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“Just Roll with It” Serving up Recipes and Humor

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By Sheri Hopkins, Lifestyle Contributor

Hello everyone! It’s summer in Arkansas for sure.

If you haven’t made the peach angel food cake recipe from last week, you really need to try it. It was delicious and my oldest grandson, Ethan, loved it. It was so light and fluffy.

Y’all know how I talked about my brother, Larry, losing his phone on our Nashville trip? Well, it runs in our family for sure. His daughter, Kelly, has lost about everything you could possibly lose. She has lost her wallet, purse, wedding rings, money, inheritance check, oh and even lost her oldest child when she was little.

Allison was dressed in a clown costume at the old Sears store and Kelly loses her. How in the world do you lose a kid in a clown costume? She stuck out like a sore thumb. The only thing she could say was “dad’s going to kill me.” We all got a laugh out of that. She finally found her after the hysteria, cries and big search. I’m telling y’all that to tell you this, my brother, her dad, used to carry everyone in the family’s phone number on a piece of paper in his wallet. He had a flip phone and I guess he didn’t know how to put the numbers in it. He has a fancy iPhone now, and he can even order stuff online.

One day Kelly gets a phone call from a strange man, and he says, “do you know a Larry Wagoner?” She says, “That’s my dad.” He tells her that he found his wallet in the middle of the street, and he had numbers in there, so that’s why he called. Kelly was thrilled to get to call her dad and tell him someone found his wallet in the street. He always gave her a hard time about losing things. Wonder why out of all the names on the list, he picked Kelly’s to call? We laugh about it now.

I went to Fort Smith last Saturday to meet Jacob and Loren for lunch and do a little shopping. I always have my ice chest for my road beverages. I pull up to Chipotle and go to get out and I have no purse. I am in Fort Smith with no purse, no wallet, but I have a Diet Coke on ice. Jacob and Loren bought my lunch. I may conveniently forget my purse from now on.

Speaking of phones, I am one of the few that still have a house phone. When the kids started staying with me, they had no clue what a house phone was. It was ringing one day, and Ella says to Evan, “you are supposed to pick that thing up on top and talk into it!” Lands sake, I never dreamed they didn’t know what a house phone was. I’m sure kids these days have no clue what a payphone is. I’ve had to use a payphone many times when I was young. Oh, the good old days!

Since I’m on an angel food kick, this week’s recipe is pineapple angel food cake.

PINEAPPLE ANGEL FOOD CAKE
1 16 oz. angel food cake mix
1 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple in juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the angel food cake mix dry and the pineapple until mixed well. You can use a hand mixer. Spray a 9×13 pan with Pam and bake for 25-30 minutes, depending on your oven. I bake mine 27 minutes. Let it cool. This would be good with Cool Whip and some coconut sprinkled on top. Have a blessed week!

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