My friend Theresa and I headed down to Utica, NY on Tuesday afternoon for the event. When we arrived there I gave Ryan a call to let him know we were there. He said he was walking back to the hotel so after we checked in, to give him another call and let us know what our room number was and he would come to see us. We had just checked in and were walking to the elevator when he walked into the hotel! Ryan took our room number and said he would be up in about 5 minutes. We spent some time talking about the show and different places he had been on tour. He was so attentative to us (for a young one! lol). Not long after we arrived his mom, my Aunt Ann arrived. We talked a bit more, then Ryan took us on up for a walk to the theater. By this time, his brother Greg arrived with more friends and family members! It was nice to spend time with family that I don’t see often and I was looking forward to more than just the show that evening!
We had dinner with my aunt and her friend at the hotel, then right after dinner I went to the lobby to wait for Linda who writes Weekend Cook. Linda and her mom were going to see the show also! We met in the lobby, had a chance to visit a little, then we all headed up to the theater to get our seats from Ryan. After the show, Ryan agreed to a photo with Linda, her mom, myself and his mom!
The show was great. They involved members of the audience in the show and did some ad-libbing of their lines – and the show had us all laughing for almost the entire show! Ryan, as Leaf Coneybear did a great job, as did all his fellow cast mates in their roles!
Although this is a tough time to be away from home right now, I am glad I went and wouldn’t have missed it for anything. I’ve already been on the phone with some people telling them when the show gets to Syracuse, NY they need to GO! If any of my readers are interested, the remainder of the schedule can still be seen by clicking here and then clicking the “on tour” button on the bottom right hand corner of the page. If you do go, give me a shout out and let me know!
Now, onto the food!
I haven’t been cooking a whole lot as of late, and it looks like it will be this way for a few weeks as my neck surgery has been scheduled for next Tuesday. I know, that was fast. I won’t go into the details it took to get there that fast but I am grateful that I have relief in site much sooner than I thought. My son Justin has access to blog here and I will have him come in to let you know how things went so you don’t sit there wondering (as if you have nothing better to do!) about me for days. ;o)
Although yesterday I didn’t have a lot of energy (which has been the case as of late), I decided I needed to get off my duff and make Grumpy a “real meal”. He loves spaghetti, so I decided that since we both need to eat healthier, I would make a recipe for turkey meatballs I found on The Food Network. I knew I was taking a chance here because it wasn’t “beef”. In any case, I didn’t tell Grumpy that it was turkey, just served it up and let him eat. After dinner I asked him if he liked it and his response was yes, it was good! LOL. That was when I said the meatballs were turkey and I wasn’t sure what he was going to think. Chalk one up for HoneyB! Now to just get him to eat mom’s vegetarian meatball recipe and love it! The day will come…..I hope!
For the meatball recipe, you can click here. I opted to use Prego spaghetti sauce instead of making Giada’s recipe (this time anyway!). I didn’t make any changes to the meatball recipe itself, it is great as is!