Two events going on in town tonight, neither of which I will make. Every year, they have the folks who ran Bloomsday gather at the park for a photo shoot. I always forget. It was at 5:30 today. It’s 6:00, and I’m at work still. The other event is a book signing by Marianne Love at the clubhouse at the swanky Seasons at Sandpoint condos. I thought I’d go. A friend of mine lives there, and this would be an opportunity to get to see her digs, but I’m at work, and I need to get home and get the BBQ going. I don’t need a book signed by Marianne Love, though we go way back (she’s taught two of my three kids). It’s too nice a day to go schmooze.
Tonight I’m barbecuing tri tips in as close as I can come to the Santa Maria BBQ Style. Santa Maria BBQ is done over red oak bark. I don’t have any, but I do have a nifty cedar plank. Close enough. You just coat the tri tip in garlic powder and salt, then grill away. Yummy. I haven’t barbecued since that really randomly warm weekend in March, so I’m ready! I just have to figure out how much I’m allowed to eat on Weight Watchers. I’ll be sure to load up on salad and veggies.