Saturday evening we attended the South Central Kansas BBQ Society Christmas party at Pig In Pig Out in Wichita, Ks. Derek, the owner, cooked tri-tip and pork chops and we all brought a covered dish and/or dessert for supper. Throughout the evening we were entertained by Brian and Mary-Ann of Wichita Casino Parties
We had a good crowd at the party:
After everyone had eaten their fill of the great food, we had a gift exchange. Brian and Mary-Ann had some unique ways of determining who got to pick a gift. The first “pick” was determined after 3 “volunteers” were selected to participate in a challenge. They each strapped an apparatus around their waist that had a ball and 3 baskets. The object was to score points by swinging the ball up and into one of the baskets; without using your hands.
Another game they played was a scavenger hunt. The items were all very common and plentiful in the room, but the way it was worded made you think. Now I’m not going to give any of Brian’s secrets away because someone might be reading this blog that will hire them for an event one of these days and I want you to look as stupid as I did. No offense.
After a couple more games and drawing of tickets, all of the gifts were claimed and we were ready for the Team of the Year awards. Points were accumulated by the teams at contests in our region during the year. We started it off by winning the TOY in the chicken category:
The winner of the ribs category was Great Plains BBQ, and Roughnecks took home the top prize in both pork and brisket. Now it was time for the overall winner. We knew we would be in the running but there are some strong teams in the group, especially with Richard and Kathy taking the top prize in 2 of the 4 categories. It had to have been close, but we managed to be named the Overall Team of the Year!
The last item of the evening was naming the winner of the dessert contest. Kristi had baked a red velvet cheescake
I liked it as much as I did any of the others I tried, but the judges didn’t agree. The win went to our friend Del of Doc K’s BBQ with a peanut butter cheesecake. I did eat a small piece and cannot argue with the judges on that decision.
It was a fun evening and, as always, it was good to see our barbecue friends again. Our season is over for this year, but could be starting again as soon as early February at Winter-Q in Great Bend.
Stay warm and remember, BBQ is a year round activity!