It always takes time to settle in after the GDB is unpacked and put away in the stable.
There is no time to lose as, over the next few months, I'll stay busy cramming 6 months worth of chores and projects into 3 months of time. Including getting ready for the next trip!
This go-round, I'd like to continue blogging while at home. I didn’t do this for years because it’s a travel blog after all. And, admittedly, blog-worthy events are harder to come by when stationary. But I do miss my blog and, though understandable, I regret losing readers in between trips.
One of the primary activities at my house is eating well. So expect a lot of food-related posts.
While away, I really miss our weekend grill sessions. And John knows what he's doing. He worked his way through college manning the grill at a local BBQ joint. I always say he got his PhD in ribs.
The man can grill.
Of course, Doris is always close by.
She ain't stupid.
We just love a charcoal-grilled T-bone along with our favorite Zinfandel. Sides include ciabatta rolls and oven-baked rosemary potatoes.
Most weekends, John makes one of my favorite dishes of his own creation - fried potatoes topped with onion, cheese, bacon, and fresh chives. He calls them 'Irish Nachos'.
The first step is to slice the peeled baking potatoes with a mandolin
then rinse and pat the slices dry to eliminate some of the starch - makes 'em extra crispy -
fry ‘em up golden brown
and add toppings.
Oh my! The texture is both crispy and gooey at the same time. Heavenly!
Maybe I should start another blog to chronicle my weight gain.