Other events precluded any special activities out in the weather this Sunday, so the highlight of our most recent Holiday Routine was a crew favorite: Mongolian barbeque. The wardroom having hosted the Steel Beach Picnic two weeks ago, it was the Chiefs' turn to play the host. After toiling late into the night on Saturday doing most of the prep work, the second deck of the ship smelled like peppers and onions, but it was not for nothing and served to get everyone's appetite in gear. Oh, and if you ever want to know how to make a Chief cry, you'd better have at least 50 pounds of onions handy.
For those of you that have never experienced one of these before, here's how it works.
Step one: choose your fixings.
Step two: pile them high.
Step three: the messmen cook it up.
And, of course, step four is: eat 'till it hurts.