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Archive for February, 2019

Chicken Pot Pie 2-27-19

First of all, I apologize for the lack of menu postings the last 2 weeks due to illness and travel. I probably need to get a blog assistance to keep things current when I can’t get to it. I heard they had about 300 in attendance for each of the last 2 weeks. Sometimes it’s hard to get out when the weather is so cold and icy, but the Wednesday meals and services still go on unless school is cancelled. The church website archives the videos of services that you can watch if you want to see what you missed when you can’t get there in person. Here’s the link to the service last week. The Wednesday school kids sang and Pastor David’s message focused on building relationships within the church https://vimeo.com/318734666 

Menu for February 27, 2019

Chicken Pot Pie, Fruit Salad and Salad Bar

Chocolate and Vanilla Marble Cake

Here’s the recipe we made for the cakes. We will frost them with pre-made vanilla and chocolate frosting.

Chocolate Marble Sheet Cake

This recipe makes 4 half sheet pans for 120 servings. Cut 5×6 for 30 pieces per pan.

Make recipe 3 times for 360 servings in 12 half sheet pans.

6 cups butter (3#), softened

9 cups sugar

Beat butter and sugar in mixer until creamy.

Add 12 eggs, a few at a time, just until blended after each addition.

Add 4 Tablespoons vanilla

Whisk dry ingredients together:

15 cups flour

6 Tablespoons baking powder

1 Tablespoon salt

Add flour mixture alternately with 6 cups half and half, at low speed, just until blended.

Divide 8 cups of the batter into a separate bowl.  Stir in 1 ½  cups unsweetened cocoa, 1 cup hot water and 1 ½  cups sugar.

Spread vanilla batter into 4 greased  half sheet pans.  Spoon chocolate batter on top and swirl into vanilla batter with a knife.

Bake at 300* convection for 25-30 minutes.  Cool completely before frosting.

Wednesday Meal Canceled 2-6-19

Menu for Feb. 6, 2019

We had a good crowd of about 375 for dinner on Wednesday, despite the cold weather. Tater tots always bring the people in (we went through 90 pounds of tots), or maybe it was the whoopie pies…

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