Monday, June 25, 2012

Relaxing Weekend With Family

Saturday, Ronda’s step son Thorin and his son’s Taylor, Mathew, Brian and their friend J.J. came over so I took pictures of the before and my phone died when they got there so I couldn’t take anymore pictures! I have this great camera, you’d think I’d bring it with some time ‘eh?

So, use your imagination and picture Ronda, two big guys, 1 teenager and 3 boys enjoying a big fire and a BBQ picnic. The boys played football and had a great time, we all had great conversation and on Sunday bless her heart Ronda cooked a massive breakfast for everybody.

Next time I’ll have the camera with so you’re not stuck looking at our rig and the site.

Ronda made up a new batch of bean stew that she will now write down for others because it was THAT good! Unfortunately while taking it out of the RV she fell off the last step looking for the step stool and missed it. She somehow managed to place the pan on the ground flat even though she had flown through the air onto her side. Amazing graze that woman has saving grub she just cooked!! :)

Half was saved and we all enjoyed it very much and we can't wait until she cooks it again!

Here is Ronda’s take on it… Smile with tongue out

Just wow!!!  We definitely saw this from two different perspectives!

My version goes more like this:

‘I decided on Saturday to make a ‘bean stew’ type dish to go with the hamburgers and hot dogs and such.  I didn’t have the exact recipe so had to kind of work on it thru the day.  Starting around 12:30ish, I started making it…throwing in three different cans of beans, a pound of hamburger, a can of tomato sauce (these are the basics)…then adding onion, worschterschier (sp?) sauce, brown sugar then taste testing and adding mustard, salt and pepper, seasoning salt, taste testing, then ketchup, more brown sugar and more worscheterschier (sp?) sauce.  Letting it cook and simmer for about 4 hours.  It was really good and Erik just loved it and it was something I could eat.

I was so looking forward to having Thorin and the boys try it.  So, come dinner time, Erik was finishing up the meat on the grill, the boys were helping me put stuff on the picnic table and the last thing to come out was ‘Ronda’s bean stew’!  I grabbed a pot holder and with the pan of bubbling stew in front of me walked down the RV steps when all the sudden, there was no ground under my foot.  The step stool was gone and I went down about a foot and half on to the ground.  It was weird how it happened.  It was like super fast, but also in slow motion.  I just remember thinking before my body hit the ground ‘SAVE THE BEANS’…I hit the ground pretty hard.  I sat up and Erik and Thorin were running towards me, but all I could think about was all the time and effort I put into those beans which were now all over the ground. 

A split second later, I noticed that although there was a huge pile of stew on the ground…about 2 feet away sat the pan…upright and still almost half full!!! 

Erik and Thorin helped me up and checked to see if I was okay (which I was), but all I cared about was those beans.  Then I turned to my left and saw the stew sauce splattered all over the side of the RV.  (HORROR!!!!!!)  I picked up the pot of beans and put it on the table then ran in and grabbed some wet paper towels to start cleaning off the RV and Erik tried to stop me.  He’s like…hmm RV or wife in hospital.  The RV was fine…leave it!  He grabbed some Windex and started cleaning it.  All was well.

Oh…and my wonderful husband allowed Loki to eat some of the bean stew off the ground.  Guess who WASN’T cleaning up her poo!  (I did anyway..)

Everything turned out okay…just a few scrapes and no broken bones.  Everyone cleaned out what was left of the beans and really seemed to enjoy them.  (They probably ate them just to make me happy after all that, but it didn’t matter…I didn’t have to go to the hospital). 

I’m also very grateful that the stew didn’t end up over anyone.  That would have been really bad!!


Erik again, trust me folks, that Bean stew was AWESOME! Thumbs up  Open-mouthed smile




Big Matt said...

Ouch.... Erik, you have failed in your manly duties to build a permanent wooden stair case for your new seasonal site for your wife to use for safely walking in and out of the motorhome.

As punishment, you will now need to build a solid red cedar deck that fits perfectly under your awning for her ease of entry and exit :p.

Big Matt said...

Here's a picture of my home site and it's 6x10 deck :) to help inspire you ;).

Erik's RV Blog * said...

Big Matt - I know, we aren't sure if we're going to go with a deck yet. Since we are leasing I want to be sure we will be there for a few years making it worth the effort.

I at least have to make sure she has a good place to step or I'm toast! ;)

TexCyn said...

I read Rhonda's blog on that event -- ouch. But yes, the beans were saved! I'm glad you added photos at the end because I was imagining stick figures & a cartoon RV...