This blog is posted by "Elijah's Table," a joint project of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration (1 Hood Road, Derry, NH) and Etz Hayim Synagogue (1-1/2 Hood Road, Derry, NH), both located on Hood Road in Derry, NH. Twice a month we provide free, family-friendly dinners, which are served in a relaxed atmosphere. There are other organizations in the Derry, New Hampshire area that also offer free and delicious meals to the public. Please see the calendar on the right-hand side of this blog for a list of upcoming meals. And don't forget the offerings of the Sonshine Soup Kitchen (described on the left-hand side of this blog) and The Derry Salvation Army!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Julie and Julia in Derry

I just finished watching the movie Julie and Julia, the movie (based on the book) about a NYC writer who decides to cook every recipe in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking in one year and blog about it. Inspired, my husband and son got spinach omelettes covered in sauteed mushrooms and onions for breakfast this morning, rather than the usual scrambled eggs. Food is great:  it keeps us alive, inspires us to create, brings forth memories, bridges cultures, and builds friendships.  Our Elijah's Table dinners do this too.  So please join us!  Especially this month:  thanks to our friends at Baked on Pastries, we are serving gourmet pie, and lots of it!

 Google doodle, celebrating what would have been Julia's 100th birthday on 8/15/12.
"I think careful cooking is love, don't you? The loveliest thing you can cook for someone who's close to you is about as nice a Valentine as you can give." --Julia Child

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sunday, September 9: Food and fellowship.

What can I say that I haven't said before?  If you haven't come to one of our dinners,  you are really missing great food and a great time.  Today, we had eggplant, lasagna, fresh green beans, cheesy brocoli, garden salad, and garlic bread.  For dessert:  vanilla cake with stawberries, chocolate pudding, apple cobbler, pies, and banana bread.   A song was sung in memory of one our guests who recently passed away.  What a wonderful community we have become!