Merced, California: Before we left Bakersfield Saturday, I put three ingredients in the crockpot, placed the crockpot in the sink and we hit the (super bumpy Highway 99) road to Merced.The three ingredients were a package of boneless, skinless organic chicken thighs, one cup (or so) frozen tri-colored chopped peppers (from Trader Joe) and a jar of salsa verde. That was it. Could not have been easier. After spending the afternoon with Dave's mom, we came back to the motorhome to a healthy meal. I easily shredded the chicken with a fork and served the "stew" over rice. Guacamole + chips served as our salad/appetizer. This is a super-simplified version of my crockpot Chicken Chile Verde recipe. It was very good.
Brother Billy served a wonderful Mother's Day champagne brunch this morning. The menu included a frittata made with fresh eggs from a friend's farm. Delicious. Did I think to take a photo? That would be no. Our niece, Meghan, was also in town to surprise her mom for a Mother's Day visit. Did I think to take a photo? That would be no.
But - oh, you Lucky Reader - I did take photos of our Sunday Night Pizza!
That's about all I can report from Merced.
Until my next update, I remain, your "Happy Mother's Day" correspondent.
RV Park: Castle Air Museum RV Park. Only eight sites, so be sure to make a reservation. It is the only place to camp in the area. 50 amp, full service sites. Back-in only, in a parking lot. No bathhouse. No nothing. $35 per night.