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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Rainy day and Tuna portions on the Weber Q.

Where are we today ?
        Hmm, warm day but overcast and rain began before noon, just kinda carried on all day long, 7 pm and still raining. But we did have an afternoon of enjoying our books outside under our awning, pretty warm and the rain on our canopy we really enjoyed.
        Mid afternoon Trish dropped by to chat for a while and we had a nice visit, just catching up with stuff.
rainy day again, but still nice
        Now I can eventually start to prep supper. Tonight we gonna do some Tuna Steaks on the grill and I came up with the recipe below. Added a rice pilaf and corn on the cob done on our Weber Q 100.
        This is recipe I found for grilling Tuna Steaks. All was good but they were dry, think a lot less time on the grill would be better. More like 1-2 minutes one side, turn over and 3 minutes on the other and would be awesome. Not matter all was very tasty.

 olive oil
Old Bay Seasoning 

lime juice
lemon juice
tuna steak

  1. Combine Olive Oil, Old Bay, Lime and Lemon Juice.
  2. Mix Well.
  3. Pour over Tuna Steaks and marinade 20 minutes, turning occasionally.
  1. Make sure grill is hot – place steaks in hottest section and Sear steaks 1 to 2 minutes per side to seal in the juices.
  2. Finish cooking just slightly away from the hottest area – 8 to 10 minutes per inch of thickness. Maybe 3 minutes be better (next time).
this is what we grilled
looking good
very tasty thou
         After supper enjoyed more rain and more reading and even had the sun shining on our site thru the rain drops.
        Sure could worse, like colder, but still had a great relaxing day. hope you did too.
        Thanks for stopping by!
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle.
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Warmed up again and enjoyed every minute of the day!

Where are we today ?
        Wow what a wonderful day today! Started off sunny and warm and just got better as the day progressed. Morning walkabouts, coffee and computing then a quick trip to the store. Fill our R/O water jug and picked up a few needed supplies.
        Then seeing as it was such a wonderful day, my back feels good and we have morning shade I set to work to wax the passenger side of our coach. I did the cleaning, compounding, and polishing the other day now just need to wax. This the easy part so by noon all the upper part was done.
nice and shiny
         Grabbed a quick bite for lunch, then I proceeded to hand wash and wax the lower compartment doors.
         Another walkabout, chat with a few new people arriving today then grabbed our books to enjoy more of this wonderful day.
nice sunny site and blue skies
        Then eventually time to fire up our Weber Q for supper. Tonight corn on the cob (in foil after I soaked it in water for a while) potatoes slices coated with olive oil and a few no salt spices, couple pork chops (coated with olive oil and Mr's Dash spice), then grilled a couple peaches (lightly brushed with olive oil) for a few minutes.
quick and easy meal
less than 30 minutes we had very tasty supper,
The grilled peaches so sweet and tasty,
enhanced the flavour of the pork chops.
        That was it for today, pretty productive, great weather and a tasty supper. A little walkabout then relax in the evening sun, enjoying more reading time.
        Does it get much better? Think not, life is good!
        Thank ya'al for stopping by for a peek, hope you had a good day too.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle.
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Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday is a great day, taking it easy and having fun!

Where are we today ? 
        Another great day, its almost warm. A bit of sunshine here and temps about 59f (14c)so with our snowsuits on we managed to read outside for a while!
         After a light lunch wandered over to visit our friend Trish and  chat for a while. Suzie got a doggie fix with a few neighbors dropping by with puppies!
        But now looking for a quiet afternoon headed back on home to enjoy our books for a while. Love this lifestyle!
         Now I had my chicken wing craving again so just thawed out a few wings, cut up a some taters for fries and some celery and carrot sticks just to make it kinda healthy.
fresh cut fries
wings are done
now we have a feast!
Wings fries, hot sauce,
veggies and dip, even have
 cold beer here too!
       Think we had a good day? Yep we sure did really hit the spot!
       Thanks for dropping on by and hope yours was good too!
 Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle.
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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Pinery Fleamarket and an awesome roast beef on our Weber Q

Where are we today ?
         Sunday morning and all is great here in Arkona, but we are just having some real funky weather! Hot , cold, cloudy, sunny, rainy, more sunshine but we are enjoying whatever happens by being outside.
         Up early as usual coffees, computing walkabouts and Suzie had her shower we are ready to head out by 8:30 this morning. Dropped by to say goodbye to Rob and Pat, they are packing up and heading out this morning. Then we are off to the Pinery Fleamarket in Grand bend, our favorite place to head on a Sunday morning when we are in the area. Lotsa vendors here this weekend before our Canadian long weekend. Not sure if we will be here for the long weekend we could be real busy then.
        Just love wandering thru the trees in the shade for this fleamarket, a lot on these vendors have been here for years, but then again we get to know them too. Always new stuff to see.
this chip truck is always here
my half order of small fries perfect
        Suzie heads over to John's Books, took in 15 paper backs and he lets her take 11 books away free! We like to deal with John.
Suzie at Johns' Books
        Saw some cool signs and shirts here with neat sayings, so put a few together to show you below.
lots of good info here
        We always enjoy the walkabout here, checking things out and people watching is cheap fun and kill a couple hours too, fresh air and a walkabout.
burgers and fries
ice cream and drinks
antique kiddie rides
fresh produce
and a few HOT RODS
Our Free books for today, good deal !
        Now back in time for quick sandwich and fruit for lunch, read for a while with this funky, warm and cold weather. We enjoyed reading our books outside for most of the day, bundled up from the cool temps.
kinda cool, for a while about 4:30pm
        Finally about 4:30 gonna fire up our Weber Q. Have a small (1-1/2 lb) top sirloin roast beef to cook. So a double layer of tin foil, small trivet and a after marinating in olive oil, vinegar, Montreal steak spice, pepper, sea salt and garlic for a few hours set on our preheated grill.
          I tried something different tonight and put on some water soaked mesquite wood chips wrapped in foil. Now to keep the smoke in the grill I added some foil to the side vents on this Weber Q 100. And you know what?
         After abut 70 minutes of grilling this roast and potatoes and not opening the lid hardly at all, we had a very nicely smoke flavoured meal!
low and slow worked awesome
added corn on the cob last 30 minutes
By 6 pm warmed up pretty nice
excellent BBQ'd roast beef
         Now very happy with our mesquite smoked roast beef dinner, head outside to read for a while, then a short walkabout and had a visit for our friend Mike. Pretty soon getting dark and time to head back inside, almost 9 pm and getting cool again.
         Thanks once again for your visit 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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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Nice enjoyable, peaceful Saturday, perfect!

Where are we today ? 
        A bit warmer last night but still cool enough for sleeping with the windows open. Again not a lot on our agenda, just putter around . Pick up a few things at the local store. I thought about waxing our coach after compounding it yesterday, but decided to give my back a rest for a day or two.
         Few walkabouts, read for a bit, chat with a few people and just generally enjoyed the day. Overcast with a few rain showers here and there and got immersed in some of our new books under the awning and listen to the light rain, really kinda nice. Peace and quiet with my honey!
they are building a new play room here for the kids
         After an enjoyable social hour with our friends (they are leaving in the morning), headed back home to fire up our Weber Q. Bake a couple taters, (and a couple extra for another time). Grill two garlic farmer's sausage, and baked a half loaf of bread.
taters, sausage and bread
       I made a small caesar salad and steamed bit of broccoli, put together a very tasty supper for tonight.
         The afternoon rain did not stop the wagon ride tonight thou. Umbrellas and hats everyone really seemed to enjoy it again.
wagon ride is a go!
       So there we had a great day, not doing much but sure kept busy and the time just flew on by.
       Hope you had a nice one too and thanks again for stopping by.
       Hey have nice Sunday too.
 Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle.
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Friday, July 26, 2013

Enjoying this great summer weather, need I say more?

Where are we today ? 
Rock Glen Resort Arkona Ontario
        Just more awesome weather again today. Not too warm and almost perfect, so much so that I got  in to mood to polish our the passenger side of our coach. So got the machine out and polishing compound out about 9:30 this morning pretty well done by 2 pm. Had to stop to make lunch and run to the store for a few things in between thou.
        Coach polished but still need to wax it  maybe tomorrow?
        Time to head out for a short excursion the Sylvan's Foremost Bookstore, only 10 minutes down the road but has lotsa books for excellent prices. Rob and Pat came along to check out the deals too.
nice country drive with fluffy clouds in the sky
        He is finally closing his store down at the end of this summer, Labor Day monday will bet the last day for sales. So we checked our lists and Suzie searched the shelves. Good deal to be had here got 15 good novels for $15.00.
got books for a few more weeks
         A short social hour with our friends then home to fire up our Weber Q. Tonight gonna do some bacon wrapped hot dogs stuffed with cheese.
this Cheez Whiz is only available in Canada thou, sorry!
but any cheese will do
grill them up until the bacon is done
        With the dogs we enjoyed a bit of potato I made earlier this afternoon.
hit the spot tonight!
        Supper done, dishes done, walkabout done then time for a campfire with some friends. Rob and Pat dropped down with some kindling wood, their cooler and their dog, we had some firewood. So, looks like we  gonna haver a campfire, perfect night for it!
Suzie and Lady Girl
       Now guess what? we heading inside time to call it a night. 
       Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great weekend!
 Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle.
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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Relaxing day, cooler weather and a tasty salmon fillet on our Q.

Where are we today ? 
         What we do today? Really not much, just puttered around enjoying the peace and quiet, great weather and finished up a few projects. Like I cut my hair (Suzie she trims it) fix this and that and enjoy our books outside in the shade. 
        This morning was in the mids 40's f but buy noon in the lows 70's, much nicer in the sun.
morning temps
Rob and Lady Girl stopped by for a visit at 7:30 this morning
grass cutting our site
wonderful sunny day
         After a happy hour with Rob and Pat , back to fire up our Weber Q to grill a couple Pacific Salmon fillets. Coat with olive oil and Old Bay fish spice. Fish 4 minutes one side and about 6 or so on the other until it flakes with a fork.
Salmon and garlic loaf on the grill
        I whipped up a rice pilaf and small caesar salad and had yummy supper.
sure hit the spot
        The wagon rides on thursday are at 6 pm instead of 7 so the wagon driver can play darts at 7 pm.

        Now we are to playing darts tonight and had a great time as usual 7 teams of 3, Suzie's and my team tied for first place and they won in the playoffs big bucks $1.50. Our internet is kinda slow here at night, so sometimes I might get my posting done until later.
Suzie in good form
        Any who whatever happens we are having a great time here and want to thank y'all for stopping on by.
 Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle.
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