A Day of Food and Company

A nice day, rain in the morning and a trip to Gunnison for laundry, groceries, lunch and whatnot. On the way out of town, I saw a car at the yellow cabin, so we reversed and found out that my cousin from Oklahoma City and her significant other had arrived. We are so glad to see them. We made sure she knew that there was another town dinner at the Kubiak’s that night and that they were invited. Then after spending a long time on the road talking, we took of for Gunnie.

After the chores were completed, we stopped for lunch at The Alpine High Brewery and let me tell you, that if you are ever in Gunnison, this a definite place to stop and eat. We did not have any of the brews, but we shared three plates. First, we had a chartucuerie plate that included a garlic salami, excellent ham, duck rillette, a goat white cheddar, a raspberry white cheese, figs, sun dried tomatoes, artichokes, a cranberry compote nuts and dried berries. You probably won’t get this exact plate because it changes according to what they have, but definitely a great share. The second plate was their sausage special of the day. It included their homemade mustard, homemade sauerkraut and two grilled, sliced sausages. Their house sausage was a pink color and very flavorful. The other was a pheasant, goat and apricot sausage that was equally delicious. Our third plate, on the strong recommendation of my nephew, was their Fig and Pig pizza with figs, prosciutto, arugula and a basaltic drizzle on a thin, crispy, but still chewy crust. Mmmm! Go ahead, put this in your list of someday, when I am in the area. You will be happy.

That evening was filled with more great food made by Jen (chicken marsala, parsley noodles, fruit salad),good company and great conversations. All around a long table created from multiple tables down the middle of the living room. We found out that one of our neighbors, who I had not known, had been an actress. My nephew told that he had begun watching the “Dick Van Dyke” show with his great aunt while spending time with her. He was surprised and pleased at how much he enjoyed it and how good it was. Our neighbor informed us that she had been on his next show—Diagnosis Murder—but only as a victim, not recurring, and that it had been fun to be on set. Another neighbor was heading back to British Columbia for the start of school. She was getting one new class, Textiles, for which she was developing the curriculum. We talked and brainstormed ideas that she might be able to use, of course, there were more developed than anyone could use, but it was fun to be back thinking in those terms.

Kathy
Day 6

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