Taylor Manor Tailgate
We drove the Magna Peregrinus back to her storage
garage and headed home - stopping by the grocer for ingredients for dinner for
six. Mary & Steve and Mary & Captain Jim were coming to our house to watch
Oregon v Washington State on television (from Pullman, Washington). It was
another 7:30p kick-off, so we asked Captain Jim and Mary to sleep over - they
live about 45 miles away.
Hosting a dinner party after "camping" for nine nights was a bit ambitious, but
DT and had no trouble unpacking and getting ourselves organized. I knew what was
in the freezer/pantry, and the menu plan was developed on my lap on the drive to
the storage facility. Easy as pie!
Look who else went "camping"... in a cabin... at the
beach. Is it my imagination, or does Leo look huge? Or
is it only because Lucy is so teeny?
We had pretty (yellow, of course) flowers for the
outdoor dining table and Mary & Captain Jim brought a huge beautiful
yellow & green Hawaiian-inspired arrangement!
My teeny arrangement
Mary & Jim know how to do green & yellow!
They also brought a quart of baby tomatoes from their
garden. We should invite them more often.
Dinner was served at 7p and we were in front of the television for
kickoff. Speed Eating.
DT grilled two boneless ribeyes and an assortment of
chicken sausages, I made a Greek-ish salad (and added farro and garbanzo
beans... and only had green olives... whatever). I also made a simple
potato salad with baby Yukon Golds dressed in white wine vinegar, olive
oil from Oregon Olive Mills and fresh thyme. Simple and easy.
Notice how I missed Jim and Steve in this shot? Such a good
At half-time we had dessert - a super simple fruit tart. It
takes just a few minutes to prepare and looks/tastes like possibly a little
effort was put into the pie - but, no. There is not.
Maybe I should post the "recipe" some time?
The Fighting Ducks forgot something in Eugene - their
offensive line. Must have missed the flight. No where to be seen. The
Cougars are not a ranked team and the Ducks were picked to win by 3000
points (or something like that). Oregon barely
squeaked-by with the win. 38-31, the ugly way. The Ducks have next
weekend off and will face Arizona in Eugene on Thursday, 2 October.
ANOTHER 7:30p kick-off.
Until my next update, I remain, your GO DUCKS correspondent.
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