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Put the Kettle on....

Spring Break!! 
 
Mar. 26, 2010 2:20 pm 
Updated: Mar. 27, 2010 5:11 am
As of 3:00 pm I am officially on Spring Break!  Hurray!  And, I don't have to cook tonight - we're heading to a friend's house for pizza night.  What a way to start a break - no cooking and fun company.  I have been friends with Al since we were 16, that's for 32 years!!  In a previous blog I wrote about meeting my husband at a small amusement park we both worked at.  Al worked there, too.  He was the "dodge 'em" car operator.  We became great friends and have remained so through the years.  Al's been married for 7 years and the four of us are best friends.  We have taken overnight trips together, and even went on a 5 night vacation together.

I don't know what I'll do tomorrow, but as I've written about in my last blog - Sunday is planned to be spent at the ballpark!  I won't cook that day either - we always take my parents with us to the game - no way would Grandpa miss his grandson pitching!  Then, after the game we go out to eat - my son goes, too.

My daughter is also on Spring Break, so we have planned to do something fun together at least one day.  And, of course, Easter Sunday I make the family dinner. 

My husband and I love wine.  We aren't experts by any means - we don't follow any formal rules about what kind of wine to drink with certain foods.  We drink what we like when we like.  :-)    Whenever we travel we try to stop at wineries that are in the area.  It is fun to go and taste the wines at the winery where the wine is made, then buy some to drink at home later.  So - since our supply at home is dwindling - we are planning a day to go visit some of our nearby wineries to stock up.  We always take a trip to Viriginia in the summer and that's when we really stock up.  We go camping near where the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Skyline Drive come together and go winery-hopping.  There are tons of wineries in that area, and we seem to like all of them!

Other than baseball, wine, and "bonding" time with my daughter I have no other plans for my week off.  I know I'll do some baking and experimenting with new recipes for dinner but that's about it.  Then, after I get back to work I'm going to schedule my Suzy's surgery for her leg. 

I know I'll have some more time to spend on AR this next week.  All in all, I'm looking forward to a nice, relaxing break. 
 
Comments
Mar. 26, 2010 3:05 pm
I, too, start Spring Break today! Wooohoooo! I hope you have a very relaxing time with your family. Enjoy!
 
Mar. 26, 2010 5:31 pm
Well, if it weren't for Bob's cancer, I'd be on my way...I'd tell you to fire up that hot tub and I got the wine covered!
 
Mar. 27, 2010 4:15 am
Nurse Ellen - you have a great spring break, too!!!
 
Mar. 27, 2010 4:16 am
WW - You take good care of Bob right now. The hot tub will be there - I'm not sending it anywhere!! And, for real -if you're ever in NE Ohio, look me up - we'd have a blast - and bring your pooches - mine love new friends!!
 
Mar. 27, 2010 4:58 am
I hope you have a great spring break, wishing all the best for a great game day for the family!!! And hope Suzy is doing well and that surgery goes well !! Happy Easter if I don't catch ya before then and can't wait to hear how your son did!!!!
 
Mar. 27, 2010 5:11 am
Thanks dragonfly - I'm calling to make Suzy's surgery appt. this week. I wanted to wait until after my break - that way it might be easier keeping her quiet in her crate while we're at work instead of being home. Happy Easter to you, too!
 
 
 
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Mother Ann

Home Town
Streetsboro, Ohio, USA
Living In
Ravenna, Ohio, USA

Member Since
Oct. 2009

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert

Hobbies
Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting

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About Me
I've been married for 32 years, and live in Ohio. We have a daughter who is married and lives nearby. Our son graduated from college and moved to South Dakota. He has his own place but still goes to visit my sister and brother-in-law and have dinner with them occasionally. We have a black lab that gets to go duck hunting with dad, 2 cats, 2 cockatiels. We own a Mexican restaurant and are learning alot about the food industry. I love to eat, go camping, read, spend time with family and friends, watch movies, and drink wine; not necessarily in that order.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake - anything chocolate is fine with me. Seafood, chicken dishes and slow-cooker fare.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My husband and I enjoy cooking together with wine. We pop open a bottle of wine and get cooking. :-)
My cooking triumphs
Whenever I can put together a meal that gets many compliments and leaves the diners satisfied is a triumph in my book! I love to cook meals for family and friends.
My cooking tragedies
When I was first married we had my grandparent's-in-law over for a pot roast dinner. The meat came out great, but the potatoes and carrots were still half raw. My husband's grandfather went to cut his fork into a carrot and it flew off his plate. He looked at me, winked, and said he loved his carrots that way!
 
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