We did everything this weekend. Yes everything. First of all, Jim ran his first ten miler. The first time I ran ten consecutive miles I was 14 and there was a cider mill at the end. Well neither of those things were going on around here this weekend so kudos to Jim. Instead, at the end was mowing the lawn and going to a Harry Connick, Jr. concert. (This was more of a reward for me for sure.) Man I love that guy.
Sunday was volunteer day and then fun stuff around the house. Makeovers on the porch for the girls and building a bike rack in the barn for the boys to be specific. I highly recommend these things. We rounded out the day with some fresh Chicken Wings and a shot at my Grandma’s (dairy free) “wacky cake”. It’s a Depression-era recipe that uses vinegar and baking soda power instead of eggs and butter. I loaded it up with coconut oil which is what I do to pretend I’m eating healthy. This was exactly what the weekend was missing as it turns out.
Speaking of recommendations, I want to give a plug for “My A to Z Recipe Box” which was Hadley’s kindergarten graduation gift from me. We really love it! And I’m in the process of filling it up with additional recipes from the Grandmas in our life. So if you are one of them, start thinking about a few of your signature recipes that you want to pass on. It is such a special thing! It warms my heart and makes me feel full inside just looking at my grandma’s handwriting.