Saturday, July 14, 2018

Not Your Mama’s Grilled Cheese

I’ve never met a grilled cheese sandwich that I didn’t enjoy, even the most basic made with just a slice of American cheese and some mayo and I guess it’s because bread fried in butter taste pretty darned good by itself.   I’ve also had the other direction with a hamburger between two grilled cheeses...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Kids Annual Summer Visit – Part 3

Following are some shots of our visitors, beginning with the Roden’s who got the tall gene from their dad’s family.  L-R it's 17 year old Jennafer, 15 year old Lauren, 47 year old Kathy, and almost 19 year old Katelyn.

The other half of our visitor group L-R was 18 year old granddaughter Reece, friend Trinity, friend Grace, and 16 year old granddaughter Riley.

The Roden’s again just before they hit the road for the drive to the Atlanta airport.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

The Kids Annual Summer Visit – Part 2

Continuing with our visit by family, daughter Wende came down from Oak Ridge a couple of times and brought along the newest grandkid, seven month old Eliza and of course she was a hit with her older cousins.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

The Kids Annual Summer Visit - Part 1

Daughter, Kathy, and her three girls (Katelyn, Jennafer, and Lauren) came in from San Antonio, TX for their annual visit to the lake.  Joining them were Reece and Riley Walker (Rhett’s daughters) and two of their friends for a total of eight visitors and adding in Beverly, that is nine females and me – Cindy and Pat were traveling or it would have been 11 to 1 – as my Dad would say “sounds about even according to players.” J

Other than visiting, their primary purpose for coming to Almost Heaven South was to play on the lake, especially pulling a tube with the jet ski, and Bev and my main function was to provide food for the throng.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Independence Day

I plan to take a moment from our 4th of July activities to remember the real meaning of this day and thank those brave souls who sacrificed everything so that we could live free and celebrate this Independence Day.

Friday, June 29, 2018

A Southern Fried Supper

Last week, we made a trip to the Englewood Mennonite Farmers Market to pick up corn and potatoes for our Low Country Boil and as you might imagine, we loaded up for our personal use as well.  For tonight’s meal, the veggies all came from the market and to make it truly southern, all but the tomatoes were fried with the following menu:

- Sliced okra, rolled in cornmeal and flour, and fried in Crisco – a must.
- Bi-color corn, cut from the cob, and cooked in butter.
- New potatoes, washed, parboiled, and browned in butter
- Sliced vine ripened tomatoes
- Cottage cheese for those who wanted it
- S&P on everything as the only spices

It was all outstanding and Cindy, who had not had anything but the tomatoes before tonight, raved about it – I did my raving by quietly getting seconds J  The fresh corn was very sweet, the potatoes were extra creamy, the okra was tender, and the tomatoes were as good as they can be so we ate all of everything but the potatoes – no dessert required tonight.  I know all of this fried food should not be eaten often, but you really should become a Southener and give this meal a try.

No pics but as you might guess, the next morning the leftover potatoes were added to some fried onions and peppers then topped with some hot pepper cheese and a couple of fried eggs for a delicious breakfast.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


6/24/18 Meal Date

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

RV Travel – Toqua Campground Rally – Part 3

On Wednesday, we drove down to Calhoun’s At The Marina for their buffet lunch followed by the clubs annual business meeting.  I’ve found this restaurant to be hit-and-miss over the years but I believe their buffet is always very good.  Here are a couple of shots from the web of the back and the front and our group arriving.