6.24.2013

Relaxed Entertaining on Vacation

The movie, "What About Bob" has been a family favorite for years...and it is supposed to take place at Lake Winnipesaukee.  
Photography by Eric Kreher
When the Krehers asked us to join them on vacation there, we were excited to be with them and see this gorgeous area.
One night, as an appetizer, I made 
Three Cheese, Prosciutto and Asparagus Pizza
When I was 16 years old, I worked as the cashier in a 
pizza restaurant.  I watched the owner throw the pizza dough like this.

Recipe:  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
One package store bought refrigerated fresh dough
(rolled out...or try tossing it...it's fun)
Sprinkle with a half cup each:
Havarti, mozzarella, parmesan
Layer with prosciutto and asparagus
Sprinkle with one tsp. herbs de Provence
Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil
Bake for about 20 minutes or until the crust is golden
We had appetizers on the balcony.
 And dinner in the dining room with lake views.



Mark and Howard, cooked a lobster feast on another night.
 Mercedes made watermelon infused vodka for
refreshing martinis.
 We spread out newspapers, paper plates and paper towels
and ate dinner on the screened porch.
 Those were all Eric's great photos!

These are mine using my pocket camera. This 
is the house where we stayed...sleeps 15 comfortably.
 We didn't just eat...we did some hiking 
(and actually didn't get too wet)...
and boating.
Thank you, Cathi and Eric for a fun time!!!

Participating in Wow Us Wednesdays

40 comments:

  1. The location and food look amazing. There's nothing like fun times with great friends!
    xoxo

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  2. Can you take me with you next time you go there Mary Ann? :) Looks so pretty!!!

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  3. What a beautiful place! And I am a HUGE "What About Bob" fan! "I'm Saaaailllingg!" I hope you bought a "Don't Hassle Me, I'm Local" t-shirt when you visited...lol!
    Thanks for sharing! - Shelley

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    1. We looked everywhere for one of those t-shirts...my son really wanted one. Couldn't find one...there's a missed marketing opportunity :)

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  4. My family loves "What About Bob" too. Great movie. What a beautiful place to vacation...house looks great and gorgeous lake! Looks like a wonderful time Mary Ann. (and of course you set a pretty table as always...so nice!)

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  5. I think we all could use a lake house! What a wonderful way to spend a vacation. Great location, great food, great friends. I will be trying your "pizza" receipe this weekend.

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  6. Mary Ann, this looks like the perfect kind of get-away with friends!! Your friends picts are amazing!! It looked like you guys could just start talking they look so clear, like we are right there with you, amazing!!

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  7. What a gorgeous home with a beautiful view! Looks like a wonderful vacation. Your feasts look amazing too!
    Claudia

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  8. How fun...it looks like you had a fabulous time and that lobster....yum!

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  9. That looks like such a fun time and the food looks incredible. You always have such a nice presentation.

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  10. How fun! Looks like the perfect getaway:) In the pics..you all look like models so perfectly posted looking so happy and that pizza..that looks sooooo great! Thanks for sharing the highlights!

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  11. What a fabulous time! That pizza looks delish and you look quite the pro throwing that dough around ;) LOVE the giant bolder pic looking out over the lake, seems like the perfect mind easing trip.

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  12. Simply the BEST! Nothing beats a holiday with friends. Seriously. These are the times I cherish. xx's

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  13. That pizza looks amazing! The wine looks pretty good too ;)
    Glad you had such a nice time!

    Susan

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  14. What a great time! That is one of our favorite movies too.

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  15. I call that a dream vacation!
    WOW

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  16. That is all of the beauty of Lake Winne with none of the ucky Honky Tonk! ;) What great photos - I especially love the one of you with the pizza! Just beautiful. Looks like such a fun time up there!

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  17. What about Bob!! I haven't seen that for awhile Mary Ann!
    I can see what fun you all had!! I really love my Rowan bracelet!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Giveaway from The Enchanted Home!

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  18. Okay, that looks like the best vacation! All the food and drinks look delicious too, pizza especially.

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  19. One of my favorite places on earth. Looks like you had a wonderful time with your friends - what a beautiful spot!! What part of the lake were you on? We are lucky to have friends and family in Alton Bay, Tuftonboro and Meredith and go as frequently as possible in the summer.

    Good pizza, fine wine, great friends, fantastic locale….what more could you ask for!

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  20. So glad you had a great time with your friends. Everything looks great!

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  21. Absolutely perfect ~ what more could anyone ask for ~ great friends and food in a beautiful location!

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  22. That sounds yummy and easy! Nothing like a fun time with good friends....:)

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  23. Wonderful getaway! Gorgeous waterfront property and looks like you had some delicious dinners:)

    leslie

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  24. WOW....what an amazing vacation you had! And I loved seeing you in some of the pictures too...especially the one of you tossing the pizza dough! I'm SO impressed! "What About Bob" is one funny movie and a fav of ours too! But it looks like you managed to have a more relaxed and "civilized" time on the lake! Such a beautiful place...and that house...."GORRRGEOUS"!!
    Just a bit of heaven on earth !

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    1. P.S. Kudos to Eric....he's quite the photographer!!

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  25. I have never been to Lake Winnepasaukee but have a friend who has a place there. New England has the most beautiful lakes! That pizza sounds great...will have to try over the 4th!!

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  26. What a beautiful setting for what looked to be a wonderful vacation! The pizza looked delicious and your table was so pretty!

    Mimi@ A House Romance

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  27. Oh my, love the pizza and the lobster and such a beautiful place on the water. Looks like such fun. I would love for you to link to my 170th Inspire Me Tuesday party that is ongoing. http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/06/170th-inspire-me-tuesday.html Hugs, Marty

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  28. Wonderful photos! The pizza looks amazing. N.G.

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  29. Looks like you had a fabulous time! What a beautiful setting and a great time with friends! Great recipe...will have to try it out!

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  30. First of all, you look amazing! This is my favorite type of vacation. A house on the lake, great friends, beautiful views, and tons of dinners cooked together. What wonderful memories I'm sure you've made. Thanks for sharing with us!
    Abby M.

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  31. You are such a cutie Mary Ann! And who knew that you were keeping those pizza throwing skills from us? What a fun trip!

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  32. Wait, are you sure this was not a 5-star resort? Looks amazing. And fun. Best of all is you throwing that pizza, and then everyone enjoying it on that incredible deck. Good times, indeed.

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  33. This is such an awesome post! I love the photos and you working the pizza dough! So fun! The photos are incredible!

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  34. I love that area! It's just so gorgeous, and lucky you to have wonderful friends who shared it with you. That pizza looks divine, I am so trying it! Thanks for a little living vicariously :-)

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  35. Have a safe trip and lovely time!!! The paint colors look amazing!!!

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  36. Vacation is a time that are not comes a many time in a month or a year so just celebrate this days with doing a lots of fun..Thanks for this lovely post i really enjoyed when i read this entertainment blog..!!
    mallorca Ferienhäusern

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