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The mountains are calling and I must go...Got the t shirt in Georgia one year and this is our calling! We'll see y'all down the road!

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Neighbors over, baking today, getting ready for the trip!

Friday night after posting the blog our neighbor Karen texted and said they had fire going, come on over! So we did..:)  Had a great time catching up and having a few drinks.  WE stayed longer than we planned, somehow that always happens with those two!  Before we left, we planned a bar b que at our house for Saturday night. 

Yesterday morning after catching up with our blogging friends and enjoying a leisurely morning we both got started on our day.  House cleaning of course (we've got company coming..Yeehaw!)  Ken got the fire pit moved from the back area to the front where he would be bar b quing. Brought up a trailer of wood and basically got the front area ready.  

I decided to make some munchies for the group.  Salami and cheese, sausage cheese balls and deviled eggs.  We were contributing hot links to the dinner and Karen brought some marinated chicken thighs, baked beans and macaroni salad. YUMMY!  
Cheesy sausage balls..I made 3 for me without the bisquick.

Salami and cheese

1 plate of deviled eggs..The other had jalape├▒os in theirs..
all gone

About 1530 or so Ken started the fire and company arrived about 1600.  Joe and Stacey next door came too :) We definitely enjoyed the night and with the fire it was very comfortable for quite a while after dark.  Not sure what time we called it a night but it wasn't too late. 
Karen, John, JOe, Ken, Rylee and her mom sitting

The fire was awesome! 

This morning (Sunday) we got ourselves going as we had a breakfast date with Stacey, Joe, Rylee and Stacey's mom, Susan. Figuring we wouldn't see them for at least a month we thought it'd be nice.  Had a good hour or so visiting and having breakfast. 
Banana bread 1/2 to Karen..

Flourless peanut butter muffins with chia seeds guess whose  these are haha. 

Another batch of morning glory muffins for Ken and Karen..

Ken worked all day on getting things ready for the trip and the trailer.  I did some baking just so we'd have our little morning goodies to start the trip with. A turkey meatloaf for dinner tonight too.  
Hopefully it tastes better than it looks. 

It was a nice day with the afternoon warming up to a nice 60. Doesn't last long though as soon as the sun starts to set. 

Happy Hour!  Have a wonderful evening!  


13 comments:

  1. Oh my that baking looks yummy! And the cheesy Sausage balls make me drool. :-)
    What is it about a fire that make folks stare so intently into it. Looks like a great time you had.
    Good to hear about the progress on Ken's surgery. make sure he doesn't do anything to jeopardize the date!

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    1. Thanks Dave..those sausage balls are the easiest and there's never any left over! WE're glad we get to go south for a bit, but we really hoped he wouldn't have to wait til the end of March. Oh well it'll be here before you know it.

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  2. The fire looks real cozy and the food appetizing. I know y'all are looking forward to hitting the road again, have safe travels.

    I included a link I know you'll enjoy, Outlaws and Armadillos Exhibit video. Anyone who listened to Country music in the 70's will enjoy the short video. We really enjoyed the exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.

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    1. P.S. there's a small (really small) "full screen" button at lower right.

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    2. That was good quality real country music back then! Looked like an awesome exhibit! The link is on your name for anyone else who's interested. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. A busy day, lots of baking. Looks like a yummy meal as well!! Warmer days are a sign of spring in the offing.

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    1. It was very yummy and simple..love it! Yes I"m looking forward to even warmer temps down south!

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  4. Your sausage cheese balls look yummy with the Bisquick too. You are so dedicated to your diet, I'm impressed. :)

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    1. Those cheese balls are yummy and easy. Well, it's a lifestyle I'm thinking as cholesterol is an issue. The Phillips genes all had heart, diabetes, cholesterol problems so I'm working on not having any more than I already do. Actually having fun trying to find new recipes. The food is the easy part, if I didn't drink wine, I know I'd be better off, but hey you gotta have fun right?! At least it's organic hahah.

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  5. All that yummy food and the turkey meatloaf is awesome.
    Soon you will be heading south for some warmer weather.

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    1. It was delicious if I do say so myself. That and a salad did me fine! Yep day after tomorrow we're on the road!!

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  6. The cheesy balls and the deviled eggs, the only way I really care for eggs, sound delicious.
    Always fun to spend time by a campfire.

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  7. They are good..I don't make deviled eggs very often but they were all gone so figured they tasted good. Yep love a good campfire, usually means wine too!

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