Saturday, October 31, 2009

Whatcha got cookin'?

Don't forget to bring your favorite recipes to add to the Relief Society cookbook!

A Fond Farewell

We want to wish a fond farewell to those sisters who have recently moved from our ward:

Heather Mignani, who served in Primary
K.C. White, who served in Primary
Melanie Ralston, who served in Young Women
Ann Cox-Miller, who was in our ward only a short while

We wish each of these sisters the very best in their new wards.

Recipe Game

Sister Newcum submitted a recipe for Scalloped Potatoes. Can you guess which ingredient is missing from this list?
  • Potatoes
  • Heavy Cream
  • Salt
  • Grated Swiss Cheese
  • Garlic Cloves
  • White Pepper

(I haven't received any more recipe submissions since I updated the blog last Monday. So see the previous post to know how you're team is doing. Remember, your team leader is your Visiting Teaching Supervisor.)

I hope to get more recipes from you tomorrow!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Recipe Submission Teams--Updated Oct 26th

Guess what yummy Fall, main dish I am:
I need apricot jam, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, mandarin oranges and a specific type of meat.

Answer: Crock Pot Pork Chops!
Submitted by Karen Bateman

Team 1: Debra Newcum
Submissions so far = 3

Team 2: Kathleen Smith
Submissions so far = 1

Team 3: Marie Housley
Submissions so far = 3

Team 4: Holley Rock
Submissions so far = 3

Team 5: Nancy Chanz
Submissions so far = 4

**Remember to turn in your recipes**

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Recipe Info

Hi sisters. I guess there has been some confusion about how to submit a recipe through the blog. Let me try to explain better. There are 2 different ways to do it. (If you already know how, just skip this post.)

1. With your computer mouse, highlight the "template" in the previous Recipe Book post. You can find it here. Then, keeping it highlighted, hold down the "Ctrl" key and type the letter "C". Then open your email or Microsoft Word or Word Pad. Click your computer mouse in the text area of whatever program you opened. Then hold down the "Ctrl" key and type the letter "V". Now the template should be on that screen. Now just add in the recipe. Save the document if you're in Microsoft Word or Word Pad. Then email me the recipe. My email address is hermanablack[at]hotmail[dot]com (I'm not putting my email address here the normal way so that people who send spam can't find my link in this blog.)

2. The other way to do this is to click on "comment" at the bottom of this post or the previous post. Type in your recipe there. You don't have to actually type in "Holiday: Christmas." You can just answer the questions in the right order. For example: "Christmas, Breakfast, Cinnamon Rolls, Sister X, my mom, . . ."

If this proves to be too confusing or difficult, please feel free to turn in a hand-written or typed recipe to me on Sunday.

If you'd like me to call you to help talk you through it, please leave a comment here or email me and I'll be happy to call you. You can also find my phone number in the ward directory, or anyone in the presidency I'm sure can give it to you. (Again, I'm wary of putting my phone number on the blog in case a stranger finds it.)

Hope this is helpful.

Play Group Playtime!!

Relief Society Play Group will meet on Tuesday October 27 between 10:30 and 12:00 in the cultural hall/gym at the church. Please feel free to bring balls or riding toys for your kiddos. Contact Katharine Craig with any questions.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

D4 R.S. Recipe Book

Sisters, we want your holiday recipes! Please submit one, two, or three recipes you’d like to share with our Relief Society sisters! You can submit them through email to Ruth Guerreiro. You can also leave a comment here on the blog with your recipe in the comment. If you are not able to type your recipe, please write it out using the template below and give it to Sister Jeanne Grant, Sister Natalie Marstella, or Sister Ruth Guerreiro.

Remember, we’re having a competition to see which Visiting Teaching District can be the first to get their recipes in. The winning District gets home-made cookies from Sister Grant. YUM!


□ New Year’s


□ St. Patrick’s

□ Easter

Independence Day

□ Labor Day

□ Halloween

□ Thanksgiving

□ Christmas


□ Appetizer

□ Beverage

□ Bread

□ Breakfast

□ Dessert

□ Dip/Sauce

□ Main Dish

□ Salad

□ Side Dish

□ Soup

□ Other: ___________________________

Recipe Name: __________________

Submitted by: ___________________

Source: ________________________

Oven Temperature? _______________

How many servings does this recipe make? ___



Please answer only one of the following in a complete sentence (this will be included in the cookbook as a little blurb below the recipe):

  • Why you like/love this recipe
  • What this recipe goes well with/what you serve this with
  • Why this recipe is special
  • A variation on this recipe that you do
  • Insider’s tip about how to make this recipe easier/better/quicker

Friday, October 9, 2009

Children's Socks and Underwear

Sisters, please remember our Christmas project to collect new socks and underwear for the Children's Advocacy Center of Dallas.

Today when I was at Target I found boys underwear marked 75% off and boys socks marked 50% off.  I didn't check the girl's section but there may be similar bargains there.  Remember that the Center provides services for both boys and girls ages 2-17.  If you haven't contributed to the project yet this could be a good opportunity to do so.    

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Who loves to read?

Do you remember when you started to enjoy reading? How old were you? Which books did you like to read? What was the first book you remember loving? At our book discussion on Oct 1st, Sister Grant taught us that the type of books we fell in love with as children are usually the same types of books we read as adults. She remembers reading Nancy Drew novels to her father--which is why she choose "Mystery" as our book theme for September. One of the great things about reading a mystery novel is that your mind becomes engaged as you try to solve the case along with the detective. Just as Sherlock Holmes and Nero Wolfe, we too are often detectives in life. We look for motives that make people act the way they do. We look for clues to solutions of everyday concerns. And we find ourselves giving advice to those around us. Often we can find people who act out of fear. But hopefully we are all working towards acting out of love. Thanks Jeanne for leading our discussion and thanks to Melissa for hosting us at your new house and providing yummy Italian canolis.

This month of October, we'll be reading the true story about a man who stole books and the detective who chased him. The book is called The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett. It was just released in September 2009 and has 288 pages. We will be discussing it on November 5th.

As the holidays approach, we are mindful that life gets busy. Therefore, we'll only be reading one book this month. And we've got something super fun and "Christmasy" planned for our meeting in December so stay tuned!