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 18, 2015

It's Tradition -- St. Paul's Salad Luncheon

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

  1.  Yummy Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

Roasted Chicken with Peaches, Goat Cheese and Pecan Salad

Raspberry Chicken Salad 

Pear Heavenly Delight

Sally's Breadsticks
(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?

The recipes!
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
since 1979
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.


Anonymous said...

Nevada, Missouri....home of Cottey College!!!

Martha said...

That's right!

Pat said...

Those were some divinely decadent salads and dessert, dear friend!!!
I love that you receive copies of the recipes!!!
Our Ladies host a Brunch each year showcasing tablescapes!!!
I love looking at each table and the story behind the decor!!!
Monies raised go to our local Missions each year!!!
Thank you for sharing and the photos are fabulous!!!

Gail said...

Are you able to share the recipes? I clicked on the pictures, and only the pictures appeared without the recipe. They look so good and many of them are new to me! Thanks.