Tuesday, August 20, 2013

We are still waiting to see if Bella gets to come home today.  She didn't eat yesterday and they won't let her leave until she does.  Ron is convinced that she isn't eating because she is in unfamiliar surroundings.  I sure didn't bargain for this....she stole my heart and now it is breaking.  I just want her to get better.

Last night I tried out a recipe that I got online for Cracker Barrel's hash brown casserole.  Ron loves the stuff and so I made it and it tasted exactly like what you get at Cracker Barrel.  Supposedly the recipe came from a former cook at the restaurant.  All the previous recipes I had found called for Cheddar cheese but this one said Colby.  Now let me preface this by saying..........no....it's not that healthy but it sure is gooooood!

What you'll need:
2 lbs frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
1 (10.75oz) can Campbell's condensed cream of chicken soup
1/2 medium yellow onion, diced or chopped fine
1/4 cup margarine, melted
2 cups (8 oz) Colby cheese, shredded or diced fine in a food processor
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

Combine everything except the hash browns in a large bowl. Add in the thawed hash brown potatoes and mix well. Put into a 9"x13" baking pan and bake in a preheated 350*F oven for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. 

The other day I was so disheartened to learn about the misuse of some of the funds collected after the May tornadoes that ravaged Oklahoma.  I personally know of money donated to the two schools destroyed by the storms that has been misused.  It really shakes your faith in people.  It amazes me how people justify their behavior and seem to have no ethical sense of right and wrong. I know of one teacher who teaches at one of the schools who has used money donated to rebuild his classroom who gave one of the $1000 Visa cards to his wife to purchase a new wardrobe.  They were not personally victims of the storms and she did not lose any of her clothing.  They also used some of the funds to build a shed in their backyard.  They are in their twenties and do not think this was wrong in any way.  I guess he identifies himself as a deserving victim by the fact he was a teacher in a school struck by the tornado.  The money should have gone strictly to rebuild the school and or for the students.  I have wondered if they are representative of an entitled generation.


kenju said...

That last part is really disgusting and I hope that the authorities will make that guy pay back the money used on that card. How can anyone think that is ethical?!

trio designs/(864)421 2435 said...

Twice our cat has been in the vet hospital and both times they sent her home because she wouldn't eat. Once she got home, it took a couple of days but she started eating again. She refuses to eat at the vet. Ask the vet to let the dog come home with an appitite stimulant. Good luck and I am sending a prayer. Julie