Dresden Duplicate Club
By: By Toni Pritchett
Dresden Duplicate Bridge Club had a wonderful time celebrating at a Christmas luncheon Dec. 5 at the China Pan Restaurant. There were 24 players present to enjoy the delicious food on the elaborate buffet table. After satisfying their appetites, the group motored to the American Legion Building for their regular bridge game.
With six tables in play, we were able to have a Mitchell movement. North/South players remained stationary, and East/West players moved from table to table until all 24 boards were played. We are allowed once a year to have a Membership game. This means you get three times more Master Points than usual (a rather prestigious position). Each player also contributed $1 for charity. The charity this year, as usual, was The Needy Children of Weakley County.
Later in the afternoon while playing bridge, we had additional refreshments. There was a pineapple cheese ball with crackers, several types of cheeses, seafood dip, assorted nuts, grapes and carrots and an outstanding chocolate cake. Also there was tea, coffee, and Cokes and lemonade.
Winners were William Atchison from Paris and Toni Pritchett, first overall; Carol Ehlers and Jackye Hohman, Paris, second overall; Joni Martin, Ruthie Jenkins, third overall; and tied for fourth were Freddye Oliver of Union City, Jack Bogue, Bob Sanner and Carolyn Rogers.
Lots of holiday dinners will be planed for this season, so here is a holiday recipe for turkey.
2 (10-ounce) packages frozen broccoli spears
1 (10-ounce) can cream of celery soup
1/4 cup Chablis or other white wine
1 pound sliced cooked turkey
1 cup (4 ounce) shredded cheddar cheese
Cook broccoli according to directions omitting salt. Drain. Arrange in a lightly greased shallow 2-quart casserole. Combine soup and wine. Pour half over broccoli. Arrange turkey over broccoli; pour remaining soup mixture over top. Cover and bake 350 degree for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese, and bake 5 minutes more.
Thought for the day: Life is like a ladder; every step we take is either up or down.