Sunday, August 1, 2010

A wonderful 24 hours in Ohio

During the camp, there's a day off for each leader, they could choose where they want to go or what to do. For me, instead of going to the other cities for shopping or clubbing like the other leaders, I prefer to have a peaceful, calm and restful day off thus I stayed with a family that live in the countryside to experience their American style of living and I also had a chance to visit the world largest and oldest military "National Museum of the United States Air Force".

After visiting the National Museum and doing some grocery shopping, we went "home". I couldn't be more delighted when I found out that for dinner, we were to have pizza because it's one of my favorite food!

Since we were going to eat in the house, we had to pick up the Pizza first from
Karen's Pizzaria
106 N Main St
Christiansburg, OH

The pizzas are so delicious!!! Much better than those being served at the camp or any pizzas that I've eaten here so far in Jakarta - Oops, am I exaggerating? Hahaha, but seriously, it's so delicious.

Different way of cutting a pizza.

A good frozen dessert after eating a lot of pizza :)
Vanilla ice cream between 2 chocolate cookies

I was asked, whether there's anything that I would like to eat. Without any hesitation, my direct answer's Rice Krispies Treats :)

This is Parker, he loves to make cookies!
And yes, he is the one who made the Rice Krispies Treats for the second dessert.

Rice Krispies Recipe from Kellogs:

3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies

1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
2. Add Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until well coated.
3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.

  • For best results, use fresh marshmallows.
  • 1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème can be substituted for marshmallows.
  • Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.
  • Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container. To freeze, place in layers separated by wax paper in airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

The following day, the family brought me to Loretta's Country Kitchen for lunch. It's a small casual restaurant serving American's home country-style food.

Loretta's Country Kitchen
12 E Pike St
, OH 45389

Loretta's Country Kitchen


Fried Bologna US$ 4.29
4 oz of Grilled Bologna with Lettuce, Tomato and Mayo on a Bun

Grilled Ham and Cheese US$3.99
Baked Ham slice with choice of Cheese, served on grilled Bread.

Philly Sandwich
Shaved Roast Beef grilled with Provolone Cheese, smothered with Onions and Peppers, served on a Hoagie Bun.

Reuben US$5.69
Mound of Corned Beef with Sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese and 1000 Island Dressing on Deli Rye Bread.
It's luscious, juicy and really satisfying!

By the way, Buffalo Burger is served at Loretta. Too bad, I didn't give it a try.

For desserts, it's a must to try the delicious taste of Loretta's homemade pies. It costs US$2.19 per slice.

A lot fillings' varieties such as Coconut, Pecan, German Chocolate, Butterscotch, Peanut Butter - chocolate, Cherry Crumb, Chocolate, Peach Crumb, Raisin, Strawberry - Rhubarb, Fresh Strawberry, Black Raspberry Crumb, Peanut Butter, Banana, Custard, Rhubarb, Apple Crumb, Lemon.

Homemade Lemon Pie

Homemade Butterscotch Pie

I chose the Homemade Black Raspberry Crumb Pie
The pie crusts from scratch are buttery & flaky.
One word for this pie.... Scrumptious!

Ugly Duckling Cake US$ 1.85
Yellow cake with sweetened flaked coconut on the top.

As soon as we finished our lunch, the family drove me back to the camp. Although it's nice to be back in the camp again but I did wish for a longer day off. Well, anyway, I really had a wonderful 24 hours and enjoyed it very much :)

The review and opinion expressed here are purely according to my personal taste. There's a possibility that the taste of the food might change later on, which could affect the review and opinion here. I also affirm that no monetary or non-monetary compensation has been received from these restaurants for writing this review.


  1. What a fantastic time you had! All that yummy food too!!!

  2. Now isn't that just fabulous Selbal a mini culinary vacation! I had to chuckle to myself when I saw that Rice Krispie Treat. Simply delightful!

    I'm so glad you had such fun, thank you so much for sharing...

  3. Sounds like you had a wonderful time in Ohio..Looks like you also ate like a queen.

  4. Looks like you had a wonderful 24 hours of downtime. Everything looks so good!

  5. Haha, this cracks me up, Selby! I guess I take this food for granted, especially Rice Krispy treats and pizza. I'm glad that you found lots of tasty treats while you were in Ohio!

  6. jan: I really enjoyed my day off :)

    peachkins: A worth to try pies :)

    louise: Glad to share this short but wonderful experience :)

    marybeth: Yes, I had a wonderful time :)

    monica: Couldn't agree more :)

    mica: So far, I can't find Rice Krispy treats here in Indonesia, but maybe I should make it by myself :D

  7. I love this recap! I can't believe you were so close, I live in Kentucky. It looks like you got to try a lot of country cooking. Bologna sandwiches are classic around here. It is so great that Rice Krispie treats were your pick. They are one of my favorites!

  8. lori: Glad that you love this recap :) Oh, you live in Kentucky? We were so close! Last time, we were also "close" when you visit Indonesia, hehehe.


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