Posted by: Barbara Evanhoe | July 31, 2011

Celebrating One Year on the Road ~ Part One

This weekend, Keith and I are celebrating our one year anniversary of living our dream on the road as traveling musicians, and we had the opportunity to celebrate in style, with music and friends, two days in a row.

We started off with an outdoor concert for a stellar group of folks at the Low-Key Hideaway Tiki Bar ~ a quirky “dive” on the waterfront just down the road from our campground, which provides a lively gathering place for guests at the Hideaway RV park and motel.

Bartender, Pat, hard at work

Actually. the evening began with a potluck supper, for which we cooked up some Crock Pot Enchiladas, which were a big hit.

Several people requested the recipe, which is simple and easy for those of us who live in RV’s, so I will share it here:

Ingredients: 16 oz. bag of white corn chips / 1 lb. lean ground beef / 14 oz. can of Ranch style beans / 1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup / 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup / 1 can mild diced tomatoes with green chiles / 2 tsp. Chili Powder / 1 onion / 3 cups grated cheese.

To prepare: Spray your crock pot with non-stick spray, and completely cover the bottom of the pot with a thin layer of crushed corn chips. Chop the onion and brown it with the ground beef; drain the fat and add the Ranch beans and their liquid.

Combine the soups, tomatoes and chili powder in a separate bowl.

Layer half the beef and bean mixture onto the crushed chips. Top with half the soup mixture and then half the cheese, and repeat with another layer of chips, then beef and beans, soup and cheese.

Cook on High for 2 1/2 – 3 hours and Enjoy!

Crock Pot Enchiladas "featured" in the forefront

After a good meal and some fun conversation with guests, we took to the stage around 8 p.m., entertaining with our Oldies Review.

We had several people singing along with their favorites, and everyone had a good time.

Concert on the Waterfront, courtesy of Bonish Photography

We watched the sun set into the Gulf, and played for our generous audience until the mosquitoes got the best of us…at which time we packed up our gear and joined the crowd in the Tiki Bar.

Thanks to Pat and Cindy at Low-Key Hideaway for a perfect way to celebrate our first year on the road, and thanks to all who gathered at the Tiki Bar on Saturday night ~ you’re the best, so keep in touch!

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