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I'm a couch potato

December 11th, 2010 at 03:07 pm

I'm staying in all weekend, barring an emergency. The only big outing I have planned is to take the garbage to the dumpster! Snow and cold is predicted, so I'm electing to be housebound.

This morning I created a breakfast casserole out of things I needed to use up. I chopped up three sausage links, an apple, two slices of bread, and soaked it alll in a mixture of 3 beaten eggs, milk and syrup. I have often made savory breakfast casseroles, but this is my first try at a sweet one. It turned out okay, but not yummy. Well, I'm going to be eating it for a while. Maybe next time I'll drizzle some extra syrup on top.

Later I will make some tuna salad, carrot soup, and applesauce.

I started a new book, Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi. Really interesting so far; it's set in post WWI Germany and the main character is a dwarf. Once again, I am reading about people struggling with money. I love peeking in on other lives and cultures and generations and seeing how they deal with financial issues. Reminds me how lucky we really are.

Last night I was intending to see a free viewing of “It's a Wonderful Life,” but it started at 8 o'clock, and I was already in bed by then. Hope I can catch it sometime this season. It would have been nice to see it without ads.

Anyway, I hope to catch a bunch of Christmas movies on Hallmark. I haven't set up my Christmas tree yet – and I'm not really in the mood – but I know once I do it I'll be glad I did.

My only financial news – I got $8 from, and I spent $20 on restaurant gift cards to give to my sons for Christmas. Mainly, I bought them to support the volleyball team, who is raising money to go to Italy.

4 Responses to “I'm a couch potato”

  1. Homebody Says:

    Whipped cream is a staple in my house (bought at Costco), I bet a little of it on your casserole would have made it yummy!

  2. Ralph Says:

    I love weekends inside when it is cold and snowy outside - enjoy!

    I also like the "clean out the fridge" method of cooking - it is a frugal and enjoyable way to get creative.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I don't have whipped cream, but this morning I microwaved a portion and poured a little syrup on it. Did the trick! It tasted like French Toast mixed with sausage.

  4. Homebody Says:


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