As it turns out, the rest of the women didn't really miss much. My bone was roasted to the point where there was none of the rich, moist goodness left inside it, and other men said they found little marrow inside theirs, either.
After the main course, guests were invited to a "candy shop" dessert table prepared by students at the Culinary Institute at Mountwest College in Huntington. On the menu were homemade s'more-flavored marshmallows, assorted gumdrops and sugar "cigars."
It was an enjoyable, delicious evening.
And even though I'm still not over the whole "we're going to serve women something less" situation, any event that draws attention to the availability of good-quality local food, farmers and chefs is a winner in my book.
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You may remember last week I wrote about how my 7-year-old son, Isaac, has taken quite the interest in cooking. In addition to coming up with his own creations, he's also been scoping out Food Network shows for recipes.
One of those finds turned into Sunday morning breakfast for the family when he made us each a "Denver Omelet in a Mug." After Mom chopped up the peppers and onions, Isaac took complete control of the kitchen, placing a handful of the veggies in each cup and microwaving until softened.
Then he added bacon crumbles - "Bacon is kind like ham," he said, "so it's OK." - and poured whisked eggs over the mixture in each mug. After another minute in the microwave, these babies were served with a spoon and a smile.
And they were pretty darn tasty, I must say!
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