Hi Guys and Gals
Well I have finally gotten home and am sitting down after an exhausting weekend.
We arrived on Thursday at 7:00 am to set up. We were the first to arrive. We set up our Diva Q camp and got everything good to go. Starting cooking for the Canada AM program we did. We did a standing pork loin roast, ribs and ABT's. They were completely oversauced but it looked good on camera. Had a fun time with their crew.
I will get a clip up once I find it.
Got about 2 hours sleep that night on a cot in my tent.
Friday night lots of prep. Not much drinking- I just can't focus on Q and drink too. I am not sure how people can do that. Went off to take care of the rest of the 4 categories for Saturday. We did pulled pork, brisket, dessert and sauce. Happy with it all except had some weird things happen with the brisket that we did not expect. We did 3 full packers of Black Angus Brisket from Hovey's Gourmet Meats here in Barrie. They were huge. 2 for some reason only took 7 - 7 1/2 hours. Probes were fine. Not sure what happened as the wsm never went above 250. Still odd about that one.
All of our side dishes turned out well too. Had a great time with the judges too. Had some KCBS and Memphis in May Master judges come to my tent -that was great and we received
Had a great time doing them all.
Got maybe 1 1/2 hrs sleep that night.
Saturday went off without a hitch. Got everything done on time no DQ's so that was good. Stayed up too late for my own good. Went back to my house slept for 2 hours then got up early for chicken prep etc.
Sunday was going well (I was by myself until about 830am) then a massive and severe storm rolled in. Ugh raced around trying to save everything. Lost power in the generator I had run out of gas. Had to wait until the extra gas came (generator & gas provided by the CBA) - put me dangerously close to not being able to hand in my chicken.
Had a good time throughout the day got our chicken, ribs and anything butt category in.
Many of our family and friends showed up after the turn ins were all done. We had 5 rows of people supporting Diva Q and we did not dissapooint any !
1st in Anything Butt
1st in Dessert
Tied for 2nd in ribs however breaker took us to 3rd
5 Moose Trophies AWESOME!
Here is a pic of our team and our awards.
My team members are the best of the best and they are troopers. John blew out his knee on Thursday and was in pain all weekend he never stopped Louisa just kept motoring never stopping for more than a minute and she kept us all on track. THe love of my life my husband was terrific running to get anything I needed. I am truly lucky to have such an incredible team and they deserve all the best!
I am really tired now and I think I will take a nap after Ihave the longest bath. LOL - I don't think the charcoal will ever come out.
The CBA did an outstanding job organizing and I really hope more American teams come as well as more International teams.
Thank you to you all again!