Taking to the Table Tuesday: Welcome Wagon

by Mindy Lockard on September 14, 2009

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I’ve always had a heart for the “new kid” which translates to the “new mom” in my current phase in life.  A couple of weeks ago the girls and I hosted a “welcome to town playdate” for a friend of one my sister’s childhood friends (did you get that?) that just moved to town with her family. Planning a midmorning snack for new friends can be tricky as you don’t want a new (or old friend for that matter) to leave with a bad taste in his or her mouth.  With this in mind, I sent out a tweet asking for ideas. What was tweeted back was a very sweet tweet: Lemon poundcake with the promise from @worththewhisk that I could make it with on-hand ingredients.

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Sounded like a win-win – and it was!

The morning of our playdate Maggie and I got busy in the kitchen baking.
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For this terrifically tart pound cake, pop over to Worth The Whisk for the recipe.

We served the warm pound cake with fresh fruit and juice…

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What did you serve the last time you welcomed new friends to town?

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

meredith 09.15.09 at 7:50 am

Okay that does it Mindy….I want to live in YOUR neighborhood. What a treat to have a friend like you to welcome ya into the hood.
LOVE it:)

admin 09.15.09 at 9:18 am

You are welcome to our hood any time! I think living in the hoo-dee-hood would be pretty fabulous too!

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