happy days are here again!
thomas surprised me with an order of jack stack burnt ends, beef and pork, cheesy corn and baked beans. we both read an article in the wall street journal last week about the best barbeque being from kansas city. we wholeheartedly agree. we have tried many styles of barbeque and while many are excellent(carolina gold mustard sauce, dreamland ribs in tuscaloosa, big bad wolves in tuscaloosa) none can hold a candle to kansas city style. i can't even find burnt ends out here. according to the article, burnts ends originated in kansas city when former slaves who moved to the area didn't want to waste a single iota of precious meat. the burnt ends were literally overcooked yet delicious meat ends that fell off another cut of cooked meat. they are tough but melt in your mouth at the same time. it is a scientific impossibility. you can put them on sammiches, add them to stew or eat them straight. the beef ones are my favorite. they have been called "nuggets of barbeque gold". and that is your barbeque lesson for the day.
don't bother us on saturday because we will be eating.