Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Thirty-Fifth Annual

St. Paul Lutheran Church

In the little town 20 miles to the east of us
It was our church when we lived in that town

And for the last 35 years
first, the ladies of the congregation
and then the congregation itself
(both men and women)
have been hosting an annual Salad Luncheon
as a fundraiser

Not only do the ladies (and gentlemen)
Make the salads
But they work in the kitchen as well

And all those 35 years ago,
the formula for the salad luncheon
was established
And remains the same as to this day

Two meat salads

Two vegetable salads

Two Fruit Salads

And always Sally's Bread Sticks

Instead of crackers or rolls

And a bite of dessert

A labor of love for Friend Anna
who makes all of the desserts

And besides a great luncheon

You're given the recipes
Which is nice especially when you're fond of the salads

And this year's table decoration . . .

Wheat and grapes
representing the body and the blood
of Holy Communion

This Wednesday, the Lunch Bunch and I took a road trip.
To attend the Salad Luncheon
Tickets were bought over a month in advance
for tickets are limited and they do sell out fast.

I would never miss the luncheon for it is a rite of June
This Salad Luncheon.

When we lived there, I chaired the luncheon, made salads, served, cleaned up

It's nice, now, to be just a guest!!!

Kudos to the workers and planners for it is still a very successful event
beloved by the community.
And over the 35 years, it has raised many dollars,
some of which go back into the community each year.

It's Friday and I'm joining Michael at Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday


Deanna said...

The Salads look delicious. I think having so many different ones to choose from adds a lot of variety. Makes Salads desirable.

Blessings to you.

Jesus is LORD,

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A different idea for a fund raising meal and everything looks delicious.

Bernideen said...

It looks delicious - I would love this lunch!

Vicki said...

Gosh, this makes me homesick. When I was a kid in the Midwest, we had church dinners in the basement. The women made big batches of noodles with the church's pasta maker. Even the people look the same. :) It was nice to see this.