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.