Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Theme Meal for March


Mom and Dad invited 6 of their friends,

some of whom, like Dad,

were having a birthday in March.

The meal was delivered to their place.

We made 3 soups.

First Course was Wonton Soup

Then came Cream of Carrot and Yam with Cheddar Cheese.

This was served with Arthur's homemade buns.

The final soup was Bison and Wild Rice served with bannock.

All of the soups are from the soup cookbook we made in 2001.
One of the unexpected bonuses from this gift is that
we are getting to meetMom and Dad's friends.
Now we can put faces and personalities to
the people they've been talking about for years.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Arthur is really busy at work with on-going efforts to send relief kits to Haiti. He's storing stuff where usually there are wide open work spaces. People from all walks of life and all over the Province are bringing in blankets, soap and other supplies. Hutterites, inner-city school children, retired people are all pitching in. At the center volunteers are active and the place is humming. He's put in many over-time hours so that supplies can be sent out quickly.

I stopped in one day after everyone was gone and took these pictures. You can feel how much love and care people are putting into the kits when you look at the blankets and the neat stacks of towels.

Today Arthur went to an elementary school to recieve one of those big poster cheques from the staff and students for over $2,000.00. The school was located in one of the roughest parts of Winnipeg. (I don't have a photo of the cheque but apparently there will be one in a community newspaper in the next few weeks so I'll try to get a copy of it.)

Manitobans have collected over two million dollars for MCC's relief efforts in Haiti.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

February's Theme Meal was...


(You guessed it from the picture, didn't you?)

The six of us got together one fairly cold evening to warm ourselves by the flames that cooked our food. We had three fondues. The first two came together and they were cheese (shown above) and hot oil (in the foreground of the people photo). We dipped meat, French bread (made by Arthur) and vegetables. And we had lots of sauces to add flavour.

The nature of it being a fondue meant that it was a leisurely meal with lots of breaks and times to talk. But each person had 4 fondue forks so things kept moving along.

Our finale was a chocolate fondue with all kinds of fruit and baked goods to dip into the chocolate.

Don't Drink the Water

In February, Erik was in involved in putting on Woody Allen's dramatical production "Don't Drink The Water".

The basic story line is that a group of people are stranded at the American Embassy in a foreign country. Erik's charcter was the butler at the American embassy.
We had a lot of fun watching it and it looked like the class enjoyed putting it on.