Friday, December 25, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I love this turtle and the cute stamp I found at Michaels on the clearance rack (remember we're retired!!).
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Just look at that succulent beauty!! It is melt in your mouth goodness AND it is lard and gluten free.
We were in Tucson recently and I had checked out Roadfood.com for a good place to eat and they raved about this place. I'm thinking, "Yeah, right, can't be as good as El Charro!" Always up for a challenge, we decided to try it out. This is a small "mom and pop" business and above you can see their three man production line!!
These are really good tamales and they do a mail order business. If you have to have a periodic tamale "fix" like we do, order some of these and check out the incredible varieties that they have. We tried several and the green corn and Sante Fe were the best, but we haven't tried the Thanksgiving one yet. As you can imagine, there are several taking up my precious, limited freezer space! Here's the website: www.tucsontamalecompany.com/menu.html.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
1 9 inch pie crust (I use Pillsbury refrigerated)
6 slices bacon, fried and crumbled
1/3 C. diced onion
½ C . sliced mushroom
1 C. grated swiss cheese
2 green onions, diced
1 C. half and half
½ C. skim milk
freshly grated nutmeg (eyeball ¼ to ½ tsp.)
salt and pepper
Saute onion in small amount of bacon grease until translucent. Add mushrooms and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until mushrooms give up their moisture.
Combine eggs, half and half, skim milk, nutmeg, scant ¼ tsp. table salt, and generous grinding of pepper.
In the prepared 9 inch pie crust, scatter ½ C. cheese, bacon, mushroom/onion mixture, remaining cheese, and the green onion. Pour the milk/egg mixture over all.
Cook in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 - 40 minutes until set. Oven temperatures vary so check to be sure center has set before removing from oven.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
We have tried these beauties several times and they are consistently good. The vegetable ones are the best followed closely by the pork carnitas ones. If you are a tamale afficionado like we are, you must try these if you are ever in Tucson - heck, just plan a trip - they are that good!!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
This was some gooooood eatin' - so hot and crisp that you had to wave it around and blow on it and you still couldn't wait to get that crunchy goodness in your mouth!!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
It's Friday and that means fried catfish. Mom and I split the regular order and couldn't eat it all after the mushroom orgy. JC ordered the "all you can eat" special . . . and it was!!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
This was the long line we encountered when we arrived. It moved pretty quickly and we decided to split a combo plate and order onion rings. One of the advantages of having to wait is that you get to see what others are ordering and salivate as they walk by with their food.
Here is one reason this place is so popular. It was touted by Anthony Bourdain as one of the "13 places to eat before you die"!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
We encountered this family moose unit on our way through the park.
But, of course, it's all about the food! JC emailed a friend of his whose son used to live in Jackson and he recommended a place for lunch. It was a BBQ restaurant that is a favorite of the locals and the prices weren't bad for a ski resort town. We both had the pulled pork lunch plate with a choice of sides.
Bubba's (515 W. Broadway, Jackson, WY 83001) good barbeque and sides with prices that won't break the bank - don't miss it if you are in the area!!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
You go to the grill area, season your steak and grill it and your bread if you want.
You can also saute your own onions.
Man, that was a good steak. JC cooked it a little too rare at first, so he just went back to the grill and fine tuned it!
I'm not sure why, but there are dollar bills with messages all over the place - and hats - and t-shirts - and underwear!!
Friday, September 4, 2009
These are my hiking socks and I love my hiking socks . . .
But not as much as I LOVE my hiking boots - if I ever have to go "formal" again, I'm painting these babies "patent leather black" and gluing sequins to them - I love them that much!!
These are my hiking poles.
I love them almost as much as my hiking boots!
And this is my new camera - don't know where my other one is - blonde or senior moment has claimed it. I may love my new camera as much as my hiking boots - we'll see!!