Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Quiche Project

Two years ago our family started Operation Service. Our goal was to serve a nutritious meal to some of our elderly neighbors. We have one widow and two widowers right on our little end of the street. They are so kind to us and our children.

Some weeks are better than others with actually getting the meal out and delivered. It really depends on what I'm serving my family for dinner. If I prepare a roast, I always share. If I prepare a potpie with leftover roast, I only sometimes share. (I have to make sure there is enough to feed my own family first.)

When I decided I wanted chickens, my plan was to make quiche as part of Operation Service. For some reason, older people love this bacon-cheddar quiche, as I have discovered through several family members. So yesterday afternoon, I decided to use some of the dozens of eggs in my fridge, and I set out to make quiches. Two, in fact. One to split amongst the neighbors and one for the children's breakfast.

And while it was still warm from the oven, we delivered quiche to our elderly neighbors. Five of the children walked with me and were very proud to carry and personally deliver the food. (One neighbor wasn't home, so I delivered it on my way to my town meeting last evening.)

Spenser's drawing from church sums up how we feel. I We are happy when we serve others.

(Sadly last night on my way home from the meeting, there was an ambulance in front of Bud's house. He was having chest pains and called 911. He was walking and alert, so we are hopeful and praying for him. We heard he was being transferred to a hospital in Baltimore today.)

And, since I'm talking about eggs, I just had to show you these humongous eggs. I'm sure there's a whole bunch of double-yolkage going on in those eggs.


They are so big, the lid won't even close!

8 comments:

FinnyKnits said...

You are raising a pack of civic-minded angels, Lera - seriously. I am always so impressed with how much you all give back - it's inspiring.

And those eggs? Well, it's a little scary to see that you're clearly raising TRexs in your backyard because WHOA those are some big eggs.

nikko said...

What a great family project. It's so easy to think of giving during the holidays, but kudos to you for teaching your children to serve others all year long. :o)

Emily said...

The two of you are RAISING SOME FANTASTIC HUMAN BEINGS! Well done!

That last picture of the egg in the box - scaryyyy! LOL!

hooli said...

Even more proof that fertility might just be in the water...

Sandy said...

What a kind act to teach your little ones...and I know you must get as much out of this as the actual recipients do!! Love the sizes of your eggs..

Terresa said...

Operation Service is a great idea. {I'm taking notes here...} And all those eggs would make a lovely quiche! Mmm!

Amy said...

This is awesome for you to do, Lera. Would you mind posting the quiche recipe? It looks delicious!

amandajean said...

love the drawing and the sentiment behind it. good for you for setting a wonderful example for your kids. that quiche looks wonderful!