Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Hearty Stews and Soups: November 30, 2009

The Monday after Thanksgiving we promised simple, flavorful, nutrient-rich food -- cornbread and multi-beans & greens soup. An after-Supper photo shows what a fine night it was for soups and stews.

Energetic groups planned fine things for downtown this Monday, both to the east and west, round about Cornbread Supper time, 6 PM. So we encouraged people to go the 5:30 PM tree lighting at the Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden or to the 5:00 PM petition signing at the Distillery District, or both, and then come by Campsie. We promised there would be plenty of cornbread, hearty warm foods, and conviviality. People took us up on the promise, and we had a fine group, some of whom came in with cold cheeks and hands, and double-Santa flexi-straw-whistles, from the East End's first ever tree lighting ceremony.

What they brought to and found on the food table:

  • Beef Stew
  • Grandma's Meat Loaf
  • Multi-bean Soup with Greens and More; vegetarian/vegan, very little salt/fat
  • Pumpkin & Turnip Soup (vegan)
  • Bean Soup (vegetarian)
  • Tofu & Sesame Noodles
  • Beautiful Spinach Salad
  • Green Salad with Fruit Topper
  • Appalachian Black Skillet/Hot Water Cornbread with a few tweaks, vegetarian
  • A more (not sweet) custardy cornbread; vegetarian
  • Grandmother's Fruit Cocktail Bars
  • Homemade Sorghum Caramels

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