It has been my privilege to be on our church's
food committee for the past several years.
Sometime's it's a lot of work but there are always so many
wonderful folks who step up to the plate
to volunteer their time and talents in this department!
Today we served a luncheon to our local ESL
(English as a Second Language)
ladies and their preschool children
who meet weekly on Thursdays to learn English
and have some much needed time with their peers.
These dear ladies belong to local Old Colony Mennonite churches
and many have come directly from Mexico.
They speak Low German and are eager to learn English and other
skills such as computer work, self care, and all the things
that come with living in such a different environment and location!
Peeking into the Nursery Class
window where games are
played, stories are read,
and lots of fun is had by all,
while mom's are learning
|Teaching and Learning|
Our food committee serves lunch to this program a few times a year.
Today our menu was Cabbage Soup, dinner rolls, cheese slices,
raw veggies and cupcakes.
A simple but wholesome and delicious lunch.
The recipe we used was from our sister church's cookbook,
Family Favourites - Mapleview Mennonite Church,
and was submitted by Idella Leis, a former well loved
pastor's wife at that church.
If you need a delicious hearty large pot of soup - try this one!
Main Course Cabbage Soup
(serves approx. 10 people)
1 lb. hamburger
1 medium onion – chopped
½ Cup Diced Celery
½ Cup Green Pepper
2 Tbsp. Oil
2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. sugar
¼ tsp. black pepper
½ tsp. paprika
1 28 oz. (796 mL) can of diced tomatoes
4 Cups hot water
2 cubes or sachets of Beef Bouillon
2 Cups Diced Potatoes
1 Cup Diced Carrots
3 Tbsp. chopped parsley
7 Cups coarsely chopped cabbage (packed)
Brown the beef, onion, celery and green pepper in oil until all redness is gone. Add all the ingredients except the cabbage. Cook for 1 hour.
Add the cabbage and cook for an additional hour.
|Beautiful voices in prayer before the meal.|
Kudos to Shirley Bauman and her team for organizing this worthwhile program!
How was your Family Day?
Ontario celebrated this day on Monday and we had some
fun sledding down the barn hill ...
Here is the link to the video
(Blogger doesn't seem to like videos so I've made a Youtube one too):
"There she goes"
Till next time ........ stay warm and healthy. Spring is on it's way, right!?