Saturday, August 11, 2007
Nothing happening here....
Nothing much going on here.....Just work and housework. Its too hot and dry to do much. Diane and I thought about going camping this weekend, but..... my tent isn't air-conditioned...hmmm. So... we'll try for a little cooler weather, like next weekend. LOL.
I'd like to get in 1 camping trip before school starts and this is our last chance.
I also get off work at 2:00pm...I have to pick up Diane, come back home and get Jon .Its a 2 hr drive up to Mountain View. Diane will have to get supper while I set up the tent. If we can get a spot close to the bathroom and in the shade we will be very lucky.
I have been very busy at work lately. I have had to get back in the habit of cooking for a army, at least thats what it feels like. The girl that cooked before me tried to feed these poor people out of cans. These are older people that were raised on home cooking. I make scratch cakes and yeast rolls for them. I made potatoe pancakes one day and it had been so long since they had them, they wanted to know what they were.LOL. I still have to make out my menu for next week and my grocery list too.
If anyone out there has extra produce they don't know what to do with, consider donating it to the nursing homes or assisted homes. These places are on fixed incomes and can always use food.
Here are some of the things I've cooked lately.
3)white beans\ brown beans.
4)pork BBQ and fixings
5) pork roast \potatoes w/carrots gravy
9)chicken and dumplings
11)cakes/ pies/ cookies
Very little of this is prepared food, it takes time and a good sense of timing to get everything out on time. They have eaten a many a hot cake or pie too.LOL
I gave them hot blueberry muffins one day as a surprise.
Now I have a problem, some of the residents are gaining weight. That is good for some, they need it. But some really don't need it. I have to serve everyone the same ,
unless asked not too. I tell everyone to eat, just don't eat it all. I think I need to join some of them on their diet. I'm starting to get a little round where I shouldn't be round.oh well.
I hope everyone has enjoyed their summers.. it's dry enough now we have a burn ban. One little spark and everything would go up like matches. Even the poor birds and resting in the hottest part of the day. Our dog has been staying in most of the day. The farmers don't have to spray for weeds, just not water them. The neighbor down the street has a bumper crop of okra and tomatoes. I buy from him, he gets 3 lbs for a $1. It doesn't matter what it is. So I get mine there just picked.
Time for me to get a little rest, I did laundry and dishes, cooked and did dishes. I'm still tired, so I'll post this and get to bed soon.
God bless and take care everyone.