Summer has been busy for us. It seems like every Saturday for the last several weeks has had something added to it that’s made it a busy weekend and has kept me from having guests for Sunday dinner. Last week we had a missionary family of ten here, so we took them out for dinner. 🙂
This weekend we had the privilege of going to a special birthday celebration for a dear friend in South Carolina. We made the trip there and back in about twelve hours time. It was a blessing to be able to attend. Getting home in the evening kept me from preparing a meal for Sunday. I was so very glad that I had a frozen dish of Tomatoes, Sausage and Pasta in the freezer. I learned a long time ago that it’s just as easy to double a recipe when you’re cooking and put one in the freezer for a busy day. Many recipes double very easily. I know I’ve said this before, but it’s worth repeating. You’ll be so glad to have something you can just pop into the oven when you’re busy or when you just don’t feel like cooking!
I added salad and toasted bread and dinner was done when we got home from church! I also served Blueberry Crisp for dessert. We were hungry for blueberry or blackberry cobbler, using some of the fresh fruit we’d gotten, but this light version of a crisp satisfied our hunger just as well (and with lots fewer calories and fat grams!).
Hot out of the oven… Can you smell it?
Wrapped and ready to deliver…
Do you have something you do for others that have shared with you from their garden? What is it? What’s been cooking in your kitchen this week?