It's not just potluck anymore…

A Great Start

600 church members and friends joined us for our hamburger cookout last night at Calvary Lutheran Church.  I hope you enjoyed the burgers, beans and tots, watermelon, and all those homemade cookies.  Here’s a new recipe we tried this week:

Brown Sugar Cookies

Makes 10 dozen

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2 cups Crisco

2 cups (1#) butter

5 cups firmly packed brown sugar, light or dark

4 large eggs

4 tsp vanilla

8 cups all purpose flour

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

 

Preheat oven to 325* convection.

Beat together shortening, butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy.

Whisk together flour, soda and salt.  Combine well with ingredients in mixer.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls.  Press lightly into decorative sugar or sprinkles.  Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.

Bake 12 minutes or until golden brown.

 

Thanks to your donations last year, we started the new year with enough money to buy 20 dozen new plates, a new plate cart, 16 dozen new drink cups, 4 sets of salad dressing dispensers, a propane grill, 6 new soup kettles, 12 full size baking sheets, 12 steam table pans, and 2 high tech vegetable choppers (what a time saver!).  These new additions will make life in the kitchen easier and our hungry folks on Wednesday nights fed more efficiently.  Thanks for your financial support of this ministry.

Makes chopping fun (or at least fast!)

Makes chopping fun (or at least fast!)

It’s great to be back in the kitchen, and it’s wonderful to have lots of volunteers.

Vonna, Larry and Jim...still smiling through the mounds of dirty dishes!

Vonna, Larry and Jim…still smiling through the mounds of dirty dishes!

Doug and Karla thank you for bussing your own tables in a timely fashion!

Doug and Karla want to thank you for bussing your own tables in a timely fashion!

Jack, Randy, Dan and Perry (inside eating dinner?) endured the massive smoke and grilled up 480 mini burgers and 405 .3# burgers.

Jack, Randy, Dan and Perry (inside eating dinner?) endured the massive smoke and heat from the grill. They grilled 480 mini burgers and 405 .3# burgers. Thanks guys!

 

Baked beans, tater tots, burgers and the new salad dressing containers for the salad bar.

Baked beans, tater tots, burgers and salad. Check out the new salad dressing dispensers.

 

It's great to see these smiling faces in the dining room again.

It’s great to see these smiling faces in the dining room again.

At worship tonight after dinner, the kindergartens had a Milestone "Blessing of the Backpacks" for the beginning of school.

At worship tonight after dinner, the kindergartens had a Milestone “Blessing of the Backpacks” for the beginning of school.

Next week’s menu will be posted soon.  See you in church!

Comments on: "A Great Start" (2)

  1. Alicia said:

    We had been waiting all summer for Wednesday night meals to start back up! Love our Wednesday nights at Calvary SO MUCH! The amazing food and fellowship fill my soul. Thanks for all you do to be able to feed so many every week!

    • Thanks so much Alicia. It fills MY soul to know that, at least for you, we are reaching our goals of good food and fellowship. I’m glad you are able to come and enjoy it.

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