If you’ve known me on the internet since I’ve moved to wine country, you know that I love me some bocce.
Considered one of the most ancient games in the world, I like to think of it as a blend of darts, bowling, pool and curling.
Playing bocce wine country style means that there’s amazing food and drink to share.
Tonight is our first game, meeting up again, as we do every Thursday.
We’re playing the Industrial Gluttons.
That’s their team name.
Our team name is Joanie Loves Bocce.
If I could, I would bring bocce to your town.
The courts don’t take up a terrible amount of space, certainly nothing your local park couldn’t spare.
The game encourages community interaction.
This interaction brings about respect, because almost certainly, the older the player, the better the player.
Our team comes up with a weekly food theme, and each person on the team brings a dish that goes with the theme.
That means that every week from May through August, we share a potluck.
This week’s theme is Trailer Park Americana.
I’m bringing Frito Pie.
2 medium bags Fritos
1 lg. onion, chopped
16 oz package grated Mexican blend cheese
2 15 ounce cans of chili
Open cans of chili and add to a saucepan, heat to bubbling.
Put one bag Fritos in a baking dish or pie pan.
Distribute chopped onions and half of cheese over Fritos.
Pour heated chili over onions and cheese.
Top with remaining Fritos and cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.