Wordy Wednesday

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Where the heck has Vinny been? Have not seen hide nor hair of him in about 4 days...maybe you did not notice, but in case you did...
(pssst all photos go biggie by clickie)

Well kiddies...On Thursday night, Matt and I headed about 10 miles away to Hernando, MS to watch Eric Hughes Band playing a free show on the green in town...beautiful night sitting under the open skies.

I took Friday off to spend some time with Matt and work on getting prepared for our Grillin' and Chillin' get-together on Sunday.

Saturday was a day of food purchase and preparation...and cleaning the house.  Cooked 24 chicken thighs and 36 chicken wings and 18 hot Italian sausages with onions, red peppers and green peppers as the main courses.  So, off to Costco to get the chicken (already had the sausage).  Got home, mixed up some sweet paprika, ancho chili powder, salt and pepper and rubbed that into the chicken nice and good - pulled back the skin on the thighs and rubbed the meat too..

Cut all the peppers and onions for the sausage and peppers..and then made the sauce to baste the chicken.

That consisted of ketchup, tomato paste, juice from some oranges and a lemon, onions, garlic, ancho chilis, and some frozen red sweet cherries. Into the pot and let it cook down and then grabbed the submersible mixer and made it nice and smooth...let it rest overnight.

Made a big ole batch of macaroni salad and then relaxed for the evening as we watched a movie.

Sunday, bright and early, put the sausage and peppers together and put it in the oven to cook slowly. got the chicken on the grill, getting them all nice and brown and then layering on the basting sauce while the grill was on low and let it sink in. Then it all went into the oven with the sausage and peppers to just marinate and cook slowly.

Made some delicious dips for the chips and pretzels and a great sangria that was enjoyed by all who indulged.

As always, putting it all together and sharing the experience with Nancy was just the best.

Ended up being a great time for all except for the arrival of a mass of flies at one point. They were obnoxious to say the least, but some more protein on the plate never hurt a soul!

Matt was a huge help and had a grand time talking to friends and the musicians who all flocked to have a good meal.

Party broke up around 10:30, then clean up and much needed sleep.

Get shots early on and then I get into the party and the camera is forgotten...missed some late arrivals, Eric and Donna and Jack and "Sweet T" and Pete was there early, but left before the camera even came out!

On Monday, it was finish clean-up and relax after a busy three days.

Tuesday, back to work - ugh...

So, what was your weekend like?

Want some delicious chicken? There is left-overs!

Matt leaves tomorrow to go home and I hate it, because as he said on Monday "Dad, just hanging and watching a movie like old times is good enough for me."

Though...tonight we head to Beale for Bike Night and to let him see the fantastic Brandon Santini play live again. You see, when Matt was here 3 years ago we saw Brandon for the first time and Matt has been a fan ever since.

If you have a child living at home, give them a hug, because before you know it, they will not be living there and you will MISS THEM!

But you will never miss...these guys...

5 Of Your Sparks

  1. In my next life I want to be a never-ending plate of sausage and peppers.

  2. Jay Says:
  3. Woooo-Weee .. You guys fixed up a whole mess of vittles.

  4. Maggie Moo Says:
  5. That chicken sounds amazing! I wish we had more time (and space) to entertain.

    I am glad you had a great time with Matt-and it makes my heart heavy to know he's leaving. I know how much you love having him close.

    Have a great rest of your Wordy Wednesday!

  6. PHFRANKIE: So you can be eaten all day long?

    JAY: Yes Sir re bob and next time you need to get your butt down here

    MAGS: It is delicious...It is sad he is leaving, but it is time for him to get his act together up there and get to work.

  7. I'm glad you've had some quality time with Matt. You two have an incredible relationship.

    Reading about your food, though, seriously made my mouth water, and I just ate about an hour or so ago!


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