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“Just Roll with It” Serving up Recipes and Humor

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Hello, everyone! Hot is an understatement. We need to pray for rain. I feel so bad for those working out in this heat.

Don’t you just love it when your friends remind you of some of the crazy things you have done in your life? One of those friends would be Curtis Feimster. He had to remind me of how I ordered a pizza from Greenwood, Indiana. I’ve only been to Indiana once and I did not order a pizza. Let me tell ya’ll the story.

The three E’s wanted Domino’s Pizza one evening and I googled the phone number and just put in Domino’s in Greenwood. So, I called the number and ordered my pizza. I drove to Greenwood, Arkansas to pick it up. I go to the drive-thru and said “I’m Sheri Hopkins and I have a pizza order to pick up.” They disappear and return and said, “We don’t have a pizza order for you.” What? Yes, I ordered two large pepperoni pizzas. Disappears again and comes back and asks me how long ago, etc. Still, no pizzas. Well, I must be crazy. On my way back home I get a phone call and the guy says “You have a pizza order for pick up at Domino’s.” I noticed he was not from Arkansas. I asked, “where are you calling from?” Guess where he was calling from? Greenwood, Indiana! I said, “Sir, I live in Arkansas and I’m sorry I must have ordered from you instead of the Domino’s in Arkansas.” He was very nice, and he apologized and I guess they got to eat my two large pepperoni pizzas. I won’t make that mistake again. I get my states right now when I order pizza.

That’s just one on a list of many. How about the time Cathy Smith Barnett was going to beauty school and I let her “frost” my hair? For you young peeps, that is what we called highlights back in the golden days. Let’s just say platinum blonde is an understatement. Let’s try fluorescent blonde to be exact. People around me had to wear sunglasses to be able to look at me. It took forever for it to grow off. I will tell ya the old saying that blondes have more fun is a true statement. Cathy and I used to work together and we sure had a lot of fun and laughs together.

Back to Curtis Feimster, we used to work together when we got out of high school. We worked at TES, Inc. Curtis was always entertaining us. He would sing songs, dance and act crazy. Good times with good friends. Don’t take your friends and family for granted because time is short and make time to call, text, or get together.

This week’s recipe is meatloaf. I love meatloaf. Nobody at my house likes meatloaf, so I have to invite people over to get to eat it. Make this meatloaf, some mashed potatoes, and gravy, green beans, or corn whichever you prefer. Remember HeeHaw? We always watched that show with our daddy. Cousin Lou Lou said, “yum, yum.”

2 pounds of ground beef (I use ground chuck)
1 packet of Lipton Onion Soup Mix (You can use Beefy Onion Soup Mix also. I usually add half of another package, but that’s just me.)
Bread crumbs or saltine crackers (If I use saltines, I crush them fine. I don’t use a whole sleeve, just use your best judgment. You don’t want the meat mixture to be dry.)
3/4 cup of milk
2 large eggs
1/3 cup ketchup (You can add a little more if you like)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. I just line a cake pan with aluminum foil and spray with Pam. In a large mixing bowl, combine the beef with the soup mix, and add the milk, eggs, and ketchup. Mix well, then add your crumbs or saltines. Mix well, then pour the mixture into your pan and make it into a loaf. Cook in the oven for 55-60 minutes. I know this is a simple recipe but some folks don’t know how to cook. This is easy and you can add a couple of veggies and have a meal.

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