It's not just potluck anymore…

Undeterred by the blustery weather, 500 people ventured out to join us for dinner last night.  The Texas Hold ’em group from the Canyon Lake Senior Center was the first to arrive (see photo, above center) and patiently waited for dinner service to begin.

Here’s what we served for dinner:

200 pounds of  Farmland Pit smoked hams with brown sugar, ordered through Sysco, which we sliced ourselves and warmed in roasters

24 pans of broccoli rice casserole

90 pounds of honey roasted carrots

500 Rich’s Petit Pan dinner rolls, ordered through Sysco

70 homemade pumpkin pies (we served 60, and sold the last 10 after dinner)

22 dozen homemade double chocolate cookies

12 dozen homemade chocolate chip cookies

 

Double Chocolate Cookies, 22 dozen (264) cookies

(This amount will fit in our large commercial mixer in one batch.)

16 1/2 cups flour

2 tsp baking soda

4 pounds of  butter

½ cup vanilla

8 cups sugar

8 cups brown sugar

8 eggs

2 2/3 cup cocoa powder

1 cup milk

48 oz chocolate chips

Whisk together flour and baking soda.  Cream butter, vanilla and sugars.  Beat in eggs.  At low speed beat in cocoa, then the milk.  Mix in the flour just until blended.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  Drop onto lined sheets.  Bake for 12-13 minutes at 350* convection.  Remove from oven and cool slightly before removing from cookie sheets.

 

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