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CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH, RAPID CITY, SD

WEDNESDAY EVENING MEAL

DECEMBER 13, 2017

Please join us for dinner Wednesday night between 4:45 and 6:15 pm.  All members and visitors are welcome.  We ask for a donation of $5 for adults and $3 for children to cover the cost of the food.  A contemporary worship service with the praise band follows dinner from 6:30 to 7:00 pm.  The menu this week is:

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Meatloaf with Cheese and Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Salad Bar

Eggnog Cake

Here’s how we make meatloaf for a big crowd, using a recipe adapted from the Disney Family Cookbook:

Mean and Lean Meat Loaf 

For 480 servings, Make 12 times: Use 15 shallow steamtable pans, lined with pansavers, or use disposable full size pans.  Press 4/5ths of each batch into each pan flat like a cake. Combine the other 1/5 from 5 batches to make 3 extra pans. (We did this because the full 10# batch seemed too thick for the shallow steamtable pans.  If you want go ahead and make them thicker and just use 12 pans.)  When done, cut into 40 pieces (8×5)  You can also form each batch into individual loaves if you’d rather have slices of meatloaf instead of squares. 

For each batch, use the quantity listed first. The total for 12 batches is in parentheses.

10# lean ground beef  (120#)

10 eggs  (10 dozen)

5 cups rolled oats  (60 cups)

2 1/2 cups chopped onions  (about 12# diced frozen onions)

1 1/2 cups chopped green pepper  (18 cups)

½ cup plus 2 Tbsp steak sauce   (7 ½ cups)

2 1/2 cups catsup  (about 3 #10 cans)

5 tsp pepper   (20 TBSP)

2 ½  tsp salt  (10 TBSP)

2 ½ tsp basil  (10 TBSP)

2 ½ tsp garlic powder  (10 TBSP)

 

Sauce:

2 1/2 cups catsup  (30 cups, about 3 #10 cans)

1 cup packed brown sugar  (12 cups)

5 tsp ground mustard  (1 ¼ cups)

 

Mix ingredients, but don’t over mix or the resulting meatloaf will be too dense and dry. Don’t put the sauce on top until last half hour of baking.  Cover with foil and bake at 325* convection for 1 hour.  Remove foil, spread sauce on top of meatloaves and bake an additional ½ hour, until internal temp reaches 160*.  Let sit for 10 min. before slicing.

 

 

 

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Join us for dinner at Calvary Lutheran Church, Rapid City, on Wednesday night, November 29th.  Dinner service is from 4:45 to 6:15 pm, followed by the worship service from 6:30 to 7:00.

Here’s what we’ll be serving this week:

Beef and Broccoli with Steamed Rice

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Salad Bar

Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

The week before Thanksgiving, we had a great crowd of almost 500 for a dinner of fried chicken from Pizza Ranch, corn, biscuits, salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, and warm apple crisp with ice cream.

Here’s the recipe for the apple crisp (we left out the toffee bits this time, and it’s still good)

Apple Toffee Crisp:  40 servings per 12x20x2 pan.  Make 13 times for 520 servings.  Use full size steamtable or disposable pans.

 

20 cups Apples per pan (To save time and effort, use cases of frozen, peeled sliced apples: 30#/case)   Total for 13 pans: 260 cups

If apples are frozen, bake apples first for 30 minutes at 350*.  Stir, then add the sugar, flour and butter (see below).

For each pan, toss 20 cups of apples with 1 ½ cups sugar and ½ cup flour, coating apples evenly.  Spread in bottom of greased baking pan.  Dot with ¼# cut up butter.

Crumble topping over the apples.  Bake at 350* for 45-50 minutes or until lightly browned and apples are tender.  Serve warm with ice cream.

Oatmeal Topping:  Per pan amount listed first, total for 13 pans in parentheses

Whisk together:

2 cups flour     (26 cups flour)

1 tsp cinnamon   (13 tsp cinnamon)

½ tsp baking powder    (6 ½ tsp)

½ tsp baking soda    (6 ½ tsp)

½ tsp salt    (6 ½ tsp)

Stir in:

1 cup sugar     (13 cups sugar)

16 oz toffee bits      (13# toffee bits)

2 cups uncooked rolled oats    (26 cups oats)

Melt ½# butter (Total 6 ½#)   and add to oat mixture, mixing until crumbs are formed.  Sprinkle crumb mixture over apples.

It’s a Calvary Lutheran Church favorite tonight…Pizza Ranch is delivering the chicken right to our dining room.

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As Pizza Ranch advertises on their website, “Get The Country’s Best Chicken, crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside!” 

The Calvary kitchen crew will add the mashed potatoes and gravy, biscuits, salad bar and an apple crisp for dessert.

For more information about Calvary Lutheran Church, Rapid City, SD, visit our Facebook page HERE or our website HERE

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Thanks for sharing these fun dining room photos, Tom Martin!

Here are a couple of recipes that might be useful for the holidays:

Sweet Potato Casserole

150 servings, 3 steamtable pans (12”x20”x2 1/2”)

6 #10 can sweet potatoes (each #10 can = 3# 13oz) or substitute fresh baked sweet potatoes (even better)

3 pounds butter, softened (6 cups)

36 eggs, beaten

½ cup vanilla

6 cups whole milk

Mix all of the above together in mixer until smooth.  Put in casserole dishes or steamtable pans.

 

Mix together streusel topping and sprinkle over top of potatoes dividing evenly between the pans:

4 cups flour

1.5 # butter, softened

8 cups dark brown sugar

4 cups chopped pecans (optional).

 

Bake at 325* until hot (165 degrees), approx. 1 1/2 hours. Cover with foil for first hour to avoid burning topping. Uncover to lightly brown the streusel for last half hour.

 

Here’s the original scaled back recipe:

Sweet Potato Casserole: 8 servings

6 sweet potatoes, baked

¼ cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1/3 cup milk

½ cup butter

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

1/3 cup chopped pecans

2 tablespoons flour

2 tablespoons butter

 

Combine cooked sweet potatoes, sugar, eggs, vanilla, milk and ½ cup butter.  Beat at medium speed with a mixer until smooth.  Spoon into lightly greased 12X8X2 inch baking dish.

Combine brown sugar, flour, pecans and butter.  Sprinkle mixture over casserole.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Check out this older post for Pork Roast and Cheesecake recipes

Here’s another cheesecake post  Cheesecake for a Crowd

Or try this one for pork roast for a really big crowd:

Honey-Bourbon Glazed Pork Loin:  600 4oz servings

7 cases boneless pork loin roasts (4 roasts/case, average size 8 ½#/roast)  or about 240# boneless pork loin.  This is about 6.4 oz uncooked or 4 oz cooked per serving

4 cups minced fresh garlic

garlic mist spray

10# uncooked bacon slices

If roasts are large, cut in half and put 2 or 3 halves per full size steamtable pan.

Cut several small slits evenly over roasts and press minced garlic into slits.  Spray roasts with garlic mist and season with salt and pepper.  Arrange bacon slices over roasts.

Roast at 325* convection for 2 hours, or until 145 degrees.

Coat with glaze, and continue roasting to 155 degrees (about 30 more minutes)

Glaze: Combine in large pot and bring to a simmer for 5 minutes.

10 cups honey

5 cups light brown sugar

3 ½  cups bourbon

1 ¼ cup Dijon mustard

5 cups orange juice

 

Calvary Carrot Cake

Make 3 times for 360 servings (9 pans)

Makes 3 20x12x2 inch cakes. Cut 5×8 makes total of 120 servings.

8 cups flour

8 tsp baking powder

2 Tbsp baking soda

4 tsp salt

8 tsp cinnamon

16 eggs

8 cups sugar

6 cups vegetable oil

8 cups grated carrots

3 cups crushed pineapple, drained (for 3x recipe, use 1 #10 can plus 1 15 oz can)

 

Sift together dry ingredients.

Beat eggs, add the sugar and oil and beat until combined. Stir in flour mixture. Fold in carrots and pineapple. Mix well. Turn into greased and floured pans. Bake at 325* for 45 minutes.

 

Cream cheese frosting: For 9 cakes:

(we divided this in half to fit in our big mixer)

4 1/2# butter softened

9# cream cheese softened

6 Tbsp vanilla

16# powdered sugar

Beat together butter, cream cheese and vanilla until smooth. Add sugar gradually, beating until well mixed.

Join us on Wednesdays evenings at Calvary Lutheran Church. Meet up with friends, have some dinner, join in worship and leave with a smile on your face.

 

 

 

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Calvary Lutheran Church

Wednesday Evening Meal

November 1, 2017 from 4:45 to 6:15 pm

All members and visitors are welcome to join us for dinner and worship.  The worship service is 30-40 minutes and begins at 6:30 pm.

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Pork Roast

Sweet Potato Casserole

Green Beans

Salad Bar

Cheesecake

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Suggested donation for dinner is $5 for ages 12 and up, $3 for kids under 12. All are welcome to dine regardless of ability to pay. Please help us offset the cost of the meal by donating what you can.

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