Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lunch Bunch

A group of women in my neighborhood have started a group. Sometimes the group is to have a tutorial on a craft, a service like getting stuff ready for the local PTA, or just lunch. I like to feed people. One of my Mom's favorite women in the Bible is Esther. Esther fed her husband once. Then again. She built a relationship with him. She knew she could tell him what Haman's devilishness. Women need women to have support, a kind word, or a chance to just talk for no other reason than to talk.

I decided to host a lunch bunch instead of a craft tutorial. So I made soup. Chili, Roasted Butternut, and Chicken Noodle. And of course there was bread for sopping up the soup: sourdough, rye, and corn bread (recipe below).

Women and children came. Children came in the door and went straight back to the racetrack in the backyard. Women had a chance to chat and chat and chat. It was great!

The children eventually came into play. I hope that women had a chance to build relationships for whatever is needed now or later.

Corn Bread
Source: Jill Kirkham

1/2 cup butter
2/3-cup sugar
2 eggs
1-cup buttermilk
1 cup yellow corn meal
1 cup flour (whole wheat or white) OR 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup white flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp soda

Melt butter and stir in sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Combine buttermilk and soda; stir into mix. Add corn meal, flour, and salt; stir until blended. Pour into 8-inch pan. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until middle isn't doughy.


Sue said...

I love when moms get together during the week like that. Everyone wins!


Jocelyn Christensen said...

Looks like a great gathering of women! :)

Casey and Brittny said...

Thanks for hosting, Wendy. Women really do need other women! My mom and I aren't so opposed to the "it takes a village" concept - you know, where we all live close together and are around to talk, help, chat, etc. whenever it is needed and wanted. Thanks for providing lunch - it was yummy! One day I want to have a backyard as cool as yours, too.