Obituaries and Funeral Announcements:
Born: Following the first week of Elementary School
Died: After a lengthy illness
Fun (Carefree)Weekends have died at home surrounded by family.
They were born on the Saturday following the first week of Kindergarten. In youth weekends were enjoyed just because there’s no school and that was enough. Time was taken to play and to enjoy family and friends. Weekends saw its first burst of popularity during these years.
Weekends in High School included the addition of cars and the ability to get away: trips to Cape Cod and Plum Island in the warmer weather, and to ski mountains in Vermont and New Hampshire in the winter. They also took on a healing element during these years, as weekend mornings became a time for sleeping in and recovering.
In the college years, weekends expanded and excelled. Apparently they don’t tell you this until you arrive in college, but it turns out that weekends actually start on Thursday night. Weekends became what you survived the week days to get to.
Weekends were enhanced, upon college graduation, by the addition of funding and they enjoyed productive years from then until the birth of a first child.
Weekends fought for life through years of babies who have no respect for time and cry even if it’s 5:00 am. Even if it’s 5:00 am on a SATURDAY. They struggled to maintain a waking presence past 10:00 pm. After all, everyone knows that’s when the parties are just getting started. And yet, eyes started to close earlier and earlier.
Further deterioration became evident once those babies moved from cribs to beds. They just get right out. Early in the morning. On a weekend. Weekends thrive on sleeping in. Everyone knows that.
School days brought the promise of remission, but no, when is there no school? When do the kids stay home? All weekend.
Weekends finally succumbed to their illness with the implementation of the best deterrent capable of impacting older children, the weekend grounding.
Weekends are (attempting to be) survived by parents everywhere.
Services: Private services will be held every Friday night.
Viewing: Weekends can be viewed on the FB page of Baking In A Tornado. Appetizers and cocktails served.
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
dash of cayenne
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
3/4 cups pepperoni, diced
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
*Grease 24 mini muffin tins with no-stick spray.
*Whisk together milk and egg.
*Whisk in the flour, baking powder and cayenne.
*Mix in the cheeses and pepperoni pieces.
*Allow batter to stand for 15 minutes.
*Fill tins with batter.
*Bake for 25 – 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
This recipe is my version of one that I’ve seen in many places. I really don’t know the origin of the original recipe, but this is how I’ve changed it based on our tastes in my home.