I was perusing facebook about 10 days ago when I noticed that my friend Genevieve Boulerice was making a variation of a white BBQ sauce that her friend Trish Cairnes makes.

Well…  This is the month of BBQ Sauces, right?!?  I had to make it!

Gen posted her recipe and Trish posted hers right after.  Just similar enough that I knew I could play with this one!

In the end, I followed Trish’s recipe pretty close, but added a teaspoon of dill at the last minute – just because.  I also didn’t add any water.  Didn’t need to thin it any more than it was.

Also, I marinated the chicken in the sauce and then grilled them over indirect heat.  After one side was cooked, I dipped them back into the sauce and cooked side two.

Trish Cairn’s White BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup water x2
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1-2 teaspoon prepared horseradish. depends on what you like.
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoon sugar

This is awesome on chicken! I brush some on the chicken when its about 3/4 of the way done. But make sure you keep a bunch for dipping! There are some recipe that are thicker, but I don’t like that as much. I’ve been using for years now. 🙂 But play around with it and see what you think.

And what I think is that it was pretty awesome!  I can see where this could just have a bazillion-and-one possibilities.  I could see switching out vinegars, adding chipotle powder or smoked paprika…  Really.  The possibilities are endless.

So thanks, Genevieve, for posting your dinner and thanks, Trish, for the recipe!

Good food and good people.  What more can ya ask for?

Well…  you could ask for flooding rivers to recede, that’s what you could ask for.

Lori and Ev are safe.  They made a harrowing ride back to Cairo last night to grab what they could.  Lori wrote about the ride back:

When you live in Southern Illinois you see some impressive storms, but I’ve never been in one like this. Lighting was striking so close to the car it was blinding for a few seconds. It was raining so hard it was like driving under water, with the wind whipping the big trees along I-57 and Ev hanging onto the steering wheel for all she was worth, hoping we wouldn’t hit a spot where the water from the drainage ditches finally spilled across the highway.

That is much more adventure than I ever want to experience.

It’s still a great big what-and-see game, but I’m of the mind that their 112 year old home has weathered floods before and will, again.

Positive thoughts…