I believe the NH clan did Texas proud Thursday night. The brisket was tender and the ribs were fall-off-the-bone moist. Brits, Slovaks, Australians, Czechs and Canadians were gorging on slow-cooked meat saying things like, “So you can get this stuff everywhere in Texas? Now I see why you like it so much.” Mrs. NH’s mac ‘n cheese was devoured by the forkful as I informed many of our guests what a brisket is. Skinny European wives were grabbing nibbles of the tender cut off of the serving tray with no utensils and no shame.
I’m also glad to have such good friends to come to such a party. In a moment outside in front of the grill, away from the cacophony of about 8 kids and twice as many adults, I paused and marveled at just how lucky our family is. Friends and family are two of the most precious things in life. Getting to enjoy both while eating BBQ was a trifecta.