|The Wednesday Community Meal Carrot Team: Ann, Davis, Terri, Linda and Madeline.|
There were carrots in the salads, roasted carrots as a side dish and carrot ginger cake for dessert.
I am thankful for the wonderful volunteers who spent a large chunk of today's prep time, in the corner of the kitchen, peeling and slicing the pounds and pounds of carrots that our gleaners picked up from The Oregon Food Bank.
It was especially tedious work because the carrots were small and some even came in unusual shapes which made them difficult to peel.
For fun and motivation, volunteer Linda, who has a great sense of humor and is so clever, lined up the more interesting carrots on the window sill above the work station.
"It's a carrot family," she said.
It even looked like they were waving, being friendly and encouraging us to keep on peeling.
We served 284 meals today.
|The friendly carrot family.|