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Cavalcade of Fun- brought to you by...chicken!

Day 2 of the Cavalcade of Fun 2014!
I woke up about 7am. Mom had an appointment with her lung doctor- and we were going to check one of the guilty pleasures off my summer list... Chicken biscuits from Chick-Fil-A.
I know it's awful. I don't agree with the politics of Chick-Fil-A's owner. But I have intense cravings for his chicken biscuits and I allow myself one a year.   And today was the day. 
We got good news at the doctor's office. Mom can travel to Colorado!  It will probably take most of this coming year to plan and save up- but I can't wait to show her the life Devin and I have built.
We met my niece for lunch at a local restaurant classic- Spanky's. I checked two other guilty pleasures off my list- real cherry coke and chicken fingers with honey-horseradish sauce. I dream about them- and Savannah is the only place you can get them.  The picture at the top of the post does not do them justice. 
For dinner, it was a group effort. My sister's husband, Marc,…

Cavalcade of Fun- Prelude

Today was a travel day for me. I hate flying. I don't think hate is a strong enough word for how I feel about flying. 
Nevertheless, I was fortunate that all 3 of my flights were on time. I really expected to be stranded in some airport for hours. 
During my middle flight, I was trapped between 2 very large people. I'm not small by any means, but these people dwarved me. I had no armrest, no place to put my arms or hands.  It was the longest 2 hours of my life. Did I mention neither of them spoke English very well, and neither had bathed recently?  That made things better.
The only bright spot was finishing the second Harry Potter book. I set a goal to read them all this summer. So far- so good.
Now it's late, I'm lying in the bed at my childhood home, looking forward to chicken biscuits in the morning.  
This makes it all worthwhile! :)

Chilaquiles- I can cook it better than I can spell it.

So I love things like this for breakfast. Not only does it satisfy my savory breakfast craving, but it also allows me to clean up bits and pieces of herbs and such out of my ice box.

You can totally skip the made from scratch part and do this with your favorite jar of salsa.  I just had part of a can of tomatoes and part of a can of chipotle peppers open, so I needed to use them up.

I started with the chilaquiles/sauce part.  I had half of a white onion lingering around, so I chopped that up and threw it in my most favorite cast iron skillet with probably 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings (full disclosure- the bacon grease was left in the skillet from breakfast yesterday- my husband swears he will die from food poisoning).  The drippings were especially good because I had cooked thick cut peppered bacon.  So I got a little bump draft of spice in there!

After the onions were nice and soft, I threw in some dried oregano.  I always use Mexican oregano, because I think it has a stronger fl…