Monday, October 21, 2019

A Recipe for A Great Widows Group

After the telling you about the widows group in Warsaw, Indiana last week I heard from another reader about her group in the Chicago area. Plus she gave me her menu and a recipe to share.... Thank you Carole! (I've interjected some comments). 😉

"I always enjoy your posts. Confess I have not read your book. (That's OK!) I have been a widow for 9 years now. Shortly after becoming a widow, I joined a local widow and widowers group. I could not face staying home alone all the time. I have met wonderful men and women there. I have five children but did not want to make them accountable for my social life.

Eventually I read a book by a widow from Moody Radio here in Chicago. (Carole and I figured out later it was Miriam Neff's "From One Widow to Another"--it's like a handbook for widows and I highly recommend it. Plus my own! lol) I mentioned it to my closest widow friends.  We began a Bible study from that book.  We all loved it and the comments were, “she really gets it.”  Gave us such a good way to talk about our new lives as widows.  

We meet every two weeks and I serve dinner and dessert.  I love to cook and they love to eat!  I decided early on it was more trouble to have everyone bring something than it was to just make a casserole, salad, rolls and dessert.  Works for all of us.

We are still going to the big group that we initially joined for activities but our little group of 12 has become another family to us all.  We have survived together!

We just started up again in September ... our Bible discussions seem to have picked up right where we left off and our discussions have been great!"

Tuesday night Bible Study Menu

Parmesan Chicken (breasts and thighs)
Corn pudding
Tomato salad (Have tons of tomatoes right now from my whiskey barrel gardens)
 Dessert – probably pound cake with blueberries and whip cream

 Crazy Good Corn Pudding 

Cream together:
½ cup butter
½ cup sugar

2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 pkg. corn muffin mix (8 & ½ oz.)
½ cup milk
1 can corn or frozen (better)
1 can creamy corn
Image result for corn pudding with jiffy mix
Pour into greased 9x13 pan and bake at 325 degrees for 50/55 minutes. (I made this for my small group at church last Wednesday night and they all loved it too!)

Carole, it's a good thing I don't have your address because that sounds like a delicious dinner and a great group to fellowship with! You'd have a crowd on your doorstep! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

I'd love to hear about more groups too. Please email me at  💗ferree

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