Nugget of the Week: Spruce BBQ!


The gang....minus me.

With all the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it is usually pretty rare that we get to hang out with each other, but alas, we made it happen.  We had a Spruce BBQ, and what a lovely evening it was.  After calling it a day a teeny bit early, we very excitedly started pulling out the food that we had been lusting over all day.  In addition to the Spruce crew, Frank brought his wife Waldina and his daughter Brigitte, and Amanda brought her hubby Keith.  Oh yeah, and Keith brought his very creepy friend Rescue Randy.  Randy is a rescue dummy that Keith uses at work.  Clar had the unfortunate role of unexpectedly discovering him in the back of Keith’s truck.  It was very entertaining for the rest of us…not so much for Clar.

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Meredith pulled out the big guns with her grandmother’s yummy baked beans recipe. Keith and Amanda handled the perfectly grilled burgers. Clar provided buttery ears of corn, and I, well…I just made sure that everyone’s blood sugar was high offering the option of chocolate meringue pie or homemade apple pie a la mode.  After successfully stuffing our faces, we hung out telling tales of Swamp People and Rescue Randy until the sun went down and the mosquitoes chased us away.  A good time was had by all.  This cookout was especially delightful for me because I finally got to meet Amanda’s husband Keith and Frank’s wife and daughter, Waldina and Brigitte.  I’m ready to do it again!

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