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Great Weekend!

Friday after work, I finished packing up, stopped off at the bank and then drove down to visit Cindi in Winchester, VA. I missed a lot of the pretty views on the way down since it got dark. I drove through PA, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia! Woo! Lots of interesting stuff along I-81 as well. Finding Cindi's apartment was easy enough. We went to Red, Hot, and Blue for dinner. I had Cajun Catfish which was very yummy and our drinks were served in mini-pitchers which were really not so mini. The food & the company were very good. ;-) After dinner we went to Borders and looked around which was fun.

Saturday we had egg puff that I brought for breakfast. I watched Cindi work on a worksheet about meter for her 9th graders. Then we went out shopping. First Staples, then the dollar store, then we had lunch buffet at China Jade (which was okay), and then we went back to Borders so that Cindi could get a Beatles CD to play in her class room. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds is in Anapestic Tetrameter (a fact that I will probably never forget now)! Who would have thought?!? When we got back to Cindi's place, we did a craft! YAY craft! We used super glue & attached buttons (from the $1 store) to some magnets (from staples) to make some decorative magnets for Cindi to use on the blackboard in her classroom. They came out really nicely and we had magnets leftover to play with so that Cindi can make more if she finds anything cool to glue to them. Ed came up around dinner time and we ordered a pizza (and then went to get it) and hung out and talked all night. Around 10, Ed left and Cindi and I watched videos on the internet until we could no longer stay awake.

Sunday, we had more egg puff for breakfast, and then we went to the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. The Museum was very awesome and we spent a lot of time there. We also had lunch in the Tea Room which was quite delightful. (Square Club sandwiches, salad, tea, & very large grapes). By the time we finished at the museum, it was about 2:30pm. We went back to Cindi's and I packed up and hit the road. Driving back was nice because it was sunny and I got to see the beautiful countryside. It is a very relaxing ride! I stopped in Chambersburg to see Mike since he was there for inventory at the KBToys in the Chambersburg Mall. That was a good leg-stretching break.

I went straight to the grocery store (big sale that is ending today) and bought a bunch of meat (loose sausage & boneless/skinless chicken breasts - both $0.99 a pound), 12 jars of Ragu sauce, 6 12oz bags of cheese, and a bunch of other stuff totaling to over $100! Major savings, though, and I won't have to buy any of that stuff again for a long time. Since I had to unpack the car from the weekend and lug the groceries up the stairs, it was about 5 trips! Good workout, for sure. :-)

After I got settled in, I packed up & froze the meat that I bought & cooked up some old apples that I had in my fridge that were taking up space. Now I've got filling for the dessert calzones that I'm going to attempt to make. I really need to steal one of my mom's rolling pins next time I'm over there.


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Mar. 3rd, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC)
Say, what is egg puff?
Mar. 3rd, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
It's a very yummy egg casserole with bread, cheese, eggs and milk. You can make it ahead of time (actually, it's preferred) and only takes about 15 minutes to prepare. 1hr in the oven the next morning and VIOLA! You are done. If you're interested, I can send you the recipe.
Mar. 3rd, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
Sure, send it my way! It kind of sounds like a quiche.
Mar. 3rd, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)
Hmmm... not really. More bread than egg.
Mar. 3rd, 2008 08:56 pm (UTC)
I sent it to Melissa so she can forward it to you. :-)
Mar. 4th, 2008 12:28 am (UTC)
Eggcellent. :)
Mar. 3rd, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
Mar. 3rd, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
Mar. 3rd, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
That's an awful lot of Ragu! I tried shopping like that (to sales), but stuff ends up going bad and/or being thrown out when I move and I decided I'd end up getting rid of the part that I'd save anyway. So I stopped. :-p I'll go for sales that're two'fors, but anymore than that and it ends up being futile for me. More power to ya though, for making it work!

I need a rolling pin too! I've been making pizza every other week or so and it's getting annoying. :-p
Mar. 4th, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
It's an art really. ;-) I only buy items that won't expire before I use them(I always check dates while I'm in the store) or items that I can cook up and freeze or save in some manner. Like, the Ragu is good until 2009 or something. Since I could definitely use at least a jar a month or more (plus, they make good donations for food drives!) definitely a good buy. The cheese that I bought will be good until the summer and I make A LOT of stuff with cheese, so that definitely won't go to waste. I really don't go food shopping more than 1-2 times a month at most, so it cuts down on trips to the store, too. Saving that gas and those extra dollars I could potentially spend on impulse purchases makes it worth it to me.
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