My weekend thus far………

Has been one that provided the opportunity to acquire the perfect set of…………”dish-pan”hands!!! Yup! For the last few years, I’ve been washing pizza pans and miscellaneous baking items at our son/DILs business while the guys serve up fab food outside.  It’s our little town’s annual 3 day event……”Houston(MN) Hoedown”….that attracts 7,000+ (possibly) people to this sleepy bedroom community. Tractor pulls, vendors in the park, various ‘tag’ sales going on, etc, etc, etc. Hopefully, I’ll post a few photos tomorrow but, for now, just some photos of what was going on in the parking area of our son/DILs convenience store/gas station……….IMG_6463IMG_6465IMG_6462    The smokers……yup, 2 of ‘em……were going full blast, cooking up chicken and pork. The smokers were custom built by son, Brady, and definitely got a work out!!!! IMG_6464  This was probably the only “quiet” moment Brady had in the last 48 hours!!!!! Oh my…the aroma of applewood and meat cooking had lines of people forming early. Normally we have served for all 3 days of the event but this year is one for the record………we sold out by 6:00 pm Saturday!!!! Wow!!!! 280 pounds of meat——gone!!!! That’s quite a few pulled pork sandwiches and 1/4 chickens served, don’tcha think???? All this means that, for DH and I, we have a (possibly) free Sunday to watch the parade, get a world famous (!!!!) “Hoedown Brat” and wander the park……..and take a few photos for ya’ll…………

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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11 Responses to My weekend thus far………

  1. I can practically taste it from here! I’ve already had dinner for the day, but you are seriously making me hungry for some barbecue! Enjoy your day off tomorrow.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Thank you!! We will hop on the bikes and start the day with a pancake breakfast in town (served by the “Lions” group, then church service and parade and……well, who know???? LOL!!!

  2. Jan (Killer Bees in Harlingen TX) says:

    Nice T-shirt!! You two didn’t take long to find the best places in the Harlingen area to eat! Enjoy your “Day off”! 🙂

  3. Debbierose says:

    Sounds like a fun, fun weekend.

  4. Jeanne says:

    Oh, I think I’m hungry for pulled pork! The pictures of the smokers did it. So glad you have a day off hopefully! Enjoy!!!

  5. Congratulations all around on your food stand success. That quick sell-out speaks volumes for the quality of the food. I love pulled pork and can almost smell the smokey flavor.

  6. I’m hungry even thinking about it!! Yum:)!

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