By the time you read this, we will be deep in the throes of our first RV excursion with our sexy beast. I’ve been asked if we’re nervous.
We are, after all, driving what is essentially a glorified bus into uncharted territory to hang with over 200 other rv’ers, none of whom we’ve ever met or even spoken to. But I’m more excited than nervous.
Getting the RV ready to roll is like outfitting a small apartment. We need utensils, pots/pans, linens, toiletries…everything. I spent a couple of hours getting everything together only to have Fisherman come along and undo most of it. I knew that would happen. He just doesn’t understand why we would need 2 dozen mugs, a bread machine and a butter churner for a weekend trip. Besides, if they gave out degrees for packing he’d have a doctorate. He can’t help himself, and I just can’t compete.
You’re about to see more links to food recipes than exists at Food Network. I’ve been cooking my ass off for the last two days so we won’t starve to death once we’re there. Fried chicken, coleslaw, sweet potato salad, fruit salad, and more…and that’s not counting the amazing lemon tart, (the one Amy shared recently) popovers and chicken in a sun dried tomato cream sauce dish I made Wednesday night when we had some friends over. I’m not going to post the recipes here but I’ve shared the links and encourage you to click on over and pin them, bookmark them or whatever it is you do so you’ll have them. The fried chicken recipe is one of my favorites, as is the author of the recipe, Tyler Florence. Everything he touches turns to gold.
I had some blueberries that were on the verge of going bad and after checking out my Pinterest ‘Recipes’ board found this delicious recipe using everything I already had on hand. I LOVE WHEN THAT HAPPENS!
I knew it would be good as soon as I read Greek yogurt was an ingredient, and I was right. If you like blueberries and lemons, you’ll want to give this a try. You can find the recipe here.
Do you know anyone that doesn’t love popovers? I don’t. I’ve made more than my fair share of them over the years, but this recipe produces the most humungous popovers I’ve ever seen. They popped up so high they hit the rack over them in the oven. I softened some butter and added a bit of honey to it that my friend Poppy sent me, and it was sooooooo good!
A couple of weeks ago after we went to the Showhouse, we stopped at a lovely nursery and I picked up this cute ‘handbag’ that is made of moss. I had it on a shelf on the porch but I decided to use it as a centerpiece when our friends came over and I decided to keep it there for now. It’s so cute, and a bargain at $16.
Now for the reason every muscle in my body aches right now.
The flagstone was delivered Wednesday. We ordered a palette and a half and we sorted them out by size to make choosing easier.
After working at it for the better part of Thursday, this is what we accomplished:
Putting together stone walls is not for the faint of heart. I thought by next week I’d have a finished wall to show you, but at this rate you might have to wait till the next millennium.
In other news…
For the second time this week, we’ve had to take our plants indoors due to a chance of a frost. Enough already Mother Nature. We get it. You’re the boss.