MUSHY'S MOOCHINGS: SATURDAY GATHERING

Sunday, March 29, 2009

SATURDAY GATHERING

Although these photos are filed under a file named “The Girls Party”, it was all about the Knights Saturday. We hadn’t been together since way before my rib fiasco, so it felt good to sit out on Neena and Ron’s screened porch, occasionally looking at the lake through the still bare trees, listening to the turkey hunter shots in the distance, and watching the bluebirds starting their nest in the houses just feet from the deck.

We pushed the Dragons to the far end of the porch, although the cackling was still ear-splitting at times, and feasted on our friendship, Yazoo Pale Ale beer, and fine cigars. I could barely remember my last beer, but I couldn’t remember when I had my last cigar. It all felt and tasted great!

Outside, we enjoyed quietness, as Ron, Gary, and I lit the charcoal grill. Yeah, it took three of us, especially since the wind came up ahead of the afternoon stores, and kept blowing out the fire. It took one to hold the lighter, and two to shield it from the wind!

Ron started the cooking, but somehow ended up with the flipper and the blame for the medium rare burgers! However, it was lost on everyone but me that Ron, through a Yazoo haze, kept putting the cheese on unfinished burgers and finally thought they were done! I personally liked the burgers the way they came off, but the Dragons don’t eat rare or even pinkish meat!

Judy took the Knight’s group shot, and managed to get a decent shot of us through the smoke from the burgers on the grill!

Oh yeah, it was all topped off by eating chocolate cake and “cherry yum-yum” to the sound of nearby thunder. Ah, spring is in the air!

I’ve been very busy with my support of the Princess Theater, but I’ll visit you here on occasion. See ya!

11 comments:

David Sullivan said...

Livin' the life!!

Beer and chocolate cake!!

AirmanMom said...

great post!!!
~AM

Lin said...

Hooo-yeah, with enough good ales, you can flip those rare burgers my way all night - as long as the cheese isn't all melted down and smokin' away on the grill. See, now you've got me all blood-lusted up for some really good beef. I am envious of your company and grilling! I just bought 2 whole tenderloins on sale for, finally, 4 bucks off regular price per pound. Time for me to go make filets and freeze some of them. But one is going to die tonight after this post.

Scott from Oregon said...

For some reason you boys remind me of "King Of The Hill" (the cartoon)...

Jeni said...

So good to see you posting again and pretty much that you life is back to normal.

Mushy said...

We get residuals Scott!

Yep, things are pretty much back to normal around here.

Jose said...

I hope those ribs healed and you are 100% ready to resume your daily activities. Looking forward to seend the progres on the Princess Theather. It's too early for food otherwise I would have been droolin'.

Suldog said...

Well, hell, it just doesn't get much better than beer, burgers, good friends, and good smoke!

FHB said...

Wonderful! Glad to see everyone enjoying good times again. Love the porch shot. Could've sworn it was Steve's place till I read the post.

Ralph said...

Sounds like a great time. I've made and I've made and eaten unfinished burgers under the exact same conditions. They tasted great.
Ralph

Becky said...

We aren't quite back to grill season yet, but I can't wait until we are and then we can have our own version of Dragon/Knight outings.