Spring forward

Friday, March 9, 2007

Don't let the new Daylight Savings Time run up on you. Saturday night March 10 before we go to bed we will run our clocks up one hour. "In the spring, spring forward"

The second Sunday monthly singing will be hosted by Robertson Fork Church of Christ. Everyone is invited to come sing praises to God from 2:00 P.M. until 3 March 11.

The Ladies Day at Chapel Hill Church of Christ will be this Saturday morning March 10. Registration and breakfast will be at 8:30 A.M. Natalie Thomas will be the speaker. Her subject will be "A Cup of Comfort". We hope to go and always appreciate the invitation to the Ladies Day program. I will write more closer to the time but Church Street will be the 4th Saturday in April and Westvue will have theirs May 5 and we will be looking forward to these two.

The Fabulous Fifties Show a favorite and best fund raiser in Fayetteville will be held at Ninth Grade Academy Auditorium located on 900 south Main Street in Fayetteville. The shows are set for March 13,15, 16 and 17 at 7 P.M. and Saturday matinee at 1:30 P.M. Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $5.00 for children.

We are having some pretty weather for which we are grateful. We were proud of a beautiful Sunday. Maybe our attendance will begin to get better as the weather gets better.

We appreciated some visitors and the hope they will come back. Tricia Hammerik and seven others with her were so welcome. The Mike Murdocks, Mike, Kim, Raine and Justin were all with us. Stephen and Peyton Clark, two of Meriel and Juanita Pack's grandsons of Columbia were spend the night guests of Jeff and Terri Pack, Charlie and Logan.

Several of our members are back on the sick list and we are praying they will get back soon. Larry and JoAnn Smith were missed Sunday morning. Larry preached again at Diana Church of Christ. June and Gary Douglas have been in Idaho for the past week and have missed the Wednesday class and the services on Sunday.They are home now we are glad to report.

Jerry Murdock was carried Saturday by ambulance to Maury Regional Hospital. He is in intensive care and in a serious condition we are so sorry to report. Please pray for Jerry and Theresa.

Jeriel Pack will undergo surgery on his neck Wednesday in Vanderbilt Hospital. Our prayers are with him to go through the surgery well and he will overcome his illness.

The Belfast Lions Club will have a Barbecue Supper at the Lions Building in Belfast March 10 from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. Tickets will be $8.00. Belfast always has good barbecue and the Lions Club will appreciate everyone coming to eat and also the Boston Butts will be sold for $25.00.

I am glad to hear of another great "Ham Breakfast" coming up. March 31 the Elk Lodge and Kwanis Club will have another one of their famous Ham Breakfasts. I will keep reminding us. This one at the Elks Lodge is one you won't want to miss.

We really pigged out at Howell's Ham Breakfast Saturday morning. It was delicious and bountiful. A large crowd attended all proceeds go to the upkeep of the building.

Congratulations to Alice Pack on her retirement from National Pen Corporation in Shelbyville. A retirement dinner was given for her Monday. She will be greatly missed as she was a valued Floor Lady there for many years. Maybe I will know more to write about her honor next week.

During these cold days we need good soul food

Steak Casserole

1 ∏ lb. round steak

1 pkg. frozen green peas

1 small chopped onion

1 lb. frozen French fries

1 can cream of

mushroom soup

salt and pepper

Cut steak into thin strips one inch long. Brown in shortening, salt and pepper to taste. Add chopped onions. Butter a casserole dish and place meat on bottom.

Add frozen peas cover with French fries. Spread soup over French fries and bake in 350 degree oven for 1 hour.

Scalloped Chicken

2 cups cooked chicken

1 pint broth from

cooked chicken


2 Tbsp. flour

salt and pepper

Bread crumbs

2 cups mashed potatoes

Dice the cooked chicken. Thicken the broth with a paste made of the flour and 2 tablespoons fat, season with salt and pepper -- fill a cooking dish with alternate layers of bread crumbs, chicken and potatoes. Cover the top with crumbs. Pour in the gravy and a few bits of butter and bake for 15 to 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

Vegetable Casserole

1-16 oz. pkg. mixed frozen vegetables

1 cup chopped celery

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup mayonnaise

1 cup grated

Cheddar Cheese

1 stick margarine

1 pack crackers-saltines or Ritz

Cook mixed vegetables and drain. Mix cheese, mayonnaise, celery and onion and spread over vegetables, salt and pepper to taste. In a 2 ∏ casserole dish. Melt 1 stick of butter crush 1 pack of crackers and mix with butter. Pour over the vegetables and cook 20 to 25 minutes in 350 degree oven.

I cooked this Casserole Sunday. I also cooked a pound of pintos beans I had soaked over night. Put in slow cooker with salt and pepper to taste, 1 tsp. sugar and several slices of seasoning meat, about 2 cups water, cook on high 2 hours and simmer on low until tender.

I like macaroni and cheese when I cook pintos. Cook 1 cup macaroni until done drain. Melt 3 to 4 tablespoons margarine in a saucepan stir in 2 or 3 teaspoons flour, add 1 1/2 cups milk. Cook until thick, add 1 cup shredded cheese. Stir until cheese is melted. Add macaroni, stir and pour into serving dish. Serve while hot.

We are enjoying desserts Doylene bought at the auction and benefit at Howell Community Center Saturday night for Jimmy Brown. She came home with a chess pie, a chocolate fudge pie, a lemon bundt cake and another cake (chocolate).

All are delicious made by some good cooks. A large crowd attended the benefit and it was a huge success.

Our hearts are sad to hear that Jimmy Brown died Sunday night at his home on Church Street in Petersburg. His funeral will be Tuesday at Gallant Funeral Home in Fayetteville with burial in Old Orchard Cemetery.

Sincere sympathy from this community is extended to his loved ones.