Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Byron’s BBQ.
Every summer we attend a huge 4th of July party on July 3rd at our friends Pete and Brandi’s farm. More than 100 people gather on the property that is as quintessential American as it comes. Think vintage decor, an old barn, a creek and lots of fun.
The guests all brings food to potluck and there’s usually quite the spread. That said, I always feel like its a bit heavy on dips, chips and desserts, so this year I wanted to bring something substantial for people to enjoy.
Thankfully, the kind folks at Bryon’s BBQ (available exclusively at Sam’s Club) sent me a 4lb tray of BBQ to try out, and I thought it was perfect for the potluck.
About Bryon’s BBQ: “It’s available at Sam’s Club locations nationwide and is prepared the way real BBQ should be made – hickory-smoked for hours, hand-pulled off the bone and seasoned perfectly with high-quality spices and sauces. And we don’t use a laundry list of additives or preservatives to keep this BBQ tender and juicy, which is why you’ll find it in the frozen food aisle. A 4-pound tray of Byron’s BBQ sells for less than $15.”
Matthew put it in the crock pot for me since I worked during the day (he works from home) and I couldn’t wait to try it when I got home. As soon as I opened our front door I was greeted to the hickory BBQ smell and yelled, “whoa it smells good in here.”
Matthew chuckled and said, “I know!”
I tasted a fork-full of the pork and was pleasantly surprised. It was every bit as good as the local BBQ pork place we go to here in Nashville. YUM! I knew it was going to be a hit and wished I was bringing twice as much.
A little while after I got home, we headed to the party. We got to the farm about 30 minutes after the party had started because wrangling toddlers while you are throwing up and pregnant makes you late for everything.
When we got there, Pete told us they were waiting for our kids to do the annual hay ride. I quickly said to Matthew, “will you put the food out?” and hopped on the ride with Adeline, who did not want to go without me, and Elias.
It was so sweet to be on the hayride with all of those kids. Adeline wasn’t sure what to think at first, but loved it in the end. And of course, Elias loved every minute of the 20-minute ride around the property.
When the hay ride was over, I headed to the food table since I was starving and wanted to get a few pictures of folks eating the BBQ.
Here’s what the scene looked like – notice everyone was crowded around the end with crock pot of BBQ in it.
I could not believe it. I mean, I could, because the pork truly was delicious, but clearly, word spread and people loved it!
I took that last sandwich to enjoy myself, which I did promptly after Angie modeled for me.
So the next time you are summer potlucking or just need a quick meal, I can’t recommend Byron’s BBQ pork enough. It’s definitely is going to be one of my go-to easy meals to pick up at Sam’s Club in the future, particularly with a baby on the way!
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