B’fast, The Glenwood. 14 July 2011. The Country Poach. 2 poached eggs, baking powder biscuit, sausage gravy. One side: bacon. Not the best WW choice, but a sentimental favorite, and rilly rilly good. The Glenwood’s country gravy is on the very good side (my home made is better, as is the inestimable Dixie’s which is no longer in town). I went swimming right after, so the work out hopefully worked some of it off. One drawback: they use a biscuit from a commercial bakery. The best, and true Southern version would insist on a rather large size just baked baking powder biscuit made ideally with lard for flakey supreme quality. (That’s also the basis for a high quality strawberry shortcake.
Anyway, hanging out with the B’fast club guys. Dennis is planning a back-packing trip to the Northern Cascades in Washington, and Mark knew the territory so they went over the maps. You get a real sense of just how “wilderness” it can get out here in the Pacific Northwest. Mark said because of the heavy snowpack this year, there’s probably still a lot of snow in the higher elevations. He just retired a couple of weeks ago and he looks 10 years younger! Anyway, made me eager to go back to the Olympic National Park this fall.