Thursday, August 4, 2016

Lake Powell Eating Like Kings


             We eat like kings at Lake Powell, with
              everyone couple making a lunch and dinner
            and everyone trying out fun new recipes.

             As we gather at night around the table on the upper
             deck, we have a gorgeous outdoor dining room.

            Definitely a room with a view.

The cooks for the evening can choose how to
set the table, as we have a few options - even
paper if they want - in many styles.

My meal featured an Italian theme with a creamy
Artichoke Dip starter, followed by a stacked Caprese
Tomato salad, with a Mushroom and Arugula Gnocchi.

The bottom right picture was a Pina Colada salad
made by my friend for lunch.  It featured coconut
crusted chicken.

These fabulous lunch pizzas were made on Naan bread
and topped with the most fabulous fresh ingredients.

The one on the top left was the one I created with all
three flavors in one.  They featured clockwise goat cheese
topped with arugula micro greens, strawberries, pecans and balsamic
glaze, then mascarpone cheese, smoked mozzarella, arugula, bacon, 
and drizzled with honey.  The bottom left one is avocados, Orange
infused olive oil, arugula, pistachios and feta cheese.

I think this was the best lunch I have had at
Lake Powell.  It was so fresh and delicious.

Another Italian night featured a copycat version
of Carrabba's Chicken Bryan with a fabulous
sauce of sundried tomatoes over goat cheese.

I just melted over these fun mozzarella stuffed
pesto rolls.  She put a cube of mozzarella inside
half of a Pillsbury biscuit, and then smothered
it in pesto sauce.  Ooey, gooey, cheesy heaven!

Another night was a pulled pork taco bar.

Our final night featured an Asian twist on
grilled Tri Tip with Asian appetizers,
followed by a rich chocolate cake
from Sweden.  This trip was to honor
our good friends, twins, who just returned
from their LDS missions - one from Taiwan
and one from Sweden, so they both let us
have a taste of their mission foods.

Of course, you know we had lots of
treats and desserts featuring Chocolate Chip S'mores Pizookies,
Virgin Mango Lava Flows, a Very Berry Gallette, and a
Pan full of Sugar Cookies.

Everyone is hungry after a fun
day of play, watersports, 

hiking through narrows,
swimming, etc.

Our special cave where we cliff jump 
            and have a picnic
            on the speed boat with music echoing off the cave.

           We always finish our days on top of the third
            deck under the stars, listening to playlists hubby
            has created - "Star Gazing Music".  Our favorite
            album is Ray Lynch's Deep Breakfast, Celestial Soda Pop!
            Check that one out on You Tube.

            There are no city lights so the Milky Way looks
            like a cloud stretched across the sky, and I never
              want to go to bed until I have seen 
a shooting star!!

I will be posting this with

Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. No matter where you are, you do it up right. Like you, I love the night sky especially when we spend the night on the boat away from all light but what is above us.

  2. Hi Jacqueline, The food looks fantastic and so are your views and your days on the water. Wonderful times, creating happy memories!
    Blessings, Beth

  3. Beautiful setting. Beautiful food. amazing...

  4. Looks and sounds like heaven! The scenery is incredible, and the dining divine!

  5. Well, even on your fabulous houseboat, you are quite the hostess! All of the cooks, including yourself have created some wonderful delicious dishes. You have covered all of the bases, decor, style and food. With a day full of fun, you do have a hearty appetite.

  6. Jacqueline, I had to go back and look at all your houseboat posts because it is such a special place! The boat, sky, rock formations, food, friends and family -- all of it! The naan pizza looks delicious and I would love one of those cheese filled rolls right now for breakfast! Thanks for the tour of this amazing place. We love the music too. We started listening to this type of music long ago when we lived in NYC as an escape from the hustle and bustle, and we still call it "space music." Perfect for the Enterprise! Linda

  7. What an amazing view and food. I want to eat all those delicious meals. I love stopping by and seeing you adventures. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. It's great having you.

  8. It all sounds magical. I think the day's end would be my favorite.

  9. Wow, that looks like a wonderful trip that ended with great food. Verything looks beautiful.

  10. Wow, you do eat like kings. I'm pinning away.
    What a great get a way with family. Love the cliff jump photos.
    Will check out the music. Great post.


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