It's not just potluck anymore…

Calvary Lutheran Church, Rapid City, offers food and fellowship every Wednesday from 4:45 to 6:15, either before or after your Wednesday school class. If you’re too young or too old for Wednesday school, just come to supper and stay for worship at 6:30.

The menu this week is Rotini Pasta with Meatsauce, Salad Bar, Garlic Bread and Black Forest Cake.

Last week we served sloppy joes, french fries, salad and rice krispie treats. We had lots of good helpers from confirmation groups. If you have a group that would like to help serve or scrape dirty dishes, check with Karla or Cassie by calling the church office or catch them in the dining room or kitchen on a Wednesday night.


Comments on: "Pasta Night 9-25-19" (5)

  1. Lisa Bierer said:

    You all are an inspiration! Hospitality and welcome is so important! Sharing all the parts of a giant meal is actually pretty radical!

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  2. Colette Wilbers said:

    You all are amazing! Any helpful hints or shortcuts for preparing huge amounts of sloppy joes or pasta?


    • Here’s a post from 2014 with the Sloppy Joe recipe that we use:

      When we have a pasta dinner, we always boil the pasta the day before. We stop cooking it when it’s still a little chewy, then rinse in cold water and toss with a little olive oil to prevent sticking, then refrigerate. The day of the meal we boil the pasta for 2-3 minutes to finish cooking it, and we cook it throughout the meal service so it doesn’t sit out too long.


  3. Deanna Tyler said:

    Karen I look forward to your posts! I found you a couple years ago because I was looking for recipes for a crowd but not quite as large as you do.( 50 for Royal Family Kids Camp) Since I found you, I have become the kitchen manager for a church. I feed aprox 300 to 350 each week. (Wed dinner and Sunday mornings).Although I don’t have the man power or resources for some of your recipes I have found your blog inspiring. Thank you so much for your posts!


    • Thank you for the encouragement and positive feedback. If you have any recipes or menu ideas that have worked for you and would like to share them with us, feel free to email me at All church cooks or anyone making large meals out there, we’d love to hear from you, too.


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