Club Ride and Events Reports
April 7, 2013 S.A.R.A Ride To Eat
to the Gordonville Grill, Gordonville, MO
Ride Report and Recipe from S.A.R.A member Bud Meade
As a charter member of SARA, I have not been very active. In fact I attended my second meeting yesterday. I'm writing this to encourage others, like me, that haven't fully participated in the club activities.
In spite of the weather prediction that called for a chance of rain, I felt well enough in the morning to suit up and ride the 90 miles down to Grassroots for the 1PM starting time. There I found some of the usual suspects, admiring new bikes, drinking Herb's coffee and generally
enjoying the best day of the year. It was announce that Herb would lead the "sporting" ride (make that too fast for me :-) ) and that the rest of us would take a more leisurely ride thru the countryside till we met up at the restaurant ( about 5 miles west of Cape) for a late
I found it interesting that in the group I rode with there was a combination of different types of bikes including 2 Hondas. I'm really glad to see that we don't exclude anyone just because they aren't riding a BMW that day.
I rode behind Pat's side car rig for a while and enjoyed the mellow purr of his exhaust. We had an enjoyable ride on some of the more curvy roads close to Cape. The sun was out, the wind was warm and everyone was in a great mood to enjoy the spectacular spring riding
Eventually the "slow" group got to the restaurant before any of the "fast" riders showed up. They claimed to have ridden more miles and that's why we were waiting for so
At any rate, we had an upstairs dining room reserved and, while waiting for our food, stories were told or, in some cases, retold including: A woman rider who fell asleep on her bike but recovered unscathed, a certain member who follows his GPS even though it took him many, many miles out of the way (something about ending up in Arkansas while trying to get from Anna to Cape), a recounting of how many VW's each of us had owned (Pat wins),
skinning poached deer, eating squirrel brains, and then some true tales, which
aren't even worth recounting.
The food arrived, everyone quieted down as their mouths were full. Dessert followed with a lot of discussion regarding what to have. Being on a diet, Pat ordered bread pudding and I tired to help him lose weight by eating his, but noooooooooo........ he wouldn't take my help and insisted on eating it himself.
That led to a discussion re: what makes good bread pudding. As several of us were stuffing bread pudding into our mouths at the time, I agreed to send this to everyone to try. I'm sure Nancy will make some and I know that Pat will as well.
Mulate’s Homemade Bread Pudding
Courtesy of Mulate’s, New Orleans, Louisiana
6 large eggs
2 cups whole milk
2 cups half-and-half
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 hamburger buns
½ cup raisins
Cinnamon (hard to have too much)
Butter or non-stick spray for pan
Preheat oven to 350. Grease 9X13 pan and set aside. In large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the Milk, half-and-half, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Whisk well to combine. Break the hamburger buns into pieces and place in the prepared pan. Sprinkle the raisins evenly over the puns and pour the liquid mixture over. Make sure all the bread is thoroughly soaked in the liquid. Bake on the middle rack for 45 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes before serving. If you prefer a firmer texture, chill for about 2 hours and then reheat for serving.
Yield: 10 to 12 servings
Butter Rum Sauce
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
¼ cup sugar
½ cup heavy cream
½ cup Sailor Jerry’s Rum ( or other spiced rum)
Place the butter in a 1 quart saucepan and set over medium heat. Once the butter has
melted, add the sugar and whisk to combine. Cook for 3 minutes. Add the cream
and rum and cook for 5 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Serve warm over
the bread pudding.
We then enjoyed a lively business meeting where things were decided, votes taken and blah, blah, blah.
There was talk about a weekend camp out which would feature going to a drive in movie close to the campgrounds! Now that sounds like a great time to me. They even mentioned that the campground had cabins for those not inclined to sleep on Mother Earth's finest grass
bed. I don't know if the attendance was up or down -vs- most meeting. But I know I had a great time and it won't be my last.
Thanks to everyone who volunteers to make this possible.
As former BMW MOA Chartered Club Liaison, I often wrote about the mutually beneficial relationship that Chartered Clubs and BMW owners could enjoy by working together. I cannot say enough for the support, encouragement and generosity given to us by Grass Roots. If you get a chance, give them a "Thank You".
Thanks for taking the time to read this ramble. Don't forget to ask about the cotton mouth and the frog.
Enjoy the Photo Slideshow from the 4/7/2013 RTE