Pancake mix present for Christmas!
January 14, 2010 7:43am CST
One of my brothers lives in a house with assistance. Sometimes the people who assist him get extra food and pass it on to all the clients. Well, they gave my brother the biggest container of pancake mix I ever saw in my life. It was institutional size. They also gave him a huge container of fake maple syrup that had tons of corn syrup in it (my brother is an insulin dependent diabetic) so he gave that to us and a huge institutional-sized brownie mix that was full of sugar. They must have known he would pass it on. Have you ever gotten pancake mix for a special day? Did you get any food, mixes, jars of stuff people made for you to eat or to make something later on?
• United States
15 Jan 10
Just before Christmas, a lot of places bought tons of stuff. But due to people going to their relatives to eat, not having money to go to the place, etc. few people showed up. So they gave huge quantities of stuff to the place that sends assistants to my brothers' home. So they loaded up the assistants with stuff that was not diabetic friendly. The actual assistants, they gave him a bank that counts money. It's electronic. He needed that because he can't count money. He can count by one, or 5 or 10, but not 25 and he can't switch between or among denominations, so he gets messed up and doesn't know how much money he has. But the establishment gave all that institutional stuff out. Well my brother knew they were giving that out and took it with the intention of giving it to us. No worries. If it had been candy, might be a worry. But he doesn't know how to cook pancake mix and he isn't going to eat syrup straight. He can't cook the brownie mix either. He's not oven safe, so that's why he has assistants who come in and help. Mixes, usually have salt and sugar, he knows they usually go to us anyway. I think you're very thoughtful and cards for dinner or lunch so they can enjoy themselves is a wonderful idea.