Birthdays and pizza party

Celebrating Edward’s 2 year birthday and a special note from Grandpa to Marcella.

cake-note

 

Build your own pizza. Had a multitude of toppings to choose from. Was going to cook them all on the grill but only managed to do one as it looked like we were going to get a pretty good storm.

Toppings

toppings

Getting the stone heated up (scrap piece of soapstone)

stone

Getting the crust rolled out and brushed with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and parmesan cheese.

crust

First pizza and the only one done on the grill was pepperoni for the kids

first-pie

The rest were done in the oven at the highest temp (550)

pie2

more-pies

Sirloin tip roast

Picked up a sirloin tip roast last night. I split the roast into 2 and rubbed one with mustard, cut some slits for garlic, and Oakridge BBQ Black Ops.

http://www.oakridgebbq.com/shop/signature-edition-black-ops-brisket-rub/#axzz3DrZw2Oxs

The second half I coated with the same black-ops, but then covered it in  a basket weave of bacon.

prep1

tip-bacon-prep

tip-prep2

Got the fire ready. Using hardwood.

fire-start

inferno

Smoked until internal temp was 140.

tip-cooking

finished