Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday Morning Staff Meeting

It's Monday again. How the heck did that happen? The older I get the faster time flies.

This morning I'm serving up something really special.


I will admit that it doesn't look like much. In fact, it looks like a small mound of mashed potatoes. It's a coconut macaroon from a batch that my-nephew-the-baker made for my brother's birthday. Believe me when I say that they do not taste nondescript. They're wonderful.

Forget those sticky, sweet macaroons that you buy at the store, or every piece of dry meringue you've ever eaten. These are light as a cloud. In fact, you must handle them gingerly because they break apart easily. They're slighly sweet and very moist and fluffy. Just terrific.

My nephew says that the secret is to make French Meringue, which involves beating the egg whites to a soft peak stage before adding any sugar.

I know you will love them.

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This morning is going to be a short one because I'm leaving to sit in on my mom's doctor's appointment. I'll be just another set of ears, making sure that nothing is missed or misunderstood.

In these staff meetings I try to share some interesting things I've found during the week. If you're interested in helping women in need there's a clearing house for volunteer efforts to improve the lives of women and children living in shelters.

This is a subject near to my heart because I had a friend who spent almost a year in a long-term shelter with her five children. It's hard to make a temporary dwelling feel like home, especially for the children. The site is called Enchanted Makeovers.

They have all types of projects ranging from re-decorating the spaces to providing colorful pillowcases and other handmade items for the residents.

Here's a video featuring the founder.

Enchanted Makeover Video

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Sorry, that's all from me today but be sure to come back tomorrow when I'll tell you the rest of the Harvest Fest story.

I'm turning the meeting over to you. Feel free to discuss whatever is on your mind today.


Vee said...

Oh dear! It's the dreaded 503 error message and it just ate my comment. Trust me, it was filled with witticisms and simply precious. :D

chocolatechic said...


I had the weekend almost all by myself.

What did I do? I cleaned my oven.

I'm such a thrilling person.

Vee, I'm sorry your message is gone.

Spend the Thyme Farm said...

Thanks for sharing about Enchanted Makeovers. What an amazing organization. What a great way to share what you love (be it home, family, garden) with others who have so little.

Belle said...

I also thought Enchanted Makeovers was a wonderful organization. My family donates toys clothing to our local women's shelter, but I love the idea of re-decorating rooms and making them so cheerful.