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Music Director David Aston enjoys lunch with sister Lanora Potts

Tuesday was another delightful and informative day with the Disciple Women of Central Christian Church.

Mary Chris Gibbons, who holds the current record as longest Central member (Mary Chris was on the “cradle roll” way back in the forties when the church was still located in downtown Dallas) presented the program, “The Letter of Paul to Philemon.”

“As Christians, we are a family and called upon to treat each other as brother and sister. No exceptions,” Mary Chris said.

Following the program, the women enjoyed a delicious lunch in Fellowship Hall. In honor of St. Patrick, green was the theme, and the tables were appointed with shamrocks and roses. Hosting the luncheon were Barbara Williams, Paquita Mueller, Frances Mosier and Margaret Wilson.

Pasta, salad, potato-leek soup, lemon angel food and strawberry cake prepared by the ladies had everyone asking for recipes.  

Barbara served one of her favorite’s, “Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Cheese.” The pasta is from the vintage cookbook, “Under the Mushroom,” by  Marilyn Romweber. 

Years ago there was a wonderful little restaurant in the Dallas Design District named “The Little Mushroom.” Barbara frequently enjoyed the popular dining spot and shares, “ I remember a charming restaurant In the Design District - or Decorative Center - whose owner, Marilyn Romweber, was often at the entrance with a warm welcome.  She offered imaginative selections and changed the menu frequently.  The food was delicious.  She wrote at least two cookbooks before her death.”

The restaurant is long gone but many of the recipes are still cherished and served from Dallas kitchens today.  Barbara said that the spaghetti dish that she served at Tuesday’s luncheon is easy to prepare and always brings compliments.  It is a “must-try” this spring.

Marilyn Romweber's recipe for "Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Cheese"

4 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped

1 pound Mozzarella cheese, diced

2 Tablespoons basil

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 1/4 cup olive oil

l pound spaghetti, cooked

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

Salt and pepper to taste

In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, cheese, basil and garlic.  Add the olive oil and salt and pepper, to taste. 

Let the mixture stand, covered, at room temperature for 30 minutes.  Toss with the hot spaghetti and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. 

Disciples Women’s Ministry is the women’s outreach organization of the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, but it is open to everyone.  You do not have to be a member of the church to be a part of the group.  The charities supported include both hands-on activities and monetary donations to those in need.  Learning to be the women that God intended is the mission of Disciples Women. Educational programs, field trips, shared good times and supporting one another make up this sisterhood as referenced in the program presented by Mary Chris.  

If you would like to visit and see if Disciples Women would enrich your life, contact President Shelia Huffman at shelia0806@sbcglobal.net.

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