Before I got busy baking a pie today, I wanted to make home-made play-dough to send to my niece Olivia. Olivia will be turning five in a few days and while I had already purchased clothing for her, I thought that she might have a lot more fun with the play-dough.
To begin, first I found a recipe for the cooked form of play-dough. Then I gathered the necessary ingredients and in just a few minutes I had a batch of dough that looked like this:
Then I slipped on some kitchen gloves and mixed in food coloring and Voila! Play-dough! This stuff is so easy to make and so pretty once it’s done, I don’t know why you wouldn’t make this. Surely you have a child somewhere in your life that would love some of this play-dough.
Once I got the play-dough in the mail, I was able to focus on today’s pie. The recipient had been on my mind but she was also recommended to me by Peggy, pie recipient #270. When I spoke to Peggy she thought that Wanda might like a quiche so that she could share it with her brother and his wife. That’s the kind of lady that Wanda is – always thinking about someone else.
If you donate blood to the Red Cross in Ashland you have probably seen Wanda. She is one of the volunteers who offers you a cookie and juice after you have completed the donation process. And this is just one of many volunteer activities that Wanda is involved in.
Tonight I brought Wanda a Bacon, Onion and Spinach Quiche along with a small plate of brownies. I wanted to thank her for all that she does to help others. Without Wanda and folks like her, our community would be a very different place.