The first, told them to check their email...
We received the following message:
I stopped at one of my favorite donut places today ,which just happens to be headquartered in nearby Winston-Salem, when I noticed a shady looking character reading a local map (she was paying particular attention to Mount Mitchell) while she feasted on her glazed donut fresh off the line. It seemed really strange to me and I’ve heard rumors that Nita Direction may be in the area. MOMG asked me to contact you and pass along the information as soon as possible. I’ve attached the photo I was able to snap of her. Hope it helps!
A Concerned Citizen
They were able to spot Nita - can you?
(Mike does it again!) Noah was quick to point out Nita AND that she was at a Krispy Kreme....
The other clue was addressed specifically to the Bean
Her brother helped her read the following:
So I went grocery shopping, shoveled, picked up the Bean, finished the shoveling and then we came in to try our hand at Nita's recipe.
Ready for the oven
Baked and ready for us to try
In the meantime, I've had a full afternoon working on trying out my new toy - the ice cream attachment for my Kitchen Aid :) I have been so blown away by the awesome creations my sister, Shell, has been sharing at family gatherings that I decided to use some of my Christmas money to give it a go myself. I have been talking about getting an ice cream machine for quite awhile now, so I'm excited! I made the base for my first attempt (a vanilla that we are going to add oreo candy cane cookies to!) and we'll give it a good churn tomorrow and see how it goes.
In the meantime, it's Monday which means NJ chowed down as soon as he got home on Slow Cooked Chicken Dijon (yay for crock pot Monday's. And for the record - everyone here LOVED this recipe. They all said I can make it again any time. Even my non-chicken eating Bean. Noah finished his whole dinner in less than 20 minutes. Definitely keeping this one) and then hightailed it off to CCD. We waited for him to get him to cut the pie and...
Ooey gooey goodness
The verdict - it didn't really taste much like Pepsi but everyone liked the midle and the gooeyness. Probably won't go rushing out to make this again, but thanks, Nita ;-)
Tomorrow the Bean and I are going to meet up with Shell for some shopping, hanging out and lunch (yay!) in Toledo. And I'm sure there'll be more data coming at us from MOMG or Nita. The kids weren't able to remember exactly where Krispy Kreme or Pepsi originated, but they were definitely excited about both of them. In unrelated news - GO DUCKS! We'll catch you all tomorrow, so until then...