Monday Kids Meals are $1.99 at Spaghetti Warehouse!

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Every Monday at Spaghetti Warehouse: $1.99 Kid’s Menu Meal with an adult meal purchase.

Kid’s meal includes choice of soup, salad or applesauce with sourdough bread, beverage and dessert!

Ohio locations are in Akron, Columbus, Dayton, and Toledo.

I love this restaurant. My favorite is their Vegetarian Lasagna and their fresh sourdough bread with herb butter.
I crave this place often! My kids love their decor and find new things to see each time we go. They have vintage signs and memorabilia and the Akron location even has a trolley and an old elevator cafe that you can eat inside of, and the booths are made from vintage beds.

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Conversations and one-liners from with my kids

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I’ve decided to add a section in my blog about funny, crazy, and amazing things my kids say.
Hope you enjoy these as much as I do!
Here’s a little bit about me and my family 🙂

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How to unclog your drain without harsh ingredients

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I just did this tonight. My tub drain has been clogged from some fish gravel accidentally sneaking past me when cleaning my son’s turtle tank. I was at a loss. It wasn’t budging when I tried to plunge it and I thought I was going to have to pay a hefty price to fix this. I can’t use the store drain clearers because my landlord has a rule not to.
Then, I realized I could make a chemical reaction of my own safely! With simple cleaning vinegar and baking soda, I cleared out my drain and washed it all down with boiling water!
Save money and your skin 🙂

what you’ll need:

1/2 cup baking soda
1 cup vinegar
1 gallon boiling water

How to kick that clog’s booty:

Carefully pour the baking soda down the drain. I had to push some into the drain with my fingers. Pour in 1/2 of the vinegar, covering the hole with a drain plug so the fizzing power is forced down, not up (omit this for toilets).
Add the second half of the vinegar, following the same steps. Allow to sit for 15-20 minutes, and then flush with the entire gallon of boiling water.

I have heard that you shouldn’t use store bought drain cleaners after doing this if this doesn’t work. Not sure if that’s true, but I wouldn’t risk it.
Also, please understand that, while this worked for me, there is no guarantee it will work for you and you are doing this at your own risk and liability. I am not responsible for any mishaps or damage.

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February Events at the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum and discounts

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If you’re in the Pittsburgh area or are in northeast Ohio and looking for a one-day trip, I HIGHLY recommend the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum.

I’ve taken my kids there three or four times and hope to go again this year. It’s about 2 hours from the Akron area and with the drive.

Here’s what’s happening there in February!

When you go, discounts are available!

Giant Eagle Advantage Card-
holders save $1 off per person for up to 5 people.

Active or Retired Military-
Show your Military ID for free admission for ID card holder only.

Pennsylvania Access EBT Program-
Holders of a PA ACCESS EBT card (green card) are admitted at $1 for up to 4 people. The card must be shown at admission.  Every adult being admitted on the card must show a photo ID with the same address as the cardholder.

There are also membership options as well.

If you love the place, too, check out their birthday party options!

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McDonald’s copycat hot mustard recipe

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I swore that if McDonald’s ever stopped carrying hot mustard sauce, I would have to run off and live in a cave and cry because I use fries like small spoons to scoop it into my mouth as quickly as possible.
Well, apparently that day has come. Since I don’t have any caves nearby and it is so cold in Ohio right now, I had to come up with another option.
I scoured the web and found this highly rated copycat recipe from Top Secret Recipes.

This is our only hope, fellow hot mustard lovers.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon white vinegar
2 tablespoons ground dried mustard
4 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon salt
10-14 drops habanero hot sauce

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients in a small uncovered saucepan. Whisk until smooth.

2. Turn heat to medium and bring mixture to a boil, stirring often. Sauce should thicken in 2 to 3 minutes after it begins to boil. Remove sauce from heat and chill in refrigerator in a covered container.

Makes 1 cup.

Thank you, Top Secret Recipes, for keeping my family from living in a cave of tears.

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Bob Evans kids eat free day on Tuesday

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Tuesdays are “Family Nights” at Bob Evans. Kids eat for free with the purchase of an adult entrée.

I recommend calling ahead to your location before going to be sure they are participating.

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