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