The Wide-Open Views
Most people have only "driven through" Nebraska on their way to a different destination. Well, they should consider themselves lucky because I think the expansive sky and fields that stretch for miles are some of the pretties landscapes in the country:
Line Dried Laundry
No dryer sheet can compare to the fresh smell of linens hung on the clothesline to dry:
Lawns and Sprinklers
Big grassy lawns and hot summer days meant lots of sprinkler time as a kid. Here Stella is getting a taste (literally) for how fun it is!
The first stop we always make after landing in Omaha is at the nearest Runza. The Runza sandwich made from ground beef, cabbage, and spices wrapped in a buttery dough is heaven on earth. Have you ever had one? The chain is pretty much limited to Nebraska, but if you want to try making one at home you can find a recipe here (warning, while still yummy they won't quite compare to the real deal). One summer in high school I won a year's worth of Runzas (52 free Runza meals). It was the most amazing thing I have ever won!
I am always anxious to hit up the local thrift stores while I'm home because the prices for vintage items are a fraction of what they are in Chicago and there is so much more good stuff to find because vintage thrifting is a relatively 'untapped market' there. The only challenge is limiting myself to what I can squeeze into my suitcase to take home.
To my Nebraska readers, what are some of your favorite things about where you live? I would love to hear them!