The General Relief Society Broadcast for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, was an outstanding meeting!  Getting to know our new General Relief Society Presidency was one of the highlights.  Their strong testimonies were evident as we listened to inspired words and felt like the messages from them and from President Eyring were for each one of us, individually.  Whenever men and women testify of Jesus Christ and the power of His atonement, the Spirit is strong, and it certainly was on Saturday night.

After the broadcast, we enjoyed a light dinner, visited, and served our community together.  It was a lovely evening!  In the end, we were able to assist Mason Dove with his Eagle project and fill 57 boxes that will be sent to Marines right before Christmas.  We also filled 9 boxes with shoes and other accessories for Laura’s House, donated 60 baby blankets and 22 quilts to Soldiers’ Angels for Marines overseas, and assembled over 400 snack packs for iHope.

We have posted the recipe for the Quinoa salad we served and hope you enjoy looking at some of the photos that Alan Gibby took for us too.  Many thanks to all who organized and participated in this wonderful evening.

Your Stake Relief Society Presidency
Debbie Stapley
Rene’ Lindahl
Melissa Darby
Valerie Boyes


RECIPE for Quinoa Salad
Serves 20 (or more if you are serving only women)
I box of Spring Greens from Costco
1 bottle of Girards’s Apple Poppyseed dressing (it’s new)
1/2 red onion, sliced thinly (in quarter rings)
3 chopped apples
1 1/2 Cups dried cranberries (or more)
1 to 2 Cups of sugared pecans or pinenuts (we used pecans)
About 1 Cup of feta cheese
1 1/2 Cups dry quinoa, prepared according to directions on package. For
! added flavor, add chicken boullion base to water (large heaping
! tablespoon) and the zest from one large orange as it is cooking.
Just put in a bowl and mix it all together!
1) If you can’t find Apple Poppyseed, Girard’s makes another new one that
goes well with this salad too: Peach Mimosa.
2) Other combinations of fruit would be just as good too (strawberries,
blueberries and grapes OR strawberries and mandarin oranges)
3) And. . . if there are men in your home who MUST have meat, you can
always add some cooked chicken (Trader Joe’s and Costco all have
cooked chicken strips — frozen or in the refrigerator section) that are an
easy add.