Friday, March 16, 2018

Dinner at Showalter's, New Recipe, Spa Day!

Our monthly get together with Buddy and Diane, and Nathan and Krystal was Tuesday.  But this month, instead of our usual Hibachi, we all met at Nathan and Krystal's home.  They got hit pretty good with Hurricane Irma, but you'd never know.   Their new roof looks great, and Nathan has been very busy moving and fencing in the RV, and building on a screen porch on the back of the house.   The new porch is beautiful, all screened and ready to enjoy. 

Of course we were greeted by little Miss Ava!  And while they now have 6 horses that they tender..........only three of them, including their newest, River Song (white) came out to visit with us.

Very nice late we all sat out on the new porch.  We took a big bottle of wine (Riesling) with us, and it was pretty much empty by the time we left!  Ava spent most of her time on Rich's lap..............and after a while, our Chef, Nathan took every one's order for Pizza........... We had a choice of ham, pepperoni, onion, peppers,  and mushrooms.

Nathan grilled all of our "personal" pizza's on the grill............and we all went inside to enjoy!  Buddy made his Coconut Cream Pie ( best in the universe, according to Nathan), and because Krystal has to be on a gluten free diet, I brought a small gluten free chocolate cake for her.  Everything was delicious!

I love the picture board that Krystal has hanging in the dining area........Always different pictures on each visit.  Today she had added a picture of all of us from a year ago when we were there enjoying fajitas!

We will get together again in April and in May...........and maybe June before we head north. Nathan and Krystal have someone now who stays on the property full time, which allows them some time to travel.   They talked about a possible trip to NY to visit while we're there this summer.  Unfortunately, Dianne's health is getting worse, and she does not travel well no plans this year for trips up north for them.

On Thursday I tried a new recipe, Southern Chicken Fried Steak with milk gravy.  Fried in the cast iron pan, and then baked for an hour!  So very tender!

 It was absolutely DELICIOUS!   Rich said the same!

Rich gave me a gift certificate to The Spa at Hammock Falls for a one hour D'Vine Facial, and a one hour Massage..........and my appointment was today @ 1:30.   I had a Maaarvelous  Time being pampered.

No cooking tonight - stopped on the way home for Chinese Take-out! 

No plans for the weekend...........but next week is a trip to the Alan Jay Wildstein Performing Arts Center at South Florida Campus, and then we'll have our dog fix for a few days..... Miss Ava is coming back for a visit.

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