Yes, I Love Twice-Baked Potatoes & Bacon
So the Franklin County Republican Party planned their annual precinct meeting and county convention for Saturday, March 14 at the Franklin County Moose Lodge on Moose Loop Road in Louisburg. There’s just enough time for some precinct meeting fellowship and elections, then a sumptuous spread of dinner, and a county convention featuring the business of the Franklin County GOP.
Chef Neal was on the cooker slow roasting some tasty barbeque chicken. Slaw was cooling in the fridge, but hot in the oven was a delectable dish called “Twice-Baked Potatoes.” Let me describe how tasty: imagine a potato casserole, savory, salty, lumpy, delicious. Then imagine cheese, slathered all across the top, creating a nice topping of gooey, rich cheese. Finally, imagine chunks of bacon, glorious bacon, sprinkled across the cheese. As Andy Taylor would say, “Um, um, good!” At the end of the line was a fresh out-of-oven banana pudding. Old-fashioned-your-grandma-made-it-with-meringue-on-top banana pudding.
There was time for good conversation in between. We chewed the fat (did I mention the bacon?) Good conversation is sometimes informative and updating. Like straightening out rumors, speculation and some outright untruths. Let’s just say you know who you are.
The chicken/potato/slaw/pudding dinner was so good, that permanent distraction could have derailed the convention, but Chairman Jeremy Neal got down to business with an eye on the clock (it’s A-Cee-Cee basketball season and NCAA tourney selection time). Many delegates pitched in to debate, make motions, and move the business along. Leaders like Opie & Danny Pearce, John Edwards, Stephanie Ciaramitaro, Dianna Lee, Ed Strickland and many more.
There was time for my brief remarks at the very end of the night and I thankfully asked everyone for their vote.
And the good part is that the vote would have been unanimous to have more of that Twice-Baked Potato Casserole. Yum.