Valkyrie Offensive 5

While I often invite locals to try out paintball with a nice small group of friends, I must also step forward at times like these to try and get people to see what larger groups of paintballers can do. Yes, this weekend, my friends at Scenario Junkies are hosting their fifth annual “Valkyrie Offensive”:http://groups.msn.com/scenariojunkies/general.msnw?action=get_message&mview=1&ID_Message=54 scenario game.

There should be around 100+ people in attendance, likely more. That includes Members of Team Desert Edge, as well as the Special Ops teams. Not only will these people be helping out both sides during the event, but “Special Ops”:http://www.specialopspaintball.com is bringing *both* of their tanks. Yes, the second one is now completed, and both teams will have chances to work with the tanks!

If you have any interest in trying out paintball, let me know and we can make sure you have everything you need to try it out.

Macaroni Salad

So as a final follow-up to the interlug-bbq, I’ll post my macaroni salad recipe that I brought.

Start with 1lb elbow macaroni, cooked slightly past al dente (the cooling process firms it up). Rinse to begin cooling, and stop the cooking, then place in the fridge.

Separately prepare:

* 1c Mayo
* 1/2 Green Bell Pepper
* 1/2 Red Bell Pepper
* 1 Anaheim Chili
* 3T Dijon Mustard
* 1/2C Diced Red Onion
* 1/2C Cilantro
* 1/4C Lemon Juice
* 1/4C Chopped Green Onion
* 3 Hardboiled eggs

Mix together. Remove pasta from fridge, and pat dry. Add mixture to pasta, add black pepper to taste.

Joe mentioned preferring a previous version of this slightly better. In that one I had a bit of Chipotle also, spicing things up for the crowd (which was known to enjoy spices more than the average potluck). Just mixing in some Jalepeño, or a small Habañero would work well here.