Yesterday, one of my coworkers brought me some cranberry bread that her husband made. It reminded me of Lauren’s, so I had to take a picture:
It was delicious.
For lunch, I had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I wasn’t paying attention when I bought the “jelly” part. I usually buy jam, but this time I accidentally got preserves. One of the chunky strawberry pieces fell out onto my chair armrest, and I put my elbow on it. D’oh! I was wearing a new jacket! When I went to look at it, I saw the seam had also split. Double D’oh!
At my church’s Carols and Cocoa event on Wednesday, I was talking with a church member about tamales. It’s what I order from Mexican food restaurants. I like them a lot. They taste like comfort food. Mmm…
The church member said the tamales she makes are a little different from what I usually eat – she wraps them in banana leaves instead of corn leaves, and the outer part of the tamale is wetter. I was intrigued.
Right at the end of school yesterday, the woman walked into my classroom carrying a bag. It had two of her tamales in it! Wow! I made such a weird noise, the kids all turned to look at me. But it really made my day – I was tired and grumpy, and then this wonderful woman brought me homemade tamales.
I ate one last night. It was delicious, and it did indeed taste like comfort.
Today and tomorrow are half days at school so we can do parent/teacher conferences. Since yesterday was the last whole day before Thanksgiving (we have the whole week off next week because of our Lutheran Educator Conference), the kindergarteners had their Thanksgiving Feast. And since the eighth graders are chapel buddies with the kindergarteners, they got invited to the feast. It was so fun!
There was stuff to do on the tables before everyone got their food:
There was an amazing Fruit Turkey:
And there was so much good food! (The parents assured me that the dinosaur nuggets were made from real dinosaur meat)
Afterward, we went out to play on the playground with our buddies. Much fun was had by all.
The school day ended up being very busy. I collapsed into my desk chair after school and fell asleep. I woke with little time to spare before my second Thanksgiving Feast of the day – this time with the Middle School Youth Group from church.
I should have taken a picture of the dessert selections. They were all brought by the kids. There were SO many good things!
After eating, we did a service project. Each year, the church and school collects leftover Halloween candy to be distributed to veterans. It’s called Treats for Troops. The youth group kids bagged the candy in sandwich bags so it could be taken to the distribution place. It was chaotic and fun.
I have a table with shelves the kitchen that has become a catch-all for home improvement materials. I like that it’s all at my fingertips there in the kitchen, but I don’t like how it looks kind of cluttered. I went looking for some bins or boxes I could use to organize and camouflage the things.
The Container Store! Surely there would be something appropriate. There was indeed, but it was expensive. I didn’t get it.
I did stop at a drug store later though, and get some chocolate covered cherries. They’re the first ones of the Holiday Season! Yum!