Where to begin? This one is going to ramble a bit.
Stupid Criminals: 3am Saturday morning I awoke to the sound of a loud muffler outside. This isn't unusual in the country. People park on the road that runs to the south of us all the time thinking "nobody actually lives on that road, therefor nobody can see us".....wrong....I can see everything from the bedroom window. This particular set of geniuses got into their vehicle and drove through the ditch and into our hayfield...the one we just fertilized a week prior. I got up and turned on the porch light and other house lights in the hopes they would see that "someone" had noticed their activities and go away...which they did after a couple minutes. We could hear them burn out down the road and do a few more things as they went away. A few hours later when we left to go to the hunters safety test (first photo) we checked out our field...which had 100 foot donuts in it. From that point we could follow a path of destruction right to the neighbors door...literally! DUH. There were donuts in other fields too, and in peoples yards, signs missing....you name it. The best part was when the Sheriff showed up to gather evidence and the kid denied doing anything...and the cop found soybean leaves still in the grill of the truck...which was parked at the end of a 30 foot skid mark in the guys driveway....DUH again...lol
Hunter's Safety: Q passed with flying colors. You are supposed to lay down to shoot, but the grass was so wet they didn't make them do it, they just had them sit and shoot for the final 5 shots.
Yummy food: We had a nice dinner after the Safety class at Olive Garden. They had a tasty appetizer that I just had to try to reproduce. The "Caprese Flatbread" was so good and I can never make anything taste like it does in the restaurants, but I figured I would try it. It looked simple enough. Bread, tomatoes, parmesan, and some kind of creamy cheese as the base. I figured it was mascarpone or something for the base so I bought all the things I thought I needed and set to making it for supper tonight. I used a ciabatta bread instead of flatbread....and then I decided to look at the Olive Garden website to see the picture of it.....and the recipe is right there!! And not mascarpone or cream cheese....mayonnaise....go figure! Whatever!!...it was good. I think I will do it again with the ciabatta, but I want to try a few other breads I found today in my quest for a "flat" bread to use.....who knew Olive Garden would use a refrigerated pizza dough?? This is NOT a low fat item...but I think you could make it better with a few adjustments.