100 lbs of Pork.
That was the theme to this year’s Porkapalooza barbeque, hosted annually by my brother Jeff. (Read about the past annual Barbeque aka Porkapaloozas: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011). This year Jeff had smoked ribs, pulled pork, smoked pork loin, homemade sausages and sausage patties, bacon explosion and pork belly. All of which he did by himself. What a feat! Jeff Sauer is The Man in case you didn’t know ; lol. In this photo he is displaying the “Cuban Sauer”, a giant sandwich with a homemade chipotle sausage patty, smoked pork loin, swiss cheese, sandwich stacker pickle, pulled pork and then topped with Jeff’s homemade Carolina mustard sauce. Amazing!!
Here is the breakdown of meats and photos Jeff took on Instagram of the preparations:
The meat literally disappeared within two hours! Here is a a sneak peek
I made fresh salsa but forgot to take a photo of it. Imagine that! Everyone brought something to share. It was awesome!
I didn’t take too many other photos but here are a few of my family. Check out my dad in that Hawaiian shirt. This is a first; I have never known him to wear one before but I bet it is cool when he is in his little red 1960 Corvette convertible cruisin’ around listening to the Beach Boys 😉
My dad’s youngest two brothers, Joe and Steve. (fyi-Steve is my Godfather)
This is my Uncle Joe again and his youngest son, Jake. Jake, 15, is the youngest of all the Sauer cousins. The oldest is 41. I love my big family and all my cousins 🙂
Here is my mom with my aunts Mary and Cindy and my cousin Natalie. My cousin Heidi also came and now I am wondering why the heck I didn’t get a picture with her! I didn’t get any of me, either. Heidi is getting married this coming Saturday! She is the first of three cousins getting married this summer.
This little honey is our friends’ daughter
After everyone ate (and many had gone home) the sky clouded up and proceeded to first pour and then hail. Here is Jeff outside in the rain yelling “Porkapalooza!!!” at the top of his lungs. I caught it through his kitchen window… it was pretty funny!
It was a good time and I already look forward to Porkapalooza 2013!
Thanks, Jeff. You are a wonderful host and your house is pretty awesome!
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