Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Volunteer- Maryland Food Bank

What a joy it was to volunteer at the Maryland Food Bank.  It was pretty interesting to see the operations of the distribution center.  There are so many boxes it is amazing.  I got to work on the conveyor belt.  FUN!!! If anyone remembers Laverne & Shirley or the I Love Lucy when she works on the conveyor belt.  Food going past and you have to make sure you grab the right items for your station, package them up, and once the box reaches a certain weight seal it, label it, and start a new box.

I will admit there were some things that circled the belt a few times because I had no clue what they were.  Some sort of potato hash brown meal, borscht, and all sorts of things.  It was quite a food learning experience.  

If you have some time you should check out your local Food Bank.  I am sure there are tons of volunteer opportunities.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Banana Cream Pie

First of all I think I need to say Happy Belated Mother's Day to all the mothers out there.  This mother's day was pretty nice.
My one request was a Banana cream pie.  My oldest made one for Easter and I knew I needed another one.  Perfect occasion. Both daughters slaved away in the kitchen making my pie and pies for some of the neighborhood mothers.  Yummy, yummy, yummy.  I demolished this pie.  It was a total sugar rush.  There were water bottles on deck for me to detox but it was sooooooo worth it.  

I also got new leather handbag. Go figure it is the color I envision when I think of banana cream pie.  It is a Canary Coach Phoebe.  Nice and roomy.  Three separate compartments.  LOVE IT!!!  I only have one other Coach bag but I think I may consider this brand a little more.  Here she is at work with me in her very own chair.  My daughters laugh because I will randomly pick up the bag and walk around.  Awesome gift for a purse lover.