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Jiggs Dinner and Anchors Aweigh

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A long afternoon of driving after lunch. We visited Lomond (in Gros Morne National Park) known for its camping, boating, and picnic area.

We traipsed from the upper road down, down, down, down to the water. over a path and then a gravel road (for boats?). Someone had setup camp in what appeared a field away from the water. We made an effort not to disturb whomever might be sleeping although it was mid-afternoon. We came across lady’s slippers, usually found in July not this time of year (mid-September).

In the evening, the trio from the Bon Boat Tour, who were part of the Anchors Aweigh band, were performing in the evening. We picked up tickets at Oceanview Hotel while in Rocky Harbour.

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The tickets were $30 each, more than double a previous entertainment offering we’d passed up. After enjoying the trio on the Bonne Tours boat, and after a video of the five-member group’s performance concert on the bus, Mary and I decided why not. Of course, any drinks we wanted would be over and above the entrance price.

Special Treat Supper: Jiggs Dinner

Boiled salt beef, yellow pea pudding, gravy, a whole potato and carrot, and green peas. I have a story about this farther down. I found my yellow pea pudding dry and overall could not finish the platter. What a huge meal.

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The hotel jammed with tourists when we arrived for the 8:00 p.m. show, favored us with a tall table and four chairs in the back of the room. New Patrons from another group soon joined Mary and me. They’d also been treated to the Jiggs dinner earlier—the original with cabbage. Francis told us our menu had been changed from cabbage to green peas for a reason. The tour company wanted to ensure the passengers on the bus were without growling tummies or upsets, and happy the next day

The three-hour show was worth every penny. The band took only one break for less than twenty minutes. I’m tempted to say it was closer to ten. The music continued fast and lively; the jokes and laughs endless. This is not my go-to music but I enjoyed every minute of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0woJtm_3Xw

Credit: Shotgun Jilly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDVLrP9ki4Q  (band bio)

Credit: OnTheBeatAndPath

Giggle for today:

This kind of day is nicer looking down on the grass than looking up.

Next on April 1st –  Do Salmon Need Help?

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I'm getting a little LONG in the tooth and have things to say about---ouch---AGEing. I believe it's certainly a state of mind but sometimes it's nice to hear that you're NORMAL. I enjoy reading by the truckload. I'm a grandma but I don't feel OLD although I'm not so young anymore. My plan is to stick it out as long as I can on this lovely planet and only will leave it kicking and screaming!

84 thoughts on “Jiggs Dinner and Anchors Aweigh

  1. Ha! You tickled me with the reason for switching the cabbage, Tess. It sounds like you had great fun. The poster for the band makes me sure they were a good time. Loved all the pictures. Mega hugs!

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  2. These pictures remind me of the Lake Dictrict in the UK. wet, mountains and beautiful.

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  3. What a delightful trip. That dinner looked luscious and filling. I just can’t eat that much anymore.

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    • I certainly can’t either. It was a full p.l.a.t.t.e.r. and we just sat around for our lunch and dinner. Sheesh. I’m surprised I didn’t gain any weight while away. No snacks makes a huge difference, which I am tempted to search out when at home.

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  4. I’m so glad you enjoyed the show. I had to laugh on the cabbage switch. “Excuse me did you have the original Jiggs dinner?” “Why yes, I did. How did you know?” “I heard it from a stomach friend of mine.”

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  5. Yellow pea pudding–I’ve never heard of that. Sounds … um … intriguing. 😉

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  6. You would be so wonderful to travel with Tess!

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  7. Sounds like such a great trip. Gotta love that down east entertainment!

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  8. You have the best adventures! Every moment counts! I agree with Chatter Master – you would be a wonderful person to travel with…

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  9. The show looked great, not sure about the dinner though.

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    • Not my usual go to music but the energy and passion in putting on a 3-hour show was impressive. The guy on the end with the squeeze box–the captain from the tour boat–was the oldest of the group: 73 and kept up with the rest of the gang.

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  10. I must learn to slow down. I saw Lomond at the start and immediately thought you were in the UK. It was a disappointment to find I was wrong but not a disappointment when I realised what a good time you were having. Especially as it seems you weren’t to help pollute your tour bus.
    It’s always lovely to visit with you on your trips Tess..
    xxx Gigantic Hugs xxx

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  11. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Teresa Karlinski​ continues her guided tour of Newfoundland.. I can see why so many Irish emigrated to this area… those clouds look awfully familiar and it is suspicously green!! Nice dinner and show though to warm the cockles of your heart.

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  12. Oh Tess you do make me laugh even if I’m not always sure that you intend to be funny! The food for instance doesn’t look very appealing to me!

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    • True whether presentation-wise or not. If you’re hungry and can’t afford anything else, these are basics to feed a family in the Irish style.
      If I come off funny, good for me. 😀 😀 😀 I just tell it as it is. I had a more descriptive passage about the cabbage but toned it down. 😀 😀 Older folks, you know?

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  13. As I was looking at the scenic pictures I thought the same as Simon – just reminded me so much of the Lake District 🙂 Weather wise too, it’s notorious for rain, clouds and drizzle 😀

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    • The weather isn’t always drizzly or grey. An Atlantic storm blew in the night of our arrival or the one prior. Before we came and after we left, the weather was sunny and dry. Also moose hunting season began. Hope they found some because we didn’t see one live one. 😀 😀

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      • No, it’s not really always drizzly or grey in The Lakes either 🙂 I think it’s more prone to it because of the nature of the landscape.
        We’re having one of those storms this weekend o.O

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  14. Great post as usual, Tess. Always presented with humour Love the photos. Hmm ‘Yellow pea pudding’? We used to have black peas when I was little – with vinegar they were delicious.jx

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    • The peas are bound in a cloth and the end secured, then dropped into a pot with the rest of the dinner. When done, you have this tight ball of cooked peas. A hearty meal I’m sure but not my favorite. 🙂
      Thanks for the visit and for contributing to the conversation. It’s been a good one.

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  15. Boiled salt beef? Pea pudding? These are all new things to me!

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    • The salt beef is soaked all night and the water changed several times. The pea pudding are yellow peas wrapped in cloth and secured. This too goes into one pot with the potato and salt beef and boiled. I found the pudding dry and without any taste :/

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  16. That plate of food wouldn’t win a cookery competition for sure. No marks for presentation!

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  17. Unfamiliar with “Jiggs Dinner”, but I grew up with those one-pot boiled dinners. Basic, wholesome, healthy and inexpensive…it was a way to feed a big family. And it needs the cabbage for flavor, but few of my family would eat much of it. ☺ Lovely post.

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  18. Great post. Laughed at the reason for the change from cabbage to peas! I’ve never tried yellow pea pudding – not entirely sure I want to, now.
    It’s surprising how similar to landscape is to parts of Scotland and the weather seems to be the same. It’s chucking it down today.

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    • I have a feeling pea pudding is an acquired taste.
      The night of the day we arrived an Atlantic storm hit so we had all that rain all week long. The week prior had been sunny, dry and pleasant and then again after we left. Go figure. 😀

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  19. I had to look up yellow pea pudding. I was hoping and praying it wasn’t like Yorkshire pudding (yuck! — sorry to my friends in the UK), and it isn’t (whew!).

    Lady slippers are found all over in the Rocky Mountains here in the States. They’re probably there in the same Mountains of Canada too. It’s my favorite wild flower. 🙂

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    • Though the pea pudding isn’t like Yorkshire, it’s dry and tasteless. Think a cloth wound tight and secured around yellow peas and then dropped into boiling water with the salt beef and potatoes. When all are done, the lump is served on the plate with the rest of the ingredients. Mine was dry and had no taste. I prefer Yorkshire pudding.

      There are over 40 varieties of orchid in Newfoundland.

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  20. Boiled salt beef? Was it tasty Tess? We were chatting with Nfld Tourism recently at a travel show. You really have ignited my yearning for this place.

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  21. Jiggs Dinner – not my thing. But love the pictures. 🙂

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  22. I so love the landscape, it is raw and beautiful. Your dinner, well not really my go to thing, but glad you enjoyed.

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  23. Look like a beautiful part of the world 🙂

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  24. So glad you got to experience the jiggs dinner, it was my parent’s favourite thing about their trip to Newfoundland. Sounds like the entertainment was pretty good too. A great report.

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  25. How thoughtful to leave out cabbage. I’ve been on a few trips where that might have been a kindness. Sounds like the band were good too.

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  26. It must have been a great time. Boiled salt beef sounds delicious to me, for some reason, although I don’t think I’ve ever had it. 🙂

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  27. This isn’t my go-to music either, but I certainly wouldn’t mind if it was. I dig it.

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  28. The entertainment sounds fabulous. It’s the type of thing that works great if you find a nice group of people and it sounds as if you did. Love the pics too. 🙂

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  29. Beautiful photos! Looks like a fun outing.

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  30. Cabbage can be friend or foe or both. These pictures make me want to be there, Tess, thank you so much for taking us on your journey, so kind of you to share. All the best. 🙂

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  31. The pictures are very beautiful. Wonderful places you captured. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Food is so appetizing!
    Do you have a superb weekend and all the best to you! Ştefania ❤ 🙂

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