First, as always, tell us how your April Kitchen goals went?
Same as last month (and probably will be again next month!), my main goal was working on my Rookie Class. That and getting ready for our daughter’s First Communion celebration last weekend. Everything turned out great, by the way, everyone loved the food and I think it’s very noticeable when you make things homemade and don’t buy everything at Gordon Foods or Sam’s Club, ya know? Read more about what I served and how I pulled it off in this post from last week, Meal Planning for a Group.
Now, what kitchen goals are swimming around in your brain for May?
New recipes you’re planning to try? A new skill you want to get down? A new technique you want to figure out?
Around here I’ll be…you guessed it, working on my Rookie Class, and also trying to wrap my brain around the fact that my baby boy is graduating. Our 11 year old is finishing elementary school, another son goes to Kindergarten in the fall, and our daughter is the only one without a huge transition coming up, she’s just going to third grade and that’s hard enough on a Mom’s heart. Thank God Kal is going to the Community College for a couple years so he’s not leaving us yet. I tell everyone that he’s not a big enough snot to want him to move out. (I’m convinced that’s why God makes teens such a pain, so it won’t hurt quite as much when they leave us…) Did I tell you that he chose the “buy out” instead of an open house? So we won’t need to plan a big party. We left it totally up to him, but this way didn’t hurt our feelings. 🙂 If you’re planning an open house or any other gathering soon, check out the Real Food Party Planning Guide so you’re sure not to forget anything. It also helps you plan it out ahead of time so you’re not stressed the last day or two before the party.
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