Saturday, May 28, 2016

RIP Sweetie Pie

My second best friend and perhaps the best dog ever died suddenly on Tuesday after 13 years.  She lived a good life, was a great companion and gave us unconditional love - we will miss her so.  She seemed to enjoy the things we did, whether it be playing at the lake, playing in the snow, traveling, or just hanging around the house, but mostly I think she just like being with us.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Oysters Rockefeller Topping As Leftovers

We had had some friends over for grilled oysters Rockefeller recently and I made too much of the spinach topping even for the five dozen oysters we scarfed down.  We used our normal recipe for the topping and with spinach, bacon, garlic and parmesan, it has to be good for other things – but first I mixed in a good bit more crumbled bacon.

We had recently bought a whole pork loin so I carved off five one inch thick chops, cut a deep pocket in them and stuffed lightly with the oyster topping – it had lots of flavor so I didn’t want it too thick.  I seasoned the outside with Lawrey’s as I thought I’d would go with the spinach flavors then grilled them to 140F on each side.

These shots are when they first went on the grill and after flipping.  

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Leftovers from Pan-Seared Catfish With Brown Butter On Black Olive Toast

I posted about this catfish dish back in July, 2013 and I’m not sure if we’ve made it since but Bev had been wanting it so we made it the other night and used a triple so we’d have leftovers.

And what is my favorite thing to do with leftovers – why turn them into breakfast of course.  First I added some of the sauce to a skillet then added the beaten eggs.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

RVing To River Plantation - Days 12-15

On Tuesday we swapped coach tours with another couple who own a 2016 Tuscany as they wanted to see the changes from our 2013 model and so did we.  Our coach is nice inside but I considered it the low end of the 45’ models when compared to some of the others we looked at.  However, when we walked into the 2016 model, I was shocked at the difference as it was more like walking into one of the high end Tiffin’s or Newmar’s.

OURS  (All shots from the web)

Saturday, April 30, 2016

RVing To River Plantation - Day 11 – Bush’s Beans

One of the two scheduled rally events for this day was a visit to nearby Chestnut Hill, TN and the original home of Bush Brothers & Co (Bush’s beans) and after living here for many years and driving past it many times, we decided it was time to pay them a visit.  Bush’s is a family owned company that began in 1905 when AJ Bush began canning tomatoes for Stokley Van Camp located in nearby Newport, TN.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

RVing To River Plantation - Day 10

While the Tennessee Travelers Rally in Stone Mountain had one more day to go, we bid farewell to the group and headed for Sevierville, TN so we could be there for the first day of our first ever Thor Rally.  Our Tuscany (coach) is made by Thor and we have been wanting to attend one of their rallies to meet and talk with other coach owners, but it has never worked out for us until now.  The five hour drive from Stone Mountain to Sevierville, Tn was thankfully uneventful and we arrived at River Plantation RV Resort around 2:30, got set up, and checked in for the rally.

As with the place in Pine Mountain, I would not call this an RV Resort but it is a nice campground.  Here are some shots of the campground and our site #166.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

RVing In Stone Mountain – Day 9 – Laser Show

Our last day in Stone Mountain began with a fine plan that was soon altered when we discovered there was to be a throng at the park protesting the carving on the mountain.  We had originally planned supper, but to insure we had plenty of time before the evening’s festivities, we decided to do lunch at the Metro Café Diner (seems like saying the Metro Restaurant Restaurant to me) – I got a shot of our group and just had to take one of Bev’s Gyro Platter as it was a huge plate of food and the gyro was delicious.