Which is a take off of
The Wizard of Oz and Dorothy's saying,
"Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore"
We don't have a Toto but we do have a Doogie and a Dolly
And we left them with the wizard to go north
to see grandgirl Lucy
And so not to forget her roots, we had to bring her an outfit in K-State purple!
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We had a grand visit --
And Saturday morning I made,
Pancakes and sausage, because Daughter Sarah assured me that it was Lucy's favorite breakfast food
We adults enjoyed them as well and
Daughter Sarah introduced me to
This pancake mix --
Made locally in Red Wing, Minnesota
I'm not much for pancake mixes but was very impressed with this
very tasty and all you needed to add was water!
So much so, that we went to the market and bought a bag to take home
Minnesota knows something about flour --
We may live in Kansas, the wheat state
But Minnesota is the milling state
And this mix was superb!
This morning for breakfast
We had pancakes
Alas, sausageless for we've not been to the market yet!
That's a trip for later today
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While in Minnesota, we bought (and planted) pansies
For the front window box
To bring a little Spring to the front of the house.
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A favorite for Friday night dinner and repeated Saturday night
when we had our "steak house supper"
Was this salad
Called "Mock Caesar" it is from one of the Canal House cookbooks.
It's a great presentation -- with croutons and cheese on halves of romaine.
Daughter Sarah liked it so much that we did it again on Sunday.
And I left the recipe with her as well.
It is a great Caesar -- and we think it's because it has real anchovies in it!
Once tasted, you'll never be satisfied with bottled dressing again!
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Saturday was the Kentucky Derby
And grandgirl Lucy got in the spirit of things.
One always wears a hat on Derby day, doesn't one?
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And while there, I had to bake
Ina's Lemon Yogurt Cake
Made more lemony with lemon yogurt instead of plain.
Sarah and I both make it a lot -- it's a really great cake
And it's always nice to have one in the freezer.
(It's almost like money in the bank!)
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Coming hone yesterday,
we were happy to see this sign --
For it was nice to be back in Kansas
And both Doogie and Dolly thought it was nice
to have us back at Linderhof!
I'm not sure I've ever seen so many wiggles
or gotten so many kisses
as we did last night!
Even though they were well taken care of by friend Grace and her girls,
Doogie and Dolly thought it was really grand for us to be home again!
We already miss grand girl Lucy
And we're told that she also misses us.
But it is good to be home.
This week will be busy with laundry, housecleaning and the garden.
Life returns to normal
And Doogie and Dolly are very glad!