Ample Harvest – A Good Use for Excess Garden Produce
Our garden is really producing right now. I have way more tomatoes and yellow squash than I can use. Every day, I go out and pick more. So I was excited to hear about Ample Harvest. They promote sharing excess garden produce with local food pantries. This reduces unnecessary food waste.
Webelos Camp at Camp May, Beaumont Scout Reservation, July 2007
Here is a throwback to when LC went to Webelos Camp at Camp May. Several years later he would spend his summers working on camp staff there. This year, he and ZM were supposed to be working at Camp May again, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, camp was cancelled. LC was going to be aqua director and ZM was going to be field sports. But instead they are stuck home with me and The Husband and DS. Not quite what they planned, but we are enjoying our unexpected family time together.
Freezer Meals Recipe: No Boil Mac n Cheese
We make Mac n Cheese pretty often for our freezer meals outreach. This one is very kid friendly and also meatless for Lent. Although this might not be the healthiest dish in the world. 🙂 But these meals are for people who are stressed and need a little extra love. So sometimes we provide that in the form of Mac n Cheese.
Troop Court of Honor – July 2007
Today’s throwback is to some photos I found from a Troop Court of Honor in July 2007. I noticed a few fun things here: How small DS looks, JD’s big smile while receiving an award, LC quietly sitting in the corner, and ZM getting involved in the action.
Boy Scout Summer Camp at Camp Sakima – July 2007
We went to Camp Sakima at S bar F Scout Ranch. The highlight at S bar F is Nim’s Lake, a 270 acre lake completely enclosed by the Scout property, which includes two other Scout camps (Famous Eagle and Gamble) along with Swift Base (a high adventure camp for Venturers, Explorers, and older Scouts). So of course there was lots of canoeing, fishing, and swimming. Interestingly this was the last summer that Camp Sakima was open for traditional Scout Camp. After that, it was dedicated to National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT).
Cooking for a Crowd – Beef Stroganoff
Yesterday we cooked and served a meal at FOCUS, an Orthodox organization which provides a Sunday supper to those in need in our community. We had to provide 150 servings. Cooking for a crowd is always a challenge but somehow we always manage. This time we served beef stroganoff, salad, bread, and desserts.