Easter Lunch 2016

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EASTER LUNCH 2016

Easter, which celebrates Jesus Christís resurrection from the dead, is Christianityís most important holiday. It has been called a moveable feast because it doesnít fall on a set date every year, as most holidays do.  Instead, Christian churches in the West celebrate Easter on the first Sunday following the full moon after the vernal equinox on March 21. Therefore, Easter is observed anywhere between March 22 and April 25 every year. Orthodox Christians use the Julian calendar to calculate when Easter will occur and typically celebrate the holiday a week or two after the Western churches, which follow the Gregorian calendar.

This years observance of Easter is March 27, 2016 and definitely not as cold as it was last Easter which was on April 5, 2015 but a little cooler than last week.  This introduction is essentially a copy and past from last year's web publishing except for the lunch.

My bride wanted to get our immediate family together for Easter this year and I offered to do some pork BBQ and/or Chicken n Dumplings but our youngest daughter Lisa Dianne Gonzales wanted us to grill some hamburgers and hotdogs which is about as easy as it gets.  In the past, I have done deep fried turkeys but baked ham and Leg of Lamb seems to be a more traditional meat served at Easter than deep fried turkey depending on your ethnic background.  My bride before her stroke 9 years ago, did most of the cooking and what I did was doing things like frying fish, deep frying turkeys and most of the grilling which tends to be a man thing; more brawn than intellectual....ok Ladies, go ahead and grin real big! 

Laura our oldest daughter and Shane Hough brought a dessert and soft drinks with Lisa and Steve bringing the hamburger already seasoned, hot dogs, buns and rolls.  I checked earlier with our Huneycutt Grandsons, Travis and Trevor of which they had plans with their Dad and Step-Mother for lunch.

I told Lisa that I hope I didn't break out into a rash by easting beef instead of venison and also she said there was no Wild Bill's Meat Rub in the hamburger and I will probably go into DTs for sure....grin if you must.

Xander, our youngest Grandson helped with the grilling and he was off the chain today.  If I had only 1/10th of that energy, it would be wonderful.

Below a few pixs taken:

It has been a very long time that I have used the gas grill since I utilize the two ugly drum smokers for most of my grilling and BBQing for things like Boston Butts, chicken, etc.  I added a pan of hickory sawdust which is in the upper right hand portion of the grill and it did kick out a very good aroma and does add some hickory smoke flavor to the meat.  That might be called cheating the charcoal a little!

The above burgers and wieners are ready to be caped off with grill heated buns and rolls and I have a few wieners that are charred black for Laura.  It didn't take long to get the buns and rolls lightly browned on the grill and off to the kitchen and dining room.  Xander has a chicken breast and some pork slices prepared for him also.

Lisa and Steve with a good grin going there.  Under the cake dome is a home made pound cake to be served with home made strawberry sauce, Cool Whip topping and/or Vanilla and Butter Pecan Ice Cream.

Xander has an excellent grin and smile going too upon coaching from his Mom, Lisa!

My bride aka Joyce getting one of those delicious beef cheese burgers ready for the roll with a few condiments added; e.g., Duke's mayonnaise, French's yellow mustard, tomato, slaw, chili, onion and lettuce.  Shane Hough in the background getting a soft drink poured on ice.  I like my bride's new two piece Easter outfit by Susan Graver which has a little "bling" going on there too.

I couldn't get Laura to look at the camera and got this pix anyway.  I sample tasted the raspberry custard dessert she brought and it was very good.

I caught Shane Hough off guard with the above pix.  I got a good blushing grin from both Shane and Steve since I was off the chain myself this afternoon relating some events that might go just a shade above PG ratings.....another grin if you must!

I was too busy with the camera and more busy getting a couple of those "beautimous" tasting beef cheese burgers together, one at a time mind you, than getting a self portrait.  The 35MM DSLR camera doesn't lend itself to the current cell phone Selfie pixs which appears to be the current trend.  It certainly is a good thing "beauty is in the eye of the beholder."  I guess I am about 10 to 20 years behind in technology since I don't even own a smart phone and will not own one until the little 18 dollar flip top TracFone I use for trips/emergencies is no longer available which is just my nature.  I have friends that are glued to those things of which I call all cell phones Obama Phones

We had a great time and always fantastic when family and friends get together.

In closing, "Two of the Greatest Ships that ever Sailed, Friendship and Fellowship."

Web published by Bill aka Mickey Porter on 03-27-16.

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