Monday, July 26, 2010

The start of a really great week

Just so we are clear - I am talking about last week.  When we were on vacation.  Although this week has started off pretty great as well, because our niece "M" is visiting us.

But last week, on vacation, we went to Kennywood on Monday.  If you don't live in or around the Pittsburgh area, you might not know about this fun amusement park.  We try to go every summer when we are visiting my family - it is so much fun.

There is a lot of rides for all the kids there now that they are a bit older.  Arlington has had a growth spurt!  She is only a smidge under 48 inches, so she can ride just about anything there.  Just a few of the biggest ride are still out of her reach.

We had a great day.  We spent the whole day there and didn't end up leaving until after 9pm.

We had a ton of really great food.  Funnel cake (Finley ate one all by herself), ice cream, popcorn, more ice cream, fries and hotdogs.  We were happily full when we left for the night.

Cainan didn't want to ride anything at first.  He was acting really tired and grumpy.  My dad took him on a train ride, and then we fed him a big lunch, and he became a completely different person!

He even rode his first roller coster of sorts - a log jammer ride with two hills.  And he LOVED it!  I will have to get the pictures from my parents.

If you are ever in the Pittsburgh area, and are looking for a great amusement park, DO NOT miss out on Kennywood.  (and Giant Eagle grocery store has cheaper adult tickets for week day visits)

Tomorrow - I will post more about the fun we had this week.  But to SLOWLY get back into Making Meals Monday, I will post the salad recipe from the BBQ.  I know many of you were wondering.  My mom tripled the recipe for the BBQ and it fed everyone at the picnic who wanted to try it (we had 100+ people).  Just so you know!


2 pkg. beef ramen noodles(crushed up)
1/4 cup salted sunflower seeds
1/4 cup slivered almonds
2 stalks of green onions
1 pkg. cole slaw(1 lb.)

Mix the above together except the noodles


3/4 cup oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup white vinegar
2 pkg. of the beef flavoring from the ramen noodles pkg.

Mix together and poor over the slaw mixture.  Stir in noodles just before serving.

NOTE;  You can add more sunflower seeds and almonds to taste.  If you want softer noodles, mix with all the ingredients at one time.

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