A KING’S FEAST
After touring all winter with NTC I needed a mini-vacation. My friend and big brother Ken invited me to stay with him in Duluth, Minnesota. The goal of traveling north was three-fold: rest, relax, and eat like a King. To ensure I accomplished all that was necessary Ken prepared his home in the same way a hotel would plan for guests. I felt honored.
It was good to see my friend. With all the traveling I’d been doing recently he and I weren’t able to keep up with our usual shenanigans. In typical fashion we picked-up right where we left off — on the disc golf course:
Ken has been helping me for years to perfect my game. I’m not great, but I’m a lot better than when I started in 2003. It’s just nice getting to spend time with my friend on the course. Any time is good time.
When we arrived back to Ken’s place he began preparations for the meal ahead. This is only three of the five — I think — bundles of ribs Ken cooked.
The rack of rib meat marinated and cooked all day. The entire home smelled like one of the rib joints I visited in Tennessee. It was like Thanksgiving when the entire house begins to smell like turkey, pies, stuffing — but you can’t eat anything because it’s still cooking.
The anticipation for this meal was months in the making because Ken mentioned preparing this feast while I was still on the road. And now the day had finally arrived and all I could do was watch the clock until the timer said, “It’s ready to eat!”
When the egg timer rang it was a blissful moment! We loaded plate after plate after plate with ribs and retired to the living room to watch a movie and eat in silence like the cavemen we are. We ate meat all day and all night. Then all day the following day. It was a heavenly moment in March 2012!
Another tasty reason 2012 was WAY better than 2011!
MICHAEL VENSKE is an expert mistake maker whose faith and enthusiasm cause him to leap without looking. One such jump landed him in China where he’s currently teaching kindness, compassion, and the fine art of physical comedy.
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