Mack's Corner | Hope Church Memphis, TN - April 2017

Mack's Corner

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The 4 wheeler We had a small red 4 wheeler a few years ago(I have a bigger green one now) that we use around the church almost every week. It's great for putting out cones or riding cross country when there's an event going on way out in the ball fields and you need to go get something back at the church. You don't have to worry about roads or traffic, you just ride up over the curb and go. The only maintenance we have to do is change the oil once a year.  To do... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, April 29, 2017

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Dress like a Matador! I drove by a clothing store advertizing tuxedos last week. I can't even imagine what I would do with a tux, but it made me remember prom night. I guess every high school senior in America is getting ready for their prom in the next few weeks. I couldn't tell you a single thing about my prom other than we had it on one of the river boats as it went up and down the Mississippi river and that I wore a tux. I can't remember the name of the girl I... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, April 22, 2017

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Sunday Dinner A few years ago I went to dinner one Sunday night at a new restaurant, Tony O's. A good friend of mine, a pediatric neurosurgeon and his daughter invited us to go. The food was great, Foie Gras with rhubarb jam, Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Shiitake mushrooms, Seared Scallops carrot mousse and candied bacon, Lamb sirloin with braised bok choy and fiddlehead fern and spicy plum sauce, Citrus Rice Pudding with Almond Tuile and Roasted Strawberries, Vanilla bean... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, April 15, 2017

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Come With Me! A few years ago my favorite chef, Thomas Keller, was in Nashville. He was there for a book signing, selling his new cookbook "ad hoc at home" (A great cookbook). I had about 15 people email me to tell me he would be there and I started trying to plan fieldtrip to Nashville. The book signing was on Thursday. But by Wednesday I knew I had no chance of getting there, just too many things going on. My good friend Mike had to go to Nashville on business and... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, April 8, 2017