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BBQ Yak Every year Men's Ministry has the "Beast Feast.. A.K.A Grill and Chill". In the past, I have been the head judge. I would usually go around and scout the teams. If I found something good I would tell them to be sure and save it for judging, and if I found something bad, I warn the judges. I've been the head judge for years and usually, there will be 2 or 3 things that are really good and a bunch of stuff that's backyard quality BBQ, that's OK. Some... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, October 1, 2022

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Lemon Floor tart Years ago I was making Lemon Tarts (like a lemon meringue pie without the meringue - see below) and thought I would make a couple extra and take them to some friends. The pies are a little fragile so I had them all covered with foil and I left them in the tart pan for support. I put them in the front seat of my truck and the first thing I did was dump them in the floor at the first stop light... I picked them up, checked them, still mostly OK, a little... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, September 24, 2022

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Church should be fun 18 years ago Jennifer Young (runs the kitchen here at Hope) called PK, my wife, and said "I think it's gotten a little out of hand".  If you had come to church that Sunday, you would have known what she was talking about, it was my birthday, I turned 50. They had made stickers, some about 4 by 4 inches, some a foot square, some with my picture on them, all saying "Mack's 50". People all over the church had them stuck on... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, September 17, 2022

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Big James It just now started feeling like football season yesterday. To me, there's a smell that goes with football. It only comes in late September or October. You can smell it today if you go outside. I used to help coach an 8th-grade football team at Cypress Jr Hi. We had a great thing going. The 9th-grade team won every game they played (they had a great coach) and every kid in the school wanted to play on that team. But they all knew that to play in the 9th grade, you had... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, September 10, 2022