Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Stone Soup and Throwed Rolls

On Monday, the weekend warriors all started pulling out while we diehards stayed behind. Susan and Tommy are staying a week, Jay and Stella were leaving Wednesday and we were scheduled to depart on Tuesday morning around 7:30. We were surprised to have Dee and Rick pull in after spending the weekend in Cut N Shoot. Because Tommy had a premium site with a big gas grill, he told us all to bring our food there and we would pull another picnic table over and eat together.

Remember the story about the "stone soup"? We ended up with smoked sausage and sauerkraut, bacon wrapped sausage with peppers, chicken, hamburgers and steaks. There were home made french fries, corn on the cob, beans, sliced tomatoes and lemon cake. Everyone had plenty to eat. Tommy gave us two chicken breasts and a piece of smoked sausage for our dinner on Tuesday after traveling.

We left Tuesday morning with five minutes to spare and pulled into Bailey's at 9:30. They adjusted the chain on the bedroom slideout so it doesn't "clunk" anymore, cleaned the screen on the faucet (I couldn't find my booklet to see how to take it apart) and took the sail switch apart on the furnace and cleaned the contacts and it worked. We left there right at noon with two recipes from Mrs. Bailey. What a great family/company to do business with. We spent the night in Texarkana, AR as planned. Because we were in bed by 10:30 we were up and on our way by 7 a.m.

By 2:30 we were set up in Sikeston, MO and headed to Lambert's Cafe "home of the throwed rolls." This place is a poster child for portion control! I ordered a scoop of chicken salad, cucumbers and apples. Ted ordered chicken tenders. They have "add ons" they bring around and you can have as much as you want. They brought fried okra, fried potatoes and of course they "throwed" the yeast rolls to us.

My chicken salad was two scoops the size of softballs and Ted had six chicken planks. We ate all we could and then asked for a box and I told the waitress the cucumbers were fantastic. We left with two chicken tenders, close to one pound of chicken salad, a container of fried potatoes, a container of cucumbers and two 5-inch yeast rolls. All for $24. We will get a couple more meals out of the leftovers.

We're heading to Cincinnati in the morning and will stay for one week. Then it's on to Michigan to see the kids and grandkids.

No pictures yet. I didn't charge my camera battery or you would have had a picture of Lambert's and the kid throwing the rolls. P.S. Ted caught his but I "tipped" mine and he managed to catch it also. It's really quite a place.

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