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2nd Sunday – Oct 2016

2nd Sunday Dinner

2nd Sunday Dinner

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2nd Sunday Dinner

I had my left knee replaced, making both withing a three week period and this Second Sunday was even more difficult than the last one….but our awesome neighbors came to our rescue!  I feel terrible that I didn’t even take ONE picture of the set up, or dinner – that’s how weak I was feeling, sorry folks. 

So, before the first surgery I had made Au Jus and purchased the deli style cooked roast beef to serve as French Dip Sandwiches.  Both were in the freezer along with a few batches of brownies and Circus Sugar Cookie bars.

However, the problem was sides/salads and more desserts.  I was not feeling well and Stan had his hands full of taking care of me AND getting the house ready.  Our son Derek came over Saturday night to help set up the tables, chairs and some other things (thank you a billion times over Derek!).  But, during the week, I was worried about it and just knew I couldn’t make anything….I wasn’t even making food for us, unless making a glass of chocolate milk counts.

So I put out a call for help on the neighborhood facebook page, and boy, everyone was so willing to help! In no time at all people volunteered to bring the food we needed and it was all set.  Stan and I are incredibly grateful to our friends-neighbors (same thing) who came to our dinner and help to strengthen our community in such positive ways. Also to my sister Jody who took over the kitchen and made sure everything was running smoothly since I wasn’t able to during the dinner – THANK  YOU SIS!!!

ANNOUNCEMENT:  We have a new grand baby coming in November and we are SO THRILLED! However, because this little one is not geographically close to us, we are on stand by and will be traveling as soon as we get ‘the word’ the baby is on it’s way:) This means that we will be taking a hiatus to our 2nd Sunday dinners for November and also through the holidays.  When we start up again, we will post and let y’all know!!!

Now for the dinner:

I served the BEST EVER FRENCH DIP SANDWICHES and you can get the recipe HERE

Au Jus and Beef Sandwich for French Dip

The BEST Ever French Dip Sandwich with Homemade Au Jus

Also CIRCUS ANIMAL COOKIE BARS and you can get that recipe by clicking HERE

Circus Animal Cookie Bars

Circus Animal Cookie Bars

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2016

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  1. Janine Huldie says:

    Aw, thanks for the update and huge congrats not he impending arrival. Very excited for you and can’t wait to here that the littlest one has indeed arrived. Keep up updated when you can now 🙂

  2. You know it’s bad when you don’t even take pictures for your blog! Hope you’re feeling back in the game soon.

  3. Tasha says:

    Glad everything worked out…and how helpful your friends/neighbors were! I had NO idea the grand baby would be coming this soon! How exciting! Your life just doesn’t slow down at all, does it? lol

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