Last night, I had the joy of volunteering with the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) in Norfolk, VA.
RMH provides a place for families to stay for extended periods of time if they have a child in the hospital. I don't have kids (yet!) but I couldn't imagine the immense burden these families carry every minute of every day.
My friend, Alysha and I made dinner for the fifteen families that are currently staying at the house.
And this is Alysha!
We realized after it was too late that we should have snapped some shots of us actually cooking instead of opening pre-made bread... but you get the idea.
Here's what was on the menu:
(Alysha chose the recipe for the stuffed shells. I'll be sure to post the recipe as soon as I can get it from her)
Salad and bread
Sarah's Blueberry Pie
Here's the recipe for the blueberry pie. It's so easy!
(Makes 1 pie)
(Makes 1 pie)
1 deep dish pie crust
Additional sugar for blueberries
3 cups fresh blueberries
½ stick butter, melted
8 tbsp all purpose flour
¾ cup sugar
½ tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400º. Pour blueberries into pie crust. Sprinkle some sugar over the top of the blueberries.* Mix remaining ingredients to form batter. Pour batter over blueberries and bake 30 – 40 minutes. Let pie cool partially before serving, so it’s not a runny mess.
So easy! You’ll feel like you’re pouring this glop of stuff over the berries, but it spreads when it cooks, so don’t worry about it. But be ready to pour it on immediately; it does set up a little if it sits and then makes it harder to pour!
I got the recipe from a friend... who got it from a friend... who got it from a friend. So if you're Sarah, your pie rocks! In the words of Ronald McDonald, "I'm lovin' it!"
We hope to do this once a month.If you'd like more information on volunteering with the Ronald McDonald foundation, check out their website. And if you're local to the Hampton Roads area, here's the Norfolk site.
Enjoy your weekend!
P.S. I'm spending my Sunday afternoon painting some more cabinets. I hope to have some more pics to show you in the days to come.
P.S.S. The pics for this post were taken with a camera phone so sorry for the poor quality.