It was Game Time Tuesday on today’s Afternoon Drive!

We played Buzzword and Song Poetry. Our Buzzword was “body” and Evelyn from Mount Vernon quickly called in and won a Ginny Owens CD.

We also played song poetry with these lyrics:

     I won’t fear what tomorrow brings

     With each morning I’ll rise and sing

     My God’s love will lead me through

We didn’t have a Song Poetry winner, but those lyrics belong to Rend Collective’s My Lighthouse. You can check out that song here.

We talked about Chocolate Day and Global Forgiveness Day, which are both today. The best way to celebrate would be to combine the two and send a delicious chocolate treat to someone you need to forgive.

Our Word of the Day was nostrum, a noun meaning a questionable remedy or scheme. You can read more about that here.

We told you our Big Blue Crew will be going on the road THIS Saturday, July 11th for Christmas in July. Miriam Hayslett and Annabelle Harray will be traveling to different collection points throughout Mount Vernon from 10 am – 12 pm to give you live updates on what is happening. Click here to see what items are needed most and the complete list of collection sites.

Joe also shared some recipes for a couple different casseroles he made for our summer staff, and I highly recommend trying both of them. Here they are:

Crock Pot Bread Breakfast Casserole

10 eggs
2.5 cups of milk
8-10 slices of buns or bread, broken into bite-sized pieces
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups cheddar jack cheese
2 cups diced ham (or crumbled sausage or bacon)
FYI – 1/2 cup of green pepper and/or onion is also optional in the recipe

1. Prep the Crock Pot with cooking spray
2. In a bowl, combine the eggs, milk, salt and pepper; blend until mixed together
3. Layer the bottom of the pot with half of the bread, then layer in half (1 cup) of the ham, then half of the cheese
4. Put the rest of the bread in the pot, then layer in the rest of the ham and cheese
5. Pour the egg mixture over everything
6. Put the lid on the Crock Pot; cook on low for a minimum of 4 hours

French Toast Casserole

8 eggs

2.5 cups milk

10 slices of buns or bread, broken into bite-sized pieces

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup butter

handful of additional brown sugar to sprinkle over the top before baking

1. Prep a 9×13 pan with cooking spray

2. Mix the brown sugar and butter in a stove top pan, mixing until blended and syrupy

3. Combine eggs, milk and vanilla in a bowl; whisk until blended

3. Layer the bottom of the pan with the hot brown sugar/butter mix

4. Put the bread across the pan evenly, about 1 1/2-2 inches high

5. Pour the egg mixture over everything; make sure all bread is coated

6. Sprinkle cinnamon over the mixture

7. Cover and put in the fridge overnight

8. Next morning, uncover, sprinkle brown sugar over the top

9. Bake at 450 degrees for 30 minutes

10. Serve with syrup if desired

Have fun trying out these recipes and have a terrific Tuesday evening!