Chad and Nicole usually eat here on Sundays. They come to get Addie and we have our meal around 3:30 p.m. That gives them time to eat, and get home in plenty of time before dark.
Usually I’m rushing at the last minute to get things done, the kitchen is a mess, I’m flustered and eating doesn’t alway sseem relaxing. I think I lived in Texas and didn’t have guests for dinner for so long that I lost my ability to get a meal on the table and feel organized about doing it.
I’m proud of myself today. I ended up making a smoked chicken mac and cheese. It was ready an hour before time to put it in the oven.
I made a nice salad with all ingredients from the farmers’ market and eggs from Chad’s chickens.
I made homemade Thousand Island Dressing and Ranch Dressing, though the ranch is from the packet that you mix with mayo and milk.
I have the corn all shucked and cleaned and ready to go into the boiling water.
For dessert, I made tapioca pudding and will serve it with sliced strawberries and whipped cream.
This dishwasher is empty. All the pots and pans I used in cooking are washed and put away. The table is set, including dessert dishes. Yes, I’m proud of myself getting this all done and not running around like a chicken with its head cut off trying to get dinner on the table.