Have a BBQful Thanksgiving!
Can you believe it's almost holiday season again? Where does the time go? Last week the folks at Wood Ranch were kind enough to invite me to meet their very own Sultan of Smoke, Alex Benes, to learn and participate in a turkey-grilling demo. How exciting is that? I can always use tips on how to make a better Thanksgiving meal. Well, actually how to delegate others in making a better Thanksgiving meal. We all know I'm not the best cook out there. Haha. That's the understatement of the year. But hey, BBQ, Thanksgiving, and Wood Ranch. How could you go wrong?
This is the sight I arrived to! They weren't kidding when they said we were in for a makeshift Thanksgiving dinner. How the heck was I supposed to finish this?Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill Partner/Chef Alex Benes got the party started by giving us tips on how to spatchcock and grill a turkey for maximum flavor! Did you know that you should butterfly your turkey to ensure that the turkey breast meat stays moist and juicy? It's apparently the driest part of the turkey.
After our turkey grilling lesson, we were treated to a number of Wood Ranch's award-winning BBQ like their dry-rubbed and smoked St. Louis Ribs, Carolina Pulled Pork, Texas-Style Brisket – and of course, their salads and sides, followed by their seasonal Pumpkin Cheesecake!
I can't believe how much food there was. Everything was so delicious. I've always been a big fan of Wood Ranch, but I always have the tendency of ordering the same two or three dishes each time I go. This was the perfect opportunity to try out dishes I would never normally have a chance to order. I'm so glad I got the opportunity to do so. I really enjoyed the burnt ends. Those were a tasty treat! Tri-tip, brisket, and pulled pork are other favorites of mine at Wood Ranch. The CAB Giant Short Ribs were something I had never tried before. The meat fell off the bone and melted in my mouth. So tasty! I'm definitely order that the next time.
At this point, I was already stuffed beyond the point of no return. But then, they brought out dessert. One, by one, by one. A total of 5 desserts were brought out to me. I was able to take a bite of each one. The pumpkin cheesecake! Wow... I also love cobbler so the peach cobbler was a great way to cleanse my BBQ filled palette. I was really impressed with my Wood Ranch meal. I'm so glad I was able to try all these dishes I normally would have never ordered. I'm definitely going to be ordering some of my Thanksgiving sides from Wood Ranch. What do you think of my 20+ course Wood Ranch meal?
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