Did you hear us shouting? And laughing? And COOKING?
Oh, for those of you who could not join us, we missed you. Truly we did!
If you have graciously given us your names and email addresses we will be soon sending out some of the highlights of our class, which was held here in the “clubhouse” on Saturday morning.
We shared ideas; there was a surprise or two; the food nourished our bodies and the companionship nurtured our souls!
The table was extended to reach from one end of the dining room all the way to the living room. We gathered there and “toured’ the kitchen to peruse the layout of the canned goods, the freezer and fridge and all the supplies for cooking and baking. Nobody said a word about any dust or crumbs or windows that needed to be tended! grin
Because more of you were NOT here than were, we are seriously considering how to include all of you somehow. For one thing, we will host a “Cheap Desserts” night and we have had requests to have a class about WATER. Yes, that’s right. WATER. We may be able to utilize video and give ALL of you a peek into the clubhouse and the fun we have here.
As you know, we began this Cooking Club to focus on those who may need help with their food budgets. We thought of those who use SNAP and WIC and food commodities. We had in mind those who must shop in food pantries and get things from Angel Food Ministries and the bounty of neighbors’ gardens and the Farmers Markets. But to be honest, we ALL want and need to save money on our food expenses. Our food budgets demand that in these troubled economic times.
We want to be INCLUSIVE. We want everyone who might be interested to take part in the fun and learning and sharing of this journey. Not to mention the food!
With respect to our class, we certainly offer heartfelt thanks to our supporters: To The Anonymous Benefactor who graciously and generously funded the food, we are eternally grateful for your kind and thoughtful generosity. To Jason at the Tecumseh Central Market, we so deeply appreciate all the time and attention you gave us in our preparation and we thank you for the items we had for display and comparison. We are extremely fortunate to have a clean, cheery place to shop in our little town, and one that offers great selection of food and meats.
We must acknowledge the Tecumseh Chieftain for so faithfully placing our news item where the public could be informed of our event. Small town newspapers are so important to the life of a community! The Chieftain went beyond the call and sent a reporter to cover the story. We were so happy and grateful to have Ann Wickett on board for our excursion!
Mildred Panec is to be commended for driving a long distance to share with us her expertise on food preservation! Thank you, Mildred. We are sending 10,000 thank you hugs your way!
The last round of applause goes to our students, who moved heaven and earth to share the morning and lunch hour with us.
If you have not, you are cordially invited to put your name and email into the box at the right upper corner of this page. You may also enter your information on Food Stamps Cooking Club in order to receive the tips from the class and other infrequent messages we send along from time to time.
For those who may like to see the other pies Mother Connie has her fingers in: The Healthy and Wealthy You is a blog about health and wealth-isn’t THAT a big surprise?-as is Mother Connie Sez. She writes a blog about business and internet marketing at Rapid Cash Review.
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