Friday, May 8, 2009

Mother-Daughter Banquet

Last night was the second annual Mother-Daughter Banquet at our church. This is when the ladies of the church - their their mothers, daughters, sisters, in-laws, neighbors, friends, etc. - get together for a lovely dinner served by the men of the church.

The Social Ministry committee did an excellent job (as always!) of setting the table with lace table clothes, bud vases with yellow blooms, and at each place setting, a mini dish of pastel M&Ms and a homemade beaded bookmarker with a cross charm on the end. We had a fruit cup and salad as starters. Pastor Martz told us about the history of Mothers Day and then we had a little multiple choice quiz on certain quotes about mothers by famous authors. I got a 0 out of 10! If you can see close enough in the photo below, the circled answers are my guess - obviously incorrect so if you want to play, I narrowed down the choices for you!

My Grandma, Mom and Aunt B were there from my family. Sadly, with all of us mingling in different directions, we didn't get a photo of the 4 of us. In the photo below, you'll see my Momma in the blue shirt, and behind her in the black shirt, my Grandma. That is my Grandpa serving up the chicken!

We had a dinner of baked chicken breast, steamed cauliflower & brocolli and potatoes. A very simple meal, yes, but it was delicious and satisfying. A good, home-cooked meal that everyone enjoyed.

And for dessert, Angel Food Cake with Pineapple Lush (yes, that's pineapple lush and not egg salad! ha!). And some Lipton's Ginger Twist tea, which was very good (I need to get some new teas in my repertoire).
Pineapple Lush Recipe
1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) vanilla-flavor instant pudding
1 cup thawed whipped topping - or whip up some heavy cream and add sugar to taste
angel food cake

Mix pineapple and dry pudding mix. Gently stir in whipped topping. Serve with angel food cake.

These flowers are for all mothers reading this post!
Happy Mothers Day!

1 comment:

  1. This is very sweet! I am glad to see your Pap hard at work in that picture!