Monday, June 1, 2009

Live it Out

This has been a rather busy few days!

This weekend, Krystyne and I volunteered with a youth-oriented challenge called Live It Out at our church. We were among 60 mentors working on almost 30 community-focused projects with teenagers from the Uxbridge area.

Our project was called “Hospitality”. We provided lunch for some of the volunteers working on two other projects – planting a community garden and running a sports camp for some younger kids in the area – and had a great time doing it!

LIO_Kitchen The garden and sports camp took place on Saturday at St. Paul’s Presbyterian church in Leaskdale. Krystyne and I, along with Craig and Lissa – two teenaged volunteers – hosted a BBQ out of the church kitchen. It was nice to see a “peanut-free” warning on both the front door of the church and on the cupboards.

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The night before, Craig and Lissa helped bake 150 chocolate chip cookies to go along with the burgers and hot dogs. Everyone loved it!

LIO_Cookies Once we had cleaned up from the BBQ, it was back to our house to make freezer meals for a local mom and her family. Craig and Lissa flew through the recipes we had planned out and were hungry for more!

LIO_Onions By the end of it, we had boxed up:

  • 2 9-inch shepherds pies
  • 2 meals of chicken with white BBQ sauce
  • 18 mini-quiche
  • 2 meals of pulled pork with homemade buns
  • 3 8” spaghetti pies
  • 3 8” turkey pot pies
  • and 18 tea biscuits

What a great time! We’re both exhausted today, but it was more than worth it. :)

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