August 24, 2015
Sister Fanning made a trip to the grocery store for some things for lunch and family home evening.
The sisters and elders came for lunch today. It was a regular work day, so we made it a quick and simple meal. We had ham, cheese, and tomato sandwiches; chips; fresh fruit; and ice cream sandwiches.
Elder Fanning got his computer updated to Windows 10. He spent an hour and a half on the phone with our bank trying to figure out how to deposit a check via the computer and phone. The new Windows is not compatible with some of the programs. He still did not get it taken care of. We ran out of time and had to leave for family home evening.
After lunch, Sister Fanning started on the treat for family home evening. Sister Fanning had the battle of the custard today. She was trying to make English trifle for family home evening at the base. The last two packets of custard from England had expired and were no longer good. So she decided to make it from scratch. The first double batch curdled so it went down the garbage disposal. The second double batch was perfect when she took it off the stove. But by the time she got back to it to add the vanilla, it had also curdled. She used some kitchen wizardry and managed to thicken it and make it creamy. She’s probably the only one who could tell that it was not quite right. It was lots of effort and frustration. She looks fondly back on the days when she could open a can of Ambrosia custard in England. It was layers of angel food cake, Danish dessert, fresh berries, custard, and whipped cream. She finished with the trifle just in time to leave.
We picked up Lacey for family home evening. We escorted the sisters onto the base. Elder Fanning also escorted one of the civilian families onto the base. We were not able to use the regular large room at the fellowship hall because someone was already in it. We used one of the small classrooms. Sister Fanning gave a lesson on the Book of Mormon on the Battlefield. We had several families come: a family of six, a family of five, a family of four, and a family of three. We also had the sister missionaries, a new convert, a sailor, Tiffany, a civilian young adult, and an investigator and her grandson. With us that makes 28; the most we have ever had. Everyone had a great time. The trifle was a real hit. There was none left. We dropped Lacey off at her house and got home about 9:30.