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pmanzi
08-20-2012, 10:45 AM
Prepping for a contest this weekend and wanted to get some ideas for team meals during the event. Normally we end up doing something simple like sausage and peppers or do a rack of ribs to get in a last minute practice cook but figured the creative people on this board would have some good suggestions.


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Sledneck
08-20-2012, 10:48 AM
Sometimes my wife whips up some baked ziti or lasagna in some half pans at home and then I throw them on the cooker

Just Pulin' Pork
08-20-2012, 11:02 AM
IMO the best are potlucks where a bunch of teams get together and bring a dish. Some of the best food I have ever eaten are from potlucks!

luke duke
08-20-2012, 11:04 AM
Spaghetti is a favorite with us. Really, anything but BBQ is a favorite.

Shady
08-20-2012, 11:28 AM
Always a team favorite BBQ Bologna, one chub rolled in honey dusted with black pepper crosshacted and smoked for three hrs. Slice and serve on a burgers roll easy dinner & breakfast the next day.

Ford
08-20-2012, 11:30 AM
If there are vendors on site I buy food. If I can get the truck out then local restaurant. Anything I don't have to cook. Sled's idea of premade and reheat is second choice. I hate having to cook Friday night. If staying Saturday night delivery pizza. Ordering can sometimes be a challenge but worth it. Down her in fl we're lucky that Janet from big poppas country kitchen usually makes breakfast so all I need is coffee and a donut or 2. Lunch is an over rated meal especially Saturday.

Now I know lots of teams that will throw on a rib rost, beef tenderloin, ny strip roast Or pork loin with some tarts and bread. Need a big team or your feeding a bunch of friends. Rarely any beef left.

Smokin J
08-20-2012, 11:36 AM
We usually have a pan of mixed sausages in a beer bath w/ onions in the cooker at all times. We just let it go all day and night and add beer when needed.

walrus79
08-20-2012, 11:46 AM
We do alot of sausages or steaks too (chips and dip). We also nibble on what didn't make it into the Anything Butt box...this past weekend it was bacon wrapped scallops. They didn't finish well, but they sure were good to us!

GreenDrake
08-20-2012, 11:49 AM
Shaved ice, beer and have pizza delivered.

Shiz-Nit
08-20-2012, 11:49 AM
I did some grilled pizzas last time.

Brew-B-Q
08-20-2012, 11:50 AM
Papa Johns Meats Pizza and cheese sticks. Great for breakfast too.

dhuffjr
08-20-2012, 11:53 AM
We've cooked burgers, boiled up some dogs with skyline chili and mounds of cheese and adobo chicken Friday evenings. We're also big fans of whatever the local pizza or sub joint is. This weekend I walked three miles uphill both ways to the Red Pepperoni in Madison for pizza.

WineMaster
08-20-2012, 11:57 AM
Best one was we brought a wok a qt of oil and fried up homemade eggrolls. Very EZ

Diva
08-20-2012, 11:57 AM
Tacos, I pre-cook the meat and heat it in a covered half pan on the smoker. Homemade salsa, buy the lettuce, shells, cheese, etc.

Chili dogs, pre-cook chili, heat it in a pot, throw the dogs in. You can have a hot dog, chili dog or a bowl of chili or all three.

Souper Supper is one of my favorite potlucks. Everybody brings a crockpot full of soup (some bring breads, crackers, cheeses, etc.) and you get to taste different soups, exchange recipes, etc.

Burger Bar. Hamburgers and have numerous toppings: bacon (you can pre-cook at home and heat up in the smoker), lettuce, tomato, onion, sauteed mushrooms, various cheeses.

AZScott
08-20-2012, 12:28 PM
I typically like to go out to a local restaurant that is preferably Thai Friday night.

Jaskew82
08-20-2012, 12:45 PM
For me, it's ribs. I love to eat them and I love to cook them.

motoeric
08-20-2012, 06:15 PM
The best two team meals that I've had a comps were both salads. Both were oil and vinegar based. One was cucumber and the other was tortellini.

On Mondays I often regret not enjoying the BBQ meats, but when I'm there and it's hot and you've been cooking and prepping all day, something without meat is usually what I reach for.

Eric

pmanzi
08-20-2012, 07:02 PM
Thanks for the great suggestions, now to narrow down the list.

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MikeR
08-20-2012, 07:09 PM
Something quick and easy. This past weekend we did sausage on rolls, raw brocoli salad, and potato salad. The less prepping and clean up the better.

GreenDrake
08-20-2012, 07:11 PM
Agreed, we never plan on the food needed to eat...we just roll with it. The comp is on the brain and the planning of meals has never happened yet.

early mornin' smokin'
08-20-2012, 07:12 PM
anything but bbq! grilled steak, sausages, pizza

jbrink01
08-20-2012, 07:15 PM
If Steph or Shane are there - I bake a Lasagna. If not, very little. Maybe a sandwich from a local restaurant. Granola bar for breakfast unless Dennis Keck is there, then he cooks. Lunch - Yuck, nothing. Stuffed with BBQ. Dinner is usually while driving home - generally a milk shake.

JD McGee
08-20-2012, 07:23 PM
We try to find a good local restaurant or pub...:cool:

Uncle Buds BBQ
08-20-2012, 07:28 PM
Prepping for a contest this weekend and wanted to get some ideas for team meals during the event. Normally we end up doing something simple like sausage and peppers or do a rack of ribs to get in a last minute practice cook but figured the creative people on this board would have some good suggestions.


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Ribeyes!!!!

You cooking at Kennesaw this weekend?

pmanzi
08-20-2012, 07:48 PM
Ribeyes!!!!

You cooking at Kennesaw this weekend?

Yes we are, looking forward to it. Last years Pigs and Peaches was our first competition and we had a blast can't wait to do it again.

Uncle Buds BBQ
08-20-2012, 07:57 PM
Come on over and visit. We'll be flying the Brethren Banner!

Oh...and we'll actually be serving BBQ Friday...not ribeyes...because we invited a few family and friends over and they EXPECT bbq from us...ugh!

CarolinaQue
08-20-2012, 08:01 PM
I like to cook up some italian sausage, out of the casing. Add to it a can of fire roasted tomatoes, a jar of green chile's (you can substitute a can or Rotell) an 8 oz brick of cream cheese and season with salt, pepper, granulated garlic, some green herbs. Cook it until the cheese melts and it's creamy and eat it as a dip with some scoops. Makes a great late night snack also!

columbia1
08-20-2012, 09:39 PM
HONEY BUNS!!!!
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner!!!

Muzzlebrake
08-20-2012, 10:25 PM
Clams, lobster steaks or cevapcicis

TELL YOU WHAT BBQ
08-20-2012, 10:39 PM
Friday- bar for 'dinner'
Sat. - leftover NEBS grub
Past Sat was pizza, ABT's and salmon

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Diva
08-20-2012, 11:04 PM
If Steph or Shane are there - I bake a Lasagna. If not, very little. Maybe a sandwich from a local restaurant. Granola bar for breakfast unless Dennis Keck is there, then he cooks. Lunch - Yuck, nothing. Stuffed with BBQ. Dinner is usually while driving home - generally a milk shake.

Believe me, it's APPRECIATED!!! However........granola????? Bleccchh!

BLACK DAWG BBQ
08-20-2012, 11:08 PM
Beer and combos

Pack-A-Smokes
08-21-2012, 05:19 AM
We also do ribeyes. Seems to be our good luck charm. We also have done grilled pizza, low country boil, pork chops and eat local sometimes.

Chipper
08-21-2012, 06:01 AM
We usually do rib eyes, but since the chefs choice is often Friday night, we have the leftover shrimp or crab cakes.

Spydermike72
08-21-2012, 06:04 AM
Friday night the local bar that serves food, Saturday either pizza or mexican food. No BBQ...

Smokin' Hicks
08-21-2012, 07:41 AM
pizza delivery is AWESOME way to go

rexbbq
08-21-2012, 07:51 AM
Jimmy Deans Breakfast Sandwiches. Wrap them in foil and throw them on the smoker for 20 minutes. The breakfast of champions!

pmanzi
08-21-2012, 10:02 AM
Regardless of how the comp goes I think we will be eating good this weekend.
Decided we will do some sausage and dogs-in-hog (bo_gators post intrigued me), some ABTs for snacking and Ribeyes for dinner, with a scrambled egg stuffed fatty for breakfast.

If any of you are cooking in Kennesaw this weekend stop on by would love to meet face to face.

Phil

K-Train
08-21-2012, 10:47 AM
Trail mix at the site or local fare, usually MCDonalds or something like that on the way home.

Bigmista
08-21-2012, 12:59 PM
Lots of Pot lucks here. Some of my favorites:

Jay's (Otis and the Bird) fried chicken
Harry's (Slap Yo Daddy) Seared Ahi Tuna
Sterling's (Big Poppa Smokers) Pulled Pork Sliders (love the Wagyu steaks but those sliders? Damn!)

BBQ Church
08-21-2012, 01:56 PM
gotta love a low country boil

CBQ
08-21-2012, 02:13 PM
Jambalaya or smoked mac 'n cheese

Leatherheadiowa
08-21-2012, 02:24 PM
I like the lighter potlucks. Rookie 48(Dave Compton) is always good for some smoked cheese. Simple, easy, and anything but BBQ is always popular!

HarleyGirl14226
08-21-2012, 02:50 PM
If there isn't a pot luck scheduled Friday night, then we'll go out to something local if time permits... Although the pot luck is usually much more fun.

If we're in NEBS land and Yabba Dabba Que has the fry daddy - then Fryday is by far my fave! You just can't beat a deep fried chocolate chip cookie stuffed inside a McDonald's Double Cheeseburger and deep fried - it's so wrong yet so right!

We've also done sausage gravy and biscuits for breakfast for friends/neighbors - YUM!

Podge
08-21-2012, 02:54 PM
Shipley Burger