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Sunday, January 08, 2006

Saturday Fun

We had a really good time yesterday, one filled with food, friendship and games.
Yesterday, my New England Patriots were set to take on Jacksonville in the first round of the NFL playoffs. I invited several friends over for the event.

I love to cook. It doesn’t matter whether it is in the kitchen on the grill, hell…I have even been known to work wonders with an open fire in the middle of nowhere. It just stands to reason that when we are having so many friends over that I should feed them.

I grilled just shy of thirty pounds of ribs, a ton of shrimp on skewers, and of course, a “healthy” batch of smoked sausage. We rounded the meal out with fried potatoes and some brussel sprouts in butter sauce. For dessert, we offered up a little cheesecake. All of this was prepared to feed six people, three of which were women. Overkill you say? Nope, the only thing left in the aftermath was a rack that consisted of four ribs and a tiny little sprout floating around by itself in the enormous bowl.

After the feast, it was time for the game to start, so we settled back into the living room. Once it became apparent that The Pats were going to toss The Jaguars a spanking (the final score was Pats-28 and Jags-3), we decided to play Cranium. We split up into two teams, men versus the ladies. That game is hilarious. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys board games.

We stayed neck and neck through the entire course of it, but in the end, the ladies were victorious. We had a chance to answer the winning question before the ladies, but I blew it. A skit from some comedy show that I can’t even remember the name of was my downfall. I had it stuck in my mind that George Washington Carver invented the phonograph. Did anyone else see that skit? They were talking about everybody thought he was nuts until the brother made a phonograph out of a peanut. Yeah, I felt quite foolish, but in my defense, it was late in the evening, and I was just a wee bit inebriated. Oh, well there is always next time.

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend.

12 Comments:

At 8:41 AM, Blogger M. G. Tarquini said...

You said that George Washington Carver invented the phonograph?

 
At 10:54 AM, Blogger snavy said...

I thought they were MY New England Patriots???

 
At 11:57 AM, Anonymous Jerry said...

Goody,
I'm back in T-town for 3 weeks. We went to the Million Dollar Elm Casino to hear a band last night. Pretty nice casino. I'll give you a shout this week.
Jerry

 
At 1:34 PM, Blogger James Goodman said...

M.G., yes, not one of my proudest moments.

Hey, I didn't know that you were a Pats fan, Steph. How cool is that?

Jerry, welcome back to T-town. Give me a shout and we will do lunch.

 
At 3:13 PM, Blogger Dana Y. T. Lin said...

You know, Goody, if we were neighbors, I'd be bringing over my homemade cupcakes decorated with the team's mascot on them and a mean batch of hot buffalo wings.

And if my hubby were there, you'd definitely have no leftovers. =)

 
At 6:43 PM, Blogger lime said...

that's some serious cooking and eating! i am glad a good time was had by all. weekend here was kinda laid back which was needed.

 
At 5:31 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Dana, that would rock. So when are you moving here? :D

Lime, I enjoy the laid back weekends almost as much as I do the festive ones. Hell, I just like weekends.

 
At 6:54 AM, Blogger Bernita said...

Ah, another man that doesn't have to look between his legs to decide whether or not he can boil water.
No wonder your wife loves you.

 
At 8:24 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

The way to a woman's heart is through her tastebuds. :D

 
At 10:23 AM, Blogger Dana Y. T. Lin said...

James, as much as hubby is a Sooners' fan, I can't leave the beach. My turtles will suffocate without ocean air.

 
At 10:45 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Egads, not a sooners fan! I will try not to hold that against him, but I am an OSU alumni. :D

 
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