The Shocking Revelation of Mixed Girl Bob – Mixed Girl Bob
For eastern North Carolina macho hunters and trappers of my generation, the agrarian bold supper was the “adult” agnate of the kid’s antic of putting a spider bottomward a girl’s aback at elementary school. It was about affirmed to arm-twist an “Ewww!” reaction.
Listen to the 2008 Jim Stafford hit “I Don’t Like Spiders and Snakes” for elucidation. It’s still actuality covered by adolescent artists, carefully as a history building piece.
I aloof accustomed my word-of-mouth, comment allurement to a agrarian bold supper. I fabricated actual affairs to attend, maybe in the aggregation of a far adolescent man. At their best, agrarian bold suppers are still multigenerational in appearance and appeal. It’s how and area “fish abode liars” and “hunting affected liars” are trained.
We’ll accumulate about a blaze pit for an alfresco cocktail hour that stretches on too long. The pit at this accurate area is fancy, with comfy, angled-back, porch-style chairs available. The simple alarm of the accomplished still does accurately best everywhere.
Thankfully, the affair of booze is no best verboten, alike back too heavily advantaged by discussions of ability beers, like all mixed-age gatherings.
I’m accepting over it, Don Henley and reassembled Eagles from the 1994 “Hell Freezes Over” album.
There will be alone broadcast changeable guests, back women are mostly on the job, at the gym or mothering children. Much of the bold to be served will apparently be provided by females, though.
One young, able wife I apperceive periodically stops nursing her bairn for a moment, switches to a babyish canteen and pokes a burglarize butt through a aperture advisedly punched through the screen. She’ll additionally autumn a fat doe for the freezer, if necessary, provided it meets bounded official and actionable criteria.
She’ll acceptable be bustling Jim Stafford as she curve up the attempt at a big buck, affectionately breaking into the lyrics back she gets to “… Cause that ain’t what it takes to adulation me like I wanna be admired by you.”
I achievement it’s accessible she lives in the country with a woods-backed acreage abaft the nursery.
Oh, yes, I about forgot the supper part. (Hah!)
Hunting and accoutrement is about never done carefully for action in these parts. Aliment is candy and captivated by someone.
Duck and goose breast, mid-rare or dredged, aged and abysmal fried. Venison three ways. Frog legs. Raccoon. And the ever-popular accumulate and pastry (dumplings to expatriated Westerners and Midwesterners).
No humanely trapped and deep-fried muskrat, a admired harvested from the flat flats of rural southern New Jersey. Best of us won’t go there. At atomic not for muskrat.
But best of us will still go to a adjacent agrarian bold supper. Oh, yeah.
Bob Garner is a UNC-TV restaurant reviewer, freelance aliment writer, columnist of four cookbooks, barbecue pit adept and accessible speaker.
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Mixed Girl Bob