Friday, March 16, 2012

17th Annual Colington Volunteer Fire Department's Saint Patrick's Day Dinner.

For those of you locals who want a good Saint Patrick's Day supper, may I suggest you try out the 17th Annual Colington Volunteer Fire Department's Saint Patrick's Day dinner, Saturday, March 17th, from 5-8. Sit down or take out a meal served in the traditional Irish manner - corned beef and cabbage with potatoes, carrots, celery, and onions. Irish soda bread will be served, along with dessert. Soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served, with beer and wine on premise. Between 225 and 350 people have shown up over the years, with a declining number in the last few years. I want to help change that. Call 441-6234 to pick up your dinner. $9.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. Proceeds benefit the Colington Volunteer Fire Department. Please give to a good cause. Tell 'em Rosie Hawthorne sent you and you might get an extra serving of carrots since I peeled and chopped about 40 pounds this morning. Most likely, they won't have a clue who Rosie is. Unless you find Bobby.
I arrived at the fire house a little before 9 this morning and the corned beef was already cooking. That's 268 pounds.
Frank, Neil, and Bobby working on 100 pounds of cabbage.
Bobby, Cliffy, Neil, Luis, and Frank. I'm working on that pile of carrots in the front.
Roger taking care of the celery. 20 pounds.
Jim, Cliffy, Neil, Luis, and Frank.
25 pounds of onions. That's just a fraction of the potatoes.
Jim, Cliffy, Frank, and Roger.
Jim tends to the briskets.
I had to take this picture of Luis. I love watching a man clean up.
So that was 268 pounds of corned beef, 150 pounds of potatoes, 100 pounds of cabbage, 40 pounds of carrots, 25 pounds of onions, and 20 pounds of celery. Then I looked up and everybody was gone.
So I played with the corned beef for a while.
That's what 100 pounds of cabbage look like.
No fires today, so I didn't get a ride-along. MEOWWWW!
Saturday, March 17, 5-8. 17th Annual Colington Volunteer Fire Department's St. Patrick's Day dinner. More coverage tomorrow morning!


Marilyn said...

Whoot! Rosie's a volunteer firecook!

Lori K said...

Add to your resume!!! Good job

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Rosie freakin' killed those carrots in record time.

Marilyn said...

When I was a kid, I used to pretend that I was a surgeon when I was peeling potatoes. Anything to make the job more enjoyable. And just to date myself, I used to pretend that I was a gas station attendant when I would have to wipe the table. Yep, when was the last time you had someone do that that for you?

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Oh Mar, let it go. Let it go.