Our campground for the weekend is Fair Harbor RV Park. This is a huge park on the west side of I-75 from the Georgia Fairgrounds where so many RV rallies are held. The Passport America rate is $22 per night which is about the same as their regular weekly rate.
After a quick lunch we were off to the local grocery to pick up items for dinner. My brother came over to share that with us and we had a great visit. Along with catching up on tales of our lives and family gossip, Mike shared an equinox experiment with us that he had seen demonstrated recently.
I’ve heard of standing eggs on end on the vernal equinox. Something to do with gravity and the spin axis of the Earth supposedly makes it easier to balance any object, not just eggs. Even though it is still more than a week until the first day of spring, our experiment seemed to prove this theory. Mike stood the broom out in the floor and it reminded standing without any means of support. Even with the sway of the motorhome we could move around a little bit without the broom falling over. It remained standing all on its own for about 30 minutes until we got tired of looking at it. Too weird or too cool.
This evening, we’re all gathering at Ben and Amber’s home for dinner. Mike is the chef for tonight. I volunteered to bring along Jalapeno poppers for our appetizer. They’re not difficult to make, but are a little time consuming when making enough for a crowd. They’re pretty popular in our family, so I bought 15 peppers.
When working with jalapenos, it’s best to wear disposable gloves to protect you hands from the oils which can really burn, especially if you have sensitive skin. Remove the stems and slice each pepper in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds and cut away that white, fleshy membrane inside. There are many different stuffings, most with a cream cheese base, but I like to keep it simple. For a little crunch, I put some toasted slivered almonds in the pepper then fill it with cream cheese, wrap in bacon, and secure with a toothpick. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. The toothpick might not be necessary, but I think it keeps the bacon in place while it cooks. I take the toothpicks out before serving; I don’t know why.
|All ready to take to Ben's for baking.|
Posting this early today so we can scoot on over to my nephew’s. Will probably be posting early tomorrow, as well.
So, that’s it for today. Thanks for tagging along.