Friday, May 5, 2017

Cooking for the Kids

 Yesterday was the last day of the after school program.  Woohoo!  I'm on summer vacation!  I have the whole summer to figure out how to tackle this next fall if the program doesn't get cut by Mr. Tangerine Man.  For now, I am just going to enjoy not cooking for 50 people each day.  Not to mention the shopping.  I got an email from my grocery store yesterday telling me to check out what's on sale next week and I deleted it.  Ha! That felt good. I wanted to send the kids off with one last good meal so I made BBQ sauce.  They love anything with BBQ sauce on it.

 I made them BBQ'd smoked sausage bites.

 And their other favorite, mac and cheese.

 I had a stash of girl scout cookies and Oreo's that they were happy to see.

I bought too much candy for the Easter baskets I made this year and the kids were happy to polish it off for me. I look forward to a relaxed summer of normal cooking.

13 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

That candy basket looks sinfully delicious!

Mary said...

I am sure you will enjoy the break, but you must be worried about what they will be eating all summer. I am sure they will be missing you!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

yeah...i will worry about them all summer. it must be so tough to go back to not being able to count on daily meals.

lady M said...

It is sad that 45 does not want to care about the most vunerable among us. You see first hand how hungry these kids are and the importance of this after school program. I hope you will use your summer off to let your representatives and 45 know just how valuable this program is to these children before the GOP slashes from the budget in Sept.

Rain said...

I think it's great that you do so much cooking for that program! But the summer off sounds good too :) The food looks yummy!

thecottagebythecranelakethree said...

Well, who wouldn't love that food :-) :-)

have a great day!

Christer.

Gemmagirl said...

Not only has food been taken from the most vulnerable but now their health care. Is there no more shame or sensibility left? My heart breaks for the poor of America. Here in Canada we can hang our heads in shame over the treatment of our indigenous people. Thank you for doing what you have done. You're an example to all of us.

Guillaume said...

Yummy, yummy mac and cheese. Lucky kids.

TARYTERRE said...

YUM! YUM! YUM! Now what to do all summer????

Susan said...

What a perfect send off! Somehow I doubt you will have a lot of time on your hands this summer....

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Those kids are going to talk about you..for a long, long time, remembering full tummies..food cooked with love is always better..and I bet they felt it. The good thing about summer is that FALL is next!

Kay said...

Oh my gosh! What a wonderful treat for the kids!

chickpea678 said...

What a good send off. I am sure they will miss you over the summer.