For anyone who has ever heard of Tiger Woods, yesterday was a monumental day. I know this first hand because a friend of mine is well-versed in spinal fusion surgery after having the same surgery done a couple of years ago. There is no easy road to recovery.
Spinal fusion surgery is not like getting your tonsils out. This procedure helps to alleviate chronic back pain by connecting two vertebrae that were once separate working parts and eliminating the movement in between them. For Tiger to have that surgery two years ago and come back to win the 2019 Masters Tournament is astonishing!
In true form, I planned my Masters menu and even included a “wedge” salad. I had planned to do my meal preparation in the morning and put the final touches on at my friend’s house while watching the tournament but Mother Nature had other plans. Tee times for the final round were moved to Sunday morning due to an impending storm so my meal prep was done in my kitchen with my laptop precariously perched on my far counter so I could watch as I cooked.
Shrimp Cocktail is always on the menu and I opted for Spinach Pinwheels (shown above), Wedge Salad with homemade Fresh Herb Dressing, Meatloaf Sliders, Crockpot BBQ Ribs and Creme Brulee Cheesecake Bars. It may have been a bit of overkill for the small guest list, but it was delicious. I even had a few pinwheels for breakfast this morning and the sliders are teed up for lunch!
Here is the recipe for the pinwheels for those who were asking. Happy Monday everyone!
We live about 50 miles from Augusta so our town is always filled with visitors headed to the Masters every year. I went several times in my younger days, and the course is as beautiful as it looks on tv, but I can tell you your view on your computer is much better than standing in the masses. We were at dinner with friends Saturday night and found out that four of them had passes for the Sunday session – they were thrilled to go even though they had to get up early to make the revised tee times.
Regardless of Tiger Woods’s off the course personal problems, I stand in awe and admiration of his 5th green jacket. A great moment in sports history.
I wish I had been at your house for the delicious meal you prepared – I think it’s so fun you celebrate the Masters in Canada!!
It is one of my favorite weekends of the year. I absolutely love Augusta (and Fred Couples) and I agree with your summation of Tiger’s victory. Although I still struggle with his past transgressions, there is no arguing that he is a wonderful athlete.
Ah Fred Couples – one of the greatest Masters Champions of all…