Most of my day was ordinary - 3 loads of laundry, usual straightening around the house, and lots of time at the computer. I have started working on the book that I am doing on my grandmother's genealogy and it is going to take a lot of time. That line goes back to the 1600's in Connecticut, so that is a lot of generations! As a side note, I recently finished a book entitled The Witch of Blackberry Pond, which I really liked. It is a young adult historical fiction set in the 1600's in Connecticut. I kept imaging my ancestors being like those people.
This evening I went to a Pampered Chef party at Sherri McRae's home. Our friend Cynthia Clark did the party. There was a nice turnout, maybe 8 or 10 people, and Cynthia cooked the best meal. As usual. She is the best cook and makes it all look so easy. She fixed a chicken in their stone roaster in the microwave - nothing added except a small amount of olive oil and some rub - and it took 25 minutes. It was juicy and very tasty. She also fixed some cornbread made from a Jiffy mix, adding grated cheese and cream corn. It was baked in one of their huge skillets. I am going to have to stock up on Jiffy cornbread and make this recipe! Finally, she fixed a salad, showing off a ton of utensils, like the spinner, slicers, julienne cutter, garlic press, etc, etc., etc. She added homemade dressing. It was all very tasty. And of course I spent way too much money, but I am excited to get the order in the next couple of weeks!