I'm going to tell you about this cheesey meal at the end..........
But first, I wanted to thank you. I had many kind comments about my "Rain Vent" and despair regarding our sewage issues. Thank you all for your encouragement ......I am going to keep a good attitude. Can't change the earth our house sits on so we'll patiently wait for a drying period. Make a game out of it!
Picking January 6th as the day we officially knew we were boned (in regard to a new drain field) this is day 74 of the "crisis."
Yesterday was lovely warm weather, perfect for a ride. So I hopped on the back of Doug's Road Glide and Tristan came along on his Triumph for a long ride to Dothan Alabama. We started out near 11 AM and didn't get home until 5:30 late afternoon.
The reason I mention Tristan rode his Triumph is because we brought my Kawasaki home from consignment. So he's riding it once in awhile, keeping the battery from dying. Right, that was another expense - the battery died while it sat at the shop so that was another $134 we had to spend.
Anyway.....it was great weather, a fun ride, I saw lots of beautiful flowering dogwoods and Japanese magnolias blooming, saw lots of cows and two white goats, many other bikes out....sadly the camera battery died so no photos for this trip.
We ate at Dobb's BBQ in Dothan. Great food and an entertaining owner who chatted with us a bit before we left. We looked at helmets at the Victory dealership and Tristan has his eye on one...a bit expensive but it has some good features.
We looked at the guns at Buck's Outdoor Shop and the salesman showed me how to shoulder a shotgun. My only experience with a shotgun before was when my Dad took me out near Tinicum Island outside Philadelphia; tried to show me how to shoot and did not prepare me for the noise and recoil.
Bang! Down on my butt in seconds and I didn't want to do it again! But I was just looking yesterday...a small revolver felt pretty good in my hand though. Just right for someone my size. Light and easy to handle.
On the way home I broke the backrest for my seat. Must have grabbed it too hard when adjusting myself or kicked it wrong dismounting. Doug will fix it. Stopped in Havana at a local shop to get more PG Tips tea and a couple of sodas.
Last leg of trip home a wild turkey came running out of the woods toward Doug, turned abruptly and ran back into the woods. It was huge! Can you imagine us getting broadsided by a turkey?! That would be a sad way to die on a motorcycle and people wouldn't be able to not laugh when Tristan explained it.
"How did your parents die?"
"They were broadsided by a wild turkey"
"Really? A turkey took down a Harley Road Glide and killed your parents?" (snort)
OK - on to the recipe!
Manicotti with lots of cheese
So, on to a good meal because good food and company always makes me smile.
This manicotti recipe can be found HERE. It’s a Giada De Laurentiis recipe I grabbed off Food Network.
Easy to toss together…….pop it in the oven.
We didn’t have wine with it and that was fine. Two manicotti stuffed shells were enough to eat with some European cucumber and bread.
I'll be off to visit all the blogs later today. We are going to look at Open Houses this afternoon.
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