|New Year's Treats from Neighbor S: Doughnuts, Vegetarian Cabbage Rolls|
Homemade Armenian Pumpkin Preserves
On Sunday, my daughter and I masked up and called on neighbor S and her family, paying them a holiday visit! They wore their masks, too, and asked if we would like to stay outside in the garden or come inside. We really appreciated being given the option, but, we chose to go inside. We all stayed masked during the visit and they kept the front door open for ventilation, which we appreciated very much. We exchanged gifts with them, which included these mini wallets my daughter crocheted as part of her gifts to S's daughters:
|Crocheted Mini Wallets|
|Crocheted Triangular Shawl|
A basket of gifts I put together:
And a tea cup candle.
Along with their gifts to us (make up and skin care products, a lovely plaid scarf , a packet of chocolate wafers, and chocolates), S gave us a plate of doughnuts, a jar of homemade Armenian pumpkin preserves (different from the Sri Lankan pumpkin preserves we used to make the love cake), and a plate of vegetarian cabbage rolls, made by her sister-in-law, filled with a mixture of grains and lentils. Apparently, they are a traditional New Year's dish.
|Armenian Pumpkin Preserves|
I was grateful to receive all the food, but, I shared some of the doughnuts with neighbor T, because my daughter and I have been eating too many sweets since before Christmas! Spread the joy and the calories! LOL!
After we came home, I called friend A to check on her; she's feeling a little better, she said, but her younger daughter was having a fever. We will visit once everyone is feeling well, again.
Cousin R had called and left a message while we were out, so I called her back. She had her booster shot, last week, and had been down with side effects. She said she cleaned out her closet, after Christmas and kept a bag of clothes aside for us! It's a good thing my daughter went through her closet and set aside a bag of clothes to donate! LOL.
Later in the evening, I called friend R and chatted with her for a bit.
My daughter is doing some meal planning this week and cooked some chicken breasts in a spicy garlic sauce today:
|Spicy Garlic Chicken|
She sauted the chicken and added the sauce she mixed up (soy sauce, sriracha sauce, minced garlic, onion powder, and a little bit of sugar) and let it cook down. Delicious!
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to visit neighbor S and family
- Their continued generosity
- Phone calls with family and friends
- Working appliances
- Daughter meal planning and cooking
Today's joyful activity was visiting neighbor S and family.
Plans for tomorrow include some house cleaning and tidying!
How was your Sunday? What are your plans for Monday?