Kim and I were really looking forward to baking and cooking together in my kitchen and we got the opportunity for almost the entire visit! We ended up being blessed with Bruce's amazing amount of work in literally rebuilding our bedroom so the contents of the room were moved out and stacked around the rest of the house and I lost exactly half of my kitchen ... to include my baking center. So, sadly enough there was no breads or baking but I am praying for a future visit... smile. Speaking of the home remodeling done, I will share pictures and more on that story on the Home Notes blog.
Coffee and cooking... we got those in! The coffeepot was steadily perking out coffee and mugs were filled and refilled as the hours passed by from morning to evening. We also had to keep snacks and meals readily available for easy grabbing or quick sit downs to keep the guys going as they worked for hours and hours at a time some of the days on the bedroom project.
I made the guys tuna melts (I split some bread loaves and topped with all white tuna in olive oil with some shredded cheese and broiled it until melted and slightly browned) and these were served with sweet and kosher pickles and unsweetened ice tea.
One evening, we got deli roast beef and turkey, deli cheese slices and sandwich rolls along with whole wheat bread. We placed pickled okra, pickles, pickled vegetables, Romaine lettuce, condiments and a few other things in the center of the table. Each person made their sandwich right where they sat! It was easy serving, eating and clean up!
Another meal was pizza we picked up from Papa John's and we just propped our feet up and gathered in the living room to eat. We watched some TV, talked, discussed work with the men and the kids had a chance to talk to Kim. It was needed let down time and we all cherished every moment of it.
Look next for the really good food because Kim was cooking!