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Saturday, March 2, 2024

“Just Roll with It” Serving up Recipes and Humor


By Sheri Hopkins, Lifestyle Contributor

Hello everyone! Christmas is around the corner; I can’t believe how fast time flies. How on Earth can I be 60 years old already?! Seems impossible to me.

Jacob calls me “oldie locks” instead of Goldilocks. Yes, he’s rotten. If I could think of all the things that kid has done to me, I could write a book. Before he got married, and we went to church together, he always sat on the pew behind me. This certain Sunday morning, I had on a polka dot sweater, and I came sashaying in and sat on the pew in front of him, like I always have. He leans forward and whispers to me, “those dots are ovals on you.” Meaning, I was fat and stretched them out. I admit I gained three pounds during Thanksgiving. It is what it is. It is so easy to gain and really hard to lose weight.

This has been a while back, my niece, Tonya, called me and I guess I left my phone at home, so my grandson, Evan answered. Tonya asked him, “where is your Nana?” Keep in mind, Evan is a kid of few words, but he is full of wisdom and useless trivia. He answers her this, “I think she is out jogging.” Tonya laughed and laughed over that statement. Can you imagine me out jogging? The City of Mansfield would have thought that the town had measured an 8.0 on the Richter scale for an earthquake.

I took a spell a couple of years ago, I kept falling. I have no clue except for the fact that I’m a Wagoner/Jones and I am flat out clumsy. One time I fell and Jacob yells, “down goes Frazier!” If you know about fights, that’s what Howard Cosell said when George Foreman knocked out Joe Frazier. No sympathy from Jacob, that’s for sure.

If y’all see the Honorable Judge Michael Wagoner, AKA my nephew out and about, make sure and tell him a big happy birthday. He turns the big 5-0 on December 1. In his words, “I’m 600 months old.” He is such a hoot.

This week’s recipe comes from my great niece, Rachel. She says her and Tyler love this meatloaf recipe. Give it a try and see how good it is.

1 box of chicken stuffing mix
1 pound of ground beef
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup ketchup
2 eggs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease or spray a bread loaf pan. In a large bowl, mix together the dry stuffing mix, ground beef, eggs, water and half the ketchup. Fill the prepared pan with your mixture and use your hands to mold it into the pan. Top with the remaining ketchup. Bake for 45-60 minutes, depending on your oven. I don’t like ketchup on top of my meatloaf, so I would just add it all into the mixture. That’s just me. Enjoy and have a wonderful week!

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