This morning was “take out the stitches” day. I was so afraid he wasn’t going to take them out but he did and I got an even smaller bandage. Wednesday I can get it wet in the shower and in another week, I can wash dishes. Vince has done a great job keeping the kitchen clean and since I began cooking for the retreat today, I figured I’d have mercy on him and get myself some rubber gloves so my kitchen duties have resumed.
I’m not bringing gourmet food to the retreat but it will be enough to keep us from starving and to keep us from having to go out and eat. There are only a couple of restaurants – nothing name brand and they’d both probably be in shock if 30+ folks walked in at once.
In the crockpots are roasts that will make BBQ beef sandwiches. On the stove are two pots of Taco soup. Tomorrow I’ll make white bean & chicken chili. There’s not a stove where we’re meeting so we needed all things I can stick in crock pots to heat up.
We’ll also have sandwich making supplies and snacks folks are bringing. The food I’m making today and tomorrow will go into the freezer, which will keep it fresh from today til we start eating it, and it will make it easier to get it out to the retreat spot without it spilling in my car!
I’m still working on getting my projects ready for the retreat. When you go to retreats, do you always take about 10 times more stuff than you’ll get done? I do! I spend so much time getting too much ready. I’m trying not to do that this time.