Catalpa notes

Friday, October 2, 2009

Today (Monday, Sept. 28), we have had a beautiful fall day. The rains have been nice, but there was almost flash flooding on Friday and Saturday. Mr. Hollis, who writes "Straight from the Tracks of Lynnville," and I wrote about the "Fair on the Square" in Lynnville last Saturday, Sept. 26. The rains came down and the crowd was very light. However, Doylene, Janice and I drove over and we enjoyed the lunch, also doing a little shopping in the stores. It was too bad for the vendors to set up like they always do.

We will look forward to Nov. 14 when the Lynnville Christmas Village will be held on Saturday in the C. T. Reid Theater from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lunch will be served in the Municipal Building from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu will be turkey and dressing, green beans, cranberry salad, rolls, dessert, and a drink.

Our Christmas Village at the National Guard Armory, Lewisburg, will be Saturday, Nov. 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call Anna Childress for more information. When I get all the details I will write more.

Last week I wrote that Jordan Pack of Walter Hill Church of Christ will make his first talk at Catalpa, but it will be Oct. 11. Bro. Carpenter will preach Sunday, Oct. 4.

We were glad to have the Carpenters back Sunday after being away for two weeks. The Carpenters and the Meriel Packs ate brunch Sunday at the Chinese restaurant. The Packs went to NHC Merihil after lunch.

Catalpa Church of Christ conducted the program at Merihil. Larry Smith had a fine talk for the residents who were able to be brought to the lobby. Jeff Pack led the singing.

Doylene, Janice and I ate lunch at KFC before going to Merihil. Others from Catalpa going to NHC were Alice Pack, Joann Smith, and Meriel and Juanita Pack.

Ostella Church of Christ invites everyone to the Gospel Meeting Oct. 4-7. The guest speaker will be Wayne Cornwell; song leaders Wm. Tankersley (Sunday morning) and Bill Tankersley (Sunday night through Wednesday night). Services: Sunday morning Bible class, 10 a.m.; Sunday morning worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday evening, 7:30 p.m.; Monday through Wednesday evenings, 7 p.m. A fellowship meal will follow the Sunday morning worship service.

The first Saturday in October (the 3rd) will be Octoberfest on the square in Lewisburg. Sausage and pancakes will be served under a big tent. It will be an enjoyable day, with music in front of the Dixie all morning. Vendors will be set up around the square, food will be available, and fun for the children.

I had hoped for a program in the paper, but one will probably be in Wednesday and Friday's papers. We always attend Octoberfest and enjoy it, especially "Boys Down the Road." Hopefully the weather will be nice.

The next weekend, Oct. 9, 10 and 11, will have lots of advertising for Goats, Music and More Festival at Rock Creek Park.

Pickin'n'Grinnin' will be at the Town Hall in Petersburg the second Saturday night from 5 to 9 p.m. The pickers are doing some mighty good pickin' each second Saturday night, and the building is overflowing with grinners.

The Hastings Cousins will have a reunion the second Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Cane Creek Church of Christ Annex. For more information, call Alfred Hastings at 659-9444. A potluck lunch will be enjoyed at noon.

The Third Saturday morning in October, Oct. 17, we will have Morning Market at Tate's Store (Collector's Closet) from 8 a.m. until noon.

We still have some who are sick at church and are being missed. The Mike Kellar's are being missed and our prayers are with them to soon be able to be back.

Little Ella Murdoch is recovering from a tonsillectomy. We have missed Julie and the twins and Landry, but hopefully they will get back soon.

Little Owen Foster, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Foster, is at home and getting better, we are so happy to hear.

Charlie and Logan Pack have been on the sick list, but were at church Sunday morning. Terri Lyn Pack was at church - we were glad to see her. Jessie Head's health is not good, we are sorry to report. Prayers are with Bill Gill and Steve Reavis who are sick. They have many friends here who love them and are praying they will soon be better.

Now for the recipes.

Chili Corn

1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened

4 tablespoons margarine, melted

3 oz. can green chilies, chopped

2 (15 oz.) cans corn, drained

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients. Put in casserole dish and bake 15 to 25 minutes or until bubbly.

Baked Cabbage

6 cups shredded cabbage

6 tablespoons butter

6 tablespoons flour

1 tablespoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

3 cups milk

1 1/2 cups shredded cheese

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Shred cabbage and cook for 8 minutes. Drain and put in casserole dish. In a saucepan, melt butter and stir in flour and seasonings. Add milk and stir until combined. Pour over cabbage. Sprinkle cheese and breadcrumbs around outer edge of casserole and bake for 20 minutes.

Zucchini Patties

2/3 cup dry baking mix

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

2 eggs

2 cups grated zucchini

1 small onion, chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients and drop by spoonfuls into a heavy skillet covered with oil or butter. Spread out and flatten each patty as you turn it over with a spatula. Fry until golden brown on both sides.

Baked Ranch Chicken Breast

1 (1 oz.) packet Hidden Valley Ranch mix

2 cups breadcrumbs

6 to 8 pieces chicken breast

1 stick margarine, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine ranch dressing mix and breadcrumbs. Dip chicken breasts in melted margarine and then in breadcrumb mix. Bake uncovered on a foil-lined baking sheet for 30 minutes.

Doylene has cooked the Chili Corn and the Baked Cabbage, and I have cooked the Zucchini Patties.

Hopefully the rains have helped the late gardens.

We are enjoying snacks of apple slices with peanut butter on them. I hope to make pear relish and pear honey, and to try other pear recipes if we have a good pear year.

Hope to see you next week via the Tribune.