew up watching James Bond at the Drive In)  and sell tickets to the 2nd annual SMF Drive In Movie Theater!

    I can take TV worries off my list of things to do,  Got two good men taking care to make sure we have football on the big screen!

    Thanks Michael

    BTW is Arkansas playing that weekend? May be another SEC game available

    Al
     
  2. bamafan

    bamafan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    We'll try and take care of it Al. Just need your model number off your reciever to make sure we bring the right connectors and cables.
     
  3. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I have direct tv.....let me know if You need another reciever....... I have 2 High def and 2 basic boxes
     
  4. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I don't have a HD antennae but we will keep the analog recievers in mind if Michael Ark and BamaFan need it.  If anyone believes we need two different programs running it would be helpful being from NC wouldn't ESPN carry the ACC games?  What is the ACC game of the Week?

    We have a great group coming this year.  We are all excited about having you! 

    My wife asked if there would be any children attending.  She wants to do something for Halloween if we do. 
     
  5. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I talked to a processor that can pull out the thicker bellies for me as he is killing pigs,  he just needs two weeks notice and he will save me the nice ones.  I want 2 or 3, Bob you want 1 or 2 to take home, Boykjo you want one for the gathering and maybe one to take home or just one?  Anyone else, if I am going to make the drive may as well make it worth it.  I'll be making this trip middle of October so need to let him know the very beginning of October.  I can check on the price in October

    I can order the standard bellies locally.  They are normally about 1 1/2 inches thick. They will more then likely be less expensive and I need to order a minimum of 3 in the half case

    Like I said, I don't mind curing them for you   And the smokehouse will be running anyway.

    Al
     
  6. flareside92

    flareside92 Smoke Blower

    That sounds like alot of eatin and greetin to me! We need to figure out a way to have one of those in NW Iowa.

    I don't know if I could make it to work on Monday after eatin all weekend.
     
  7. bamafan

    bamafan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Al as of right now my 2 girls are coming but they are out of the Halloween stage. 13- and 15
     
  8. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ruby is a definite and a couple more maybe I am waiting on.  I will be gone the second week of Sept.  for 9 days on the road.   
     
  9. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hey BamaFan,  Rick mentioned you might make your cole slaw.  Let me know if you decide to do it so I can pick up the ingredients for you.  I remember how much we liked it at N Florida and this time I will pay more attention.

    Al

    Glad Ruby can make it , I enjoyed her company last year. 
     
  10. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Just heard from Pineywoods.  Looks like he and Karen will be able to make it!  He volunteered fresh veggies from the garden.  May have some good salads going, grilled vegetables and I am sure if the Japs and Habs are still producing they will find the way to the smoker for some ABTs

    This is an opportunity to learn from other people that love to smoke and cook great food.  I will be posting the latest version of the menu soon.  If you would like to cook something, maybe do a bit of showing off this is the opportunity.  We will have smoker space available.   If there is something you want to try or learn how to do just ask.  We'll see what we can do.

    Right now we have between 30 and 35 people with serious plans to attend.  Hopefully we will be able to add a couple more between now and then.

    Al
     
  11. bamafan

    bamafan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    AL, if you want cole slaw you 'll get coleslaw. I bring the stuff with me. Can't show up empty handed.
     
  12. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member


    I wouldnt mind getting 1 belly...... I'll pm you for some more details.......

    Joe
     
  13. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Just an update on the current menu

    Friday night


    Eman - Oyster poboys with fixins,  Homemade Tartar Sauce

    Michael Ark - Chicken

    Breakfast Saturday


    Sandy - Cinnamon rolls

    Al - Fresh Breakfast Sausage

    Fresh from the smokehouse Bacon

    Eggs

    Grits

    Smothered Potatoes

    Coffees and teas.

    Main meal, Lunch and Snacks Saturday


    ShooterRick - Brisket, Butt and Buffalo

    BobDog46 – Alligator Sausage

    BamaFan – coleslaw

    Pinneywoods – Fresh from the Greenhouse Vegetables

    Al – smoked sausage

    Baked Beans

    Hurricane cornbread

    ABTs

    Cold smoked cheese

    Desserts


    Ruby – 3 fruit crumb cake

    New Orleans style bread pudding with rum or bourbon sauce

    Breakfast Sunday


    Sheri - Cathead biscuits

    Al - Cajun Grits Casserole

    Eggs

    Bacon

    Breakfast Sausage

    Lunch and Dinner Sunday


    Leftovers and sandwiches

    If we have time to cook before the event I might ask Liz to help make up some special treats.  If BobDog46 can bring gator sausage we may need to add a gator or chicken Sauce Piquant.  Maybe a small pot of Jambalaya or Pastalaya.   If the pig trapping is successful we will have some wild piggy in the smoker.  A pot of New Orleans style red beans and smoked sausage

    Feel free to offer suggestions or to volunteer to prepare any item on the list. 
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2011
  14. bamajon

    bamajon Smoke Blower

    Hey Al,

         Thanks for putting this on.  Me and the wife will be there.  I decided i better bring her this time.  ive been to the past 2 at pineys without her and now she heard enough about it.  she wants to come.  We'll be bringing a tent if that is ok with you.  Let me know of anything else you guys need.  i Have access to the comissary on base so i can get things pretty cheap.  Just let me knowand thanks again.
     
  15. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Glad to have both of you.  I believe BamaFan mentioned to me that you might come? 

    Anyway we'll save you a nice, shady camping spot and a place in front of the big screen!

    Thanks for the heads up.

    Al
     
  16. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like a full menu and getting fuller.  Will look forward to meeting those I have yet to meet and I am sure we will all have a great time!
     
  17. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    AL, starting in eary Oct. I will start running the southern portion of the country to try and stay outta the cold and snow.As of recent I see no reason that I won't be making it. Looking foward to seeing your place and all the other guests. Count me in for another set of hands for whatever is needed. thanks Bob.
     
  18. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Great news Bob,  I enjoyed talking with you at N Florida and happy to have you here at the Farm for a couple of days.  Plan on a day or two extra if you want just to get off the road for a while. 

    I was telling Michael Ark,  when you have a SMF type gathering one thing you are not short of is good cooks. 

    Looks like the event is coming together very nicely and I just want to say that so much of the credit goes to PineyWoods and the successful events he has had.  You have set a precedent for good people getting together, having a bite to eat, talking about Smoking food, maybe a little trash talking about football and enjoying each others company.  Thanks Jerry,
     
  19. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    What they are all good as long as they don't say. Roll tie ,Hook e'm horns ,Go vols,go rebs,and many more.As a q'er i'm blessed that i can say soo-ie [​IMG]pig [​IMG]soo-ie an realy mean it when i say go razarbacks.[​IMG]
     
  20. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    This is LSU country. Why you think were cooking PIG and GATOR? We would cook a dang Elephant too if we could get one.

     Al i am thinking about doing a small (yea right) pastalaya fri. in case some folks can't or don't eat oysters.

    IF anyone planning on attending has any type of food allergies , PLEASE  LET US KNOW!  We can adjust some things and some we can't

    But we will make sure that you have some good (SAFE) food that you will enjoy.
     

Share This Page