I spent the last of my TGIF by a toasty fire in Oakland.
I also love Oakland for bonfires. Our buddy Scott has a fantastic garden where he grows hops for beer, tomatoes, cucumbers and more. He dug out a pit under the stars and holds bonfire cookouts.
On the menu:
- Pork kielbasa
- Slow-cooked beans (the beans simmered in bacon, molasses and more for more 24 hours)
- Homemade ice cream. Mark dubbed it “Scott’s Nuts.” The flavor: toasted pecans
- S’mores: I used ghirardelli chocolate Carmel squares. Mark and Scott went with chocolate with chili. Crazy!
The perfect ending to my TGIF and my challenging work day.