Easter 2

It has been a short week with the Easter Monday Holiday but, even so, there has been a surprising amount of activity in the world of Day Camps!
       More Host Church Applications have been received; these are not “new”locations but places that had asked to be “pencilled in”. There is always a certain amount of anxiety on the part of this Day Camp Director, until the completed form and deposit are in my hands! Unfortunately there has not been as much action on the Team badgering front. Many emails and messages have been sent out but so far, no responses. It is not yet time for “panic mode” although it would certainly be nice if a few more candidates were to come forward!
     One very bright note was a text yesterday from one of the young women I had approached about leading a Training Day Camp. She has been praying about it and has decided to “try”!We are meeting next Wednesday so I can explain whatis involved as, although she has led a Team, she has never had the responsibility of leading a TRAINING Team!!!
     The Liturgical Dance is now ready to roll and I’m praying that enough  people turn up so we can record a decent instructional DVD. All of that work, plus the assembling of Crafts samples is scheduled to take place next weekend whereas tonight is the “Soiree”, the big fundraiser for our sister Ministry- Senior Youth Camp.
     The latter part of the week has been spent in much baking and cooking in preparation for this weekend. The Huyers are staying over tonight and I shall be babysitting my 2 Godsons as their parents organise the Soiree. Then tomorrow they are holding a Staff meeting here in the afternoon, ending with an early supper, which I’m catering. Wouldn’t you know it is also the Sunday I’m on duty for lunch at Church so baking has included the prerequisite two dozen bagels and a huge pot of vegetarian chilli has also been prepared!
      This evening we are going to have an early High Tea together before Victoria and Timothy head over to set up for Soiree. Being on my own for much of the winter, not too many weekend High Teas have been prepared so it has been rather nice to assemble this one.This type of meal works really well when serving little guys because they can choose small things and are not faced with “something in sauce”, which does not seem to go over well with most toddlers.
    For the Staff Supper I am doing homemade pita stuffed with a curried chicken filling and served with sweet potato chips. For dessert they will be having ginger cake and Chai Lattés. 


Besides the whirlwind of cooking, this week has included more gardening(yay!), making of House Garlands for the crafts sale at our Day Camp CoffeeHouse (coming up on May 9th), sewing (finally) a ruffled top made with another piece of fabric given to me at Christmas by Jill and completing a special wedding gift by making a bouquet of tissue paper peonies!


Yesterday I had the privilege of hosting Sarah, Emma and Jude for morning coffee. Jude is 3 weeks old and I got to hold him and give Sarah the knitted hat and felt booties I had made for him. It seems this is quite the week for visits with little guys and their families!

     As mentioned earlier, the Staff Supper is going to be stuffed pita. This filling is really yummy and you can make it the day before, which helps when one is running a short order catering service!

 Curried Chicken Pita

  • 1 lb. cooked chicken, diced               
  • ½ cup toasted almonds, chopped
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut, toasted
  • ½ cup celery, thinly sliced
  • ½ apple chutney
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. curry powder
  • lettuce leaves
  • 6 pita, halved
In a large bowl combine the chicken, almonds and celery. Place the chutney and curry powder in a blender or food processor andpulse until smooth. Combine the puréed chutney, mayonnaise and toasted coconut in a small bowl. Fold the dressing into the chicken mixture. Line pita halves with a lettuce leaf and fill with chicken mixture. Serves 6.
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