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My Town

We actually have two diners in my small town. This one is only open for breakfast and lunch. Except Thursday and Friday nights, they are also open for supper.

You can tell this is a very country place because of the common table down the middle of the room. Anyone can sit there and you share everything. You can hear the most interesting conversations at this table sometimes.

Check out the decorations and wallpaper. See the menus? You get them yourself out of the box on the wall.

I like this plaque a lot. Friendly place. Sausage gravy and scrapple. Not my type of food but lots of folks around here love it. I like the decor.

Here’s our police station. They remodeled the old train station. Isn’t that great? I love when they re-use old buildings. This is right next to the diner above. This is also where the town has the Christmas tree lighting every December. Gotta love small towns.


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Met some girlfriends for breakfast Saturday morning Jan 29 at the other local diner. I’ve known all these gals for years, one since high school. I love having old friends. And I like making new ones! I especially like having breakfast at the diner. No clean up.

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Outside my kitchen window Tuesday night January 25

Outside my front door the same night. That ‘s my truck on the far right and my commuter car next to it. They’re buried!

Out my back door the next morning. I actually tried to get to work but turned around part way there. I heard ice hitting the windshield and I don’t drive in ice. No way.

So I stayed home and made these “Can’t Leave Em Alone Bars” from Tasty Kitchen; here’s the link http://thepioneerwoman.com/tasty-kitchen/recipes/desserts/cane28099t-leave-e28098em-alone-bars/. Only I didn’t have  a cake mix or the shortening to make one so I used 2 cups of Bisquick plus 1 cup of sugar. I substituted butterscotch chips for the chocolate ones since butterscotch is one of my favorite flavors and besides I had no chocolate chips! Plus I added whole pecans and a little coconut to the topping. Yeah, love em. Oh, and I made some yummy potato soup with onions, leeks and celery and an entire stick of butter.

This is what my younger son, Big did most of the day. He also helped dig us out. He is such a good child. He and his brother, Bigger ended up having the rest of the week off school. I went back to work the next day. Boo hoo, poor me. Repeat after me, I am glad to have a job.

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