This morning, Larry & Savannah left bright & early for the Beanfest. What is a Beanfest you ask? (I'm sure you were asking that question, right?) Well, the Beanfest is an annual event that Larry does with our church's youth group. He is the outreach pastor & therefore coordinates members of the church with various outreach/mission projects. Some are local, some are far away. This one is right here in town. The youth (who can be awakened from their summertime slumber!) gather at the church in the early morning hours & make the trip to a local food pantry our church supports. They spend their morning bagging up dry beans for needy families, creating hundreds of small 1or 2 pound bags from the giant vats of beans. Afterward, Larry takes them to eat lunch somewhere & returns to the church for their parents to pick them up. That, my friend, is the Beanfest.
After the Beanfest, I was going to head to the church to pick up Savannah & let Larry finish his workday, but plans went awry. Somehow during the time with the youth, Larry had a muscle spasm in his back that made it impossible for him to drive the vanload of kids back to the church. A quick phone call to one of the other pastors fixed the problem. Larry came home afterward (thank you Bo!!!) and took a muscle relaxer to get the muscle to release. After a few hours of laying down to rest, he's almost completely better. Thank you for the phone calls. Quite a few of you found out about this somehow & called to check on Larry. Wow! Word travels fast, huh?
Tonight, I made these yummy things & put them with some veggies. Everyone LOVED them & boy did they go QUICK!