Day Camp “Crafts Day”

          This post is getting started a bit late on Saturday afternoon since I only got back from “Crafts Day” a short while ago and immediately went into high gear, prepping much of tomorrow night’s dinner as well as making tonight’s. But whilst the latter is heating up on the stove I’m only too happy to plonk down in a comfy chair and do a bit of typing! Tomorrow there will be the usual morning
church and in the afternoon it is the Crosstalk Ministries AGM for which I prepare refreshments and take the minutes. After the meeting the Huyers plus Guylaine are coming home for a quick supper before driving back to Ottawa so obviously there is a need to be ready for another Marathon Sunday!
        The crafts afternoon went very well. Five young people came to help and all worked so hard making a wide variety of samples from the Creative Connection and Scrambler sections of the Day Camp Program.
           But as I so often do, I’m getting ahead of myself and need to report a bit on the past week.
Where to start? Well Monday was the Day Camp committee meeting. Since it was the anniversary of my mother’s birthday I baked her special Tropic Aroma Cake, which we all enjoyed for dessert following a chicken and pasta salad with basil pesto dressing. We needed energy to cover a huge agenda and it was so good to share thoughts and ideas and for me to come away with a list of suggestions to help solve some of the long list of problems.
We are specially having difficulty with the plans for the Spring
 Coffeehouse as it has turned out that a number of key people will be away that night, actually enroute back to Montreal from an IVCF event in New Brunswick. We thought we could simply move it to the next evening only to discover an SYC staff meeting was happening that day! So things are a bit up in the air. Later this evening I will be talking with our Coffeehouse Coordinator and hope we will reach a decision.
Throughout the week there has been a steady stream of emails, mostly from host churches and a lot of time is now taken up dealing with this ever-growing correspondence.
Afternoons I have managed to squeeze in extra garden work, some bits and pieces of exterior house painting, baking and crafting 10 pairs of polymer clay “flower’ earrings (hopefully) for the Coffeehouse Crafts table.
  So now with dinnertime fast approaching I still need to set tomorrow night’s supper table and prep more of the food. I’ve decided to make my Mum’s Tuna Buns for the main course and am hoping the little boys will like them. I know they will like dessert, which is honeydew melon and Lemon Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies!
 Tuna Buns are an old family favourite, served with some veg sticks and potato chips they make a yummy supper!
          Tuna Buns
  • 6 hardboiled eggs, chopped
  • 2 tins water packed tuna
  • ½ cup veganaise
  • ½ lb. cheddar, diced
  • 2 Tbsps. sweet relish
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped red onion
Mix all ingredients gently in a large bowl. Fill finger rolls or round buns with a generous amount of the mixture and place in a single layer in a flat baking dish. Cover with parchment paper and bake in a preheated 350ºF oven for approx. 30 mins. or until cheese is melted and the buns are heated through. Serves 6

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