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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Left at my door

Yesterday was shopping day.  My SIL has changed her way of shopping again.  Instead of every other week, now it's once a month.  When I got home there was a box of food setting on the porch in front of my door.  I haven't a clue where it came from.

Inside were some interesting things.  Lots of bread stuff and one is this strange looking bread.  I don't know what it is.... but at around $4 a pound I can't see me not using it.  There are some recipe suggestions so I may use one of them.  Sure hope it freezes well because that's where it went.  The expiration date was the 13th.  I didn't see any signs of mold on it. 

There was also this.  I thought goodie!  Chicken gravy that doesn't need to be cooked.  It's a very small package so I thought it would be neat for a quick meal.  Then I read the directions.  It makes a half gallon that isn't gravy at all.   It's what's called white sauce for chicken.  It's still gravy to me though.  And, yes, it does need to be heated after mixing.  It just doesn't need to be boiled.  Looks like it might have come from a restaurant supply place or somewhere similar.  It would be great for a large family.  I'm only me.  It's gonna be a challenge to figure out what to do with a half gallon of white sauce all at one time.

This only adds to the mystery of who could have left it for me.  I don't know anyone that works in a restaurant or buys from a supply house either.  My grandmother always told me that when someone likes you, they feed you.  The better the food you are fed, the better you are liked.  Well some person likes me because they left me food.  Since it wasn't cooked...... what does that say about how much I'm liked by this person?  I sure wish Ma Ma was still here so I could ask her.


Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

Do things like that happen often?

Anita Estes said...

Not nearly as much as they used to. In the past I would come home to find lots and lots of quilting stuff. Sometimes the whole porch piled full of boxes and boxes of stuff. I called those mysterious people the quilt fairies.

I can only guess that this might have been someone who knows my bank account is really low these days or a neighbor that went to the food bank but got things they didn't know about using anymore than I do. That's what happens sometimes when accepting food bank foods.... no recipes or suggestions on what to do with it.

I guess now I'll have to call these gifts from the food fairies.

RNMOM502 said...

Lucky you! I love focaccia bread. You can use it for pizza or garlic bread. It's also especially delicious brushed with olive oil, rosemary, parmesan cheese, and garlic. As for the white sauce mix, you can make it up, add any cheeses you have on hand, and freeze it in portions that you can use for future mac and cheese or potatoes au gratin. That is what I do. Great to have on hand. I always use any and all cheeses I have leftover in the fridge. You can freeze it in containers or ziploc bags. You hit the jackpot girl!

kathi said...

ah. the FOOD FAIRIES. they are ALMOST as much FUN as the QUILTING fairies. that white sauce/gravy looks like it could be a TON of FUN. every MAKE white sauce from scratch? pain in the BUTSKY. so yes, make it up. FREEZE it in sizes you can USE. and then. WHOO HOO. i am thinking HOME MADE MAC N CHEESE. YUMMERS. yes. YOU ARE GREATLY LOVED.