Please note the change of date for our Annual Tea: SEPTEMBER 6, 2014.
Tickets are on sale now and are $25 each.
Please contact Mary Jo for tickets and information: 503-260-5809.
Happy Valentines Day!! In honor of the Month of Love and our upcoming Dine-Out Event, today’s Throwback Thursday is a hilarious snapshot taken at The Scholls Women’s Club Valentine Dine-Out at the Mallory Hotel in 1980. Looking forward to our meeting this evening as well as our Dine-Out, which is scheduled for March 2. Thanks to Rebecca, Dawne, Brenda, Terree and JoAnn for organizing an event that we all look forward to and enjoy so much!
Amidst the erratic winter weather we have been experiencing in Scholls, the ladies of the Scholls Women’s Club have been busily preparing for Spring. Specifically, we have been hard at work planning and organizing our annual fundraiser, our annual Plant Sale, which takes place each April at Groner Elementary School, off of Scholls Ferry Road in Hillsboro.
Looking forward to tonight’s Christmas Social? Check out this “Veggie Wreath” Margaret Hesse brought to the Christmas celebration in 1986! How festive!
In anticipation of tonight’s Scholls Women’s Club meeting and auction, during which club sisters all bring items – some “white elephant” and some handmade – to auction off to one another with the goal of raising money for our Christmas Cookie Plate and Poinsettia program, here is a Throwback to an SWC auction from the early 1980’s. This particular auction was held at the home of Janet LaFountain.
After receiving several requests for the recipes we used at our High Tea fundraiser this year, we decided to open our recipe box to share with you several of our favorites. Hope your family enjoys them as much as we do!
Our 2013 scone recipe came from Jenna’s Scottish Great-Great Grandmother! She calls it a “traditional country scone” recipe, but we all agree that there’s something EXTRA special about these scones!
11 T Butter, melted but not hot
1/4 cup milk
1/3 cup sugar
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 t cream of tartar
1 T baking powder
Dump dry mixture into liquid and mix until just wet. Let stand 3-5 minutes. Divide into two balls, placing each on a baking sheet with parchment paper, pressing lightly to about 1-1/2″ thick and 9″ diameter. Press any berries into the dough at this point, mix in nuts prior to forming. Cut into 6 or 8 pie shaped pieced, but leave in a circle to bake. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar over the top or spread a little jam in the dead center (or both!). Bake at 400 degrees for 18 minutes +/-. Separate wedges and return to oven for about 3 minutes. Do not bake on bottom rack.
Add your choice of the following:
1 cup diced dried fruit
1 cup small currants
1 cup frozen berries
1 cup chopped nuts
Thanks to Dawne for the following recipe for Smoked Salmon Dip, which we piped into cucumbers on the tea plates this year.
SMOKED SALMON DIP
1 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
10 oz canned salmon
1 tbs grated onion
1 tsp lemon juice
1 drop red food coloring
2-3 drops liquid smoke (to taste)
Mix all ingredients well.
We served this yummy Cold Cucumber Soup back in 2011 and loved it so much that we brought it back this year. JoAnn found the recipe through Country Living.
COLD CUCUMBER SOUP
3/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
3/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground peper
1 1/2 cups sour cream (we used plain yogurt)
2 cups vegetable broth
Puree cucumbers, green onions, lemon juice and zest, salt, pepper and vegetable broth in blender or food processor. Stir in sour cream and chill until very cold, about 1 hour. Serve topped with additional chopped cucumber, green onion and lemon zest.
JoAnn’s Chicken Puffs are a SWC High Tea staple – these winners are brought back year after year after year!
JOANN’S CHICKEN PUFFS
Makes 20-30 small puffs or 10 large puffs
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup butter
pinch of salt
1/2 cup flour
2 tbs sugar (optional)
Combine water and butter in saucepan. Boil until butter is melted and the mixture is very hot. Remove from heat and add flour, sugar and salt all at once and stir quickly until mixture is smooth and forms a thick ball. Thoroughly beat in eggs, one at a time. Place spoonfuls of dough on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 and bake for another 10 minutes until puffs are brown and crisp. Do not double this recipe!
10 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
4 (8oz) packages softened cream cheese, stirred
3 large sweet onions, finely chopped
1 quart mayonnaise
1 bunch celery, finely chopped,
Boil chicken breasts in water seasoned with salt and pepper until cooked through. Drain and let cool. Chop into very small pieces. In a large bowl, combine chicken, mayonnaise, cream cheese and chopped onion and celery. Add garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. Mix thoroughly.
Make a small slit in the puff and stuff with the chicken mixture.
This year we featured a delicious take on the traditional tea dessert that had us all begging for the recipe. Tracie’s recipe for Raspberry Sugar Cream Tarts can be found here.
Thank you to all of our friends, family and community members who attended our annual High Tea, held May 18 at the Scholls Valley Lodge. It was a lovely afternoon filled with good spirits, delicious baked goods, and amazing hats!
A big THANK YOU to JoAnn, who spearheaded the committee and kept us all in line
We received many compliments on our menu – each item was baked with love by members of the Scholls Women’s Club, who worked tirelessly to put this event together. We will soon be posting a sampling of our most popular recipes, so check back.
A big THANK YOU to all of the members of our Scholls community and beyond who came out in droves to visit the annual Scholls Women’s Club Plant Sale despite the threatening clouds and intermittent sprinkles! We had a great turnout from club sisters and community members alike.
Volunteers from our club and from the community spent months planning and organizing in anticipation of our annual sale. Under the guidance of team leader Jenna Bayer, club members spent the weeks leading up to the sale acquiring and tagging plants, preparing them for the sale. It worked out well for us this year that Hillsboro Schools had Friday off, and so we were able to complete set-up by approximately 6pm rather than our usual practice of beginning set-up after school.
The rain kept itself reasonably at bay throughout the weekend, although there were several moments during which we were grateful for the tents we’d set up for cover! Both Saturday and Sunday saw a steady stream of customers, some of whom spent time leisurely perusing the plants, while others knew upon arrival which plants they wanted to find. SWC sisters were on hand for assistance in selection, help carrying to the car, and in many cases, joyful conversation.
We were excited this year to be able to accept credit and debit cards in addition to our cash and check standbys. Thanks to all of our friends and community members for your patience as we experimented with this new venture!
The plant sale is a fundraising event that the sisters of the Scholls Women’s Club look forward to each spring – we love connecting with our friends and neighbors, and sharing our love of community through gardening is especially rewarding. The proceeds from our sale go directly towards our mission of doing good in our beloved community of Scholls.
If you missed the sale or are wishing that you would have picked up just one or two more tomato plants, it’s not too late! We have quite a few plants left over from the sale and will continue to sell until they are gone! Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Mark your calendars for our upcoming fundraising events: The Plant Sale and High Tea.
Saturday, April 13th 9am to 5pm
Sunday, April 14th 9am to 3pm
Groner Elementary School
23405 SW Scholls Ferry Road
Hillsboro, OR 97123
We have thousands of plants to choose from! Fruit Trees, Flowering Trees, Shrubs, Perennials, Ground Cover, Grasses, Azaleas, Rhoddies, Berries, and more!
We are excited to announce that this year, in addition to cash and checks, we will be able to accept payment in the form of credit/debit cards! Many of you have asked for it, and we are thrilled to be able to offer this new service
We take special orders and offer gift certificates. If you are looking for a special plant or gift, please call (503) 468-2103.
Saturday, May 18 at noon
Scholls Valley Lodge
More information to come!