Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Thursday, March 12, 2015
A couple of folks have asked if all is well with us since I haven’t posted in a couple of weeks and the answer is yes. We just haven’t done or eaten anything interesting enough to post about and I’ve not been inspired to go find something. So we’re just hanging around Almost Heaven South and Bev is getting ready for the annual trip to Sint Maarten with her sister. Thanks blogger friends for checking in on us.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Some of my fondest memories as a kid growing up in northern West Virginia involve the snow and to this day I still enjoy it and need an occasional fix. I love how clean it makes the ground look and how sweet it makes the air smell when all of the pollutants are removed.
Last Tuesday we awoke to the results of the ice storm, but this Tuesday, we had a nice, beautiful snow cover to look at with the official total of 4“ here at Almost Heaven South as measured by a yardstick on my deck railing.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
After some pretty mild weather the first part of February with six inch tall daffodil leafs, winter storm Octavia finally touched us in the worst way on Monday. As the storm moved east, it provided snow to its north, rain to its south and freezing rain in the middle – we are in the middle. In case you are not a Weather Channel watcher, the freezing rain often begins as snow at the cold, high altitude, then changes to rain as it passes through a warm layer and shows up that way here. Unfortunately, with the outside temperature in the mid 20’s the rain freezes after landing.
This had several impacts for us but most importantly it glazed any untreated roads and made them totally impassable and it stuck to trees and power lines. I originally didn’t know what caused the problem, but our power went off about 10pm Monday and fortunately we got to use that generator we bought a couple of years ago – it now seems worth the money.
The RV is definitely angry at us for leaving Florida as the rain turned to ice all over it.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
While Bev was hanging out in Gatlinburg, I read the post from Catherine Mayhew for Grilled T-Bone Steaks with Crab and Hollandaise on the Char-Broil Live site and decided this would make a delicious Valentine’s Day meal. Then I remembered the whole beef fillet in our freezer and decided it would work well for this meal, so out it came for thawing and trimming.
We also had a package of King Crab in the freezer to use for that part and we decided on some asparagus and a Caesar Salad to round out the meal. This is the amended recipe as we made it.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Greetings fellow bloggers – We are happy to announce that the 6th rendition of our annual blogger party will be held at Almost Heaven South during Memorial Day Weekend. Chris (Nibble Me This) and I still have the final details to work out but wanted to tell you the possible dates (most likely May 24) in hopes you would pencil it in on your calendar. We would appreciate if you would mention it on your blogs as well so more people will be aware of the event.
Date: Memorial Day Weekend (popular recommendation from last year’s attendees)
Place: Almost Heaven South in Greenback, TN
Theme: Tapas Party (another popular recommendation from last years attendees)
Many of you have expressed a desire to come in the past so why not make this your year – before I get too old to host them.
More details will follow in March.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Since it didn’t rent and to keep it from going to waste, Bev and some girl friends are spending the week at our timeshare in Gatlinburg, TN doing a little shopping, exercising, and eating out. Meanwhile I’m watching the house, the pets, and tending to Madison. When I talked with Bev one morning, before I ate breakfast, she read part of the breakfast menu from Crockett's Breakfast Camp to me and I became instantly hungry.