Instead of riding Sunday afternoon, we went down to Table Rock Lake to visit with a friend of ours. She lives on the south shore of the lake and since we have not visited at her home that often, I was not too sure how to get there (or how to get out as it happened). Her road is paved, but she lives out in a semi-wild area. However, she and her late husband did bring a semblance of civilization to their place.
The two story home has a wonderful view from the deck.
It was night time when we took our leave. I thought I was headed in the right direction out to the highway, but I took two wrong turns and we ended up going over Table Rock Dam, almost ending up at the entrance to Silver Dollar City. From there I knew the way home and hurried on without delay. One more positive note, our hostess gave us a recipe for stuffed pumpkin from the cookbook Around My French Table by Done Greenspan
Clean out pumpkin of seeds and stringy stuff
1/4 cup bread crumbs or rice
1/4 cup Gruyère cheese
2 pieces garlic chopped
4 strips bacon cooked, drained, and chopped
nutmeg, salt, pepper, thyme
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup chives or sliced scallions
You may add pecans, apples, or pears. just whatever suits your taste
Bake 2 hours 350 place pumpkin in roast pan with a little water in bottom to steam
I will let you know how it tastes.