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 21, 2014

"Back to Old School"

Tonight's dinner was a "back to old school" meal, as it included some of America's favorite comfort foods:  mac and cheese, chocolate pudding with whipped cream, and pumpkin pie.  It's the sort of food you might have eaten and loved in grade school.  It's September, after all.  Some of our guests are actually in school and experiencing the thrill of returning to old friends after a long summer; crisp autumn air; and new books.  Some of us just have those great memories...and some of those memories include the warmth of mac and cheese and the sweetness of real chocolate pudding.   It was a wonderful night (and included door prizes, i.e., a gift card to Friendly's Ice Cream and tickets to a Boy Scout dinner).  Please join us in October for more good things.

"Yes, I remember chocolate pudding!" 

Mother and daughter.

He chose the pumpkin pie.

As did his wife.

Etz Hayim folk.

"Thumbs up" for a great dinner
(and this picture was taken BEFORE they won the tickets to the Boy Scout pasta dinner!)

Handsome couple.

Friendly guy.

Friendly guy and sweet daughter.

Flower girls.