We weren’t in a huge hurry to get back on the road yesterday.  We both woke up around 8.  I went down about 8:15 to bring us up some coffee from the grab and go.  Tony watched the news and I did some computer work.  I ended up heating up two portions of the breakfast casserole I made over the weekend.  There really isn’t a tried and true recipe for this casserole.  I basically chop up stale bread (the .70 loaf of Walmart bread I had in the freezer), put that in the bottom of a casserole dish.  I browned up 8 ounces of breakfast sausage.  Once cooled a bit, chopped up and sprinkled that over the bread.  I use 4 cups of “liquid.”  Basically it was 2 cups of liquid egg beaters and two cups of flax milk, because that’s what I had on hand.  Then I add some Italian seasonings, salt and pepper, pour that over the bread, then top with cheese and bake for 45 minutes at 375.  I will admit that it’s best when you make it overnight and let the bread soak up all the goodness. 

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I finally packed us up and we were on the road by 9:45.  I thought we were going to be stuck because our car was parked right in front of two police cars, and ambulance and a fire truck – they ran into the building pretty quickly, but Tony steered me around them.

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Tony was telling me that I should stop at a cheese place before we left Wisconsin.  Around 12:30 we finally stopped for a bathroom break and cheese! 

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I really only wanted one thing – squeaky cheese – aka cheese curds!  As soon as I saw them I grabbed them and went to the register.  Tony was in shock that I didn’t spend 30 minutes tasting all the cheeses, but the prices were a bit steep, and with us traveling back and forth I decided to not tempt myself and get my curds and move on. 

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I ended up getting Arby’s for lunch.  Tony ate some of the fries – I love their curly fries!  With buffalo sauce for dipping – duh.

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It was at the cheese place that Tony had had enough of my driving, so he drove the last two hours home.  So that way I could go on Pinterest and take lots of cloud pictures!

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Love holding his hand!  So he goes this morning to a clinic to see what his blood level numbers are, and that will determine when we go back to Mayo.  Pretty soon we’ll be able to make the trip with our eyes closed, although I did miss a couple exits – oops!  Maybe that’s why he took over driving to ensure we’d actually make it home!

I ended up making a super quick dinner – Greek chicken thighs, zucchini and rosemary new potatoes.  The marinade on the chicken is just 1 teaspoon olive oil, 2 teaspoons chopped rosemary, one chopped garlic clove, 1/2 teaspoon Greek seasoning and salt and pepper.  And I didn’t feel like lighting up the Weber grill, so I did this on our indoor cast iron skillet.

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So over the weekend I was looking for some paperwork and stumbled across my old creative writing journal.  I love that I wrote “I love creative WRITEING!”   Mind you, I was 10 years old and this spiral notebook dates to 1978.  I cannot believe this journal is 36 years old!

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This particular teacher did what she called “jump start” writing.  On one page she would make a drawing or line that we had to then turn into a picture and then turn into a story.   I remember that the start of this picture was the triangle hat.  I am writing this word for word – misspellings and all.

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Witches and Onion Sandwiches

“One day a girl named Kathy was about seven years old and was reading a book.  She was a very smart girl and was taught to read when she was six and has been reading ever since.

The book she was reading was about Whitches and Worlocks.  It said in big bold letters “IF YOU WANT TO BECOME A WHICH OR A WORELOCK JUST FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE DIRECTIONS.”  Eat 1 onion sandwich.

Kathy thought that wasn’t too far fetched so she made 1 onion sandwich.  She was quite hesitant about eating the sandwich but Kathy finally ate it.  Trembling all over she went over to the mirror.

Kathy’s nose was growing out real far and her face was wrinkling up like a prune.  This frieghtend her so she went to the book to see how you could get rid of the horrid face.

The directions said “WHEN DONE WITH FACE JUST SAY “HOCUS POCUS!”  Kathy said “Hocus Pocus” and her face and nose went back to normal.

She never did or read a witch book again.


Ha!  I hope you’ve enjoyed this throw back Thursday story. And I got an A on it!  Don’t worry, I have 19 more to share with you in the coming weeks! Open-mouthed smile

I am off to work – make it a great day!