Mr. Perdue and his team doesn't get, I wasn't hungry for it. In fact, I only ate a couple of Suz's chocolate chip cookies, which were yummy. I made her crockpot mac and cheese, which I'll include the recipe for. It's always a crowd favorite, and if you're fixing it for very many people, I'd suggest doubling the recipe. I made some roasted potatoes and I heard they were good, too. Then I made the most delicious salad, but that's going to be in my post tomorrow for part of my summer favorites. I did end up working in the kitchen most of the afternoon, but to see the faces of my nephews and niece eating and swimming, well, it's always worth it. I thankful that I'm able to do it and that I have a place they like to visit.
They swam like ducks. Eli, especially, loves it. I think he could stay in the water forever. He's so cute. He comes out when he has to go potty. He says that the pool water makes him have to go a lot. You have to wonder about the kids who stay in the water for a long time and never come out to go to the bathroom or the woods or whatever. Hmmmm.
Eli and Ross have a little bond between them. Eli thinks he's just as big as Ross. He likes to ride in Ross's big truck and when Ross's friends were in the pool and Eli had gotten out, when he got back in, he said to Ross and his friends, what're y'all doing. It was hilarious. Ross throws Eli up in the air, and Eli hits the water and comes up every single time with the biggest grin on his face. He wore Ross out last night. I bet that big boy is sore today. He lifted every single one of the kids and threw them. Even Reid. Here he is throwing Eli. He's on his tip toes so he can get him just as high as he can.
Today it's back to the grindstone, working at home getting depos out. I'm trying so hard to stay caught up. The family vacation is in a little less than three weeks. Ross is taking a friend and not sure yet if Cam is. You talk about testosterone. Honey, I'm gonna be surrounded by it for eight days in a relatively small two-bedroom condo. The boys fish and so they're gone most of the time, but when they're there, OMGosh. It's a lot of togetherness.
Here's the recipe for Suz's World Famous Crockpot Mac & Cheese
1 tall can evaporated milk
1 1/2 cup milk
1/2 stick butter
3 cups sharp shredded cheese
1 tablespoon salt
1 (8 ounce) box cooked macaroni.
Spray your crockpot with cooking spray. Mix all of the above. Cook in crockpot on low for 3 1/2 hours. My crockpot is whack, so it cooks really quick. It cooked it in about half the time. Know your crockpot.
Till tomorrow. Enjoy your Monday!