Yesterday my kid came home and told me that they’d had a lockdown. It happens more than it probably should (#armylife) and thankfully it’s always nothing.
Really, it’s usually a parent threatening to punch the principal or something.
And no, it’s never been me.
Anyway, I asked what happened and he said, “There was a mountain lion! I saw it’s footprints on the playground on the way home!”
I was all, “Yeah….” and sent him upstairs to do his homework. So I went to my husband and said, “Hey, he said they had a lockdown because of a mountain lion.”
And he said, “Yeah, it’s possible. We see all kinds of things on the ranges.”
“What? Like they just come through the gate? That jerk wouldn’t let me through unless I took my sunglasses off the other day. But they’re letting mountain lions in?”
“Uhhh, a mountain lion could jump the fence. Pretty awesome, huh?”
And now I’m terrified. Of mountain lions. Hanging out in my backyard.
So in honor of the kid that may be telling me the truth or may be just trying to really scare his mother, I made something I knew he’d love.
Burger and Fries Pot Pie!
It’s really simple and my kids all loved it. It’s ground beef with some diced tomatoes and cheese and then it’s all topped with crinkle-cut French fries. How can that be bad? We won’t talk about how many French fries I stole off the top.