PRAIRIE FARE Be Inspired on a North Dakota Road Trip
"Wow, Mom, this is an animal vacation!" my older daughter exclaimed. She was about 9 at the time.
"It's more like 'Animal House' in this vehicle!" I replied, glancing over my shoulder at my three e... Posted on 5/19/13 at 2:55 PM
Have you ever postponed a medical screening test? Maybe you think you really don’t need it. Maybe it sounded painful. Maybe the thought of the preparation for the medical procedure or the test itself embarrassed you.
Every now and then, someone emails me a story that is circulating on the Internet or Facebook. One day, the information was about artificial sweeteners. I happened to have a can of diet soda next to me.
“This meal is really good,” I commented. My husband had prepared roast beef with mashed potatoes and gravy on a cold winter day.
“What seasonings did you add?” I asked.
“I just added some garlic, salt and pepper,” he replied.
“Please keep your forks out of my broccoli,” I said to my teenage son and daughter while we enjoyed a family meal in a restaurant. They grinned at me and proceeded to steal the dark green vegetables from my plate.
“I left cans of food in my garage after grocery shopping and they froze. Can I eat the food?”
“My frozen meat looks a little grayish. Is it safe to eat?”
“I partially defrosted some meat for dinner, but we have a family emergency and are leaving town. Can I refreeze the meat?”
Mom, you make the greatest cookies in the world! my
9-year-old daughter exclaimed with a dazzling smile.
I was flattered by her extreme compliment, but I knew she had ulterior motives. I was packing cookies into containers at the time. She was waiting for samples.
“Mom, something smells heavenly!” my 14-year-old daughter exclaimed.
“Wow, what’s for dinner, Mom? When is it time to eat?” my 17-year-old son asked a little while later.
“Be patient. You’ll see,” I said.
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