My attempt to make it to my 10 acres in Terlingua Ranch and make a go of living on it. From the start it hasn't gone good at all, but I'm hopeful things will turn around!
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Saturday Night Supper at the Legion
Nope Folks, that isn't a grave you're looking at!
That's the top to a 55 gallon barrel used to cooking various meats in the ground for about 24 hours. This time it was a goat.
A fire is built in the bottom of the barrel and kept going for a couple of hours. Stones are placed on top of the coals and then the meat (wrapped in foil and then placed in a wet burlap bag. The lid is placed back on the barrel and it is covered with the mound of dirt. Twenty four hours later the process is reversed and the meat is so tender it falls off the bones.
Alex pulling the meat off the bones.
Yum Yum! Great Goat!
My contribution was 10 pounds of my potato salad. Not trying to ring my own chimes, but it usually goes over real well. It was all eaten last night, but at least there was enough for everyone to get some. This is the biggest batch I've ever fixed! The old record was 5 pounds.
Other food that was there.
Just a few of the people that were there. Turnout was light at first, but later on many more people showed up. This was in spite of butting heads with the event below that was going on at the ghost town.
For those who haven't heard about it before and who or locals that read this blog, we started the Saturday Night Supper at the Legion about 5 weeks ago and for the most part it has grown each week. Matter of fact we have run short on some of the food until last night. It is a donation deal and as long as donations cover the food cost we will probably continue them.
Needless to say there are always a few who eat 3 or 4 times the amount everyone that donates does, but they themselves do not donate. What a shame!