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!









21 comments:

  1. Nice eco way to cook the .meat - I like it :)

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    1. Dani, You should make your own and try it. Sure makes for some tender meat.

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  2. One way to discourage the big eaters that do not donate - is to place a liberal amount of habanero sauce on their first portion.

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    1. Ronald, one olf the people that does that also keeps us out of hot sauce by drowning anything he eats in it. He'd probably like that.

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  3. Found out that the Bad Rabbit Café will probably have a new manager named JOHANNA. Debbie A Nance (who worked at the Bad Rabbit Café ) reported in FaceBook - that her neice is the new manager. POATRI has not issued any statements on this change.

    Ronald Mahan

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    1. Things change around there awful fast.

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    2. POATRI posted this notice in Terlingua Ranch Facebook - making it official today.

      ~~~

      We are delighted to announce
      Jo's Bad Rabbit Cafe'
      One of our own girls Johanna Tabb, here on the ranch has stepped up and managing/working our cafe' now .She also has our famous chef Betty with her famous cinnamon rolls, and other home made delights back on the staff too!!!
      Hours will be Mon-Thurs 8-8, Fri- Sat 8-9, Sun 8-4.
      With a fun new menu Featuring the Famous "Klaus Burger" best burger you ever ate ....And also vegan choices as well as all the regular stuff. Come out and See them .

      ~~~~~.....

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  4. The bums always crawl out from under the rocks when they smell free food.

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  5. tffguy,

    Pilot John Wells posted a film of his first flights. Great photos taken with a camera mounted on his helmet.

    See it at: http://thefieldlab.blogspot.com/

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    1. Interesting. Guess he did it this morning because it was windy as hell yesterday.

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  6. Well guys, this is all new to me. Was looking for some way to get on this blog, and had to go thru a few steps of signing up and such, so here I am. I wish I had have been there for that goat! Never tried goat before, but a lot of other wild game,... that would have been interesting. Take care amigos!

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  7. Al, its normally a pig in the pit. Not sure when the next goat will be cooked? There's already plans for another pig in the near future.

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  8. April 20th....the "New Wife" aka "New Bar Tender" post has gone entirely? Is this an issue with said female?

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  9. Interesting way to cook. And Tffnguy your potato salad looks great, 10lbs, how many people showed up?

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  10. LDH, I think around 20 people showed up.

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  11. Did the guy that got killed on legion road just leave the legion?

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  12. Mater of fact he did, but all he bought was ice to recool the beer he bought down south that morning. (According to the bar tender) I know he wasn't there long because I saw him pull in from here and I was about to head that way. He pulled out as I got there.

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