We’ve had quite a weekend! Our older boys had both a basketball tournament and a church youth rally going on. Both were held in our home town (thankfully!) so they were able to run back and forth to both events. I do believe they will sleep well tonight.
Because our church was hosting the youth rally, with over 130 teens from Nebraska and Kansas in attendance, we were among the families who signed up to house kids. We had 10 extra middle school boys stay with us Friday and Saturday night. They were all so much fun and super sweet. Middle school boys – sweet? Why yes, they were. How about that?
Our breakfast this morning was bigger than normal since we were feeding so many. I made all the food yesterday, so prep this morning was simple. We had Easy Breakfast Casserole, Oatmeal Breakfast Bars, Raspberry Oatmeal Bars, and fruit.
See all the crusty stuff on the egg casserole dish below? That’ll be fun to clean up, huh? That mess is a result of me trying to hurry this morning. Somehow I had in my head that the casserole would be more solid than liquid. Um, eggs, cream, ham, and cheese – unbaked? Liquid. Okay then. I was reminded of its liquid state as I sloshed it up and over the edge of the casserole dish on my way to the oven. What a waste – and a mess! Two blessings: Egg goo did not get on my church clothes, nor did it slop into the open drawer I was standing by. It all hit the floor, making clean up easier. Oh wait – a third blessing: At least I did not slosh it into the oven. Yeah, don’t even picture it.
Now we’ll settle back down with our family to begin a new week of school and life. I’ll probably air out the house a little this afternoon. I mean, those middle school boys are sweet, but their socks and shoes are not. God bless ’em.
Here’s our menu for this week:
Sunday, February 2
Easy breakfast casserole, oatmeal breakfast bars, raspberry oatmeal bars, fruit
Sub sandwiches at the youth rally
Super Bowl Party – Pizza, pizza soup, fruit plate, veggie tray, chips and dip
Are you doing anything fun for the Super Bowl tonight? I’m very proud of myself for finding out (five hours before game time – a record for me) who is playing tonight. What can I say? I just go to these parties for the food.