Spaghetti, salad, breadsticks, brownies, fruit pizza…sunshine and 70 degrees outside! Thanks for joining us for a fun dinner last night at Calvary with a buzz of excitement in the air for the arrival of spring.
Fruit Pizza: Makes 48 squares, when cut 4 x 6. Use 2 half size sheet pans (13″ x 18″ x 1″)
3 cups butter (softened not melted)
2 cups powdered sugar
6 cups flour
Mix and pat into 2 half size pans. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper first. Bake 20 minutes @ 300 degrees in convection oven. Cool.
24 oz. White chocolate chips
Melt chips in microwave and add:
4 1/2 ounces whipping cream
16 ounces softened cream cheese
Beat all together and spread on cooled crust. Make sure the cream cheese mixture seals against the sides of the pan, otherwise the fruit will seep to the crust and make it soggy. It is not a good idea to cut the pizza ahead of time, it will also make the crust soggy.
Refrigerate a couple of hours or overnight for the cream cheese mixture to harden.
Make the glaze and let it cool before spreading over cut up fruit of your choice. If using bananas, be sure to put the glaze on soon after cutting bananas to keep them from turning brown.
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp plus 1 tsp corn starch
1 cup pineapple juice
1 tsp lemon juice
Cook on stovetop until thick, stirring constantly. Cool and spoon over fruit. Let set before serving.
Next Wednesday, March 18th, the church will be taking a Spring Break to give volunteers and staff a much deserved break from teaching, singing, planning and cooking. See you back on March 25th with a Loaded Baked Potato and Salad Bar on the menu for dinner.
If you have 6 minutes, please enjoy this Oscar winning animated short film about the joys of discovering delicious food and sharing a meal with someone you love. It will make you go “Awwwww” at least once.