Sunday, October 18, 2009

Really, It's all About the Food

So, technically, they meet once a month to discuss blacksmithing and work on projects. Only there's not much smithing going on. Oh, sure, there's usually one guy working. Mike here is making a potato masher.


But all the action is around the campfires. Giant boiling vats of beans...

and that middle pot below is full of brown sugar and cinnamon where Cookie (his name's not really Cookie, but that's what I like to call him) is going to put the apples he's cutting up. Yep, you read that right. A giant pot of boiling brown sugar, cinnamon and apples baked over a campfire. O. M. G.

Then he cut up a bunch of onions and hash browns to fill those skillets. Shortly thereafter I asked him to marry me. His wife wasn't to keen on that idea. The Engineer, however, thought we could work something out. ;)

I don't know why food tastes so much better over a fire, but it just does. Now I want one of these built in my kitchen. It would be perfect for my Eternal Soup. Remind me and we'll talk more about that later.

So anyway, they can try to tell me it's about blacksmithing and male bonding and all that jazz, but what it's really about is the food. No question about it.



12 comments:

kristi said...

Totally awesome post! I love that kind of stuff! I noticed the log cabins in the background....where was the male bonding going on? Are any of them single? LOL

samboni said...

Where is this place?

Christine said...

The meeting are held at Fowler Park in Terre Haute Indiana. Very cool park with a pioneer village. I want to move in and live there but the park staff won't let me. Here's a link:

http://www.vigocounty.org/egov/apps/services/index.egov?path=details&action=i&id=22

Kristi, I'm not sure if there are any eligible bachelors or not. I could find out... ;)

Michelle said...

I want to know which one is the Engineer! Is that Mike?

Christine said...

LOL, nope he's not in the photos.

Milah said...

That's better than Nascar or football, IMHO.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Fun day and great post!

LDWatkins said...

Great pictures and fun! Do the women folk get to go and eat?

Conny said...

It sounds like a great time (even if very little smithing takes place)!

Thanks for the power of suggestion - I could almost smell the apples, cinnamon and brown sugar boiling away. Yumm.

Webwriter said...

Just wanted to stop by and let you know how much I enjoy your blog. I'd enjoy it even if I didn't have wonderfully fond memories of your spunk and your zest for life. It's good to know how your adventures are continuing some 15 years (or more?!) later!

All my best!

Wendy

Penny said...

So do they do this every year?? If so can you bring leftovers to the November retreat next year?? Was there cornbread too???? LOL

Rural Writer said...

That looks like some serious good times with some serious good food. Great post.