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08-14-2010 04:16 AM  8 years agoPost 1
Zaaaguy72

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I just left the SWARM party at Ircha, and let me tell you, THE RUM BALLS ARE NO JOKE!!!! The swarm party is great. Good food, good rum balls, and most of all good people. Thanks to all who host the event each year.

Team Sanjel!

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08-14-2010 04:27 AM  8 years agoPost 2
rocket_33

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+1 on that. I have to thank all of those guys for putting on such a great event within the event. They do it because of their passion and kindness.

Thanks alot guys for the great food and great time!!!

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08-14-2010 01:55 PM  8 years agoPost 3
Ronald Thomas

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+2 Those guys do it up every time and it is just awesome! The rum balls are NUTZ!!!

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08-14-2010 02:21 PM  8 years agoPost 4
mylee

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THE RUM BALLS
Please explain

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08-14-2010 02:32 PM  8 years agoPost 5
Ronald Thomas

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They are little pastry type balls soaked in rum and sprinkled with powdered sugar. They are awesome but will sneak up on you!!!

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08-14-2010 04:07 PM  8 years agoPost 6
mylee

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Thanks, sound horrible

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08-15-2010 12:09 AM  8 years agoPost 7
Zaaaguy72

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They are far from horrible! One of the Aussie guys said they should be served in heaven! I might have to agree! Haha!

Team Sanjel!

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08-15-2010 01:42 AM  8 years agoPost 8
Ravenhyper50

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Anybody know what recipe was used?

Found lots here..http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/cat/822/

Definitely sounds yummy!

Cheers,
Raven

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08-15-2010 07:23 AM  8 years agoPost 9
skytrekin

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I had a couple ( my first time ) and was amazed at the taste!
That night I over heard a guy asking another if he had a rum ball. He said ya I think so. Immediately I thought you would know beyond a shadow of a doubt if you had one or not!
It was fun to see his reaction after eating one.

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08-15-2010 01:36 PM  8 years agoPost 10
Zaaaguy72

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He would know if he had one, they are made with 160 proof rum! Called Stroh 80. Wicked stuff!

Team Sanjel!

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08-15-2010 04:41 PM  8 years agoPost 11
Thatlumox

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No Chocolate Salty Balls?

"I'm a dirt torpedo!"

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08-15-2010 05:07 PM  8 years agoPost 12
SSMKN2

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I got some Rum balls sent to me for Xmas last year and they were grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat...

Joel
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08-15-2010 09:02 PM  8 years agoPost 13
THX1138

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The Rum Balls wailed but the crab cakes where better! Thanks SWARM crew!

Lou

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08-16-2010 02:34 PM  8 years agoPost 14
Timbers

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Welcome!
Glad everyone had a good time we really enjoy doing the party! I have to find the guy's name that brought the crab cakes to me to fry, everyone said those were completely awesome! I never tried one, but they sure smelled good hah

...Tim

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08-16-2010 02:59 PM  8 years agoPost 15
Darkbird

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Those crab cakes not only smelled good, they tasted better. The jambalaya was great too, too bad i had just had dinner shortly before finding out about the party. Don't know how i missed it last year but won't miss another one.

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08-16-2010 04:20 PM  8 years agoPost 16
THX1138

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OMG!! I totally forgot about thedude's jambalaya!! That stuff was off the damn chain!!

Lou

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08-16-2010 05:20 PM  8 years agoPost 17
FLYINFOOL

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Raven
I can say with some authority that none of the recipes in that link are the one that was at the party. The recipe is of my own creation.
Those ball are made fresh on Friday afternoon.

We do have a lot of fun putting on the party.

There were a lot of dishes brought by friends from around the country.
Thanks to all that contributed to make it a great success.


Jeff Borowski
RAMS Club President
www.ramsrcclub.com

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08-16-2010 05:38 PM  8 years agoPost 18
dialarotor

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Mon Amis, how do you like our fancy French Restaurant? CHEZ SWARM
Pardon Moi, if you are not familiar, read up on CHEZ SWARM in earlier post. Our best cooks and recipes for this year have been presented and tested.
All you hot and hungry heli hooligans cleaned us out. Our cupboards are like Ole Mother Hubbard's, they are bare. Voila, the food!!! It is ALL GONE before the stroke of midnight.
Myself Chef Dilarotor want to thank all of those folks that prepared and delivered regional delights to share with everyone. Our FRIDAY NIGHT HELI POTLUCK is growing and becoming more fun every year just like IRCHA. No sanction, no sponsors, no associations, just guys that love helicopters, heli pilots, heli friends, heli everything. Hell Yes. This thing is done for the fun, frivolity, and love of the hobby.
Just to give you an idea of what all was consumed, I'll do my best to remember.
The RUMBALL production line was set up across the road in the afternoon by many OLD SWARMERS, PAST SWARMERS and new SWARMERS. These folks work very hard to assemble and prepare the trademark treat keeping if cleanly, safe and fun. I didn't get a final count but I saw the tray with #500 go up into the refer for storage.
Chef TIMBERS and myself "sliced and diced" (Love that guy Ron Popeil) three big bags of potatoes for the deep fried chips. This was the maiden flight for TIMBER'S new double deep fryer. Success, I think we will call it the TREX 1400 2D. We shared several PM's coming up with a batter mix for the onion rings that Tim prepared after the potato chips. Thanks to Mr Bill Jackson we even discovered that our fryer makes kickass deep friend crabcakes. Big shout out to Mr & Mrs Jackson for providing the crab balls, that stuff is seriously expensive, but Bill must be a heck of a refrigeration engineer, because he fixed a fishing buddies ice-house and was rewarded with a bushel of fresh crabs and you folks gobbled them up. We need a few more East Coast heli guys that know fishing guys to help us get a case of the crabs. Hum???? That doesn't sound right, must be my French accent/translation. Excuse Moi.
And how about that corn, 96 ears gone, sans butter, we will definately try to double that effort for next year.
Our night flying friends and contributors from Western NY arrived with some beautifull "White Hots" sausages and a very very special pan of dinosaur beans, that was one expensive mess of beans, so if you missed getting a taste of that, it sucks to be you. Not only are these guys long distance drivers, good cooks, but they make a mean night flyer too, that heli with the fireworks coming off of it in flight was one of their creations. Thanks so much to PLAYFAIR and gang from NY. Some of you party first timers, did you make it over to the beginner build/setup/ trim flying area by the campers? That crew really stepped up and passed if forward all week helping newbies get their helis going. But even better, those guys are some mean cooks. About half way into the soiree, this tall gent arrived with a giant warm kettle of the tastiest JAMBALAYA I have ever had. You could go to IRCHA and eat that 3 times a day all week long and still not have enough. Who would-a-thunk-it, some guys from Central Indiana could make something that spicey and as tasty as anything I ever sampled in 20 years of sailing between Japan,Indonesia/Sinapore/Korea.
As for my keep it simple selection this year, 120 beer-steamed or grilled hotdogs with chili and sauerkraut only survived the first hour. Guess I will have to kick it up a notch BAM!!!! as Emeril says, next year 200-250 hotdogs. I better get a bigger van or bring less helicopters.
Long time ago I lived in Vero Beach FL, home of Indian River Citrus, some of the best grape fruits and oranges in the world. The only problem is you can't buy the very best of those. I would get that kind of fruit delivered to my ship in our stores order in Japan. See all that very best fruit is loaded into special fruit containers on the bottom two decks of car carriers in Jacksonville,Tampa or Ft. Pierce FL. That way the ships don't return empty and in Japan the gift giving of select fruit is very big in the corporate world. So when Flying Ft.Doc showed up with those oranges fresh from Florida, what a treat. He cut those wedges and put them out and if you got one you sampled a real taste treat. A big shout out to Doc.
Finally the other big SWARM treat dating from the beginning is the efforts of "Coach" Mike Sherman assisted by "JetBlue" Dave Lewis deep frying the 120 lbs of fresh chicken wings you all feasted on. These guys do it safely, accurately while maintaining the taste standards rivaling that of Harlan Sanders & KFC. Both of thes guys took time off from building their new homes, that just so happen to have flying sites associated with them and will be sporting major workshops or hangers. Our GO-TO-GANG of here's what we need guys Greg, Carlos,John RayRay,my Michigan buds and Ube(keeper of the rumball secret) kept the fires burning and the food, gas, charcoal and music coming just like the firing crews working the big guns below decks. Without these guys it would've turned into a flustercluck. Thanks to all that helped,contributed, moved a table or grabbed some trash when we asked. To all the pilots that got in a night flight, thanks also. We will be working on fixing our little hiccup to make sure that never happens and ruins a good thing. No fault assigned, stuff happens and we've all seen it other places. For Friday the 13th the party gods favored us and we will do it better or different.
Promise to have lots of water and sodas and the fixings for your pleasure next year. Some other thoughts, a big welcome to all the first timers, rumball virgins and especially to our Aussie friends coming out to join us, hope that kangaroo shows up. Promise we won't grill it for next year if we find it. More and better lights also for the folks out on the edge. From all the staff at the 2010 CHEZ SWARM potluck, we loved doing it and will do it again. We are working on a new name. Tell your friends you were walking along the flight line in the dark, saw a tiki lamp and damn, all of a sudden a party broke out and we didn't even need to throw a V-Bar in the middle of it.

Check back soon, should be some really great photos and videos coming down the road. IRCHA 2011 only 360 days away.

BTW, I just remembered how thirsty you folks are. Some how a our ice-cold 20 gallon container of barley-pop was empty by midnight. 10 gallons of mystery coke and 10 gallons of super tea evaporated like 30% nitro on the flight line. Also 4 blue slender empty bottles suitable for candles were found sans contents next morning, thanks to the contributor for those. Maybe we will dress up our tables with those. I guess the operative word here is PARCHED!!!!1

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08-16-2010 05:48 PM  8 years agoPost 19
Frank Bostwick

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A big thanks to the SWARM guys. Man those RUM balls could get you there all by them selves!

RIP ROMAN

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08-16-2010 05:53 PM  8 years agoPost 20
Ronald Thomas

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I can't believe I missed you @ IRCHA Frank!!! We gotta meet up next time!!!

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