I am happy to be through my long, long drive home yesterday from Missouri! I had a wonderful time with my grandkids and son for a week of baking and cooking in their household. I probably spoiled the grandkids by picking them up after school with homemade cookies waiting the the back seat of the car! I am glad my Daughter in Law arrived home safely from her trip to Ghana.
On the way home I was very sorry to see some signs of our bad economy. The antiques shops in Ellis, Kansas - ALL gone! I was so saddened. I always stop where a dear lady imports from Scotland and she was gone. Earlier, I realized the Smokey Hill Vineyard, near Salina, Kansas had been up for sale and all their outlets were closing. I was hoping to get some Sweet Lady Apple Wine for a recipe they had posted several years ago in the Kansas Visitors Guide for Sweet Lady SCONES. I am very sad about our economy and how businesses are being impacted.
On one positive note: A purchased what I consider a wonderful fundamental cookbook for only $19.88 at Barnes and Noble in Columbia, Missouri - with my card 10% more off. Too bad I din't have that 15% off coupon with me too!
I'm back in the saddle again.............