Monday, April 13, 2009

Monday Morning Staff Meeting

Good morning everyone. I see you survived the weekend. Welcome to the staff meeting.

You'll find a very large glass of ice cold milk on the table in front of you. It's from our local dairy, Oberweis. It's wonderful and it's for dunking. This morning we'll be dunking these evil morsels.

Strawberry Milkshake Oreos. These must be a seasonal item because I rarely see them on the shelves but when I do I snatch them up. They have the yummiest strawberry taste, nothing that says artificial to me. Dig in while we talk.

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I found a terrific group of women who travel together. They're called Sisters on the Fly and among their adventures are horseback riding tours in the southwest and fly fishing in Montana. I want to be a "Sister". Many of them have vintage travel trailers but some of them sleep in their vehicles. Heck I could do that......a blow up mattress and a portable reading lamp and I'd be set.

See if they don't sound like a fun bunch.


I guess I've just got wanderlust in my blood after the long winter.

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Recently I read that we're all supposed to be eating at least 15 almonds every day. I'm not quite sure what the health benefits are but I'm all over that plan. Won't you join me?

Let's start now. I've got a big bowl full which I'll pass around the room. Take your 15 almonds and pass the bowl along.

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I haven't yet heard from Natasha about the status of the lambing event. Remember, anywhere between 13 and 26 lambs will be born very soon. They're already late!! Stay tuned because I'll be going out for photos.

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Here is what's on the agenda this week here "At Home". We're going to be making homemade laundry soap. You're going to need several empty milk gallon jugs so rinse them out and put them aside.

Tomorrow I'm going to have a seat-of-your-pants recipe for you to try. I'm a firm believer that we should be able to make certain things without a specific recipe. Most of us remember our grandmothers putting a bit of this and that into a mixing bowl and creating food. For example, my aunt had a very large wooden bowl on her counter which always contained flour. She'd make a well in the center, add a few ingredients, pulling the flour into the well as needed and would make the most marvelous biscuits! No boxes, no measuring cups, nothing but the knowledge of what the final dough should look like and feel like. Be sure to join me tomorrow.

This week we'll go on another of our road trips but you'll never know whether it's near or far.

Also, as promised I'm going to show you a way to create a little piece of the country for yourself.

Now I'm going to turn the meeting over to you. Speak up. What's on your mind?

NOTE: If you missed reading yesterday's post, I encourage you to scroll down and read.


chocolatechic said...

Strawberry Milikshake Oreos?!?!?!?

I have never had one, but they are calling to me.


Is the milk raw? Cause I just heart raw milk.

Almonds....I like those, and I also like chocolate covered peanuts, especially when they have a wee little m&m on the side.

For this week, I plan on getting back into the routine of walking. Winter really kept me inside a lot!

Then there is that whole laundry thing....sigh.

Lucy said...

That Sisters on the Fly sounds interesting. I AM a wanderlust. I have always wanted to know what was around the next corner or over that hill. *sigh*

cityfarmer said...

girl, we're gonna have to scrape the chocolate OFF the almonds

martina said...

Guess I'll have to stop at the store on the way to work and look for those Oreos. They sound delicious! A great way to start a work week.

bv said...

fw...i LOVE sisters on the fly. i found them in a country living mag several years ago. our tear drop trailer is decortated right out of the mag. vintage wester, so cute. i tried to hook up with them on a trip here in ca but the timing didn't work...darn. loved easter's post. touched my heart.

1inCollege1inDiapers said...

Wow, I never thought about doing choc. almonds. lol I've just been doing the healthy ones. I wonder if the points for WW would be the same?

Jerusalem said...

I have never heard of those oreo's but Oh My! And that is the perfect way to eat almonds everyday, I am with you on that one!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I haven't seen the strawberry oreos but I'll definitely be on the lookout! I've read several articles about Sisters on the Fly and I'd love to do that. Those little camepers look like fun bathroom. blessings, marlene

Cindy L said...

I love the way you eat your quota of almonds! Why did I think of that !?!
Will watch for Sisters on the Fly -- wild women, and I love it!

Rebecca said...

Hi! Just discovered your blog. Mine is Life on the Farm and Other War Stories. I grew up on a farm, hated it, married a CPA who was raised on a farm and after 10 years we returned to his home town area. Most of the time I enjoy country living.
I seldom buy cookies but the Strawberry Milkshake Oreos will be on my to try to find list.

Anonymous said...

Ohh, i never seen the Strawberry Milkshake Oreos here in Australia, so it was yummy to see them at the staff meeting..lolol...
Sounds like another busy, but fun week ahead and i look forward to our road trip..You know i love to see different parts of your wonderful country
luv Ann.xx

Jill said...

Wow - I've never seen strawberry Oreos. How fun!!

And almonds? My daughter's lunch menu here at her new school talks about the benefits of almonds too. Interesting...

Louise said...

I like your idea of eating almonds a day. Heck, I'd be willing to eat MORE than 15!

Louise said...

Oh, and I've never seen those Oreos, but if they have no artificial taste, Prince Charming is going to have to dredge some up!