Going to my mothers for our annual cook. 16 butts, 1/2 whole hog, 20
pounds various kinds of sausage, 10 fatties, 2 turkeys, 6 chickens, 1whole
cured ham, fresh creamed corn, various fresh garden veggies, salads, beans, home grown tomatoes, almond and cream cheese pound cakes, and homemade icecream. My oldest sister has a custom built pit that has
an 8 * 4 cooking surface, counter weighted lid and all that, built on a
20 * 30 slab, covered. The fire box is a 150 gallon propane tank with the
ends cut out. It stands on its end with a door cut on the bottom. The wood
goes in the top(hickory and red oak), and the coals come out the bottom.
The coals are then shoveled into the back door in the rear of the pit.
We usually cook at least 1/2 a hog and a dozen or so butts in the ground,
the old fashioned way, but we have had so much rain, not this year.
The 4th is my mothers birthday(76th). We will feed 70 or 80 between
Friday night and Monday, main meal Sunday will be about 20.
If you happen to be about 2 1/2 miles north of Silas,AL stop by HA. 90 miles north of Mobile, 45 miles se of Medridian,MS, right on the edge of
the planet. I can never accuse anyone of being a country boy.
"Got a pig in the ground and the beer on ice, all my roughty friends are
coming over tonight" (Hank Jr). Thats US...