[*** More Pictures Coming ***] Saturday night 09/19/15 Sue and I held The Great 2015 Talk Like A Pirate Backgammon Tournament And High Seas Dinner Slop!
I got Backgammond Jack (shown in the picture)
out of storage for the event, and had the condo decorated and food preped by 4:30pm.
Sue got a glass of wine, I pulled a long-neck Corona out of the fridge, and we headed out onto the deck to play some backgammon.
It was a beautiful very early Fall type of day, and everyone was able to enjoy the deck until it was time to eat. By then, it was dusk and starting to get just a slight chill in the air so we ate inside.
I had fixed Pigs Toes in a scallion, garlic, and sherry reduction with herbed mushrooms all over a bed of curried Basmati rice.
The 'pigs toes' were actually Italian sausages cut in half with the Super Sue Touch of slicing one of the ends open so that when I sautéed them, the ends split open just like a hoof. Nice suggestion, Sue!
And Sue had gone way above the call by fixing a terrific baked apple stuffed with an apple crisp type of filling. Ice cream? Of course!
The movie of the night was the really exciting (though really violent) 2015 Sean Penn movie, The Gunman. Another great backgammon dinner party!