Cent Saving Saturday: The Canadian Edition and a Cranberry Punch Recipe

Cent Saving Saturday

Today we are in Canada, so we will be missing the U.S. sales on this sales cycle.  My mother-in-law receives the sales flyers for the week on Thursdays (With the exception of Fresh Co., all of the sales start on Friday and run through Thursday.  Fresh Co.’s sales cycle is Thursday through Wednesday).  So, in honor of Canada Day on Tuesday (and in honor of the fact that my mother-in-law’s town is having their big Canada Day celebration today), I bring you Cent Saving Saturday, Callander/North Bay, Ontario-style.  (I noted the items that were my cost point down there or below.)  All items are in Canadian currency, and several use the metric measurement system.  For the benefit of my readers below the border, I am going to try to translate into customary units as well (except for those that seem to be universal, such as 2 L sodas).

Fresh Co.

Tostitos tortilla chips $2

Tostitos salsa or salsa con queso $2

Seedless Watermelon (9-11 pound average) $3 each

Dempster’s Whole Grains or Garden Vegetable Bread $2

Ocean Spray Cocktail $2 (64 ounce size)

Minute Maid orange juice (frozen concentrate) $1

Hunt’s Snack Pack puddings, 4 count $1

Del Monte canned fruit $1

Cavendish frozen french fries $1/bag

8 ounce package Ontario White Mushrooms $1

Ontario Romaine Lettuce $1/head

Pom 100% pomegranate juice 236 mL (8 ounces) $1

Anjou pears $1/pound

Laughing Cow cheese $2

4 pound case Ontario tomatoes on the vine $3

Target (formerly Zeller’s)

50% off all pools, water toys, and swim accessories

select Minute Maid frozen juice concentrates 2/$1

Giant Tiger

Maple Lodge chicken wieners $1

Catelli pasta sauce, 700 mL (24 ounces) $1

Minute Maid orange juice, 1.75 L (59 ounces) $2

Walmart

Minute Maid, Five Alive, and Fruitopia juice cartons 1.75 L (59 ounces) 94 cents

Neilson 1% chocolate milk carton, 1 L 94 cents

Blueberries, 2 pounds, $4.94

Gala apples, 3 pound bag, $2.94

Wholly Guacamole $1.94

Maple Leaf hot dogs 94 cents

English cucumbers 77 cents each (I paid well over a dollar for some the other day in Louisiana)

Grape tomatoes, 10 ounces, 94 cents

Great Value potato chips $1.24

Great Value candy/chocolate bags 94 cents

Food Basics

Nestle Pure Life water, 24 pack bottles, $1.88

Blueberries,pint, 3/$5

Coca Cola/Pepsi 12 pk. 355 mL (12 ounces) $4.77 (This seems to be the lowest price city-wide because it is cheaper than the 3/$10 most places are offering.)

Ragu pasta sauce 99 cents

Selection bacon 500 grams (1 pound package) $3.99

Independent

President’s Choice potato chips (including the poutine flavor) 3/$5

Foodland (I will be trying out and publishing recipes from their new circular shortly, including one my mother-in-law tried yesterday at the cookout)

Whole or sliced mini Bella mushrooms $1.99

Shopper’s Drug Mart (For people south of the border, think CVS)

Coca Cola or Pepsi 6 pack 710 mL bottles (24 ounces each) 2/$5 (Saturday and Sunday only)

No Frills (My personal fave…home of the No Name brand as a store brand–possibly the cheapest store brand product I know)

Cherries $1.88/pound

Top sirloin steak $3.88/pound

Coca Cola/Pepsi soft drinks 2 L 3/$2.88 (less than 99 cents a bottle)

Farmer’s Market mini cucumbers (pickling), 8 pack, $1.88

Dole Classic iceberg or cole slaw salads 88 cents

Old Mill bagel or Wonder+ English Muffins, 6 count 2/$2.88

No Name chicken broth 900 mL carton (30 ounces) 88 cents

President’s Choice 2 L frozen yogurt $2.88

Post Cereal 340-550 grams (12-19 ounces) $1.88

Fruitopia, Five Alive, and Nestea cartons 1.75 L 88 cents (Yes, it’s cheaper than Walmart.  Take those flyers and price match!)

*I did look at the Kroger and Albertson’s sales papers for the week online, but most of these put their prices to shame!

As promised, here is a recipe (from the Foodland recipe booklet) that has only 2 real ingredients, both of which are on sale this week.  My mother-in-law made this recipe last night for a cookout she hosted; she made one batch and realized that she probably could have doubled it.  A single of the recipe makes roughly one gallon/4 liters.  Ocean Spray cranberry juice is on sale at Fresh Co. for $2, and No Frills has 2 L soft drinks on sale for 3/$2.88.  The upshot is that this can be made for less than the equivalent amount of gasoline to fuel your vehicle (whether you are in Canada or the U.S.).

Cranberry Punch

64 ounce bottle Cranberry Cocktail or 100% Juice Blend Cranberry (My mother-in-law used the Cran-Raspberry blend which made it fabulous!)

2 L bottle club soda, ginger ale, or lemon-lime soda (My mother-in-law used lemon-lime soda)

mixed fruit and/or herbs (My mother-in-law sliced up an orange and floated it in the mixture which flavored it nicely)

Chill both bottles thoroughly.  Soak fruit in the juice prior to making the punch.  Add the soda/pop just before serving as well as any herbs, if desired.  Ice may also be added to the pitcher/serving apparatus when the soda/pop is added.

page01By the way, this recipe was extremely Muffin Approved.  And everyone else approved.

What is your favorite punch to make?

 

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We Plan Wednesday: Canada Trip 2 (I Count 3) Days and Counting

We Plan Wednesday

First, I would like to say, Happy 200th Post!  It has been a rush.  And a pleasure.  And there is still more to come.  I have scheduled a slew of posts for the time I will be in Canada and beyond.  Next Monday’s Meal Plan Monday will have a slate of tried-and-true slow cooker recipes.  Two festive subway art printables are forthcoming (one to honor Canada Day and one to honor the Fourth of July).  And then, on July 1, Full Happy Muffin and Mama:  The Blog kicks off a twelve-day Twelve Days of Christmas in July Extravaganza.  You do not want to miss the excitement!  And the daily gifts (printables/recipes/tags/ornaments).  I’ve been a busy little elf trying to prep the goodies for you to enjoy.

All of that was only part of my planning for the trip.

Once Josh gets off work on Friday, we will be heading north and then east.  I don’t know how far we will get for sure, but we wanted to make a strong start to allow for two lighter days of travel.  (Otherwise Saturday would be a nightmare because we hope to reach northern Ohio before stopping)

I have snacks gathered (not necessarily the most healthful…but  I plan to cut up some fruit and veg for travel), beverages, items for my in-laws, and stuff to keep Muffin entertained on the trip without (ohpleasepleaseplease) the dreaded Minecraft.  I have him a binder of pre-K printable learning packs (plus a few printable memory games that I laminated, a game of dominoes–ditto, cutting activities for him to practice with) that include a summer theme, Polar Express-themed pages, Fourth of July pages, superhero pages, and (ugh!) Minecraft pages.  I also have little gifts for him to open along the way.

We’ve packed a hotel bag and a when-we-get-there bag.

Still to do?  I need to pack my mother-in-law’s Christmas present that we decided to get for her now because shipping it would be ridiculous.  And, after several across the border shipping mishaps, I don’t look forward to having it arrive broken.  Or destroyed.

Also, we need to pack the car (duh).  That will be a Thursday evening/Friday morning thing.  Pack the cooler.  Pack the toiletries.  Gather all electronics and chargers.  Clean blankets and pillowcases that we are taking for travel.  Take a nap on Friday–both Muffin and me.  Josh will be driving the first leg on Friday, but I hope to pick up the last leg.  Which means I have to be well-rested.  The one hour of sleep that is not even close to sustaining me presently will not cut it for Friday night’s driving.

After Josh’s hospital stay a couple of years ago, we both swore off energy drinks.  I cringe when I see them advertised, I cringe when I see them in stores, and I want to rip them out of people’s (and children’s!) hands when I see them drinking them.  When Josh glances wistfully at them, I remind him of “shots in the stomach.”  They might not have been the sole cause of his a-fib…but they certainly didn’t alleviate or ameliorate the condition.

We still have portions of the house to clean (ha!), but we are (slowly) getting that done.  My goal of the house being spotless by the time we left in order to prepare for the Fourth of July bash…well…that’s probably not going to happen quite as planned.

Now, where was I?  Oh, yes.  If possible, a cleaning out of the fridge would be nice. (The sarcastic part of me is now rolling on the floor alternately howling and cackling.)

And enjoying the trip.  That’s the kicker.  As it stands right now, next year we will probably summer at home with my in-law’s coming to visit us.  (We are already–sorta–planning things to do and see, a year in advance.)

I know there is a ton that I’m forgetting, but I hope that I don’t forget anything for the trip.

How are your summer vacay plans going?

We Plan Wednesday: Driving to Ontario?

We Plan Wednesday

It all started last Thursday…you know…the last day of the school year.  As I was desperately trying to keep track of students and put things away.  I noticed, as I tried to check the time on my phone (having put my clock away already), that Josh had called.  Worried that he might have been called in (he was my ride home, after all), I called him back immediately.

He had called to inform me that Muffin had decided that he would rather travel to Canada in the new car rather than by train.

My train-obsessed son had turned his back on trains.  Again.

I blame Josh.  I really do.  For both the changing of the party theme and the change in travel plans.

Muffin had been (honestly) the lone holdout.  After upgrading to a much roomier car, both Josh and I felt the tug to take the car.  Plus, the car deserved a big road trip…and for us…the drive to Canada was a big road trip.

I could tell, though, that Josh had been working on him to make him change his mind.  It wasn’t until the drive home that I found out exactly which persuasion that Josh had used.  It started with telling Muffin that he would get to stay in hotels with pools.  And that he could put his seat in the car back and relax.

So, Muffin switched sides that easily.

Both Josh and I were slightly uneasy about the train.  It is difficult to sleep sitting up on the trains (especially two nights of sleep).  There was also the seven-hour layover in Chicago.  And the delayed train on the way back in Buffalo (which we were supposed to board just before midnight but it ended up closer to 2 a.m.).  And being separated on the train and me sitting by a series of questionable “gentlemen.”

Somehow when we purchased our train tickets we glossed over all of those issues.  Of course, at the time we purchased the tickets, we were still driving the leased Prius.  And (even now), I think of driving to Canada and I become slightly panicky because I envision hydroplaning in Alabama again.  To counteract that, Josh has promised to do a lot of the driving.  He has also promised that we will not go through Alabama.  Did I mention that I’m not the world’s greatest driver?  I drive the way I walk…as a walking disaster.  A driving disaster?

As of now, we have returned our tickets.  I have switched gears from planning on how to smoosh a whole bunch of stuff into carryon luggage to planning for hotel stays and stops along the way with a recently potty-trained preschooler.  And planning to eat at Back Yard Burger for lunch on the way.  Probably in Kentucky.  I haven’t decided if I want the Black Jack Burger combo or the Chili Cheeseburger combo (basically a cheddar cheeseburger with chili and cole slaw added) or if I want the waffle fries or the seasoned fries.  I haven’t eaten at Back Yard Burger since our local franchise closed right before Muffin was born.  Guess what else I craved those last few days of my pregnancy (since they literally closed in the weeks before Muffin was born) in addition to Tex-Mex in any and all forms?

I also put my food down and said that we had to stay over in this small town in Ohio that we stayed in before.  Keep in mind that I couldn’t remember the name of the town (which “Big C” city it was closest to), the name of the hotel, or the name of the very memorable restaurant (I remembered that Josh had ordered a calzone that Muffin had eaten a lot of and that I had ordered one of the most delicious restaurant lasagnas that I had ever consumed).  In fact, on Thursday, I thought I had “found” the restaurant and kept calling a number for the “restaurant” with a constant busy signal FOR HOURS to ask if they were across the street from a hotel.  Until Josh recommended looking at some of our old travel pictures on Picasa in hopes that we would find some clues.  In one of Josh at said restaurant, there is a certificate hanging on the wall in the background.  I literally Googled the name, realized that I was completely wrong in the location in Ohio (because both Josh and I instantly recognized the name of the city), and I called the number of the (actual) restaurant.  I asked the very nice young man (who probably didn’t deserve my call because I’m sure he thought I was either drunk or an escapee of an insane asylum) whether the restaurant was across from a hotel.  He confirmed it and said the name of the hotel.  Woot!  Courtesy of Google, I had become a private investigator, or at least an investigative reporter.

Here is that photo that led to be best investigative practice ever!

The list has changed somewhat.  We will be bringing more food and beverage items with us.  The car kit preparations of the blog entry a few weeks ago now have a definite due date.  In other words, that car has to be fully prepped before we leave for Ontario.  I’m trying to talk Josh into the necessity of bringing my slow cooker.  After Tuesday’s supper, he may be almost convinced.

The route is on lock, and Muffin has discovered a new love:  “driving” on the street view of Google Earth.  He started “driving” the route back from Canada which I think would actually take longer than the actual driving of the trip (since it seems to be moving at about 10 miles per hour).

Rather than the blown up zippy bags as pillows on the train, we will be bringing our own pillows (which, again, may have been part of the impetus for Josh to really not travel by train…he’s never been fully in favor of the zippy bag pillows).

As we get closer to travel time (Muffin thought we were supposed to start packing last night), I will be planning it all out in more We Plan Wednesday posts.

What are your rules of the road?

Thoughtful Thursday: How Corner Gas Helps Me Understand Life Better Part 1 (and Some CG Trivia!)

Thoughtful Thursday

Once upon a time…girl met boy…girl fell in love with boy…boy was from Canada…boy told girl about great Canadian sitcom…girl fell in love with the sitcom, also.  And so, that is how I grew to love Corner Gas even more than many Canadians.  Well, that’s not the whole story.

Josh and I had been dating (long distance but that’s a story for another time) for a while when, one night, he told me he had to let me go (on the phone) because he and his mom had to watch Corner Gas.  I thought he was joking.  He wasn’t.  While I wondered what in a television show could be more fascinating than me (self-deprecating and sarcastic laugh) especially a television show I had never heard of, I was a bit…hurt.

Flash forward a few months.  I boarded a plan bound for Toronto from Dallas on almost no sleep (Did I mention it was a red eye flight?) with a connection to the closest airport to Josh’s house.  On the in-air screen there was the choice of watching Corner Gas.  So, I decided to see what all the fuss was about.  And after one episode, I was hooked.

The week that I was there in Canada (in addition to spending time meeting Josh’s relatives and spending time with Josh, of course) I was obsessed with watching as much of Corner Gas as I could.  The episode that I saw on the plane was one from season 1 (Oh, Baby!), and the new episodes were in season 4.

I searched for it on YouTube once I got home and managed to get caught up.  And watched them again and again.  I figure the best way to discuss my love of CG and all that I’ve learned from it is to approach it one season at a time (not to overwhelm you with the awesomeness).  So, here goes:  Season 1.

Episode 1:  Ruby Reborn:  Lacey Burrows moves to Dog River, Saskatchewan, to re-open the cafe that she inherited from her aunt Ruby.  There, she meets a cast of quirky characters including Brent Leroy (who owns Corner Gas, a gas station attached to the cafe), Wanda Dollard (Brent’s caustic employee), Hank Yarbo (Brent’s ne’er-do-well best friend), Emma and Oscar Leroy (Brent’s parents), Karen Pelly (the “rookie” constable), and Davis Quinton (the constable with seniority).  Also, in episode 1, Brent is trying to add movie rentals to the gas station, but Oscar (who used to own the gas station) balks at the idea.  Hank is angry about Lacey trying to remake the cafe, but is happy when she renames it.  This is the episode that started it all, but it’s not the episode that I saw first.  What has always struck me about this ensemble cast show (and is especially pertinent in this episode) is that everyone has a plot in each episode.  Davis and Karen in this episode are arguing hanging out at the “surveillance bush.”  Emma gets in on the act with trying to play peacemaker with Brent and Oscar.  I just appreciate the cohesiveness and all-encompassingness of this show.

Trivia questions for the episode (to be answered with the Summary Sunday post):  1) What does Lacey rename the cafe?  2) What prompts Brent at the end of the episode to carry a protest sign sporting, “Save the Dogs”? 3) What movie does Oscar end up renting?

Episode 2:  Tax Man:  A tax man (not to be mistaken with the tax man) appears in Dog River asking Brent questions about the gas station.  It turns out that Oscar may not have paid his business taxes and cannot find the paperwork, even though Emma tries to remind him where it is.  Hank tries to come up with several plans to thwart the tax man, and Wanda argues with Hank and Brent about proper article use.  Lacey butts heads with Karen and Davis when she won’t give them free coffee.  This episode is comic gold.  Especially the part about proper article use (I’ve often wanted to use that clip to teach my students the difference between definite and indefinite articles, but there is some language in the eps that I wouldn’t be allowed to show).

Trivia questions for the episode:  1)  Where did Emma put the tax papers?  2)  Who ends up solving Lacey’s coffee dilemma and how?  3) What are Brent and Oscar watching when Emma tells them where the tax papers are?

Episode 3:  Pilates Twist:  Lacey is all set to start teaching a pilates class, but because of some confusion, no one wants to take the class except Davis (especially Wanda).  Brent and Hank argue over wearing the same shirt each day (Karen and Lacey solve it for them).  Karen tries to explain to Lacey how to use fonts properly.  Emma has to deal with Oscar making a coffin in the basement (including one for her) as he does not want to be made fun of for his coffin at his funeral.  I learned quite a few things in this episode:  button placement on shirts, how to mix (or not mix) fonts (and since I’m font-sessed that’s extremely important), and how confusion over names can lead to some very funny moments.

Trivia questions for the episode:  1)  Why does most of the town (except Wanda) not want to take Lacey’s pilates class?  2)  How is the Brent/Hank  shirt drama resolved?  3)  Why is Wanda so angry about Lacey’s pilates class?

Episode 4:  Oh Baby!:  For me, the episode that started it all.  Wanda has a toothache and is going to have to have the tooth pulled at a dentist in town.  So Lacey helps her to convince Brent to watch Tanner, Wanda’s son.  It seems many people in town have babysat Tanner (who should be named Terror), including Hank, who is awfully scared of squeeze mayo for some reason.  Karen tries to bust up a ring of people betting on Brent’s fate with Tanner.  Lacey shows up to save Brent at Wanda’s house but soon suggests that he call his mom.  Oscar is taking care of the store in Brent’s absence and does his best to antagonize the customers.  Keep in mind, this is the episode that got me hooked!  This is also the episode that taught me to choose a dentist by his or her name.  And the super child psychology skills of Dr. Spearamint Fur.  Classic!

Trivia questions for the episode:  1)  Why is Hank afraid of the mayo?  2)  What does Tanner throw at Brent and Lacey?  3)  What is Lacey’s bet? 4) What convinces Brent to watch Tanner?

Episode 5:  Grad ’68:  Karen decides to go Poirot/Marple and try to figure out the significance of Grad ’68 painted on the water tower.  In her line of inquiry, she finds out that Oscar didn’t want to go to Brent’s graduation, Davis likes to direct traffic, and Hank didn’t have his picture taken for the yearbook.  She also discovers how far Emma will go to help reach Brent’s after-high-school yearbook goals.  The denouement is revealed at Lacey’s wings night at the cafe.  From this episode, I learned about the limits of spray paint cans.

Trivia questions for this episode:  1) Why was Grad ’68 painted on the water tower?  2) What was Davis’s involvement in the Grad ’68 scheme?  3) How did Emma help Brent reach his goal?

Episode 6:  World’s Biggest Thing:  Hank comes up with an idea to help raise tourism in the town and tries to enlist Brent’s help at the town council meeting.  Karen desperately wants to know what goes on at the town meetings, and Davis feels his age.  Meanwhile, Oscar thinks Lacey has a crush on him, and Emma teases him for it.  Wanda comes up with a plan to help steer Oscar away from Lacey and vice versa.  This episode is one of my favorites.  It teaches you to do your research when you come up with a great idea and how little old ladies can come up with some unintentionally raunchy ideas.

Trivia questions for this episode:  1)  Who comes up with the idea of the World’s Biggest Hoe?  2)  What prop does Wanda suggest to use to separate Oscar and Lacey? 3)  What is the second greatest show on Earth?  (according to the episode)

Episode 7:  All My Ex’s Live in Toronto:  Lacey gets word that her former fiance (that she broke up with to move to Dog River) is coming to visit.  Hank decides to act as Lacey’s boyfriend to scare her ex off.  Brent ends up getting blamed for the plan.  Emma tries to get Oscar and then Brent to go to the doctor.  Karen and Davis investigate the possibility that Lacey’s Ex might be a criminal.  This is the episode that made me want to make sure that interrogation rooms worked and to watch Kojak and Kolchak.

Trivia questions for this episode:  1) Where does Emma go when she’s telling everyone she’s going to the doctor?  2)  What’s the profession of Lacey’s ex?  3) What causes Lacey’s ex to get a ticket after he leaves Dog River?

Episode 8:  Cousin Carl:  Brent’s cousin Carl (whom he detests) visits.  Hank and Lacey seem to like him (Hank almost to the point of hero-worship).  Emma is happy her nephew is visiting.  Oscar is preoccupied with selling back his empty beer bottles (that no one seems to want) until he decides to put them into a new use.  Everyone else is focused on the town talent show led by Wanda (and judged by Lacey).  Brent and Carl, Hank, Davis the puppeteer, and Karen (also as puppeteer) are just a few of the acts.  This episode is great because who doesn’t know a braggart (who they may or may not be related to…in my case not related) who brags to make others feel bad?

Trivia questions for this episode:  1)  What does Carl give to Hank?  2)  What brand of beer bottles is Oscar trying to sell back?  3)  What is the name of Brent and Carl’s act for the talent show?

Episode 9:  Cell Phone:  Brent and Davis are engaged in a “Who has the smallest phone?” contest.  Meanwhile, Lacey wants to get onto the Chamber of Commerce (causing Hank to ponder exactly what a Chamber of Commerce is) and also get rid of the rats in the area.  Everyone is excited about the new cell phone tower that is going up soon.  Emma’s worried because Oscar is hanging around the bar all the time (not for drinking).  Wanda continues to imitate sound effects from the Police Academy movies.  The mayor has issued new buttons that say I ❤ Dog River, and Karen and Davis argue about what they are.  This episode is awesome because of two words:  Barbie phones!

Trivia questions for this episode: 1)  Who says “Barbie phones” and why?  2)  Why is Oscar hanging out at the bar? 3) What does Lacey decide is causing the rats in the area and what does she do about it?

Episode 10:  Comedy Night:  In this episode, a comic who had been in Dog River last year steals Brent’s best joke. Davis is dubious when he hears how Hank reacted at last year’s performance.   Hank gets the job of being the warm-up comic at the comic’s visit this year and asks Lacey to give him some tips.  Lacey also gives the comic some tips…with hilarious results.  Lacey also starts up a book club and asks Brent to join.  Wanda, Emma, and Karen prefer his book club selections to hers.  Oscar is obsessed with dingoes and wants to watch animal specials about dingoes.  The quotables:  “Dingoes, dingoes!”  “Bring back mean Hank!”  “Let’s hear it for the best town in all of Saskatchewan…Wullerton!–Boos and spits”

Trivia questions for this episode:  1) What is the name of the selection that Lacey makes for the book club?  2)  What makes the crowd say, “Bring back mean Hank!”? 3) What town does Lacey say that she and the comic are in?

Episode 11:  Hook, Line, and Sinker:  Lacey and Brent lock horns over their new sign and what the slogan should be.  Wanda displays a new talent:  rearranging the letters in words to say something embarrassing.  Karen is upset because Davis has bowed out of a fishing trip with Hank, saying that he has to visit an aromatherapist, leaving her to go fishing with Hank alone.  Brent and Emma enlist the town’s help in making Oscar think that he has started to lose his memory.  This episode is another one of my favorites because of the quotable lines.  “I didn’t sleep with Hank!”  “Everyone knows you don’t eat the ‘E’s’!”  “My thighs are hot for goat felons.”  And for the merits of Alphaghetti over Dinoghetti. (according to Oscar)

Trivia questions for this episode:  1)  What slogan proves to be the most popular on the sign?  2) Who said, “Everyone knows you don’t eat the ‘E’s'”?  3) Who ends up having to tell Oscar of the plot?

Episode 12:  Face Off:  Brent, Davis, Hank, and some of the other guys in Dog River are about to play their hockey rivals.  The best player of the rival hockey team offers to make Brent a member of his team.  Lacey decides she wants to be the coach of the River Dogs, and Wanda acts as commentator of the game.  Emma and Oscar struggle to make it to the game to see Brent play, and Karen tries to lend a helping hand.  Again the quotables:  “The Dogs are playing like my grandma, only less physical.”

Trivia questions for this episode:  1) What does Lacey say she used to wish her nickname was?  2) What position does Brent play on the team?  3) What does Oscar use to “fix” the car?

Episode 13:  I Love Lacey:  This episode takes place on the way to the Grey Cup.  Lacey and Brent travel together, but they run out of gas.  Emma and Wanda decide to do some shopping on the way.  Karen and Davis think they lose the tickets.  Oscar and Hank try to make a visit to one of Oscar’s friends, but something goes horribly wrong.  This episode was the end of season 1 and has a mini cliffhanger (and is one of the few episodes to directly lead into another episode, the season premiere of season 2).  This is also the will-they-won’t-they episode for Lacey and Brent.

Trivia questions for this episode:  1) What does the farmer confuse Brent and Lacey with when he first sees them?  2)  What present of Emma’s did Wanda buy at the dollar store?  3) What does Oscar plan to take from his friend?

If you want to share your memories of CG or even try your hand at some of the answers, or if there is a show that you learned a lot from as well, please let me know by dropping me a line below.  I will be posting the answers to the trivia on Sunday with the Summary Sunday post.