So the long name of this venture is Wednesday Wanderings, abbreviated to Wedwand with an occasional reference to a camel, since Wednesday is “hump day.” (1)

So wander we will this first Wednesday of October in 2014.


Every now and again, I love a healthy snack of nuts. Pecans, almonds, and walnuts are good, but by far, cashews are my favorite. God bless you, you may say to the cashew.

Here’s an interesting phenomenon. Of all the nuts that are sold, the cashew uniquely comes in varieties. You can buy “Whole Cashews” or you can buy “Halves and Pieces.” (Or as the Dave Clark 5 would say, “Bits and Pieces.”)

The WHOLE cashews cost more. Why, I do not know. After ONE bite, the cashew (God Bless You) turns into a half or pieces. But, if you want to pay more for that metamorphosis, be my guest.


The continuation of the oldest rivalry in the NFL (since 1921) happened this weekend with the 189th meeting of the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers. The Bears lost. Newsflash. The Bears lost to the Packers. AGAIN.

Now being a Bears fan, this was NOT totally unexpected. Just as the changing of the leaves in October is not totally unexpected. But after the shellacking my team, suffered, NOW, I must now watch the trees in my neighborhood change to a vivid green and gold, Packer colors, for the next few weeks. Rub it in Mother Nature. (See cover photo.)


Now if you read an earlier post, I’m not too much on following the recipes.

Here’s an even more abstract tailgate recipe that came to me in a dream. (Wait, the Packers beat the Bears. Maybe it was a night mare.) While I never tried it, I think it might work. Curious, cheeseheads? Wanna try it? Here it is:

Wedwand shall call it: Green and Gold Packer Goop.


2 Green Peppers (sliced lengthwise from top to bottom)
2 Yellow Peppers (Ditto)
1 Julius Peppers (Woops Bears traded him to Packers. Delete)
1 Onion (Sliced however)
5 Cooked Bratwursts (Sliced, diced if you prefer just like the Bears Defense.)
1 can Cream of Celery Soup
1 bag hash brown potatoes
1/2 cup some sort of liquid. Broth, beer or milk, your choice.

Bake in one of them foil roasting pans covered with more foil at 350 for 25 minutes.
(Yeah I know, “them foils” is not grammatically correct. But this is for Packer fans, so.)
Remove foil.
Top with a pound of your favorite grated Wisconsin cheese.
Spread it out, not in a clump, cheeseheads.
Sprinkle with some green herb, no, not that. Parsley, basil, oregano, those herbs.
Bake again until cheese is golden brown on top. Best guess 10 more minutes.

Viola. Green and Gold Packer Goop.

Hey, never tried it. but let me know if it works for you.

Share with your friends. Please have the courtesy to give Wedwand credit if it is incredibly delicious.

Peace. Thanks for reading.


(1) Wedwand’s first post was on April 10, 2013. I can say with a 95% degree of accuracy that this was BEFORE the Geico Hump Day ad which first aired later in the year. Currently there are no plans to pursue legal actions for infringement on Wedwand, because who can copyright a camel.