The King Daddy of Kool-Aid

The flood of May 2010 brought many hidden blessings and one of them was Preston Bailey. Before the flood, we were amiable acquaintances. Preston would come by and pick up household items for his nonprofit, Welcome Home Ministries. But after the flood, when the Chicks were in full-on flood relief and recovery mode, Preston became…

Bacon and pimento cheese spread sandwiches

We had a truly revolutionary Bacon Wednesday a few weeks ago. Betsy made her grandmother’s pimento cheese spread. We used it on bacon and pimento cheese sandwiches. I am just going to say that we were happy nobody else was here because we were not up to sharing. I have Googled this extensively and there…

Up-Cycle Nashville

The pallet project now has a name: Up-Cycle Nashville. And we have prototypes! Kim has been hard at work at the Community Resource Center World Headquarters in her well-appointed workshop (folding table holding her tools) and in the outdoor construction area (concrete slab near the back door) creating the first of what we hope will…

Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

The three chicks always strive for innovation here at the world headquarters of the Community Resource Center, where I am the executive director, chief fundraiser and toilet cleaner. Especially on Bacon Wednesdays. Yes, every Wednesday we eat bacon in some form or another. Why would you not have Bacon Wednesdays? Section 3, Paragraph 28 in…

Bow to King Frank and Queen Janice

It was a great Oyster Easter! The weather was perfect. The candidates for king and queen were on their best game, raising money and having fun on behalf of the Community Resource Center. A huge thanks to Roger Barnett and Patricia Apple, Rob Wagner and Chrystie Wooley, and Buddy Messer and Kim Hunter for their…

Meet our royalty

Hey, did you know that Oyster Easter and the Swan Ball are exactly the same age? We both turn 50 this year. Which one do you think is more fun? Since we’re junkyard dogs, we’ll never be invited to the Swan Ball so we’ll pick Oyster Easter! Our King and Queen candidates for Oyster Easter…

We’re Number One!

Oyster Easter has been voted the Best Charity Event by readers of the Nashville Scene in its Best of Nashville Contest! Thanks readers! We must assume that you’ve all been to the first and best Spring party and enjoyed all the oysters you can eat, a sumptuous Cajun Buffet by South Street, the great music…

Mystery boxes

A more traditional enterprise might call this inventory control. We just call it sorting. CRC is truly blessed to get bulk donations from several major distributors that come boxed like mystery Christmas presents. You just never know what’s inside until you open the box and some of the contents can be, well, silly. Even slightly…

Bacon crackers

We are having a very-high powered meeting this afternoon with a possible collaborator on our pallet project. Since it is our custom to serve light cocktails by the dock door on sunny 80-degree days, we needed a suitable accompaniment. And it is Bacon Wednesday. So we will be serving bacon crackers. I’ll just get right…

Pallets, people

Don’t you hate it when it’s right there in front of your face and you miss it? It seems like forever that we’ve been trying to figure out a social enterprise model that fits with CRC. Social enterprise = a profitable revenue stream. Moolah. But, as I can tell you from the 134 classes on…