I am bringing along a pot of Calico Beans.... got them simmering up a day early in the crock pot, and will put in the fridge overnight. They always taste better the next day.
**warning** I am a dumper kind of cook, not a precise recipe person!!!
First, brown up some ground beef, bout half a pound, and chopped onion, and drain. Then either fry up about 4 strips of bacon, and cut or break into small pieces. Or use those great bags or small jars of Hormel real bacon bits already made up!
Now dump that and all this into a crock pot:
1 can kidney beans
1 can baked beans
1 can butter beans
a big squirt of ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
dollop of molasses
squirt of steak sauce
double squirt of BBQ sauce (we like Sweet Baby Rays)
season to taste
you can heat it up quick on the stove or
let it go a few hours on the slow cooker
some folks add grape jelly...
some folks add mustard...
some folks add vinegar...
Next week I am going out to a planned luncheon with both daughters and their kids too. So it's more of a Mother's Week instead of a Mother's Day. I realize that my daughters are now Mothers of their own. They can do things with their own families on Sunday and their spouses's moms too. I am not one of those mothers who demand a day of honor for me on the actual day. Anytime around the day is fine! LOL
On to motorhome things!
We have kicked around the idea of getting a hard wired in Surge Protector for our motorhome. We have two portable Surge Guard surge protectors circuit analyzers, one for 50 amp power pedestals and one for 30 amp power pedestals. They work fine (we will be selling them if anyone wants to buy them from us-- contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for info before I put them on Ebay) Only used a few times each, stored back in the package each time to keep them clean. New they were about $100 each. Will sell for $50 each including shipipng.
30 amp portable Surge Guard 50 amp portable Surge Guard
We did a little research, asked a few groups of RVers and finally decided on ordering the Progressive Industries EMS-LCHW50. Of all the places we looked, the best price was at Camping World where they had a sale going on. $255 (saved $110) plus I looked up a coupon code for $5 off and only $6 shipping. Not too bad. This was ordered online at:
(both the 30 amp and 50 amp units were on sale)
We are still going through a few things around the house to dispose of. Imagine keeping your financial records since 1984? Yup, I had some of those. Also, I used to be a Real Estate Broker, so I had customer file transactions dating back to 1990! (supposed to keep those for 10 years) We stood in the garage with boxes of files with the shredder buzzing along until all were disposed of. Steve took the huge compacted pile in a big lawn/leaf bag down to the woods and burned it! Here is the start... it flamed up and then died out fast. Not much for a paper fire. Sigh.
See all of the wild trilliums in bloom??
Speaking of blooms, remember the doggie planter that I repainted in a few blogs back? Well, I found some pretty African Violets to put in him! Got him all planted up last night. There... sooo pretty! His head and tail are on springs so they "wobble" when you pet his head. The grandkids get a kick outta him. This adorable doggie planter I will take along in the motorhome. He can ride along on the dash between our two consoles, and be brought outside on nice days too.
It's almost noon, and Mr. Steveio is out there doing some stuff to the motorhome, and loading up some gear for next weekend. I better get out there and see what mischief he is up to. I think he is putting on the two Maxxair vent covers I painted last week.
Next weekend I have a weaving workshop to go to in Beloit area, so have a few things to load up. Time to hit the road and have a nice getaway for a few days in the rig. He can play around in the parking lot at the studio with minor repairs and upgrades while I am in my classes.
About 6 years ago we were at the same workshop, and we had our Coachmen gas motorhome. Steve went for a ride on our scooter to get a new filter for our generator, and drove down to Rockford, Illinois for the parts. While there he happened to spot a pretty shiny blue Safari Serengeti diesel pusher rig and fell in LOVE with it. Wonder what he will find this time?
Me and my Mom
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY !!!