Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Just Us Guys

My three girls, along with our neighbor, headed out Saturday morning for the annual two week visit to our time share condo in Marco Island, FL leaving me and the three male dogs to look after things on the home front. 

Sunday morning they went to my favorite breakfast place on the island to have some delicious looking meals.  Hoots is open for breakfast and lunch, seven days a week and both meals are excellent especially when they make their own delicious bread for sandwiches and toast – I love their rye.  You can click on the link to check out the menu.  

This is the look off the condo balcony.

Here are the girls headed to Hoots and shots of their meals, one Veggie Benedict - Spinach, tomato, broccoli & mushrooms topped with homemade Hollandaise Sauce.

And three Tumbleweed Pasta’s - Eggs scrambled with scallions, tomatoes, mushrooms and angel hair pasta, topped with jack & cheddar cheese. 

All included toasted homemade bread and they were fine looking meals for $8.50, don’t you think – they made me jealous and I believe that is why I got the shots from them.

In times past, we made up lots of food for me to eat on but since I’ve been doing most of the cooking lately, I’ll just keep doing what I’d been doing but cooking for one.  But before doing any supper cooking, I ate up all of the leftovers in the fridge which took a couple of days, but I did boil up a pound of Royal Red Shrimp to use in dishes and while it wasn’t Hoot’s, I had a pretty good breakfast Monday morning.

I beat three medium eggs and added them to my pan with a lid and only removed it once when the eggs had set some to lift the eggs and let the uncooked egg run underneath.  

In the meantime I cut up three shrimp and nuked them for 30 seconds to reheat.  When the eggs were nearly done, I added the shrimp to one half of the eggs.

I added back the lid for a minute or so and then slide the omelet out on my plate and flipped the other half over the shrimp.  Then I added a little homemade remoulade sauce and thoroughly enjoyed my low-carb meal.

Photos can be enlarged by clicking on them and the blue words are links.

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


11/16-11/18/19 event dates

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Eliza Visits

Last Sunday, two year old Eliza came down from Oak Ridge for a visit and she brought along her mom and dad (Wende and Ralph).  As expected, she changes quite a bit each time we see her both in size and things she can do – she brought along her rocker for this trip.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Green Tomato and Country Ham Soup For Cold Weather

Here we were on Nov 11 with record cold temperatures predicted for the coming night and we awoke to a light covering of snow that morning with this as my first view out our living room window.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Cherokee National Forest & Tellicafe

A Big Thanks To Our Veterans

One of the things we wanted to do this fall was drive up on the Cherohala Skyway (TN-165, NC-143) and look at the colorful leaves and we finally made it on this day.  We were hoping for a clear day but unfortunately it was cloudy so the shots aren’t as good and even more unfortunately we needed to go about 10 days earlier when the colors were better and before the rains and wind came through and brought down most of the leaves.

But before we headed up on the skyway, we made a must stop is the Tellico Grains Bakery, which is famous in our area, to pick up a few goodies to take home.

Cindy had never been there and came out with a bag full.  

Friday, November 8, 2019

Supper For Joe & Carol

Good friend Joe is my go-to guy when it comes to electronics and regularly does things to keep me going.  One of the ways we can repay him is with a nice meal for he and his wife, Carol, and they like steak.  For this meal Bev wanted to do something different than just grill a filet so she bought some flank steak to be marinated, jaccarded, grilled, and sliced thin for serving.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin Two Ways

When I saw the recipe for Bacon Wrapped Cranberry Walnut Pork on Chef John’s Food Wishes blog, I knew it had to be tried and since I had a two pack of pork tenderloins and some apples, I searched the web and found the recipe for Stuffed Pork Loin at Delish.com for the second one.

I changed the first one a little to match our ingredients and the changes are in () but the original recipes can be found by clicking on the above links.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Supper For Someone In Need

Bev has a friend who is working full time and looking after a son who was very seriously injured in a car wreak so Bev has offered to make supper for her family once a week, which began this week.  Since the weather had turned cold and rainy, we thought soup would be just the ticket and we chose White Chili using the Calhoun’s (local restaurant chain) recipe from Food,com.