Fine dining

We’ve had a great time trying out the suggestions of locals about where to eat. Mexican restaurants are among our favorites, some  memorable, others not. This past Sunday, the pastor at the local Friends church suggested that we might like to try Jake and Telly’s, a Greek restaurant just up the street from us. As soon as we walked in the door, I was impressed by what I saw. It almost made we wonder if we were underdressed! I shouldn’t have worried. No coat and tie were required, as evidenced by the attire of the folks on the patio. I’ve never seen table settings quite like these, though.

LeRoy ordered chicken unpronouncable. Well, it was all Greek to us anyway. I had grilled flounder and vegetables on a rice pilaf, which was very good as well as very filling. We decided to share creme brulee and that was a wonderful decision. Probably not so good for the diet, but at least I only ate half!

Thanks to today’s Farmer’s Market, we also had some pretty fine dining at home today. We picked up more homemade tamales this morning, pork this time. Those made a very good lunch. Then this evening, I resurrected (and altered) a recipe from back in Lewis, KS in 1979 when we had a bumper crop of zucchini, Zucchini Mexicali. It was the only way I could get my family to eat those plentiful squash except in zucchini bread. This time, I used yellow zucchini and red peppers instead of the more usual green variety and it looked (and tasted) terrific. The following photo proves that I CAN cook, for those of you who thought otherwise.

If anyone is interested, I can give you the recipe. We added fresh cucumbers and finished up with ice cream and fresh, luscious peaches. I love summer!

One of the highlights of this week was driving back into the RV park one afternoon and finding another Silver Eagle conversion parked right across from us! That just doesn’t happen very often, as a matter of fact this is just the third time in the 11 months we’ve been on the road.

This one, EZ Rider, is from Lake Havasu City, AZ. The owner did quite a bit of the conversion himself and they let us take “the tour” to show it off. Their oak woodwork is similar to ours, as is their longer kitchen cabinet. The most notable difference, though, is the slideout on the side.

Sunday we will be stowing things away in preparation for moving up the hill to Woodland Park on Monday, where we should enjoy cooler weather. Our granddaughter Alma will arrive in Denver on Tuesday, so we’ll pick her up and probably engage in one of my favorite things on the way home–outlet mall shopping!

 

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2 Responses to Fine dining

  1. LeRoy Willis says:

    Sorry to have forgotten another Eagle when we looked back over this past year. The other was in the desert on Plamosa RD north of Q. Other than the Eagle rallies it is a rare event to park next to a rare bird. Great grub.

  2. Cindy Rheault says:

    I would love the recipe for the zuchinni dish! Cindy from Kansas

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