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Stop the countdown, I want off of this ride.
If you read this blog at all, it’s no surprise that my baby graduated high school a month ago and is preparing to go to college in about (gasp) 6 weeks. A college that is (sob) 600 miles away.
It’s also no surprise that I’m not doing well with this upcoming change. I’ve talked to him about home schooling and I’ve even
So now I’m getting desperate. I’m bringing out the big guns. I realize that I’ve approached this all wrong. I’ve been appealing to his heart. This is a really smart kid, time to appeal to his brain. So I’m back. And this time using logic.
Ten reasons why you should not go away to college, son:
* What if Indiana secedes from the union? I know you’re willing to live in another state, but with exchange rates, electrical voltage differences, and a new language to learn, are you really prepared to live in another country?
* West Lafayette is a pretty rural area. Plenty of room for a space ship to land. You don’t want to be beamed up and used for scientific research, do you?
*I know how much you love your little BMW and Indiana is not a safe place to drive. I hear they go over 150 miles an hour. In big circles. For like 3 hours.
* I’ve been looking into some local laws and it seems that in Indiana it’s illegal to catch a fish with dynamite, a gun, a bow and arrow or even your bare hands. I know you don’t fish but it’s the whole principle of the thing. You go to college to have your options expanded not limited, right?
*I’m very concerned about your safety. What if the Flying Monkeys from The Wizard of Oz have a GPS failure and end up in Indiana?
Lemon Berry Bread
*The Tooth Fairy won’t be able to find you.
*Seriously? The Colts? Are you trying to kill me?
*I called the school but it seems that no one there is willing to
use you as a Guinea Pig bake new dessert recipes for you to try. I just don’t know how you’re going to adjust to that.
*While I had the school on the phone, I asked who would be in charge of doing your laundry. You may want to sit down for this . . . you’d have to do your own. Deal breaker, right.
*What if all that chicken fat DOES go away and it goes to Indiana? Then you’ll be stuck in Indiana doggy paddling through chicken fat.
Intelligent, well thought out arguments, that’s the way to go with this kid. So. . . I kept the receipt, can I return the trunk now?
Lemon Berry Bread©www.BakingInATornado.com
6 TBSP butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
3 TBSP lemon juice
1 1/2 cups lemon yogurt
2 cups flour
¼ tsp salt
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 ½ cups mixed berries
1 TBSP flour
1 TBSP lemon juice
1 TBSP water
½ cup powdered sugar
*Grease loaf pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
*Rinse and dry the berries. Chop or slice the larger ones. Mix with the 1 TBSP flour.
*Cream the butter and white sugar. Beat in the eggs, 3 TBSP lemon juice and yogurt.
*Mix in the flour, salt and baking powder just until incorporated. Gently mix in the berries.
*Spread into the loaf pan, building up the sides just a little and bake for approximately 55 to 65 minutes or until the center of the top springs back to the touch. Cool for 10 minutes in the loaf pan.
*Wisk together the 1 TBSP lemon juice, 1 TBSP water and ½ cup powdered sugar.
*Remove the bread from pan, drizzle with the topping and allow to cool completely.