It can get pretty busy where I live in Tampa Bay. Pinellas County – a peninsula off the west central coast of Florida – can get jammed packed, especially once the kids go back to school, and even more so in the fall when the Snowbirds/winter visitors come back.
But about 10 miles to our north you can still find open land, ranches, and even one or two alpaca farms.
Our friend Tom has a nice little ranch up there. He’s extremely hospitable and opens his home at least once a month for Sunday brunches.
It’s always refreshing to leave traffic behind and head over to The Ranch. Tom always has a huge table filled with food, a kitchen bar filled with champagne, Bloody Marys and other cocktails.
This tray isn’t an appetizer tray – it’s garnishes for Bloody Marys!
Bloody Mary Garnishes
1 cup cooked shrimp
10 slices honey bacon
1 cup Italian sausage
1 half cup sweet mini pickles
1 cup churizzo sausage
1 cup cut celery hearts
20 green pimento olives
His pool is a great place to enjoy the Florida sun and unwind, watch the horses, donkeys, dogs, cats, chickens and ducks.
It’s nothing too fancy, but that’s why it’s so fun!