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The Best Bbq Sauce + Pimento Cheese Potato Salad + Caramel Iced Boba Coffee

My husband is making ribs today, lucky us πŸ™‚ I’m off the hook for the main dish today, so I’m going to share my very favorite homemade bbq sauce recipe with you. Plus I tried this bacon pimento cheese potato salad recipe from closetcooking, and I really liked it so I hope you will too. I put a few of my own touches on it as usual πŸ™‚

I also wanted to make my kids this iced coffee boba drink I had floating around my head this week and today seemed like a good day for that since it is hot and summery out. Boba is easy and so fun to make at home, especially for kids. You can buy the tapioca pearls on amazon and all you have to do it boil them, drain and rinse and add to your drinks. You do need special big straws though, because they won’t fit in a normal straw. Or you can eat them out with a spoon at the end, but part of the fun is sucking them up through the straw. These are the boba and straws I have:

BBQ Sauce:

Combine everything in a sauce pan, stir and allow to simmer about an hour. Cool and pour into a canning jar or other container. Store in the fridge. This sauce freezes very well too.

Potato Salad:

Put the potatoes into a large pot and cover with water and add some salt. Cook until the potatoes are just tender, around 10-12 minutes. Drain and run them under cold water to cool them.

In a large bowl, combine all the rest of the ingredients. Toss potatoes in this mixture, taste, and season with additional salt, spices, vinegar, mayo, etc to your taste. We like vinegar a lot so I added a little extra. Store in the fridge and let warm up a little before serving.

Boba Iced Coffee (per drink):

Where do you all stand on alternative milks? 3 out of the 5 of us in my house don’t tolerate dairy well, so we love them. I mostly use almond milk, but we recently tried oatly oat milk and it is so creamy. I used that for these drinks but you can use whatever you prefer in your coffee.

Put the espresso powder into a mug or heat proof cup and mix with 2 oz of boiling water to dissolve it. Add some ice and stir to get it cold. Put your sugar syrup and boba into your serving cup and mix them around to let the boba absorb a little of the syrup. Add your cooled coffee and then add some ice and the milk. Stir everything and taste to see if you want to adjust the sugar/milk. Serve with a boba straw!

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