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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

S'more's In The Microwave

Oh boy, what a day I have had.  It is recipe Tuesday and the best I can do is a s'more made in the microwave.


It all started yesterday.  In August before school starts, our daughter Sarah comes out to our house with the kids.  They try to camp out in a tent, but usually are all in the house before it gets too dark. We have a camp fire and make s'mores.  This year they wanted to sleep in the camper we now have.  This is how it went.

1.  Sarah and her two boys plus our other daughter Heather's oldest son arrived in the afternoon.
2.  They got set up in the camper.
3.  Dylan got all stuffy in the camper and came in the house.
4.  Sarah took Sam to football practice and Dylan went home because he didn't feel well.
5.  We noticed the refrigerator was a little warm with some condensation, but I thought one of the kids had left the door open.
6.  While Sarah was gone, we went out for supper because with all the activity I hadn't made anything.  Jack had stayed back with us, so he came along.
7.   Jack was very concerned that my dad didn't use a cane.  He said old people need to use canes.  When we got home, he told great grandpa that since he didn't have a cane, he would help him into the house. When we got into the house, Jack asked me if great grandpa needed help to his room.  I told him he would be fine now.


8.  Sarah and the boys returned.  Dylan felt better so he came back.  It was pouring down rain by this time, so we couldn't have a camp fire or s'mores.
9.   Sarah and the three boys went to bed in the camper.
10.  Within fifteen minutes, Sam had to come in to use the bathroom.
11.  Around 10:00 Dylan came in.  He couldn't sleep and we made a bed on our couch.
12.  At 10:15 Dylan wanted me to stop the tick tock of the clock. He likes it dark and quiet.   I told him great grandpa needed that clock so he would know the time if he woke up in the night.
13.  By midnight, everyone was finally settled and sleeping.
14.  Morning came and I made bacon and pancakes.
15.  We realized that something was wrong with the refrigerator.  It was getting warmer and warmer.
16.  Sarah had declared this week free of electronics.  The kids had a little withdrawal, but got a little fix by watching papa this morning.  He didn't give up his electronics, so the boys all watched.


17.  After breakfast Sarah went for a five mile run and the boys played outside.
18.  We pulled the refrigerator out and vacuumed behind it.  Then we pulled the grate off the front and vacuumed off the coils.  Then we waited and waited.  It still wasn't cooling.
19.  The kids wanted to go to a park and do some geocaching. Before they left, they still hadn't gotten to make s'mores.  So they took a graham cracker, put a piece of chocolate on it, put a marshmallow on top and microwaved it for 20 seconds, then put another cracker on top.  So that's my recipe for today. 
20.  My husband ended up going to the park with Sarah and the kids and I stayed home.  I unloaded everything from the refrigerator and took it downstairs to our old refrigerator.  Thank goodness we kept our old refrigerator. 
21.  We called repairman and left a message.  This refrigerator is only 3 1/2 years old.  It better not be a big expensive problem.
22.  Tomorrow is another day.  You know what they say.  Stuff happens.

If you want a real recipe, here is one I posted before, but it's really good.  I was reminded of it because I just found some Junket pudding for 75 cents at our local country store. 

http://www.thecabincountess.com/2013/07/danish-junket-dessert.html