Not a bad Thursday night in the Bladdick/Deitsch
house-apartment-hold! It must be the warmer weather here in Iowa because I came home from work today in the best mood!
Tonight’s dinner was awesome! Hy-Vee had brats on sale this week so I picked up a package. Brats are the perfect summer BBQ food and I couldn’t wait for a nice sunny evening to grill ’em. I make my brats the same exact way my parents make theirs. First, boil in beer (plus a little water) and then stick ’em on the grill until perfected!
Ingredients I use:
- 1 can of beer
- 1 can of water
- 1 package of brats
- Condiments of choice
- Whatever sides you’d like!
I use one can of beer plus one can of water. (Go ahead and pour yourself a beer too, of course.) 🙂
Kevin, the grillmaster (in his UC shirt for tonight’s game!):
How easy are brats? No seasoning, no prep, no cutting and no hard work whatsoever!
I like my brats buuuuurned. Burn baby burn!
My plate was very yellow tonight.
Ahhhh this meal reminded me of summer, camping and being outside! Speaking of outdoors…
She also sent some spring table cloths and place settings. How cute!
Alright, I neeeeever buy lottery tickets…ever, so it was very strange of me to walk into the gas station this morning while getting my car filled up to purchase a lotto ticket. My dad convinced me because apparently the Mega Millions hasn’t had a winner in some time and the pot is now up to $290 million! He got me by saying, “Well, someone has to win. What would you do with all that money?” and it really got me thinking!
What would you do with a couple hundred million smackaroos?
Here’s my list (as a 23-year-old recent grad):
- Pay off my student loans.
- Pay off Kevin’s student loans.
- Pay for my brother’s college.
- Buy this car (no, not because Edward drives it).
- Buy my parents a house on Table Rock Lake and a new boat (and probably a new car).
- Save the majority of it so my family and I can live comfortably.
Would you take the lump sum or a little every year?
The real question, though, is what would you do with a mega million dollar winning ticket?
Last thing…who is seeing The Hunger Games this weekend?! Tonight anyone? Me, Kevin and our friends Jess and Chris are going tomorrow after work. Wooooooo!