(This is part of 3 posts. Click here for the first post and here for the second.)
We got to laugh.
We got to eat some good food.
We got to take home some really good treats.
And we got to make a difference in the life of others.
Together 17 women and 1 man pulled their resources, each giving what they could and if they could and we raised $130.
We bought a goat and 2 chickens.
Goats nourish hungry children and families with healthy milk, cheese, and yogurt. Chickens provide fresh eggs that are rich in protein and nutrients, and extra eggs and chicks can be sold to pay for basics. To learn more about what one goat and two chickens can do for a family, click here.
We also were able to give to help mothers in Afghanistan.
Every 30 minutes, an Afghan woman dies of childbirth-related complications. In fact, tragically, almost half of all deaths of women age 15-49 in Afghanistan result from complications during pregnancy and childbirth. Most of these deaths could be prevented with increased access to maternal health services. To learn more about what just a little less than a dollar a day can do for other women, click here.
To see how you can make a difference both in the United States and around the world, visit World Vision’s Gift Catalog.
My hope is that someday me and a bunch of women from the Midwest will have built a school. Till then maybe we’ll just start with this or this.
I am so excited to share a post I did for Frosting for the Cause today. It’s in tribute to my mother, in celebration of who she is, being 9 years cancer free, and for her her delicious banana puddin’, which of course has my own twist on it.
Here is just the start …
This past year I’ve grown an obsession with baking. Baking things I find. Baking things I create.
My husband just shakes his head when I bring home a new cook book. How many is too many? At one point should I seek professional help?
I’m not sure exactly where this new found love came from. My mother can’t make cookies to save her life. She often came to class parties with a bag of Oreos. I always thought it was because she worked at home and outside the home and there simply wasn’t enough time in the day. As I look back now, I realize it probably had more to do with the fact that she really couldn’t bake a batch of cookies without burning them. Ever.
Head on over to Frosting For the Cause to read the rest …
Last night my padres joined us for a pre-Thanksgiving dinner. This year we will be spending Thanksgiving with Nana and Pa so Grandma and Poppa joined us for some yummy, homemade broccoli/cauliflower/cheese soup, accordion potatoes, and these yummy, mini apple pies.
This is a really ingenious idea. Personal mini apple pies. Great portion control … unless of course, you eat like 4 at a time. Fun for the kids too. There are a couple steps – bake apples, make dough, chill dough, roll and cut dough and then bake – which can seem at first a bit overwhelming but once you do it you realize they are easy steps to do. You can do one and go to work on something else and come back and finish that step and start another. And then go do something else again.
And I actually found these less intimidating to make, the dough part, than an actual standard pie (which I’ve only done once). I am always nervous at the thought of making homemade pie crust and struggling with the kneading and rolling. But when you are just making smaller versions … well it just seemed more doable to me.
And they turned out great!
Thank you to Momma’s Gotta Bake for sharing.