Was a challenge but turned out WOW

Discussion in 'Catering & Large Group Gatherings' started by johnd49455, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. johnd49455

    johnd49455 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Last Sunday our church had a Mortgage burning/BBQ/pot luck.
    The challenge was that I was asked to do the BBQ. Last week I told people to bring whatever they wanted Any cut of meat & any vegies. What I got myself was a donation of 2- 10# butts & an 8# brisket & purchased 3# breakfast sausage for fattys. Others brought 3- pork loins ranging from 8# down to 4.5#, 10# chicken leg quarters, 5# chicken breasts, several packages of beef short ribs, 3 Acorn squash, several tomatoes, some celery, green peppers, potatoes & last but not least 1# ground beef & several pounds of hot dogs.

    My challenge was to figure out how to cook all that food & have it all done by 12:30 Sunday. I had 2 Chargrillers, 1 webber 22 1/2", Brinkman 7 in 1, & 2 itsy bitsy weber wantabees, & a charbroil gas grill. I onlys used the brinkman to fry bacon with the burner & the charbroil side burner to cook some Q sauce & one grill burner to keep the squash warm what it got done.

    I started cooking at 7:00pm & all was done at the 12:30 eat time. I started to get a little big in the head as the compliments started to roll in but had a great time cooking. I hope those that brought cameras & took pick can provide decent q-view. I was to busy all night starting different meats & taking things off & wrapping & keeping them warm.
     
  2. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    nice.....iron-Q!
     
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Sounds great glad it all went good!!
     
  4. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That was a good job you did. Quite a challenge.
     
  5. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You must have working like a one armed paper hanger! Congrats to you and your church.
     
  6. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    fantastic! great job u pulled off-great reason also.
     
  7. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice job.....Next one will be easier/relaxing.....Welcome to the catering club!!!!

    Sure bet those folks are happy.....
     
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those are the smokes that after it's all over you just sit back and say shh. How did I do all of that. Yes you will get the big head and that's not a bad thing if you keep your mouth out of it. So don't start bragging too much some is good for the back. and others won't get upset with you.[​IMG]for pulling it off and doing such a good job with it. I do hope you can find some of that Qview. It would be nice for us to enjoy it too and for you to make a good job mural. CONGRATS
     
  9. figjam

    figjam Meat Mopper

    Congrats on pulling it off. Looking forward to seeing the qview.
     
  10. Sounds impressive. Great job!
     
  11. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds like all went well, Congratulations...[​IMG]
     
  12. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    You da man....right nice of you [​IMG]
     
  13. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congrats on everything turning out for you John, sounds like a great assortment of smoked goodness. Great that everyone loved the food.
     
  14. johnd49455

    johnd49455 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Wow Charlie finally gave me the pics he took so here they are better late than never right?

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  15. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Congrats John! Great pictures showing you guys working like pro's!!! You deserve a big head moment.[​IMG]
     
  16. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    John-what a great event! Awsome pics of you guys cooking; sounds like you planned it well.
     

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