Faith, my Cooking Angel, & I made Spaghetti in a meat sauce with fresh mushrooms, broccoli & cauliflower florets today. We ended up with two huge pot fulls & a medium sized one too. It was all eaten up except for just a little left over. :) J.J. loaded up the plates really good & I did the same with the salad. We fed 47 people today, but it felt like we fed many more. We had a lot of regulars today & some new faces too, which always happens of course. :)
I would like to dedicate today's meal in Gratitude to Frank & Sandy, who so graciously & lovingly have donated funds to help out with the costs, especially after feeding Hilde & I a most delicious lunch at their home earlier this week. :)
Melissa made a whole bunch of yummy garlic bread, which looked great. :) I missed out on it. :o
Thank you for putting your Love into those !!
Marilyn & Brian became the official photographers again. :) Please see all the pictures & movie below. Great job you two !! :) It is always nice to have pictures to post & to share with all the helpers too. Thank you both !! :) And later on Brian got appointed the "Milk Man" to serve milk in small salad bowls. I had forgotten to bring the drinking cups, but we figured it out anyway. :)
Shawne & Tobin it was nice to meet you both & I appreciate your wanting to help out, plus your handing out extra sweets to the people at the parks. :) Most so love those & some came back for seconds as you saw !! :)
Talhia & Tiffini how great it was to see your sweet faces at the parks with us & Tiffini you & your lil' one baked a lot of wonderful cookies !! :) See how fast they went ??!! Tiffini you were a great "Cheese Girl". :) Thank you both lots !! And thank you also for all the clothes & shoes you donated so kindly !! :) Your Mom is smiling down on you from Heaven with pride!! :)
Dave & Linda, my dearest neighbors, I'm running out of ways to thank you, but please know that all of it is deeply heartfelt & my Gratitude is never ending for you both !! :)
And of course we had our three lil' Munchkins, Allison (3), Luke (5) & Jillian (6) with us again to help hand out water, cookies & everything else. :) :) :) All three are our most cheerful helpers & always put big smiles on the faces of "The People in the Parks".
I asked Melissa to let me know what our Munchkins said on the way home & here is what she wrote:
"The kids loved it as usual. They decided they didn't like calling them 'Homeless' or 'Poor people' and wanted just to call them the people in the park. We talked about how God made us all in perfection and equally." Out of the mouths of Babes & of course Melissa, their wonderful Mom !! :)
Good Night now, time to get some rest !! :)
Sleep with the Angels each & everyone of you !! :)