1. I'm happy to report that the London broil stew that cooked all night in the crock pot made a delicious dinner for Mom and me. I also made some cornbread muffins and a green salad. I was especially pleased that the beef was so tender and easy to eat.
2. Today was fruitcake day and Mom and I joined forces to get the ingredients prepared for the batter and then I became the designated stir-er and I helped drop spoonfuls of batter into the fruitcake loaf pans. The fruitcake baked beautifully and after it cooled, Mom enriched the loaves with brandy.
3. After dinner, I made beef stroganoff in preparation for my trip to Oregon on December 3. Mom will have some ready to eat dinners while I'm gone: leftover cabbage and Polish sausage, leftover London broil stew, and beef stroganoff. It helps me feel more at peace about leaving for a week to know Mom has some of her meals already prepared.