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Up to $25!

July 25th, 2012 at 06:34 am

I got my payment from Half.com. A whopping .78 of profit. But it brought my challenge money up to $25.

More plans for that last bit of money -- I promised to donate $5 toward a birthday gift for a colleague. This is something I want to do.

At tomorrow night's "bar meeting" I'll just get a soft drink, as Laura suggested. Funny I didn't even think about that option!

I still have plenty of food on hand, but my grocery list is growing. I'm particularly challenged by having no eggs. I was going to make salmon patties, but because I had no eggs, the salmon went into the freezer for next month.

I was looking ahead to my trip to Minneapolis, and it looks like a lot of people recommend a stop in Osseo, Wisconsin, at a place called Norske Nook. Apparently the best pie in the world? I don't think I can pass that up, low-carb diet or no! Ceejay, English Castle, have you been there?

Also recommended was breakfast at the Stockholm Inn in Rockford, because of the Swedish pancakes. Can you tell I'm planning to CHEAT! This is my vacation, after all, as well as a work event. I'll try to cheat in moderation. Smile

5 Responses to “Up to $25!”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Could you use mayonaise to bind the salmon patties?

  2. My English Castle Says:

    Ha! My dad loved the Norske Nook, and it was one of their regular stops when they drove from MN to visit us. Osseo is a very small town, and the Norske Nook sort of dominates it. The food is pretty basic--the kind I was raised on. It includes hot roast beef sandwiches, Swedish meatballs, lefse, and stuff like that. The pie is certainly the star of the show. Usually they have over a dozen pies. But I'd advise against buying a whole one to take with you. They're pricey, and because they're so big, they have a pie tin deposit. But the pie is very good. Have a big slice! My mom loved the sour cream raisin, but I like the fruit pies.

    I usually go for the Scando gift shop there. Although there are lots of them in MN, it's hard to find Swedish stuff in SE Wisconsin.

    What are you doing in Minneapolis. I'm going to go the weekend of August 10 to visit some friends. Have fun!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I'm attending a 3-day professional association conference. But I always see friends I used to work with so it's like a vacation for me.

    I think I'll take your advice and just get a slice of pie!

  4. CB in the City Says:

    I do have plenty of mayonnaise, and I suppose since mayo is made with egg it might help to bind. I didn't think about that. But now that the salmon is frozen I'm not in a hurry to make patties! It'll keep.

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I lived in MN and WI and never heard of either of those places ... darn it! Hope you enjoy your pie. Big Grin

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