Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Annual Visit to Destin Florida

Our good old friends Brian and Sandy have a big beautiful new comfortable house on the golf course in Sandestin.  Along with another couple, Steve and Linda, we meet there every year.  We have been doing this for the past 12+ years.

Forty years ago when we were in our late 20s and early 30s we had many very good times together and we rehash all those memorable events every year.  Each year each couple prepares a dinner.  I've done Jennifer Shrimp, King Crab, Crab Souffle, tenderloin and several others that don't come to mind right now--(an irritating development). This year I'm making Meatball Stew a la Giada DeLaurentis with my own twist.  I saw her make it on TV two weeks ago and I tried it. But, I added lots of green chilis to it because we had enjoyed the Green Chili stew at The Cross-eyed Moose in Cloudcroft NM.  It turned out so good that I made it again this week and we're having it for dinner tonight.  We'll be having it again next Saturday night.

Here are the meatballs I just made along with Beverly's choc chip cookies and some libation we will be indulging in when we get there.

 Too bad you can't see the deviled eggs,...............but,

Here's a pic of a little girl showing her G'Dad
how she can wink.  That beats deviled eggs anyday.


EdamameMommy said...

Awh that last picture of Anna is so cute! Glad you are relaxing with friends. Always the best medicine. Love you.

Anonymous said...

I didn't think that was Anna she does look like all your beautiful Daughters,Eric..I love this picture of Anna and thanks for letting me know that you had at last posted on your web page


Emily said...

Yay for good friends and good food! Enjoy.
And great to see that little pic of Anna. So cute!

Vetmommy said...

Oh, what a cute blast from the past with Anna! She was such a snuggly sweet little thing. Still is, just not as little. I am a little jealous of your fun with friends weekend, but glad that you guys keep up the tradition.