Good morning everyone.. as we mark the end of National Women’s History Month, I couldn’t let the month end without another Punch Bowl Social.
For this event, I served chicken salad croissant sandwiches, deviled eggs, caesar salad, baked salmon, spinach dip, strawberries and cream, meatballs, and for dessert cheesecake and brownie cake and of course Punch
I tried a new salmon recipe and it was delicious, especially served on top of the salad. It was so simple – I sprinkled garlic powder over the salmon (both sides) and spooned a few tspns of red pepper jelly over the salmon – cover and bake until done (roughly 30 mins.)
For this occasion we honored it by watching, “Shirley Chisholm: Unbought and Unbossed”, the documentary about the pioneering African-American politician (1924-2005) who began her professional career as a teacher. In 1969, Chisholm became the first black congresswoman and began the first of seven terms. After initially being assigned to the House Forestry Committee, she shocked many by demanding reassignment and was placed on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, eventually graduating to the Education and Labor Committee. Mrs. Chisholm became one of the founding members of the Congressional Black Caucus in 1969 and later was the first woman to run a serious, high-profile campaign in the U.S. presidential primary. She made further history when she vied for the presidency in 1972. While her inspiring journey would have made headlines today, it was virtually ignored by the mainstream media at the time.”
We welcomed some new guests
and some returning guests
and even my other half showed up!!
Watching the documentary about Congresswoman Chisholm invoked the spirit of true womanhood – women from all backgrounds who joined forces to get our voices heard during the trying times of our nation. Although she did not win the presidency, her drive and tenacity never lessened and she continued to serve our nation until her death. For all the women who strive to make a difference, whether it be in your family, in your community, or in your nation – I applaud you and wish continued success in all your endeavors. Whether you’re making strides on grassroots levels or at the top of your game in any organization you serve- it will make a difference. Never under estimate the power within – I leave you with the flashback tune that became the anthem of the ’70’s women’s movement.
So far, hosting the Punch Bowl Series has been a truly rewarding experience. We enjoy the socializing fun, educational aspect and of course the food. I hope your’re enticed to host your own PBS- Until Next time