Although the hungry hoards bypassed
the appetizers last year, this time they pounced ó not unlike a pack
of starving wolves. These folks never
stand on ceremony when food is involved! And who can blame them?
Someone brought a tray of fresh vegetables,
which went virtually untouched, as in years past. What little did
disappear from the
veggie tray was the cauliflower and carrots, mainly because they didnít
leave any green stuff between your teeth. The dip that went with the
veggies was quite good, too. Added to those items were guacamole and
hummus accompanied by corn chips and crackers, roll-ups, olives, and a
bean dip. Oh, but where were those delicious deviled eggs, always a hit
that disappears as
quickly as a
pack of piranhas can dispatch a capybara. Sad to say, they didn't make
an appearance this year.
For about a half hour, folks contented themselves with the
appetizers, soda, and conversation. Everybody did their best to enjoy
some of everything offered. But the abundance turned out to be too
insufficient for us foodies. I donít mean to imply that we ran out of
appetizers. We just began craving a more substantial
offering. But what next? When do we eat?
Let the Grilling Begin!
But oh! canít you smell that? Is it the heavenly smell of charcoals
heating up? Yes! like last year, our grill master Peter took over,
with strategic planning to rival the situation room, he got the coals
ready on time. While the rest of us still grazed on
appetizers, the grill master was beginning to lay out the goods: Polish
sausage, all-beef sausage, chicken-apple sausage, and veggie sausage
for our plant eaters.
Table Is Ready and Sausages Start to Appear