She said her Mom baked them and put on the frosting, but Alicyn did the sprinkles. And what a beautiful job she did! She brought a whole dozen, so we'll be having a treat each day this week. Thank you, Alicyn!
Alicyn and her mom, Amy, also brought us lunch from McDonald's, so we did a lot of eating! Just as they were leaving, elder daughter Shannon drove into the driveway and promptly disappeared into the garage. ???? What was she doing? She was filling the freezer with another week of pre-cooked meals for our dinners! I can't tell you how much we appreciate this. We ate like kings all last week, and all I had to do was toss something into the oven or crockpot and make us a salad.
Shannon loves to cook. And she loves to cook in bulk for her family. Last week we had Taco Soup, Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas, Honey Glazed Pork Chops with rice and veggies, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Lasagna, Chicken Pot Pie and Fried Chicken Dinner. I haven't been out to look in the freezer yet, but I know it will be something super good!
I gave the girls my cookbook collection. Amy, who holds down a full time job along with raising her family, took all the crockpot books. Shannon, like her mother, reads cookbooks like they are novels, then does her own thing. She took the bulk of the books. 1st. Man, the one she gravitated toward was the one you sent me! I expect some good things to come into my kitchen from that one, LOL! I also began clearing out the kitchen items I know I'll not be using. Shannon got everything from pie plates to Dutch oven and French bread pans.
Next came a string of grandchildren and two great-grandsons. Hug and kisses were given to all, dogs were tormented by little boys, and everyone had a good time.
That entire gang headed home, and son John drove up. We had a good visit, and I shared my dinner with him because he was a good boy and chopped up the salad fixings for me. John is still not well from the accident he had at work before Christmas, when he was overcome by exhaust fumes blowing through a fan into his work space. He had severe carbon monoxide poisoning, followed by a stroke, and hasn't been able to return to work. It breaks my heart....he was always my hard working boy.
The only one missing was our youngest son. But he called. Twice!
Another good day. I love my family.