When you are a child, it’s a long road from escaping a troubled home of abuse to emerging as a competent and capable adult. Wichita is a very caring city, and there are several local charities that reach out to these youngsters and are doing an excellent service for our community.
One local faith-based charity, Carpenter Place, has a beautiful residential campus located on 13 acres. Its goal is to provide a home for girls struggling with family problems, abandonment and other emotional and physical issues. It provides young ladies from 6 to 24 years of age with the support, structure and skills to overcome their life situations and become healthy, functioning adults.
Carpenter Place will host its annual fundraiser, a Ladies Brunch, at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 15, and the theme will be culinary-based. I am honored to be the guest speaker for the event. I invite you to come out for a morning of food and fun. I will be sharing my culinary journey, along with a cooking demonstration that you won’t want to miss. And yes, there will be samples!
Also scheduled will be a silent auction of an amazing array of culinary items that you will enjoy using or giving as gifts. All proceeds benefit the charity. For more information or to make a reservation, call 316-942-3221. I hope to see you there.
With my thoughts focusing on the homeless, my inclination is to create comfort food. Today’s recipe will be one for the ultimate comfort food. Everyone loves macaroni and cheese, especially if it is made from scratch. It is not difficult to make and is inexpensive. My version smacks of good home cooking — and warms the heart and creates happy memories.