As has occurred the past few years, the Hofer clan, consisting of brothers Stu and Meakin and their wives Sandy and Sam, visited Almost Heaven South for a couple of nights this week. And as in previous years, the event was about good food, good wine, and great visiting.
We provided the food and drinks for the first part of the visit consisting of Smothered Pork Chops with mashed potatoes and fried okra for the first supper, Kennedy Quiche for the first breakfast and Caribbean Holiday Shrimp for snacking while we lounged around on the dock during the afternoon. Since they were all repeat dishes, I didn’t take any shots and I forgot to take the camera to the dock.
However, once the Hofer’s took over the kitchen, I made sure I got some shots beginning with our second supper meal.
They served a delicious meal of filet of beef with Marchand de Vin sauce and topped with a Bernaise sauce sided with mashed potatoes and stuffed baked tomatoes.
We washed it down with a very nice Cote du Rhone red wine and ended the meal with ice cream topped with cherry sauce.
All I can say is these folks can cook and we always look forward to turning the kitchen over to them and eating the fruits of their effort. And to make it even better, Sandy is the consummate cleaner upper so we got a great meal and a clean kitchen by not doing anything but tell them where they can find things in the kitchen – I’m not sure it gets much better than that.
They also decided to whip up breakfast the final morning and we had scrambled eggs with spinach and the left over Caribbean shrimp, Nueske’s bacon, imported from Wisconsin, fresh fruit, and Mimosa’s.
As always, I had an excellent time and so enjoyed spending a piece of my life engaging with these four very different personalities. Thanks guys for the great visit and I can hardly wait until next time and am hopeful we’ll see you before another year passes by.
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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.
7/15/15 - 7/17/15 event dates