It's been a long, wet week. More rain in a week in some areas than we usually have in a year. We are a plains desert area. Less than 15 inches in a YEAR.
Thinking about what one would grab if flood waters were only minutes away and there was an evacuation order. And me, being blessed with only normal rain showers at my house and living several miles from the South Platte river. A farmer on the news said the water was a mile wide in places. I tend to believe his estimate as farmers know what they are talking about--just think--as wide as the Mississippi River.
Sunday afternoon I made cookies for lunches this week at church for our emergency responders and displaced people.
This double batch using my favorite mixing tool with a thick wooden handle was supposed to be chocolate chip. The bags of morsels I found in the cupboard were white chocolate and butterscotch and were used instead of making a trip to town. I bake so seldom any more it's a wonder I had any.
I have these metal utensils that I hunted down after watching a PBS cooking show and seeing a man use one when he made bread. I love it so much that I have a short handled one and a long handled one. They come from some country in Europe and make mixing the flour into bread or cookie dough EASY and enjoyable.
I believe I just might grab these if I had only minutes to leave my home.
(Edit: I just saw this on another blog! It is a Danish whisk and can be found on Amazon.)
Only a few came for lunch today but our Monday team had a great time working together and sharing the delicious food.
Look for bliss even in devastating times because it is there.