Marvelously Barbecued

Two words…

Barbecue Plate


Seriously, the man-friend is my hero…my impress me with his ability to slow roast a pork shoulder overnight, mow the grass, assemble patio furniture, shop for groceries, fire up the grill, and look DAMN HOT carrying around a platter of skewered grilled veggies” HERO!

Veggie Kabobs

See that sexy thumb of his? 😉

Saturday evening…one pork shoulder…two dozen chicken wings…six sides…two desserts…nine bellies to fill…mission ACCOMPLISHED!

BarbecueMARVELOUS pork: Soaked in brine for six hours, coated thoroughly with this dry rub, roasted for THIRTEEN hours, shredded, juicy, succulent and omg melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

Chicken Wings

MARVELOUS wings: Coated in spicy voodoo sauce and grilled to perfection.

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

MARVELOUS potato salad: Made by moi!

Recipe HERE…only this time I omitted the mayo, added extra cheese, and measured absolutely nothing…which is now going to be my go-to way of making it! 😉

Kale Salad

MARVELOUS kale salad: Brought to you by Market de Whole Foods

Fruit Salad

Marvelous fruit salad: With watermelon, strawberries, blueberries, basil, mint, and fresh ground black pepper…I was in awe!

Cookies & Cream Cake

And finally, MARVELOUS cake: Brought to you by Bakery de Publix

A few of the other dishes managed to go un-pictured, so how about a little plate recap? Clockwise from the top…

Barbecue Plate

Pulled pork, baked potato salad, cucumber, tomato, and onion salad, grilled veggies, chicken wing, kale salad, pickles (duh), broccoli slaw, and some of the best baked beans I’ve ever had (secret family recipe brought by a friend).

And speaking of friends, you wanna know what else is MARVELOUS (besides glorious weather, great conversation, and fabulous food)??

Allie & MeHaving my girl Allie there to share it all with me!

AND leftover veggies (and sliced Gouda) working their way into breakfast the next morning…

Veggie OmeletFollowed by a little zombie love?

World War Z

Two words…



Be sure to head on over to Healthy Diva Life to check out all the other MARVELOUS link ups!!

What did YOU do this weekend?

What is your favorite thing to grill?

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