The summer is almost over, and I’ve only got one more trip to go. So far so good: 4-2 weekend was a great success, the pig roast was amazing and the volleyball world class. I got to see friends from all over the U.S and Canada. Along with the pig roast, there was traditional Latvian sauerkraut, sausages and rye bread. The chicken wing tent turned into an all-weekend competition of very entertaining value. Different groups of friends and families would vie for the title of who could cook and sell the most chicken wings in a given shift. I don’t know who ended up winning, but when it was all said and done, over 2000 pounds of wings were sold. That’s a lot of buffalo sauce and ranch. But this is just a warm up for our next trip.
We’re going to Disney World for the Food and Wine Expo 2011. Now this is actually a serious trip, as my wife is running the midnight Disney half-marathon. Someone has to go and cheer for her, and me being the supportive husband, I’m willing to take time out of my busy schedule to be there. It doesn’t hurt that my sister lives in the area so I can make up some family time. The fact that I’ll get to hang out with Mickey and the Gang while getting to try food from all over the world doesn’t hurt either. If I can get a hold of some new recipes, I’ll bring them back and post them. With all that, a little R&R will be nice before we kick off the holiday season at The Chopping Block. It’s going to be a busy one, so if you haven’t planned your party yet, I would do so soon. Enjoy the rest of your summer, there isn’t much left.