Saturday 03/19/16 Sue and I held our 101st backgammon dinner party: The Great 2016 St Patrick's Day Backgammon Tournament And Green Bangers Delight Party!
We had a great turn out but did a little more socializing than we did backgammon. However, Sue managed to play both Scott and Tim.
That saved the party from not having any games played, though she and I did play a couple of games before the party started. I suppose that would have counted....
I fixed just a ton of Irish Bangers and Mash, and sue put together a really tasty batch of Bailey's Irish Cream brownies. Those brownies were a real hit, particularly with a big glob of vanilla ice cream on the side.
And despite how simple the bangers were to make, it still took an hour of work to put it together. It always takes me over an hour; even if all I'm doing is boiling water.
Maybe it's having such a good time in the process and sipping wine (in this case some Guinness Blonde American Lager - which is a American Pale Lager style beer brewed by Guinness Ltd. in Dublin, Ireland, and really good! Well, we didn't eat until around 7:30, a half hour behind.
The movie of the night was the really riveting 2015 Black Mass, which ran a little later than I wanted because of that. But what a great movie, despite being pretty violent. Great acting and direction. And how appropriate to have a movie about James 'Whitey' Bulger and the South Boston based Winter Hill Gang as being about as Irish as you can get.
Because it was Super Bowl, most folks were busy getting ready for or having their own party, or still digging out from the snow storm, so it was just a few of us.
But that never impacts having a party! Both Sue and I got in lots of back gammon because we had finished all of the prep work.
Sue had conjured up what she called Kick Off Brownie Bowl Sundaes, and they were terrific!
And I made Punters Legs, baked chicken legs over a bed of potatoes and kale seasoned with thyme and paprika. We finished up with the terrific 2015 movie, Everest.