Once again, it went well! I love making things ahead of time. I love to cook, but too much at once is just exhausting.

We used these turkey roasting bags though this year, and while it made cleanup ten times easier, they cooked the turkeys too fast and I would have not liked them quite as done. So, next year, no bags or lots less cooking time.

I was blessed with being in the right place when I supposed to be, so did not have to make the drive once again to attend a clients birth.  I feel like sometimes God teaches me something through each birth and this one was no different. I was also blessed to overhear a doctor refer to me as a “very experienced doula.”

We had 17 pies that we made, one that we gave away to a doctor friend and the rest vanished rather rapidly after the meal and the next day!

I just canned 14 jars of apple pie filling yesterday in preparation for more pie baking adventures as the apples were wonderful in pies. I had planned on making them all into applesauce, but the pies were so good, I changed my mind. I won a $25 gift certificate to Amazon from Patti Lacy (Thank you, Patti) and spent it on  a Victorio Strainer…which I am very excited to try out! I have been wanting one for a long time and it went on sale last week too, so I only was out $20 about out of pocket!  I envision lots of use  for sauce in my future!

So, here I sit, still tired and worn out from lack of sleep and other things like lack of my vitamins which I forgot to bring, but I am content, happy and so blessed to have such  wonderful family.


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