On Monday afternoon, I took my Mom to a doctor’s appointment. The appointment was to discuss a possible surgery, and I that knew my Mom would benefit from a good dose of dinner at my home with a bunch of great-grandchildren afterwards.
Audrey was delighted to bring over her brood and to visit with GrandmaRita, even on this most drenching day.
It was a rainy day… torrential rain. It was so rainy that after the appointment, I left my Mom in my car and tore around our local supermarket like a blizzard was imminent.
I picked up a couple of already roasted whole-chickens, a bunch of stuff for a nice salad, 2 boxes of rice, fresh bread… and vanilla yogurt, fresh strawberries, chocolate pudding and Reddi-wip (2 cans!) for dessert.
These are all the things that my Mom, my husband, my kids and my grandchildren love. LOVE.
SO as Audrey’s 4 boys walked into my kitchen and one-by-one asked when the LASAGNA would be ready… well, I nearly cried. Yes, they loved that night’s dinner with Great-GrandmaRita… but had anticipated LASAGNA.
BUT knowing that I was baby-sitting the very next day and overnight, I was able to promise them their LASAGNA for Tuesday’s dinner.
And so it was… with their enthusiastic help!
I don’t remember when I’ve had such a wonderful time in the kitchen… teaching, laughing, creating, enjoying the wonder of family and a feast on an otherwise ordinary summer evening!
(AND we had plenty of leftovers to deliver to GrandmaRita today, too!)