Thursday, February 16, 2012

Great Vist on Wednesday~Sad to say Goodbye!

Due to the fact that we are leaving this area tomorrow (Friday) we packed up the firkids yesterday, packed a bag, and headed on into Cape Coral to spend the day and night with my sister Julia and her husband Kit and their friend who lives with them Phil. 
I had cooked some party mix up and a nice casserole of lazy man's cabbage rolls (quick and easy and I will include the recipes) we loaded everything in the car and headed to their place.
We spent a nice afternoon visiting, and we had a combo supper-Kit made a nice salmon dinner, with alfredo linguini, and salad, brocolli, and asparagus. I popped the lazy man's cabbage rolls into the over and we also had that. For desert it was chocolate valentine cake yum. 
Lazy Mans cabbage rolls, asparagus, broccoli, salmon with sauce and alfredo

Rick, Julia, Kit and Philip

We visited until bedtime out on their Lanai by the pool. There was alot of gum flapping going on I tell you and many 'remember whens'.
Tucker, Kits legs, Phil Julia and Rick
My Brother in law Kit and Philip

My sister Julia

Their pool on the Lanai

The furkids had free run of the place and they also enjoyed their visit. Tucker is still having some issues but I think it is getting somewhat better. We will keep him on his rice and chicken until his bm's are back to normal. Other than this issue he is truly his regular goofy self and very active.
This morning my wonderful brother in law was up and out and back with coffe for us before we even got out of bed. What a wonderful surprise.
Here are some morning pictures taken from their dock, they live on a canal. 
Looking up the canal toward the neighbour

Looking down the canal

A shot of their Lanai and House from their dock

This morning we visited some more,having our coffee out on the lanai...eventually I finally made myself gather up our things - get packed up and ready to roll back to our Rv resort. It was sure hard to leave as I had not seen my sister (my only sibling and only 9.5 mos older than me)..since 2008. After hugs all around a few times, and some tears between her and I we finally managed to ourselves get in the car. I promised we would be back to visit the end of this year. Hopefully her health continues to improve between now and then.

We arrived back at our resort Sable Palms and what did we see out for a walk?
Both Pictures are through our windshield-tucker & Lill sure thought that was one big dog!

Now we must get busy and start our cleaning of the MH prepping to head out tomorrow to Port Ritchey as we have friends in Tampa we will visit with on the weekend. From there we're not too sure, we may spend a few extra days in Tampa, and then we plan to head up around the panhandle to the Cedar Keys area. Rick has always wanted to tour up around the panhandle.
Take care all, be safe out there and our next posting will be from our next destination. Until the next time....thanks for stopping by.

Home is where you park it

"May your day be filled with blessings like the sun that lights the sky~and may you always have the courage to spread your wings and fly"

Lazy Man's Cabbage Rolls: Quick and easy
1 lb ground beef
1 onion chopped
apprx 3 cups chopped coarsely raw cabbage
3-4 TBSP long grain uncooked rice
1-10 oz can tomato soup (I use spaghetti sauce)
*if you use the tomato soup you will also need one can water
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

In frying pan sear beef for couple minutes, add onions, salt pepper and rice. Stir, cooking about 5 minutes-Add soupe and can water and mix (If using spaghetti sauce no water unless you do not have enough sauce then add a bit of it)
Put cabbage in greased casserole. Pour meat mixture over cabbage evenly. Do not stir. Bake covered 1 1/4 hrs at 325F

Party Mix: Quick and easy
stick pretzels
cashew nuts-peanuts
crushed potato chips (plain ripple chips)

melt white chocolate in microwave and stir all together. Spread on wax paper on cookie sheet and put in fridge for 20 minutes. Break up into bite size pieces and enjoy. There is just something about the salt and sweet taste.


  1. I'll have to try the Lazy Mans cabbage rolls...they looked delicious.

    Glad you got to spend some time with your sister.

  2. Always nice to visit with family and always hard to say goodbye. But sharing the time and food looks like fun and all looked delicious.

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  5. Your sister has a great place, but you have a home that moves:)

  6. Love your cabbage roll recipe.
    So glad you got to see your sister. Don't let so much time go between your visits. I lost my only sister way too soon.

  7. Thanks for the recipes. I am glad you had a great time with family! You all look so good. ~wheresweaver

  8. What a great day you had, even if you had to shed a few tears !!

    Safe travels .... TnT

  9. That's a beautiful house and location your sister lives in. Great lanai and pool. Thanks for the recipe. I haven't made cabbage rolls in years because they are so much work. This sounds like a great alternative - gonna try it.

  10. What a gift it is to be able to spend time with your sibling; made even more special when you have not seen each other in such a long time.

    Safe travels to y9our new RV destination.

  11. What ever you do don't get marilyn started on Cedar Keys. I bet if she knew you were heading there she would offer to meet you. Enjoy

  12. How wonderful top have been able to spend that time with your sister. Great recipes.

  13. Thanks for the recipes - I copied both into my recipe file, and can't wait to try them! :)