The Single Moms Club is a new movie by Tyler Perry. In this heart warming story, 5 single moms from different walks of life are brought together by the Principal of their children’s school to organize and host a fundraiser. She (the Principal) unwittingly tells the ladies to work together as a group. We all know that groups don’t get anything done. Lol The truth is a Team has a common goal and each member is committed to the end result. Groups on the other hand are just people who are in the same place. Being a single mother I understanding the value of other single mothers. When my children were young, I was a member of my own Single Moms Club. We were such a progressive team, that even single women with no children wanted to be in our club. Guess who did most of the cooking? Lol
I like this movie even though there really wasn’t much food. One thing I found really, really funny is that the ladies always had a cheese tray or fruit and cheese to go with their wine. during their team building pow wows. It reminded me of the old quip, ” You want some cheese to go with your whine?” Used when someone is doing a lot of whining (men or women). Lol
The Cheese Tray actually is a very appropriate offering when a new team assembles. It is symbolic, I think of all of the different flavors, textures and aromas coming together with a common foundation (I am talking about the tray or plate).
One of my favorite movie Fruit and Cheese pairings comes from the movie Babette’s Feast (food stylist the amazing Paulette Tavormina).
Here are some good ideas to recreate these trays
Cheese: The Drunken Goat, French Morbier, Pleasant Ridge, St. Andre, Comte Gruyere, Pont L’Eveque .
Fruit: Persimmon, Mandarins, Apples, Raspberry, Pomegranate, Papaya, Green and Black Grapes, Pineapple.
What ever you decide, make sure to: mix up the flavors, be bold and build high.