After yesterday’s issues, it was nice to have a day of productivity. I got a big pile of orders packed up last night, charged cards, printed postage, and got them out the door this morning. I did a little shopping for things like a new stapler, packing tape, printer ink, and snaps (so I could make one more bib for my friend). And I went to see the end-of-week presentation that the boys were doing at their third (and thankfully final) VBS week in a row. I’m really ready not to be schlepping them back and forth to one church or another every morning so we can have some spontaneous summer activities (or laziness, depending on what we need at the time!).
I belong to my local MOMS Club, and one of the things we do is take turns bringing meals to members who need them. Usually we do this in response to a new baby, but there are other reasons a family might appreciate not having to think about what’s for supper. Anyway, one of my friends has a new baby girl and tonight is my turn to bring dinner. In the past, I’ve whipped up a batch of crock pot meatballs and bought some rice at the local Chinese restaurant, but having been the recipient of some MOMS Club meals that completely put me to shame earlier this year, I decided I really could stand to put in a little more effort So I spent this afternoon in the kitchen. I made a skillet dish a lot like this one, except I also added chicken to it. I also made a Summer Fruit Crisp. I got the recipe from abbytrysagain. The only real difference between mine and hers is that she used blackberries from her alley, and I used wineberries from my yard. I also think I used more fruit in mine. I made a little extra (about half the recipe extra) and baked it in a small loaf pan for us to keep, and the main recipe is going to my friend. So, that makes a potato/onion/pepper/chicken main dish, a fruity dessert, and three bibs. That beats a bucket o’meatballs, I think…
As soon as I finish here, I have to go deliver my meal and then do a quick bit of food shopping. As it turns out, I didn’t make enough of the potato chicken stuff to keep any for ourselves and now we have nothing to eat There are many things I’d rather be doing at 4:30 on a Friday afternoon, but we really do need to restock some things around here. Friday night shopping beats Saturday morning shopping in my book, so I think I’d better suck it up and get going. Busy day!
Happy Friday everybody! I’m going to do some claying this weekend – wheee!