I know many of you know that I always observe some kind of discipline for Lent...this year, I felt behooved to make my discipline (insert ominous organ music here) COOKING! (collective gasps heard all around)
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Here is today's exciting episode...enjoy! lol
Today was day four of our $2 a day meal challenge. And I confess to you...we blew it. I DID cook today (as was my original Lenten discipline "deal" with God) but for breakfast only. I felt that I am to allow myself the grace of ONE meal out per weekend, and today was that day. So we seriously "blew" the $2 a day budget. However, in only cooking breakfast, I DID meet the breakfast quota:
Chocolate Chip muffins ($1.00 mix - 6 servings) .16 per serving. 1/2 banana .12 Hot tea .05 Total breakfast: Bud: 16x3=.48,+.12+.05=.65 Paula: 16x2=.32+.12+.05=.49. Grand total breakfast: $1.14
THEN, we finished off the leftover pizza after church, and took a bit of a road trip to see an amazing roadside attraction recently in the newspaper:
THE VANDALIA FIRE-BREATHING DRAGON!
I know many of you are jealous and cannot imagine what kind of good fortune would afford us such an awe inspiring sight...but here it is, in all it's tin and metal glory...(note the husband and wee dog in the picture for scale) YES, he's HUGE. The sight of him evokes fear into the hearts of man and beast alike...Powered by a 20 lb. propane tank, the dragon (once enticed by a token) spews fire at innocent onlookers. Pics below of a "terrified tourist" fleeing for her life...
THEN...WEBSTER TO THE RESCUE! Behold, Webster the Wonder Dog attempting to slay the dragon for his masters...
And so, road trip taken, fierce some beast assuaged, we leave in search of...LUNCH!
We found a happy little local haunt...the ChuckWagon, and had a delicious Sunday meal (well over $2) and then the intrepid explorers made their way back to the Vern, feeling quite satisfied in their conquering of the Vandalia Tourist Trap Dragon!
Stay tuned tomorrow for more exciting tales of culinary delight and adventure!