Wednesday, May 21, 2008


...and the livin's easy.

So they say. But, so far, it hasn't been bad.

Saturday night, we had a birthday shindig for Jordy. It was delayed, since her family was down the prior week for her birthday and graduation ceremony.

While we were waiting for folks to show up, I invited my landlord to join us for a beer. He came over just before Davis and another guy in his PA program, David, showed up. Mr. Jackson actually stayed long enough to drink two PBRs with us, and we enjoyed his company. When I offered Bud Light or Michelob Ultra Amber, he said "After the second swallow, it doesn't matter anyway."

We fired up the grill about the time Mr. Jackson left. I had bought sausage, chicken thighs, Angus burgers, Nathan's hot dogs, and Red Hots. I brought out jalapenos, mushrooms, onions, and the kielbasa, and bamboo skewers that had been soaking in water with a little whiskey and dash of sesame oil, and we made kabobs. Mmm. Those went over quite well.

I took some KC Masterpiece barbecue sauce, and mixed in a little freshly ground black pepper, whiskey, lemon juice, and Dave's Ultimate Insanity Sauce. The chicken was delicious.

Hell, everything was delicious. And the company was good, almost all of it, with perhaps a single exception. Eh.

I made Nuts and Berries, Hunch Punch, and a shooter I called a Fruit Cocktail to cool everyone after all the spice. Good times.


JPG said...

Uhmmmmm, that party sounds very tasty. Red hots - -Are those what we call hot links? Sausages about the length of a hot dog, with bright red casing, coarse ground some kinda stuffing, and moderate spices?

Anyway, please wish Jordy a very Happy Birthday for the two of us.

JPG and Holly

phlegmfatale said...

Delicious. Glad y'all had such a nice time! Pass my birthday wishes along to Jordy, too, please!

Tam said...

Wish I was there.

Happy B-Day to Jordy!

J.R.Shirley said...

Thanks, guys.

Yeah, JPG, that's what they are.

HollyB said...

I would like to know what's in Hunch Punch. And tell Davis I said "HI".

J.R.Shirley said...

Hunch Punch can have various ingredients. Typically, you have a fruit punch (I most often use Kool-Aid tropical punch), an alcohol (vodka or grain alcohol for real UMPH!), and fruit to taste. The fruit can be soaked in the alcohol beforehand, if desired. Oranges, strawberries, cherries and limes are favorites for this.

In this case, I used fruit punch Gatorade, coconut rum, vodka, spiced rum, 99 Oranges, a little tequila, and a dash of marachino cherry juice!