Friday, March 1, 2013

Death of a Weekend

Obituaries and Funeral Announcements:

Weekend, Fun
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.


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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.

Funeral Arrangements:
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.

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Pepperoni Puffs


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Pepperoni Puffs
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Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 cup milk
1 egg
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

Directions:
*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.

28 comments:

  1. Ah, the weekends, I remember them too...
    I had to laugh at the "college weekend" We absolutely started on Thursdays. Remember when parties didn't start until 9 or ten at night? I can barely stay up that late anymore!
    I will be attending any wake or service you'll be holding on your FB page this weekend :) Bring the carrot cake. I'll make those pepperoni puffs for whomever is left here. Who will be providing the refreshments? BYOB?
    XOX

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    1. Yay, I'll see you there (here?). BYOB, we'll do a few shots together!

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  2. This is hilarious. Rest in peace weekends... At least I can still hope for a nap on occasion. When those leave us, I'm not sure what the point will be any more ;)

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    1. Long live the nap! And the hope of a weekend without a grounding . . .

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  3. Hahahaha ... crap! There goes my life! Dammit!

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    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo
    www.raising-reagan.com

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  4. So so true!!! And it's one of the reason's why my son is still trapped in a crib (he will be three at the end of may). Losing anymore sleep will drive me over the edge! Oh and as usual - now I want to stuff my face!

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    1. That's where I went wrong. Never should have let my two out of their cribs. . . LOL.

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  5. Most brilliant piece I've read today. xoxo

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    1. Best compliment I've had all day. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you. I figure if I don't laugh I just might cry, so we'll go with laugh. . .

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  7. I love this! I thought that weekends would get easier again once my daughter started school. But, no, now there are projects!

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    1. Believe me when I tell you, it's always something. . .

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  8. My weekends are still alive and doing well...right now anyway. I've got two teenagers going through puberty and they will sleep the day away. lol Which means I get to sleep in (sleeping in to me is 7:30ish) then wakeup and enjoy a pot of coffee in the silence! I love my Saturday mornings.

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    1. Oh, I get the morning thing. It's not what they do in the mornings that's killing my weekends, it's what they're doing at night . . .

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  9. Oh yeah, I remember those four day weekends in college! The other days were just meant to recover until Thurs hit again!

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    1. My memory's not all that great, but it seems we must have gone to the same school.

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  10. I'm still trying to hang on to the weekend - they just seem to start later and later. I remember being able to put the kids and bed and have adult time, but now they stay up just as late if not later than I do. If nothing else I can always barricade myself in my bedroom with a cooler stocked with various drinks, order a pizza, and watch Netflix. Long live the WEEKEND!
    Jae Mac, I'm Just Sayin'...(Damn!)

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    1. Clearly you've given this a lot of thought. Might have to steal your strategy.

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  11. I thought once my kids were grown and moved out of the house that my weekends would once again be my own. Not a chance. Now they CALL ME at all hours just to "chat" because they're bored...or stop by the house unannounced because they are hungry and miss home cooking. I've decided that the only solution to restoring exciting weekends to their original state is to sell the house, buy an RV, change the cell phone numbers and hit the road for parts unknown. But knowing my kids, they'd stash a GPS system somewhere in the vehicle to trace our every move. Guess I'll just have to settle for attending your service/wake this weekened on Fb. Tell Michele I'll bring the margaritas....

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    1. Oh, but what a great series of posts that RV trip would provide . . .

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  12. That looks amazing....I wonder if I could throw bacon and sausages in there too! HEHE as for your weekends sounds like you have a lovely filled home with lots of great kids!

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    1. Yes, crumbled bacon or sausages would be great, I just love playing with recipes. And yes, although I complain I do love having the kids around, those days are quickly coming to an end.

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  13. When I was growing up Saturdays meant just one thing...SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS! Parents got to sleep in because the kids were glued to the TV. Boy, those days are gone.
    As my kids grew up weekends were spent in catching up on errands and housework and driving to and from kids' social obligations and sports events.
    Now we're retired and don't even realize it IS the weekend.
    I think the joy of weekends ended with the demise of GOOD cartoons.
    Love the puffs!!!

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    1. I agree with you. I still remember loving the Road Runner!

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  14. I feel ya on the weekend thing! I would just take sleeping in on Saturday that would be enough! Those pepperoni puffs look like a winner though! I'm looking for some good appetizers for New Year's Eve. We would love it if you linked this up to our Saturday Dishes appetizer party going on now! http://www.coffeewithus3.com/appetizer-recipes-saturday-dishes/

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