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Dresden Duplicate Club

Dresden Duplicate Club

Posted: Friday, October 24, 2008 2:08 pm
By: By Toni Pritchett

Dresden Duplicate Bridge Tuesday night supper bridge club met and oh what a great time we had. The great time was brought about by watermelon, cheese crispies, “Putting On The Ritz” cookies, Taco cheese pie and two Key lime pies that were whiter than snow. Alma Ford ran out of the designated color, green! The color did not prevent the devouring of these pies. There was also a crock full of “Hoppin Jack” black-eyed pea soup with hot cornbread. It was delicious and Kathy Wilson demonstrated it to us and said, “This is what we sell at Christmas — from the Pilot Club. Don’t forget to turn in your order for the “Jar and Kit” of Hopping John.” Winners were Lynda Shannon and Sarah Alexander, first place (this was their first win — they just have a flair for bidding); Alma Ford and Sarah Pentecost, second; Margie Evans and Diana Nerren, third. Our Wednesday club had above and beyond our expectations when we had six full tables. This was our annual October Appreciation Week, and winners got double points for their extraordinary, expertise knowledge of the game. Our new members are really showing off their culinary abilities. Lynda Shannon brought Sassy Cream Chicken (recipe to follow). Sarah Alexander brought a huge round loaf of bread with the inside scooped out and filled with spinach dip and water chestnuts. Using the scooped out bread chunks, we scooped out the dip and we couldn’t stop eating. Jo Glasgow just returned from Virginia visiting a granddaughter, and brought plain soda crackers tossed with a special mixture and hot peppers and they were returned to time after time. Two beautiful cakes, pumpkin and fresh strawberry, completed our day. Winners were first overall, Sue Thompson, Paris and Jack Bogue, Milan; tied for second overall were Alma Ford of Martin, Sarah Pentecost of Dresden, Dot Beach and Naomi Fuller, both South Fulton; and third overall, Jackye Hohman and Carol Ehlers, both of Paris. Did you all know? President Ronald Reagan was an avid reader of newspapers from all over the country; he habitually turned first to the comic pages! Despite his age, he kept himself fit through regular strenuous exercise. His favorite retreat was manually working, chopping brush and building fences on his ranch Rancho del Cielo consisting of 668 acres. He liked horseback riding but never played bridge. He did not know what he really missed. Thought for today: “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have.” Sassy Chicken Enchilada Dip 3 cooked, skinless chicken breast halves, shredded 2 (8-ounce) package light cream cheese, softened 4 green onions, chopped 1 (10-ounce) can diced chili peppers 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon chopped cilantro 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon paprika In a bowl, mix the chicken, cream cheese, green onions, diced tomatoes with green chili peppers, garlic and cilantro. Season with chili powder, cumin, oregano and paprika. Cover and chill at least 2 hours. Serve on a platter lined with cilantro leaves and crackers.

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