Ed, Food Manager
There were two seating times, and Gene and Julie and I ate during the later time. We were seated with Louise and her daughter Linda, and it was almost like any other weekday lunch, except my usual soup was not packed and reheated, and it was a tasty and festive holiday lunch. Activity Director Cindy made place cards and pretty table decorations.
Marianne made some delicious artisan bread last week and forwarded the recipe that you can pick up here. Another loaf of bread that I made over the weekend was also pretty darn delicious, but it called for half a cup of olive oil, so it was more calorific. That recipe can be found here. Both recipes are delicious and easy to make.
Nephew Jeremy and his family are driving up from Georgetown, Texas this week. I will try to get some old fashioned Quaker Oats Vanishing Cookies made for snacking, along with a few loaves of the no-knead breads. We will be having our Thursday noon meal at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic parish along with a few others sharing in a Thanksgiving potluck. Jeremy and Martha and Evan and Edie will be staying at a bed and breakfast in Montrose this week, but we plan on getting lots of visiting in while they are here in Colorado.
Remember the St. Brigid cross that my friend Sharon was on the lookout for while she was in Ireland over the summer? I put all the crosses, including St. Brigid's, on a wall mount for display. The red makes me happy! The cross on the right is made from olive wood and was crafted in Bethlehem. The cross on the bottom left is from the youth group fund raiser as they are collecting money to go to an alternative Spring Break in El Salvador
And then, after two weeks without posting, I feel compelled to update knitting news. I am making this free headband pattern as my hair is thinning and a cover-up can't be beat, especially when it is cold outside. I have made a couple of knit flowers that are fun and look pretty on the headband. That flower pattern is here.