Mother's Day Dinner - April 23, 2005



By Jerry Cheang

On Saturday, April 23rd,More than 60 members, spouses and guests met at the Confucius Church multipurpose room on Saturday, March 23 to celebrate and honor the mothers and grandmothers of the Lodge. All who attended were treated to a fine evening of good food, fun and fellowship. We hope that we can remember what Vice-president Louis Lee said that we should approach each and every day as if it were Valentine's Day and treat our spouses accordingly.

Chairpersons Candice Chin and Jerry Cheang presented a dinner that all enjoyed.
  • Appertizer prepared by Candice Chin
    • Assorted Cheeses
    • Fried Dried Tomatoes in Palm Leaved
    • Olive Tapinade
    • Olive Pinwheels
    • Parmesan Crisps
  • Refreshments
    • Rex Goliath Cabernet sauvignon & pinot noir
    • Cider
    • Soft drinks
    • Coffee, Tea, Water
  • Main Course
    • French Bread
    • Latkes and lox accompanied by sour cream and capers
    • Romaine Lettuce Ceasar Salad with Marinated Shrimp, Croutons
    • Palates were then cleansed with an apricot and mango sorbet.
    • Prime filet mignon steak with herbed compound butter and a balsamic reduction. The steak was served with a confetti cous cous and fresh Salinas Valley asparagus.
  • Ice cream cakes from Coldstone Creamery and hand dipped long stemmed Driscoll strawberries in an oh so rich Guittard chocolate robe.
  • All of the ladies in attendance were gifted with a boxed Joseph Schmidt truffle.


Many thanks to all who helped make this evening a great success.
  • Sherman Low and Louis Lee set up the hall, obtained and returned the freezer for the ice cream cake, helped in the kitchen and were perfect gophers.
  • Wanda Lee, Linda Low and Alice Wong did the beautiful table arrangements as well as setting  the tables, helping in the kitchen and cleaning up afterward.
  • Bill Young was a great sommelier.
  • Johnny Wong, as always, helped wherever he was needed.
  • Mother and daughter Joyce Lowe and Elena Fujii did all of the kitchen tasks and helped to cook many of the dishes as well as putting the plates together.
  • Clara Chin and her daughters Courtney and Taylor and their friend and fellow Campfire girl Stephanie were invaluable, helping to cook, assemble plates, serving and working tirelessly afterward to wash all of the pots, pans, dishes, silver and stemware.
  • Thanks also to Candice Chin and Carol Cheang for serving on the phone committee.
  • Lillian Chin for letting us raid her freezer and pantry.
  • Special thanks go to Tim Spinner, owner of the Coldstone Creameries in the Northridge Center and Main Street Center for his generous donation of several of the ice cream cakes and for allowing us to use the freezer to store them.
  • Wanda Lee, Linda Low and Candice Chin hand dipped all of the strawberries.


We hope that all who attended had as much fun as we did in preparing for and presenting the evening.



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