I baked something today, but do not have the time to post it because I have to go to bed.
I sound like a little girl who got herself in trouble.
I have to go to bed because I’m a wee bit tired because I was full out busy today with not a moment to rest
Actually, this would be that moment!
I drove 4 hours to pick my daughter up from college, so she could spend the weekend at home.
The reason being, her brother is running his first cross country sectional/regional meet with his varsity team. And if they qualify for states in tomorrow’s race, the team will run that next week.
Throughout the season and in years past when our oldest daughter ran with them, the night before a meet or big important race, there would be a big pasta party. The coaches attend and it’s a great way for the team to do some bonding and have some fun the night before the race. Of course, they can’t have too much fun and it has to end at 9 pm because they all have to run the following morning.
Because our daughter was coming home, she would be reuniting with old teammates, and because we hadn’t hosted one yet, I decided that we would do tonight’s.
It was absolutely wonderful and the kids really seemed to be enjoying themselves.
It wasn’t the whole team since it’s only varsity running in the post-season with a few junior varsity kids practicing along with them, but there were about 20-25 people.
And boy did they eat!
I baked a lasagna, some stuffed shells with Alfredo sauce (which I thought I had on 365, but can’t seem to find. Hmmmm…Guess I’ll have to do a more thorough search and then if I don’t find them, make them.), and a dessert.
I’ll post the dessert tomorrow.
I made meatballs and spaghetti and made Giada’s Marinara Sauce to go with it.
They also had a salad and of course, some garlic bread. Ok, the bread I didn’t make from scratch.
Maybe next year.
It was a pretty awesome time, especially because the kids are so great and really get along well.
We decided tonight that we would host the sectional/regional pasta party every year.
He just has to make sure he keeps running varsity. But I don’t think that’ll be a problem because he’s quite motivated to do so.
As a freshman, this year he’s surprised quite a few people and at times even himself.
His sister’s home to watch and his other sister will be going to, so I know he’ll be wanting to impress them even though he won’t openly admit it.
He wants to run below 18:00 minutes.
It’s definitely doable.
Time for bed.
There’s a race to volunteer at in the morning.
I give you all BIG baking hugs and muffins!
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