Easter Sunday Dinner

We had the family come over for Easter Sunday Dinner – with Smoked Tri-Tip, Country Style Pork Ribs, BBQ Chicken, Baked Potatoes, Ranch Style Beans, Corn, Micro Steamed Green Beans, and Bread. I started the day by Seasoning the Country Style Pork Ribs, and soaking the wood chips. I had some leftover Hickory Chips, and I picked up some Apple Wood Chips – and put them in water a few hours before starting the smoker. And I seasoned the Country Style Pork Ribs, with a mixture of Black Pepper, Garlic Salt, Onion Powder, Thyme, Ancho Chili Powder, Smoked Paprika, and Ground Mustard.

I put the 2 Tri-Tips in the smoker around 3:00 pm – for about 2 hours. That will give them a good smoke ring, and will be Tender and juicy. I buy the Tri-Tip when it is on sale, and season them, wrap them individually, and freeze them. When I bring the. Out – they just need to thawed and cooked.

We put some large Potatoes in the over at 400 degrees for just over an hour for some good Baked Potatoes. Before baking them, we rubbed them with Olive Oil, Salt, and Pepper. Then, they are ready for whatever toppings anyone wants.

I put the Chicken Thighs on the gas grill – after having been marinating in beer. I mix up some BBQ Sauce by mixing Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce with some beer and Chalula Hot Sauce. That gives the Chicken a sweet, yet spicy flavor. My grandson, Gunner, thinks it’s the best BBQ Chicken there is, lol. Also, since my daughter-in-law, Laura, doesn’t like Chicken with BBQ Sauce on it – I made 2 pieces with no Sauce, and I marinated them in Italian Dressing.

The final meat is the Country Style Pork Ribs. After applying the rub, I put half of them on the smoker, and the other half on the gas grill. This give 2 distinct flavors of the same meat. For the last 10 minutes, I put all of the Ribs in the smoker.

Then, we finished the meal off with some Ranch Style Beans, some Whole Kernel Corn, Micro Steamed Green Beans, and some bread. It was a very very tasty, and filling Easter Dinner. Since it was a smaller gathering than normal – there were a lot of leftovers, lol. Our oldest granddaughter, Chelsea, and her family now live north of Sacramento, and were not able to come. Here is a final picture of my plate of food:

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