The bast laid plans … well, they don’t always work out! This was to be a weekend filled with friends and family, including a confirmation in San Diego, a wedding in the San Fernando Valley, and a weekend ending BBQ at the new cave. It all started great with a mid-Saturday cruise down the Cali coast to Santee, about 10 miles east of San Diego, for the pre-confirmation festivities Saturday night. But, everything was thrown into flux when I woke up around 4 AM with the room spinning like the Puke-N-Whirl at the local carnival. Before I knew it, I was in the throws of a very bad case of food poisoning brought on, apparently, by some bad Carnitas Tacos I had for lunch on the road.
Needless to say, I didn’t make it to the confirmation Sunday morning. Nor, had the room stopped twirling in time for me to jam back up north for the 2 hour trip to meet up with my wife at the wedding. I was in very sad shape. Though, after several power naps, lots of fluids, and a plethora of healing prayers the confirmation boy had asked for that morning, I was good enough to make an after-dark run for the comfort of my own bed. Somehow, I made record time doing the usual 3 hour jaunt in a blazing 2-25. Once in the door, I paused long enough to say “Hi” to the Cavewoman and headed straight for my pillow-topped oasis.
By some miracle, I woke up this morning feeling pretty good. So, we continued our plans for the weekend culminating Q. First, we hung our Stars and Stripes with renditions of the Pledge of Allegiance and the Star Spangled Banner, plus a moment of remembrance for those that have fallen in service to our country. Then, a quick run to the store secured all the ingredients we needed to do Memorial Day justice to the meal that would feed the four of us and the Cave-in-laws. NY Steaks, shrimp skewers, corn on the cob, and Cavewoman’s homemade Bakeless Cheesecake were all set to go. Although, after I had gotten the steaks marinating, my body let me know that I was over-doing it, as usual. Nothing another power nap couldn’t fix!
I woke up in time to grill the Steak ala Cave, the shrimp with TSS Herbal Red and fresh lime juice, and the hand picked white corn. The sounds of savory pleasure didn’t end until the last bite was taken, then it turned to sounds of sweet satisfaction with the meal topping cheesecake.
I’d write some more but, again, my body is screaming, “Enough!”. So, I’ll just say, “Goodnight”, and tell you to get your culinary passports ready because, this week, we’re taking a Cave-recipe journey to the Middle East … YUM!
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