I volunteered some time at the Kid's Kitchen this afternoon. I had to take off from work a little early to go. There are about 50 kids in a lower-income area of the city being fed a healthy meal once per day at a recreation center. The gentleman who started the program receives no federal aid or grants and is doing this out of the kindness of his heart. He is into his 80's and can't see well, because when I was introduced and shook his hand I could tell he couldn't see me. He has lots of volunteers that cook and provide food but feels like the teenage girls need connections with women who can mentor them - that's where I come in. There were three of us ladies from our church and we worked on beading projects with the kids. Last week only younger children joined, but this week we had two teenage girls join us so we think we might be on to a great project. What girl doesn't like beading? I thoroughly enjoyed myself and am considering if I can get my work schedule changed so I can go every week. We'll have to see, that kind of depends on my boss and workload.
One of my favorite things: Unbaked Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
You've probably had these before but some of the various recipes just aren't as good as these.
2 cups Sugar
1 stick Butter
1/2 Cup Cocoa
1/2 Cup Milk
Stir and bring to a boil. Boil 3 minutes stirring constantly. Then add:
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
3 Cups Oats
2 tsp. Vanilla
Drop by spoon onto wax paper or aluminum foil. Let set and then eat them all up.
PS These are not on my diet...I'm just saying that when you need a little chocolate, this hits the spot. I needed a little chocolate about 15 minutes ago and I'm enjoying one right now.