Il Posto for supper. Park Association meeting. Newsletter. Violette post.

Il Posto for supper

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Our leftover pizza from Il Posto

Tonight we headed to Moon Valley Cafe for dinner only to find out they are no longer open past 2 pm. Heading back down 7th Street we stopped instead at Ziggy’s Il Posto, an Italian restaurant near Mountain View and 7th. It has been some time since we ate there last, but we have enjoyed it the times we were there in the past. And we were happy with the pizza we shared tonight. We ordered a combo: half Ziggy’s Meat Pie (Pepperoni + sausage + bacon and Ziggy’s homemade meatballs with mozzarella + tomato sauce) and half Il Posto (Pepperoni + mushroom + sausage + pepper + onion + black olive + fresh garlic). Both halves delicious. Elaine also ordered an extra side of their marinara sauce; it is rich and tasty, and we like it. Continue reading Il Posto for supper. Park Association meeting. Newsletter. Violette post.

Getting nailed. Newsletter work. Solution did not work.

Getting nailed

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Elaine’s freshly-done nails, in purple of course!

Elaine headed to Walmart this morning to get her nails done. She has a tech at the Walmart at 19th Ave and Bell whose work she likes, and she always goes there when she can. While there she did a little shopping as well. Continue reading Getting nailed. Newsletter work. Solution did not work.

Dry again. Board meeting. Web progress. Bingo. LED lights.

Dry again

We’ve had some rain over the last couple of days, resulting in about 3/10ths of an inch in our area. In fact, we had several consecutive hours of rain yesterday; not raining hard but fairly constant. That was good, for we need it. It looks like we’ll be clear for the next few days, with temps in the mid-70s, but next week the forecast calls for temperature drops to below normal (69-70° is normal this time of year) and the possibility of more rain. Continue reading Dry again. Board meeting. Web progress. Bingo. LED lights.

Newsletter. Web work.

Newsletter

I started today working on the March issue of The Palm Press, the newsletter of the Royal Palm Park Association. It will go to press in a week and a half, so I have to get started now. Today I copied February’s file to start March’s, and then did the basic edits such as replacing “February” with “March”. I also removed all the items pertaining to events that are February-based. Tomorrow I will work on content for March. Continue reading Newsletter. Web work.

Breakfast at Butterfield’s. Stamp sales. Web work.

Breakfast at Butterfield’s

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I had the Classic Bennie, an egg benedict dish, with hash browns
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Lisa had the Wildbliss French Toast, which makes an awesome presentation

Pete has been raving about breakfast at a restaurant in Scottsdale that friend Lisa took him to some time ago. So this week I decided we should try it and asked Pete for the restaurant’s name so I could check it out. I found Butterfield’s Pancake House on E Shea just east of Scottsdale Rd. He called last night and we made plans to go this morning – all four of us.

We’d go back! I had a Classic Bennie (poached eggs, canadian bacon, english muffin, and hollandaise), Elaine had Banana Pecan Cranberry Oatmeal (she gave me all her cranberries). Pete had an omelet.  But Lisa’s choice was impressive – the Wildberry Bliss Toast (Stuffed with wildberry mascarpone, topped with vanilla cream, fresh wildberries, and glaze). She shared tastes with Elaine and me. Continue reading Breakfast at Butterfield’s. Stamp sales. Web work.

Scale removal. Bluetooth hassles. Learning PHP.

Scale removal

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Here’s how we are descaling our shower head – a plastic bag filled with vinegar.

When I took my shower this morning I noticed a reduced water flow. We have the type of shower head that has the little rubber nozzles, so I flicked and manipulated them to help clear them from scale. This did some help, but did not thoroughly remove the scale. When Elaine went to the kitchen sink to fill the water pot she commented that we had reduced flow there as well as in the shower. I removed the faucet aerator and we soaked it in vinegar all morning and that seems to have removed most or all of the scale. We then put vinegar in a plastic bag and stuffed the shower head into the bag and left it the rest of the day. We’ll find out in the morning if that did the job there. Continue reading Scale removal. Bluetooth hassles. Learning PHP.

Supper at Bingo. 84 nice for swimming. Washing golf cart. Genealogical update.

Supper at Bingo

Elaine at Bingo
Elaine with her Bingo layout

For an unusual scenario, I had supper at Bingo tonight. No, I didn’t stay for the games. Elaine didn’t feel like cooking and neither did I, so I went along with her. What’s for supper? I had a hot dog and a pair of soft shell tacos. More than enough! And, they were good! We never have hot dogs at home, so this was a chance for me to indulge. Continue reading Supper at Bingo. 84 nice for swimming. Washing golf cart. Genealogical update.

Women’s Club. Flyers and tickets. More Violette Family work.

Women’s Club

Twice a month, the Women’s Club meets and today was the day. Elaine spent the latter half of the morning at the meeting; she is Vice President. The Women’s Club holds several events during the year and a most notable one is coming up next month. They honor the Paramedics that serve our community with a party at which they give them a check from the donations given by the Royal Palm community. One of their events – a penny and bake sale – had to be canceled in January because so many in our community were sick. Continue reading Women’s Club. Flyers and tickets. More Violette Family work.

Meal on the grill. Elaine’s hand. Construction in yard. Duplicate emails.

Meal on the grill

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Garlic Steak and Cheesy Bacon Potato Hash Foil Packs

It sure smelled great around our place late this afternoon as the meal Elaine prepared was cooking on our grill. In fact, it raised some comments from the construction workers in our back yard! I can attest that it was delicious!

She saw the recipe on Facebook and downloaded it from CafeDelites. You can get it at cafedelites.com/steak-cheesy-bacon-potato-hash-foil-packs/. She mostly followed the recipe she says, but did make her own changes to suit herself.

If you use the recipe I think the potatoes should either be cut into smaller pieces or partially cooked before putting them in the foil packages; ours were still a little hard. We also cooked it about five minutes longer to get the steak cooked more for Elaine’s taste. Continue reading Meal on the grill. Elaine’s hand. Construction in yard. Duplicate emails.

Elaine a model. VFA membership.

Elaine a model

Elaine and five other women from Royal Palm will be models in an upcoming fashion show here in the Park. She and two others, Nina Page and Gladys Swartz, went up to Anthem this morning to select three outfits each that they will model in the show. They went to the store that is sponsoring the event, which will take place on Feb 28th. The fashion show will benefit the Park Association through ticket sales to attend the event. I made tickets for the event and they will go on sale this week. Continue reading Elaine a model. VFA membership.