#FRIDAYFOOD – Congealed salads

strawberry-pretzel-saladSomewhere between dessert and side dish is everyone’s favorite congealed salad. While I do not always put them in the salad category, “it is what it is” – as they say.

I recently asked Facebook and Twitter friends about their favorite holiday foods. Of course, everyone loves their turkey, ham and cornbread dressing, but it was interesting to see how many people love all of the special side items and desserts made by special friends and family. Continue reading

#FRIDAYFOOD Holiday food traditions — sides

20161204_130254_resized_1What a wonderful time of year for food and family! There are particular foods that make the holidays extra special. Whether it is grandma’s homemade rolls or Aunt Margaret’s fruit salad, some foods just define the holidays.

I recently asked Facebook and Twitter friends what foods make the holidays memorable for them – what foods make the holidays complete? An overwhelming majority said turkey and dressing, but there were a few other interesting suggestions.

Jenny Thompson Moore said her mom always make Chess Pie on Thanksgiving, and has since she was a little girl.

“Her giblet gravy and dressing is the best, no one can make it like her,” Moore said. “For Christmas, we always have fruit salad that she has made since I was a little girl and we always have to have it. These things just keep the tradition of my family going and remind me of Thanksgivings and Christmases past.”

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Sharing the excitement of Operation Christmas Child Atlanta trip

img_2251 img_2228Reba Thompson shared a slide presentation of Webster County volunteers who traveled to Atlanta, Ga. to help at the Operation Christmas Child Distribution Center at today’s JOY Club potluck luncheon.

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Sid Salter talks about Mississippi politics at JOY Club

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Sid Salter discusses the history of Mississippi politics and the upcoming election at today’s JOY Club luncheon at First Baptist Church of Eupora.

 

Sid Salter discussed this history of Mississippi politics and the importance of voting as the guest speaker at the October JOY Club potluck lunch! Sid is the Chief Communications Officer and Director of Public Affairs at Mississippi State University. He is a former Journalist in Residence at Mississippi State University and former host of “On Deadline With Sid Salter” at SuperTalk Mississippi (TeleSouth Communications).

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#FRIDAYFOOD Sweet Potatoes

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It is sweet potato pickin’ season in Mississippi, and because it has been so dry, sweet potato farmers are kicking up huge dust clouds in the fields as they go! If you drive by, it looks like a dust storm!

I asked all of my friends on social media, “what was their favorite way to eat sweet potatoes.” Patti Drapula of Starkville said, “in a pie, of course!”

Apparently everyone felt somewhat the same way. They love the traditional casseroles and a hot sweet potato from the oven with sugar and cinnamon and butter.

Although sweet potatoes may be part of every Southern Fall food tradition, they are some of the most nutritious vegetables around. Sweet potatoes can be found in local markets year-round, however they are in season in November and December. Just in time for pies and treats for the holidays! Continue reading

JOY Club gets an update on Dorroh Lake activities

20160628_121110_resizedCharlotte Nanny, the director of Dorroh Lake Baptist Assembly in Bellefontaine, shared some of the activities and ministry opportunities at the Assembly, including Girls and Boys Summer Camp. Continue reading