Monday, July 19, 2010
WEST REST HAVEN..FRUIT SALAD
This is Joe...Joe is eating his third bowl of fruit salad..He's the one that always tells me "No you don't."..When I say I enjoy it more then they do..He's ex-military and we talk about places we were stationed and how much we hate civilians.ha.
The lady in the dark sunglasses is the one that came up to me...took both of my hands in her hands and told me how much they appreciated what I was doing. That it meant so much to them to know that someone cared enough about them to come and do this for them. She almost made me cry. She was so sincere and they are all so grateful for what I'm doing. Makes me feel so good, I can't tell you.
The lady in the blue is funny..She never fails to make me laugh and she always gets my smart ass remarks. The guy in the back gives me thumbs up all the time. He doesn't say much but that thumb is pretty active.
The lady on the end is one of my favorites. She has difficulty speaking and has to strain to be heard, but she lets me know what she wants and is the one that used to be a kolache cook and always wants me to make them.
If it wasn't so time consuming I would. I'm thinking about making them at home and then take them up there to put the fruit in and bake...but it still takes a long time and some of them can barely make it through the hour and a half I'm usually there for.
But the fruit salad was such a hit. I had bananas, oranges, apples, plums, grapes, blue berry's, strawberries, and pineapples. With ready whip on top. I had a huge bowl...it's about 16 inches across and 8 inches deep and it was full to the top..and there was just enough for about 3 helpings when I left. We voted and we're having banana splits next time.. I'm getting vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry Blue Bell ice cream. Will get small scoops and give them one each on top of a 1/2 banana and we still have the sauces left over from before and getting some cherries to go on top. Can't do nuts as most don't have the teeth for it and have to watch out for allergies..When Joe asked for his 3rd bowl ( I had to sneak it to him. He was pissed because we were out of whipped cream. So I'll make sure there is plenty of whipped cream. So ...another visit to the old farts..It was so much fun. Oh...and I went into Prestons grandma's room and she was asleep and I said "get your ass out of bed, I made fruit salad." She jumped up and said "let me get my drawers on."...I really like her. She also got a piece of the birthday cake I made for Preston. I teased him about not sharing it with anyone so he took her a piece...Maybe if I keep doing this I'll guilt the people that have family there into visiting them more. Oh..and the funniest part was in telling them about getting the fruit I went to HEB( Texas Grocery Store) to get the fruit as they have the best selection of fruit and the freshest, and get more for the buck..Did a lengthy HEB commercial. When I was serving this one guy(his mom is a resident) he grinned real big and said "I work for HEB in San Antonio and that's the best commercial for HEB I've ever seen. Ha. Life is good in West, by Goddess, Texas. wish you were here.