We have spent the last 3 days celebrating the life on my Mother in Law, Jane Klik. We had, as Mom had requested, a traditional Polish Funeral. This means at least 2 days of viewing, Polish music playing in the background, both the Polish and American flag proudly displayed, food provided for all visitors throughout the visitation and flowers....lots and lots and lots of flowers!!!! It concluded today with Mass which included traditional Polish hymns and then a full luncheon banquet with an open bar so that many toasts and much good cheer could be shared.
We get tomorrow off and then on Monday morning just the immediate family will be going to the interment at the cemetery. We'll take a couple day break before getting together again as a family to work on all of the thank you cards. That should take a full day with all of us working together.
Slowly life will get back to normal or maybe not to slowly in this household. Tomorrow we are meeting all of the kids at Nicole's restaurant for dinner after which we will be bringing Little Miss home with us for a few days while her Mama gets a well deserved break. Luckily Frank is officially retired as of this past Monday so he will be here too. It takes a village to raise a child and it takes two grandparents to chase around an active toddler.
I am closing this post with the Weekly Menu. Weekly Menu planning is even more important during these extremely busy times. Otherwise you find yourself standing in the kitchen at 5 pm, starving and wondering what to make for dinner and if cookies would suffice. They have in the past but not this week when I need to feed my little Angel Face.
Reception for Mom
Out to dinner with kids
Italian Baked Chicken Legs and Thighs
Baked Sweet Potatoes
Chicken Crepes ala King
Sauteed Chickpeas and Escarole