Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Ladies' Christmas Luncheon

Each Christmas our Pastor's wife and mother host a luncheon for the ladies of the church. Yesterday we got together once again amidst lovely holiday decorations and delicious smells emanating from the kitchen. We began the afternoon singing a Christmas hymn. How beautiful it is to hear two rooms-full of women's voices - how lovely it must sound to the Lord! One of the ladies taught a devotion on some different aspects of the Christmas story that we might not have thought of before. Next came a few games about Christmas carols - my dear friend and I were one of the teams that won. Starbucks gift cards were the prizes - a hot chocolate and piece of iced lemon pound cake are in my near future! We then spent the rest of the afternoon eating and visiting.

Here's our luncheon menu:

* Cream of Asparagus Soup
* Italian Wedding Soup
* Cucumber Sandwiches
* Parmesan Bites
* Pizza Cups
* Bruschetta
* Apple, Pear & Nut Salad
* Carrot Cake
* Pumpkin Cheesecake (WOW!)
* Apple Turnovers
* Hot coffee, tea, and cocoa
* Holiday punch

After the feast (!), we were each sent home with a small, wooden sled or glittery sleigh to decorate our homes. Yet another sweet Christmas memory . . .


Patti said...

Julie, you always have such lovely tea luncheons to share with us!! This sounds like a beautiful time!!

I don't often get a Starbucks. For one thing, they're so expensive. For another thing, I'm not a coffee drinker (tea's my thing). But last week, on a particularly cold, windy day of running errands, my son told me he'd treat me to a hot drink. I got one of Starbucks peppermint mochas. Very hot!! Very minty!! Very chocolatey!! You definitely don't have to be a coffee drinker to enjoy one of those. Hope you enjoy your sweet treat.

Patty said...

Sounds lovely! Hot chocolate and iced lemon pound cake sounds pretty good too.

Julie said...

Hello to you, Patti, AND to you, Patty! I so appreciate your comments - thanks to you both for continually encouraging my heart. Thanks also, Patti, for the tip about the Peppermint Mochas. It sounds delicious - that just might be added to my Starbucks plan!