It has been two years since WI members were invited to attend a cookery demonstration. CFWI staged two in November, one at Carnon Downs on Monday 15 November, and a second at Coads Green Village Hall on Thursday 25 November.
The evenings were presented by Home Economics Sub-committee members Alison Gribble and Pat Mallett, who posed the question, “What’s in my trolley for Christmas 2021?” The assumption was that members would know how to cook a Christmas dinner but that it would be useful to know how to make the leftovers taste as good. Each cook prepared three dishes, which were a combination of sweet and savoury and included Christmas pudding truffles, a chocolate roulade, a Chinese dish, a delicious pâté, a tasty stew and a macaroni cheese, which used up the remnants of the festive cheeseboard.
The appreciative audiences were given an opportunity to taste the dishes and the recipe sheets were sold out. The cooks were thanked by Rosemary Slee, herself a former demonstrator. The presentations were enjoyed by all who attended, who took great pleasure from the return of a much-missed event on the social calendar.