I actually went back with a plan, freezer meals. Enough for a week or so. I made lasagna, meatloaf, turkey pot pie, and ham & cheese sliders. I also made a turkey breast and mashed potatoes (a mini Thanksgiving meal). The turkey would make good sandwiches to go with the soup. We had some pumpkin pie and I made hot fudge pudding cake. I labeled everything with marker, so Dad would know when to put it in and at what temperature. A few calls back and so far nobody has a case of food poisoning. I guess the hired man wants to know if I'm coming back this weekend.
I had to call Dad to ask for his recipe. My siblings and I have been chuckling about the fact that none of us know how to make oyster stew. I got some oysters this week and will give it a go.
Dad's Oyster Stew
Heat to desired temperature
It was a short but positive trip back. It is always good to go home.