I have seen the future and it’s bright.
Eight girls in the 8 – 14 age range came to my home for their first meeting of “Little Women Hospitality.” For two wonderful hours the girls showed me that there is hope for the kids of tomorrow. They were polite, fun, eager to learn and… just adorable. You can see the light of God shining through their faces below. In the USA we are in the midst of an ugly political election and spending time with these girls was like having the windows opened up after a long cold winter.
Two of their mothers came too; one to lead and one to help.
We prayed, had readings about hospitality, talked and then…cooked.
That was my part. I shared my “muffin in a mug, or Muggin” mix with them and each girl made her own mix to take home. Then we helped each one choose a recipe from some of my published recipes:
Directions for the Muggin Mix and the Blueberry Almond Muggin can be found here:
The reader favorite Cinnamon Muggin can be found here:
And suddenly there were 11 people in my kitchen at different counters with measuring cups and spoons and huge mugs of all shapes as each girl made her own muggin.
Nora was the first to get hers in the microwave and there were “oohs” and “ahhs” when hers came out of the microwave and was plopped onto a plate.
I was hoping to take pictures of all eight girls together with their muggins, but by the time the last muggin was done, the early muggins had been devoured. And who could blame them? A warm aromatic muffin is hard to resist.
Today I got a thank you card from the group and two of the girls shared their plans to expand on the muggin theme and to teach some of their friends. Their enthusiasm is palpable.
I will be sharing a new muggin very soon, but for now, enjoy these sweet little faces. And if the future is full of people like them, we will be in good hands.