Crazy Day – but Fun!



I’ve known about this event for 2 weeks now and actually was the first person to sign up! I wrote down: “Broccoli Salad” in bold letters – and then, yesterday, all that changed. Went to my ever-trusty Gordon Food Services to pick up my broccoli salad ‘kit’ only to find they don’t carry it anymore! I asked the manager and she said that they’ve had lots of requests, but they didn’t order it this summer – WHAT??? That led me to my trusty computer to find some sort of substitute. I think I’ve made up my mind: going to put together some sort of cold salad with the following ingredients:

black beans, whole kernel corn, chopped red & green peppers, salsa, sliced black olives, halved cherry tomatoes, cooked thin spaghetti and maybe shredded Cheddar cheese. (I’m ‘considering’ using zesty Italian salad dressing – but not sure, with the salsa. Might omit the salsa – just a thought). Mix all ingredients together (cook spaghetti) & chill at least 2 hours.

Also might be making a recipe I saw on Facebook:

Sinless cookies

2 ripe bananas

1 C. quick cooking oats

1/2 C. chocolate chips (recipe calls for dark chocolate chips)

heaping T. peanut butter

Preheat oven 350 degrees F.

Roll batter into balls, place on

cookie sheets & bake 15 minutes.


I have the bananas & ingredients, that sounds pretty easy. Also grabbed an extra big bag of chips yesterday, so I think that’s enough ‘stuff’ to take. Don’t ya just hate it when your original plan ends up messing up? I had SO counted on bringing that broccoli salad: #1: I LOVE it! #2 So does everyone else #3 It’s really easy to make (IF it’s in a kit). Yes, I ‘could’ buy all the ingredients and make it myself, but that takes far more work . Oh well, hoping the above recipes will suffice for our picnic. Will probably write more about said picnic in the near future.

The road crews were out in force again last night BEEP! BEEP! BEEP!, BAM! BAM! BAM! (sound of big, huge truck beds slamming onto the truck base. They took up more cement slabs, leaving more big ‘holes’ – by morning they’re all filled in with cement, meaning traversing my driveway will be ‘fun’ today – sigh.

Our weather has been very nice for July – in the mid 70’s, sunny. Bought gas yesterday for $3.44/9 ! Had trouble with the pump and had to go in and tell the attendant how much gas I wanted put on the pump; took a quick guess and said: $45.00. Turns out my car would only hold $42.52 – great! Back in the station – the guy ended up giving me CASH for the difference (original purchase was on my card -sigh). Oh well – money is money – won’t worry about it. It’s REALLY nice to get MORE gas for LESS CASH!

I’ll let you go for now – gotta rush out & purchase the ingredients for said black bean salad (I have some of them, but not all).

Remember to try to enjoy this Saturday – Summer’s quickly rushing by, try to get some FUN out of it while you can!



Published in: on July 26, 2014 at 9:24 am  Comments (1)  
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  1. Wow Sinless cookies at a church picnic–you are thinking Lady Jane! I hope it went off well because it is trying to rain up here. Have a good day and a better week ahead!

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