Friday, 26 October 2012

What's on this weekend? Turkey! Corned Beef! Kohl Canon! Chowdah!

Sorry early risers, no breakfasts this weekend.  Thankfully, no shortage of suppers!

I get the odd person wandering to my blog after searching for "Kohl Canon".  Since there's the annual Kohl Canon supper happening this weekend, I'll just re-scrape this explanation from an older blog post:

"Kohl Cannon can be made in various ways, depending on whether you are Irish, German, or Scottish. No matter how it is made, the eating of Kohl Cannon was a common custom on Halloween. In it would be buried, well wrapped in waxed paper or foil for today's world, 4 favors. A penny (for wealth), a button (for poverty), a ring (for marriage, and a matchstick (for spinsterhood). Much excitement was aroused, especially among the young lassies who were hopeful that the Kohl Cannon would foretell their future happiness! This recipe is the Scot's Way!" 

Also, this interesting Wikipedia entry for Colcannon.

The awesome Colcannon song!:

"Did you ever eat Colcannon, made from lovely pickled cream?
With the greens and scallions mingled like a picture in a dream.
Did you ever make a hole on top to hold the melting flake
Of the creamy, flavoured butter that your mother used to make?"

The chorus:

"Yes you did, so you did, so did he and so did I.
And the more I think about it sure the nearer I'm to cry.
Oh, wasn't it the happy days when troubles we had not,
And our mothers made Colcannon in the little skillet pot."


Saturday, October 27
Annual Women's Institute Turkey Supper
North Brookfield Community Hall,
4:30- 6:30 p.m. 
Complete turkey dinner with pie and sweets for dessert. 
Adults $12, children 5-12 $6, under 5 free.

Saturday, October 27
Kohl Canon Supper,
Basement of St. John's Church, Chester Basin, 
4:30- 6:30 p.m. 
Ham, baked beans, brown bread and rolls, apple crisp for dessert. 
Adults $10, child 5- 12 $3, under 5 free. 
Takeouts available

Saturday, October 27
Turkey Casserole & Dessert Buffet 
Brooklyn Baptist Church
5:30 P.M.
Tickets: $10.00
Proceeds for Church Purposes 

October 28
Corned Beef and Cabbage Supper
Hebbs Cross fire dept.
4-6:30 p.m. 
Includes dessert, tea and coffee
Adults $10; children 5-12 $5; under 5 free.
Everyone welcome.

October 28
St. James Lutheran Annual Soup and Chowder Supper,
Branch LaHave community hall. 
Rolls, apple crisp with ice cream and beverage included.
4-6 p.m. 
Adults $8; children $2; under 5 years free.