Thursday, July 10, 2008

A belated Canada Day photo post

The day after Canada day, my boyfriend's Italian grandparents left for a trip to visit their family back home. The rest of his family (parents, brothers, aunt, uncle, cousin, and him, too) will be following next month. His family threw a "Bon Voyage" party so everyone could get together one last time before the trip, and in typical fashion, they marched out the big guns: their army of homemade barbecues. My boyfriend's family (and friends) are quite handy. Not a single store-bought barbecue was used that day.

As hardcore carnivores, they even roasted a whole lamb. Alright, technically they're still omnivores, but you'll have a hard time believing it after these photos. PETA members: you have been warned.

This used to be a tank, until family friend Brian got a hold of it. Now it's a propane-powered lamb death trap. In the lower-right corner, you can see a homemade charcoal grill, made out of... um.. something metallic.

The poor, delicious lamb.

The lamb, all carved and ready to be devoured.

Lamb kebabs, now. Lots of lamb that day.

Sausages and chicken, cooked on a stainless steel sink-turned charcoal barbecue. We used this same one on Father's Day.


Parker July 11, 2008 at 12:49:00 PM EDT  

That is pretty. Been to a pig roast once where they to made their own bbq. This lamb looks great. Must of been good.

Deborah July 11, 2008 at 4:27:00 PM EDT  

My husband keeps wanting to make his own smoker, but it kind of scares me. But I guess I shouldn't be scared since this works so well!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen July 11, 2008 at 6:26:00 PM EDT  

Whoa that is some amazing stuff! - The smoker AND the lamb!

Jackie July 13, 2008 at 11:26:00 AM EDT  

Always wondered what it would be like to go to a real pig roast - thanks for sharing your experience!

Monika July 14, 2008 at 3:24:00 AM EDT  

Oh my gosh, that lamb looks amazing!!!

Matt July 14, 2008 at 11:20:00 AM EDT  

Amazing Pictures!

Kait July 14, 2008 at 9:06:00 PM EDT  

I'm a little scared of all the machinery too, but it is quite impressive and the slow-roasted meat tastes amazing!

Thanks for the comments, everyone :)

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