Another Scottish Rite Night at the Irish Lion
Heh, I just love the irony.
The Valley of Indianapolis wants to promote
fellowship and to introduce the Rite to other Masons.
Thus, these dinners were born.
I have to say that it is nice to see those
who can't always travel up to Indianapolis to the Cathedral.
to throw a few obstacles in our path.
Hmph, and right before the judging committee
for America in Bloom is supposed to arrive.
an empty space between two buildings
a couple of doors down from the Irish Lion.
Apparently, this space is only available for private dinners.
The honored guests are arriving.
Virginia Creeper covers the brick walls.
I did see at least two poison ivy plants,
and I hope that the owners take notice and get rid of those.
Poison ivy and good eats do not mix.
I heard that some of the early arrivals
immediately grabbed the seats under the tree.
That was smart,
as the temperature can feel up to 10 degrees cooler
under a tree due to the transpiration of water vapor
from the leaves into the atmosphere.
The old brick walls have seen better days.
This time we could pick New York Strip Steak,
Chicken Cordon Bleu,
Fish and Chips,
(although at our table we agreed
that it was much too warm for that)
and Corned Beef and Cabbage.
The foam on top was almost dense enough to be a cream.
Mixed greens, red onion, cucumbers, grape tomatoes
and white button mushrooms.
The dressing was slightly creamy
with a sprinkling of chopped parsley.
with a baked potato.
He justified his dinner choice by saying that
many Irish immigrants settled in New York City.
Yeah, we'll go with that.
as that seemed to be a bit more authentic.
I missed the Blarney Puffballs (tm Irish Lion).
Do you suppose they heard that both Rosie Hawthorne
and I improved upon the recipe?
The lights accentuate the walls.
This was a nice evening and a great chance to reconnect
with our local fellow Scottish Rite members.
the weather was quickly moving in,
thus shortening our soiree.
Well, I guess we need the rain?
I'm not sure we needed the power outages
or downed trees, though.