Thursday, November 28, 2019

Hooters and The Village Fish Market


When the girls go to Marco for there annual trip, my buddy, Joe, and I make our yearly visit to Hooters for wings and a beer and this time another joined us.  One of the sad things about getting old it having to admit that I now go to Hooters just for the food.

Monday, November 25, 2019

My Jobs At Home

While the girls are in Florida, I have several jobs at home with the most important one being looking after the pups.  

Friday, November 22, 2019

Crappie Au Gratin & Marco Trip Update

Every since we went to New England several years ago, I’ve been trying to replicate the baked Haddock or Hake dishes on most seafood restaurant menus so I decided to give this one from Rock Recipes a try using crappie from our freezer.  My package of crappie contained 1½ lbs. so I scaled the recipe for that plus I made it in three individual gratin dishes.  Click on the link for the original recipe and pics.  This is a shot of his dish. 

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.

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 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.