Basic Texas dinner with a California twist. The Texas component was beef, beer, green beans, mashed taters, a local beer and salsa. The California component was the cut of beef. Tri-tip is a cut that is found all over California after originating along the Central California coast over 40 years ago. It is tough to find in Texas!
I went into our local HEB supermarket yesterday not intending to buy the tri-tip. I was looking for ground sirloin and chickens for my daughter’s birthday BBQ on Saturday. I found the chickens but no ground sirloin. I spotted two tri-tips on the top shelf and snatched them both up. Tri-tip makes great leftovers, sliced up in a salad, wrapped in a tortilla or just plain old finger food! I was drooling!
Saturday will be my famous burgers and smoked chicken along with a gut busting variety of dips, queso and who knows what that my wife has found on Pinterest! I am in charge of the meat and beer, both of which I claim a tremendous depth of knowledge and abundant experience!
The local beer, a Karbach summer seasonal that slid down way too easy. On Saturday a select few that know the secret handshake and password may be treated to some of my he brew.
My basic plate.
Drink local and Drink Responsibly,
WHO COULD RESIST SUCH A BEAUTIFUL AND TASTY MEAL. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A SPECIAL GIRL!! I WISH I HAD BEEN THERE, BUT YOU CAN DO THAT AGAIN IN NOVEMBER,,,I HOPE YOU DID NOT FORGET THE BIRTHDAY CAKE??? XOXOOX MOM
Big plans for the day. I will post a bit about the fun and I’m sure Lisa will put it on Facebook!
That is one gorgeous plateful. Bet the party is going to be stellar!
It was and it was such a pleasure to share with family and friends!