Mission Supper on Friday

We went to the Mission Supper this past Friday. This was the first Mission supper I have gone to. My wife has gone to several and told me what we could expect as far as food, and she was pretty close on the menu.

   As you can see, the centre piece looked great

The meats included sweet and sour farmer sausage and chicken with a cornmeal breading. The chicken was good, nice flavour and not too dry either. Clearly the people making the chicken know what they're doing. The sausage was also good. I never grew up with sweet ans sour sausage and until a couple of years ago, I only had it one or two times. It's still a little strange for me, but I really like it. One of these days I'm going to have to try making it myself.

You'll notice the recipe section of our web site. It's not there by accident. I am quite fond of cooking and baking and have kicked my wife out of what was her kitchen, and am making it mine. She's just as happy to let me do that, although she did make supper the other day. It is up to me to make most of the meals, so I look for things that can be made ahead and pre-portioned into lunches or easily reheated if we are short on time. The challenge to all this is to find something other than chili, stew, or sandwiches.

So when we go to a supper like this I keep my eyes open for different flavours that I'm not used to, and flavours that I've forgotten about. I think the farmer sausage will be on our menu this spring.

   Your friends and neighbours enjoying a great meal.

So if you have a really good recipe for sweet and sour farmer sausage, or anything else for that matter, post a recipe on our site.

Mission Supper this Friday

The Community Centre at Reinland hosts

Mission Supper

this Friday.

When: April 16, 5 - 7:30 pm

Get there early

Low-German Night of fun.

What can I say about the Low-German play that would do it justice? Fun, fantastic, an evening of wholesome laughter and a real treat. To be honest I did miss some of the jokes since my Low-German is still very poor, but I'm am practising a bit more now and I'm slowly getting better.

For those of you who missed Friday evenings presentation, I've got a little clip of the opening act.

I hope you'll come out and join us for the next event. We'll be sure to post the events here.

A "Boot Sale" isn't just for boots.

Some of you may have seen the little handouts around the village about the new community event: a Boot Sale.

Boot sales are something of a British phenomenon - it's where a bunch of people go to a predetermined place, park their vehicles in a circle with the boots (that's "trunks" to us Canadians) facing in. Then they open their boots to show items they have for sale. Sometimes someone will set up their stuff on a table, but often, it's just arranged in the boot.
All kinds of stuff gets sold at a boot sale. Electronics sales are popular in the U.K., but household items, antiques, crafts, and pretty much anything else can be found at a boot sale.

Now when Marlene, who is one of the organizers, heard about boot sales from her British son-in-law, she thought it was a pretty neat idea, and the Reinland Boot Sale concept was born. Here are the particulars:
Reinland Boot Sale
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Reinland Community Centre

Refreshments will be available, and we're hoping for all kinds of different items. Remember, you'll only be able to bring as much as you can fit in your boot, so ideally, you want smaller, more valuable items. I've heard that there are people who will be bringing handmade chain maille jewelry and at least one bringing wood turning crafts. I know I'm really looking forward to seeing what people are going to offer for sale.

If you're interested or need more information, please call Marlene at 325-4495 or Marilyn at 325-5592.