Saturday, May 19, 2007
Old Fashioned Church Supper
Baird and I worked at our church's big Spring supper tonight. This Asparagus Dinner has been going on for over 110 years!! (maybe 118?) The town of Hadley, is world renown for it's asparagus; apparently the Connecticut River flood plain has some awesome soil for this delicacy. The dinner features the asparagus, along with baked ham, potato salad and strawberry shortcake with home made biscuits, real whipped cream and vanilla ice cream, too. Everything is home made. It's an amazingly well orchestrated event and incredibly delicious as well. In under 3 hours 60 of us served up 414 sit down meals and another 35 take outs. We went through 140 lbs of ham and 288 lbs of asparagus, and something like 160 lbs. of strawberries. The food is all served family style with unlimited refills, on the church china...no paper plates or plastic forks here!