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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Friday, November 15, 2013

Sunny, warm day and just the two of us.....

Where are we today ?
         Was a nice and warm overnight and a mostly sunny day today, temps about 60+ f (17c) we liking this! Morning walkabouts down by the beach and looks like it would be very busy here in the summer. We like it better now while it is a quiet time. Boat launch ramp, the beach, fishing docks and all, just a great place to be.
          Passed by this tree below and noticed these huge nut like things on the ground and on the trees. About the size of softballs, about three times the size of black walnuts back home. Not sure what they are, any ideas?
huge nuts in the trees
thats my shoe beside one
nice beach in the cove,
sure would be nice in warmer weather.
boat launch ramp
          I puttered around outside today, attempting to repair a lawn chair we have, almost new, so not ready to throw it away yet, will see how it works out. (sorry no pic).
          Got these chores done then we can have a nice sunny afternoon enjoying our books, something we both love, in between walks that is. Even had a neighbor across the way playing his guitar and singing some nice ballads, inside his trailer with the door open, perfect quiet background music, he was pretty good too!
a nice sunny spot and no wind
        As the day progresses I prepared a meatloaf stuffed with cheese (I did this in between chapters of my book) to cook on our Weber Q. You can check out the recipe HERE or click on my right side bar at the very top. I added some taters in foil and carrots and broccoli to round off the meal.
meatloaf right on the grill, after preheating
low and slow is the trick
Internal temp almost 160f then the last 10 minutes
 I brushed on a nice BBQ sauce to finish it off
looks like we may have an almost full moon tonight
supper done, so tasty and hit the spot
nothing like cheese stuffed meatloaf on the Weber.
but where did the cheese go?
Guess it got all mixed in.
          How was that for another fantastic day, no where to go, enjoy the great weather, hanging out here, just the two of us= Awesome! Really does it get much better? We are so blessed. Actually gonna get hotter tomorrow, even Awesomer.
         Thanks again for stopping by and hope you had an Awesome day too!
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle.
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33 comments:

  1. Those things are hedgeapples..not good for anything...although an elderly woman(90's) told me yrs ago they used to throw them under the house to deter mice n such...not sure about that though

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    1. More interesting info, thanks Cindy!

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    2. What Cindy said... Hedge apples got their name from the use the tree was once put to before barbed wire was invented. Farmers planted the tree/shrub around their pastures as cattle couldn't get through. Hence the name "hedge". That use has pretty much died out. The tree's common name is "Osage Orange" sometimes also called "bodark" a corruption of the French bois d'arc. The wood is an excellent choice for making bows, is extremely dense and heavy, burns very hot. Not to be used in fireplaces at home. Lots of stories about people thinking they've found some good firewood, only to come near burning their houses down from the intense fire that resulted.

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    3. Thanks again Tom do appreciate all that info.

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    4. You never know what you will learn on this site ;))

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  2. What ever they are I'd be wearing a Safety Helmet walking under those trees. If you got hit by one of those you'd need to seek medical attention.

    Great looking meal. Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  3. Nothing beats a day like that. We hade a warm-up here as well. Got to about 10C! That's pretty nice for mid-November!

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    1. 10c pretty good especially if it sunny.

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  4. You see hedgeapples for sale at flea markets and farm sales in the fall. Some believe that placing them in the basement keeps away bugs and rodents. Whatever works.

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    1. Lots here for free but I don't think I will be selling any.

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  5. Well heck I am too late to tell you what those nuts are.

    Any day with no wind is a great day for us!

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    1. No wind is always welcome, but pretty rare.

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  6. Sounds like you did have a perfect day. A little bit of sunshine and not too much to do is about as near perfect as you can hope fore.

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  7. Wow...those are big nuts! Glad it is warming up for you. Will have to try that meatloaf!

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    1. the met loaf works great, remember low and slow.

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  8. Rick Doyle is correct, you are the king of the Q!

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    1. Don't know about that, but I sure have fun cooking on my Weber Q.

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  9. Aaaahhhh. I can hear your contented sighs all the way out here.

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  10. Great looking meatloaf, George. I'll be trying that on my Weber Q for sure......Hail to the King!!

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    1. Haha , thanks Rick, works great, low and slow, you can use your trivet too if you like, and probably will.

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  11. Is there anything you can't cook on your Weber? You amaze me with the recipes you cook up. :c)

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    1. Can cook just about anything on the Weber Q.

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  12. Looks like you have found paradise! Keep cooking!

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    1. Pretty nice here, and always love cooking.

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  13. Hey George & Suzi - Sounds like you are enjoying as usual! - Good stuff! We are at Hidden Valley - Tijeras, New Mexico - great park! We are enjoying ourselves also!! Anyway, wanted to let you know - those big green things are from the Osage Inedible Orange Tree - I had taken some pictures of them from when we were at HoneyBend Resort - and did wonder myself - so I looked them up - and sure enough - can't eat them I guess - sure are big though!
    Anyway, take-care, safe travels - Emile & Monique

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    1. Hey thanks for making a comment and glad to hear from you guys.
      Enjoy Hidden Valley and travel safe.

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  14. Hmmm, now that we have a Weber I NEED directions on creating the perfect potato, I did not enjoy last nite's, it was too tough.

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    1. How do you want it done? What kind do you like? We do potatoes so many different ways. Never had tough potato yet. We prefect red skin potatoes.

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