I had to keep my grandchildren today because this is the last day of their fall break. I had some other things to do today, so I just went to their house so they could sleep late. Triston (13) slept until about 10 a.m., got up, took a shower, and started reading her book. Brett (5) got up about 9 a.m. and ate his breakfast and then started watching t.v. and playing. Alyssa (8) was up when I got there early this morning. She was ready to do whatever I was doing. I am not one to sit around, so I folded some clothes and straightened up things and then decided I would cook them supper. My "sweet daughter" & her "sweet honey" both work full time and don't have a lot of time to cook at home. I went into the pantry & decided to put some pinto beans in the crock pot, along with fried okra, macaroni and cheese, deviled eggs, and cornbread for tonight. Alyssa helped me with the eggs. She did a great job. After we got all that done, we decided to look and see what else we could cook for my daughter to have later in the week.
Here is what we ended up fixing:
3 Chicken Casseroles ( 1 in the refrig., 1 in the freezer, 1 went home with me)
3 Big Bowls Chili (2 in the freezer, 1 in the refrig.)
3 Big Bowls of Homemade Soup (1 in the refrig., 1 in the freezer, 1 went home with me)
Now she can eat at home a few days this week and even later on when they want to thaw it out. We ate our chicken casserole tonight with a salad and it was very good, if I say so myself. I couldn't have done it all without my little helper, Alyssa. She was a great help to me.
Then I came home and worked around here, and picked my veges out of my garden. It is really slowing down now. I will miss the food out of my garden, but looking forward to a little rest. I have some fall plants that aren't ready yet though. Needless to say, I am tired!