Starting in 1979, the ladies of St. Paul's Lutheran Church
in Nevada, Missouri
hosted a Salad Luncheon
as a fundraiser
(It was the time that Salad Suppers and Salad Luncheons were popular)
And they're still doing it in 2015!
That's a lot of salads!
That's a lot of luncheons!
That's a lot of funds raised for good causes!
The ladies are always busy in the kitchen
They do limit tickets but they still feed a large crowd.
The menu in 2015:
Celery and Parmesan Salad
- Yummy Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad
Roasted Chicken with Peaches, Goat Cheese and Pecan Salad
Raspberry Chicken Salad
Pear Heavenly Delight
(A tradition for most of the luncheons)
Brickle Pecan Squares
(There is always a taste of a dessert!)
Centerpieces vary from year to year
This year it was vintage linens and garden flowers in assorted containers
It's always well attended.
And the bonus?
So you can make the salads at home!
They have holes in them
So they can go in the cookbook that the church sold as another fundraiser.
Besides all of the good "church lady" recipes,
it has all of the recipes used in all of the salad luncheons
And if you're faithful
And attend every year,
You get the handout to insert in the cookbook!
When we lived in Nevada, I attended St. Paul
And I worked the salad luncheon, chaired the salad luncheon, chaired different committees of the salad luncheon, submitted recipes for the salad luncheon
And I must admit that it was always a fun project
(Although we all were very glad when the clock struck 1 and it was over!
We'd each grab a plate and get our salads and sit and talk and
"Monday Morning Quarterback" this year's luncheon!)
Now, that we live in Fort Scott, I get to just attend!
It is Friday, and I'm joining Michael at Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday.