Saturday, April 26, 2008
Spurrier, Little League ,and Grits and Groceries
It has been a long time since my husband and I had three "dates" in one week. Tuesday night, we joined some friends for barbeque at the fairgrounds in Laurens County to hear Steve Spurrier at the local Gamecock Club meeting. (Go Cocks!)
Friday night, we watched a friend's son pitch in a little league baseball game. It was a huge game for this team. The Storm (friend's team) played the River Dogs. Unfortunately, the River Dogs stomped the Storms the last time they played each other. It was a close one friday night but a disappointment for the Storm. They lost by 2 runs. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed watching little league games. Many a night in the spring months, we had watched our son play....20 years ago? Ugh...where does the time go?
Tonight my husband and I joined our neighbors for an evening of food, fun, fellowship and good ole blue grass music. Out in the country near Belton, SC at a crossroad sits a tiny little country store which has been converted into a restaurant called Grits and Groceries. The restaurant is only opened for breakfast and lunch but once a month they have what they call a dinner club with a different theme. Tonight it was a smoked theme: smoked salmon stew, smoked brisket, smoked chicken, and smoked sausage, salad, cornbread, potato salad, green beans and blackberry/apple cobbler with homemade ice cream made from fresh dairy products from my favorite dairy Happy Cow. Boy, oh, boy....delicious. People could eat either inside or outside under the old oak tree. On the front porch of this cozy little building was the entertainment - The Drovers Old Time Medicine Show.
There is just something about eating wonderful food outdoors with friends, sipping sweet iced tea and listening to the sounds of a banjo, bass fiddle, guitar and fiddle picking in the background.