LWC member Lori Martin’s kale soup was such a big hit at the annual blood drive that she had to promise to share it with others. However, please keep in mind that Lori uses the following info as a guideline only, and relies on her own instincts for the finished product. We encourage you to do the same.
- 1 cup each chopped onion, celery and carrots
- 3 cloves of garlic minced
Saute together in a little olive oil until soft.
- Chop a package of chicken sausage (chipotle chorizo flavor) and add to pot
- Add 4 qts chicken stock and 2 bay leaves
- Chop 5-6 potatoes and a large bunch of kale and add to the pot
- Simmer together until potatoes are tender.
- Adjust seasonings to taste.
- Add 1 can of cannelini beans.
Serve hot with crusty bread for a healthy hearty meal!
2010 LWC Blood Drive Registration
We would like to extend our thanks to those who contributed to the success of the Litchfield Women’s Club’s annual fall blood drive, starting with LWC member Renee Charette who chaired this year’s event with her daughter Casey (who did this community service project as her CHS sophomore project).
A very special thank you as well to those who donated blood this year. Although we did not quite reach our anticipated goal of usable pints, each donor did indeed make a difference in helping the Red Cross meet the needs of those who will need life-saving blood during the holiday season.
We are especially appreciative to each of the volunteers from the Litchfield Women’s Club, CHS students, the American Red Cross and event food donors, who included Hannaford Supermarket of Hudson, Romano’s Pizza of Litchfield, and Mack’s Apples of Londonderry. Many thanks as well to Griffin Memorial School and its staff for their support.
The Litchfield Women’s Club will host their monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at the Litchfield Middle School Library at 7 p.m. The Club invites women all of ages and interests with a desire to make new friends, learn more about their community and get involved with service efforts throughout Litchfield to come to the meeting and get a firsthand look at what this long-running community organization is all about.
Agenda items will include the November 13th annual Blood Drive in partnership with the Red Cross at Griffin Memorial School, Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 11th and ongoing community projects and club activities. Plans are sure to be in the works for the Club’s annual post-holiday celebration in early January.
We encourage the public to follow the Litchfield Women’s Club on Facebook at or on our blog.