Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Redneck Gourmet dinner last weekend was a lot of fun. We have to rely on Excy's photos from his phone which are not the best, because I forgot to take the camera. The show is going to air in the fall after the finale of ice road truckers. Apparently the premise is these 'hairy bikers' (two guys) are chefs and 'explore' the region by eating local delicacies. They gigged our pond the night before to make a frog leg gumbo (they should've asked; we would've let them in the gate, though I hate that some of the frogs were killed. I couldn't try it).







They found the RNG when googling dutch oven cooking in AR. These guys -- including our neighbor -- have won awards for their cooking. They have done two of our picnics - making a pork loin in a chutney-apple glaze, corn pudding, rolls, and a peach cobbler one year...utterly fantastic. For this event, they had a lot of extra dutch-oven chefs in a cook-off competition. After filming all day we could finally eat -- and I couldn't get to half the food...it was all incredible.

This little guy was found without his mom and the couple taking care of him brought him because he needed feeding and they'd be gone all day. He slept peaceably despite lots of people milling around all day and making a fuss over him...


Our neighbor Keith working on his two dishes - his dessert, a carrot cake with icing, won an award that day...







Here are what the hairy bikers rode up on...note their license plates...despite it being a hundred degrees, it was all very fun.





One of the kits peeks out from under the tack room floor...

7 comments:

Ms. A said...

I just can't do outside, in this heat.

Chris said...

You have had a busy time recently. What happened to those lazy summers people are always going on about?

Arkansas Patti said...

You were brave hanging out around cook stoves in this heat. I sure looked good though. Now I am hungry.

ReformingGeek said...

Wow! That's just way too hot. Good for you for hanging in there. Yes, you look great!

Glad you'll had fun.

BTW, What IS the little thing without a mommy?

injaynesworld said...

What a blast. Don't you just love being a country gal?! Me, too!

Canyon Girl said...

Looks like a lot of fun in the sun.

Mrs. Tuna said...

All that nature gives me the heepie jeebies. But it looks like you had a great time!