We definitely started out with illusions of grandeur of all that we could accomplish. I arrived on Saturday afternoon, and immediately set out to help cook for the church Valentine Banquet. We prepared Chicken Tetrazzini for 100 people, and put together Brownie Trifles. I will include the recipe at the end of this post. Now let me tell you what we did accomplish. We unpacked and put away everything in her kitchen. No big deal you might say, but let me tell you. This child has everything anyone could want for a kitchen. She told me if she remotely thinks about purchasing anything for the kitchen, to remind her she does not need it!
They have moved in and will be closing tomorrow. There is still a lot of work to be done, but they are there. Sorry I have no additional pictures, but truly I have got to learn to use my new camera.
While there, my sweet boy was a little down, and when asked what I could do for him, he replied, "come to my student art show" when is the opening I asked? "Thursday afternoon", he replied. Now, my daughter is 3 hours from our home in one direction, and my son is 2 hours from our home in the other direction. How could I not go. He said they would be giving some awards, and he probably would not receive any, but he had high hopes for something. I left my daughters to head home Wednesday morning, arrived home Wednesday afternoon. Went to church to keep the nursery, got up Thursday AM, realized Chloe had some fleas on her, so I clipped and bathed two dogs, dumped a few things out of the car, threw a few things back in the car and headed off to my son's home and the art show.
I arrived about 10 minutes before the awards, to hear my son receive the first award of the evening, from one of the local museums, and then later to receive one of the faculty scholarships! I am still tired, but so glad I was there. One of his professors is trying to convince him to spend a semester in Italy participating in the study abroad program through his school. That is what he hopes to use this scholarship money for. I spent the evening, then returned home the next day.
Friday was my husband's only night of so we went to dinner and watched a movie and I fell asleep. See he is on night shift so we are not on the same schedule right now.
My sister's son is playing ball at the university that is located about 45 minutes from our house. I felt that I need be supportive, and this will provide an opportunity for my sister and I to see each other, much more often than we have. Sunday after church I rushed home to head there and watch an afternoon of college baseball. He is a pitcher, so it is always who knows if he will play. He did, and again, I am glad I went.
Now I forgot to add I had bronchitis, and a birthday all during this time! I came back to substitute teaching 4 days this week, and possibly visitors this weekend. Now you know why I haven't been around lately. Life has definitely been happening at this house.
Brownie Trifle Recipe
Box Duncan Hines Fudge Brownie Mix 8 Oz Cream Cheese Softened Large Container of Cool Whip Couple TBS of Powdered Sugar Large Family Pkg Instant Chocolate Pudding
*Bake brownies*Beat cream cheese until creamy, add powdered sugar and mix well, stir in half of the container of cool whip* Mix chocolate pudding as directed* Layer in a trifle dish, or can be made into individual servings with one brownie on the bottom of cup. *Next top with cream cheese mixture* Top this with chocolate pudding* Put a dollop of Cool Whip on top* We garnished with a fresh strawberry on top.
This is one dessert you can't go wrong with and easy too! We served these in Martini glasses at my daughters wedding, and there were none left. Enjoy! I have missed all of you. Have a wonderful and blessed week. Jackie