Banjo’s Hashbrown Casserole

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

There’s a restaurant here in New Bern that has some pretty tasty Dutch potatoes, or as I call it hashbrown casserole.  Recently, after a visit to said restaurant, I was reminded just how much our Captain loves this delicious cheesy dish.  Without delay, I set out on a mission to replicate it, or at least make something acceptable.  After researching several recipes online, I came up with my own version of what I am calling Banjo’s Hashbrown Casserole. To my surprise, the Captain approved, and actually said my hashbrown casserole…

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Apple Cranberry Pecan Bread

I am often asked since we are currently docked in a marina, and I am not currently working, “What do you do all day?”  Well, it depends on the day, but there is always something to do.   Some days are cleaning or boat project days, others are shopping or tracking down parts days,  but almost every day I dabble in some kind of cooking or baking.  Although I am no chef by any stretch of the imagination, I do enjoy to cooking mostly because I enjoy the eating part…

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Bridgepointe Marina Thanksgiving

Bridgepointe Marina Thanksgiving Marina events are usually put on by residents of the marina.  This event topped the charts in terms of attendees and food. Thanks go to Tim and Lyle for getting everything going and coordinated for the Bridgepointe Marina Thanksgiving.  You guys did a great job!  We also want to thank the marina itself for allowing us to get together and socialize and enjoy the day. Great People, and So Much Food The festivities began around 15:00 as people began trickling in to the clubhouse.  There were about…

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First Thanksgiving: Cooking Aboard

Our first Thanksgiving Cooking Aboard Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we hope you enjoy pictures from our first Thanksgiving cooking aboard.  As a change this year, Shannon and I avoided the roadways and, instead, shared our first Thanksgiving aboard Banjo.  Although it was tough not being able to visit family and friends, we rested and enjoyed some down-time.  Also, we shared dinner with the other boaters which turned out to be a grand and delicious event.  We also took a few minutes to take our first thanksgiving…

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Tip-say!!!! Oysters + Fish Stew + Shrimp = Marina Party

Marina Party It is officially fall, bordering winter.  This past week has been CHILLY!  Tonight, Saturday, 18 November 2017, we enjoyed a marina party put on by Don from “B” Dock, and his family.  We have never been ones to pass up good food, music, social time, especially if we could enjoy an adult beverage and be within walking distance back to Banjo.  As a result, even though I still had a bunch of work to do, we decided to take a break and have some fun. Approximately 30-40 people…

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Restaurant Review: Arturo’s Mexican Restaurant, New Bern, NC 2017-Nov-04

Restaurant Review Arturo’s Arturo’s Mexican Restaurant 1900 South Glenburnie Road, Suite A New Bern, NC 28562 (252) 634-1894 http://arturosdining.com Facebook Date of Visit: 2017 Nov 04 Time of Visit: 17:10 Server: Isabelle Number in Party: 2 Total Bill w Tax excluding gratuity: $34.11 Atmosphere: We really enjoyed this restaurant review, especially after a day sailing out on the Neuse River!  We found a couple of interesting listings for Mexican Restaurants and decided to give Arturo’s a try and we were not disappointed. One of the first things that was evident…

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