Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Last weekend my grandparents came in town so they could go to the 100th anniversary of the church they were members at for 60-some years. I went to the mass with my cousin, and a couple aunts and uncles. Man I do not understand Catholic masses. There were guys with swords and fancy hats. I asked my uncle about it, he said they were the Knights of Columbus, but did not explain exactly what they were doing there. So it remains a mystery. And for such a big event they had some random guy from another church do the mass and he said it was the 50th anniversary, not the 100th. My aunt explained it was a big honor to have him do it because he was the diocese bishop or something, it just seemed like they had their own priests do mass for 100 years and then random guy comes in to steal all the thunder. At least that's how it seemed to a protestant, haha. After the mass they had a reception where my grandparents were mentioned for being some of the longest active church members. It was really neat. My grandma has been losing her memory the past couple years, and it was nice to see her talking with people who I think she remembered in that part of the old-memories brain storage. They had pictures of church member guys during the war up at the reception and one was my grandpa. What a stud! Otherwise... I've been feeling so lazy lately. I don't know, maybe I'm in a funk. I made some stuff this weekend. Soup which was delicious. Pasta e fagoli. Recipe from Liz, this one mine actually does turn out as good as hers :) And a fail: Mom and I made kettlecorn a few weekends ago and it was delicious! I'm not sure what I did wrong, but I totally burned it :( AND I lost another spoon I can't understand these things, you'd think from looking at it I poked it into the flames of hell, but no, nope, just stirring some popcorn. Did these spoon designers not understand the spoons intended purpose?? It couldn't have been hotter than 200*, I mean, come on! Lastly, I was SO excited to see these back in stores: I have 3 cranberry recipes I love: vegan cranberry crumble, cape cod cranberry cake/bread, and cranberry chocolate chip muffins. The bag says you can just throw the whole bag in the freezer and then take them out whenever later, and no need to even thaw them. I am thinking of seriously stocking up since they really are only in stores for 2 months. Hmmm, how many bags would last me a whole year... Someday Anne's future house is going to have a huge freezer in the basement and I can stockpile and hoard to my hearts delight. But for now I can probably only have a bag or two, wah wah. Back to this these days studying with my little study buddy! I'm already 2/3 done with OB, crazy! Everyone else already got to see a baby born already, but my mom's were just not dilating. Oh well, maybe next week!