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December 19, 2018 Menu

This Wednesday night, please join us for dinner at Calvary Lutheran Church in the fellowship hall from 4:45 to 6:15 pm.  After dinner, make your way into the sanctuary for a special advent treat.  The Christmas story will be told using a live Nativity and music from all the preschool through 5th grade children.  This will be the last Wednesday for education and meals until 2019. We will resume on January 9th and continue every week through April 10th.

Here’s what’s for dinner this week:

Lasagna and Garlic Toast

Salad Bar

Black Forest Cake

Last week we made White Chicken Chili and White Chocolate Candy Cane Cheesecake.  I’ll share the recipes with you.

White Chocolate Candy Cane Cheesecake

1 9 inch cheesecake = 12-14 servings

Crust:

1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs

3 Tbsp sugar

7 Tbsp melted butter

Grease a 9 inch springform pan with butter. Combine ingredients well and press into bottom and about 1 inch up the sides of pan. Place in refrigerator and chill until ready to use.

Filling:

1 ½ pounds cream cheese, softened

¾ cup sugar

2 Tbsp flour

3 large eggs

1 large egg yolk

¼ cup heavy cream

4 oz white baking chocolate, melted

¼ tsp peppermint extract

Beat cream cheese until soft and creamy.  Add the flour and sugar slowly until incorporated. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.  Mix peppermint extract with the cream and add it to the cream cheese mixture.  Stir in melted chocolate.  Pour filling over crust.

Bake 50 minutes at 300* convection or until center is almost set.  Cool before removing rim.  Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.

Serve with cool whip or whipped cream and chopped candy canes.

If you want to make 6 cheesecakes at a time like we did, here you go…

6 cheesecakes at a time:

Make 6 times for 36 cheesecakes.  Cut into 12 pieces = 432 or cut into 14 pieces = 504. 

(This amount will fit in our big mixer at one time.)

9 pounds cream cheese (3 bricks), softened

4 1/2 cups sugar

¾ cup flour

18 large eggs

6 large egg yolks

1 1/2 cup heavy cream

24 oz white baking chocolate, melted

1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract

White Chicken Chili

Servings: 450

150 cups cooked chicken, cubed or shredded (about 50 # chicken breasts)

300 cloves garlic (50 TBSP=3 cups)

50 cups chopped onion (about 20 pounds)

200 oz canned diced green chilis

16 #10 cans Great Northern Beans, rinsed, divided

vegetable oil to sauté onions

40  54 oz cans chicken broth (You may want to decrease amount of chicken broth if you want chili a little thicker)

20 individual packets McCormick’s Tex-Mex Seasoning

15 cups lime juice

4 cups cornstarch

4 cups water

Boil chicken breasts and shred.

In food processor, mash 6 cans of beans with the minced garlic to form a paste. 

Heat oil on griddle and sauté onions until tender. Combine onions, bean paste and Tex Mex seasoning.  Divide and add to 5 roasters.

Heat to boiling, then cook on low for several hours. In the last hour, combine cornstarch and water.  Add to chili to thicken.

Serve with shredded Monterrey jack cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips.

As always, we are so thankful for the volunteers who make dinner happen every week!  See you in church on Wednesday night. Merry Christmas!

November 7, 2018 Menu

Calvary Lutheran Church

Rapid City, South Dakota

Wednesday Evening Meal

November 7, 2018

Dinner is served from 4:45 to 6:15 pm. All are welcome!

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Roast Beef

Oven Roasted Baby Potatoes

Green Beans

Salad Bar

Pumpkin Bars

To help cover the cost of food purchased, we request a donation of $5 per adult and $3 for children under 12, but please pay what you can.

TACO Wednesday! 9-19-18

 

Last Wednesday, we had a good crowd of 400 for our hamburger cookout.  Here’s a look at the dining room scene.  We hope to see you again next week. Bring your friends!

The S’mores Bars were a pretty big hit.  They are really gooey and rich (and a pain to cut), but worth the trouble I think.  Here’s the recipe for 1 pan.  We made 12!

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S’mores Bars  Servings: 576

12 pans/ 48 bars per pan: Make in 12x18x2 inch pans. Cut 6×8

To make 1 pan at a time:

Crust layer:

4 cup graham cracker crumbs

6 TBSP sugar

1/2 tsp salt

12 TBSP butter, melted

Combine ingredients and press into bottom of pan and along sides.  Refrigerate until chilled and set.

Brownie layer:

12 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped (or bittersweet chocolate chips, may use semi-sweet)

1 1/2 cup butter (12 oz)

6 eggs

2 1/2 cups sugar

2 cups flour

2 tsp salt

1 TBSP vanilla

Melt chocolate and butter in microwave about 1 minute, until melted.  With hand mixer, beat sugar and eggs, then add melted chocolate and beat until smooth.  Stir flour, salt and then vanilla into mixture.  Spread brownie layer over graham cracker crust. Bake at 350* convection for 30 minutes, or until center is set when pressed with fingertip.

Topping:

7 oz marshmallow fluff (marshmallow cream)

2 TBSP milk

Whisk marshmallow cream and milk together, then spread over brownie layer.

8 oz miniature marshmallows

2 cup mini chocolate kisses

4 whole graham cracker boards, broken up

Sprinkle kisses and marshmallows over marshmallow topping, then scatter crumbled graham crackers over the top.  Bake at 350* convection for 5 minutes, or until kisses are glossy and the marshmallow topping is set.  Let cool in the pan, then cut into bars.

 

 

Total ingredients for 12 x recipe:

48 cups graham cracker crumbs  (about 12# graham crackers)

72 TBSP (4.5 cups) sugar

6 tsp salt

4.5 # butter

144 oz  (9 #) bittersweet chocolate

18 cups (9 #) butter

72 eggs (6 doz)

30 cups sugar

24 cups flour

24 tsp (8 TBSP) salt

12 TBSP vanilla

12 7 oz marshmallow cream jars

1 ½  cups milk

24 cups mini chocolate kisses

48 graham crackers

 

The worship service last week included a “Blessing of the Backpacks” for our kindergarteners.  Here’s a look at those energetic and adorable Calvary kids:

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Chinese New Year Menu

Calvary Lutheran Church

Wednesday Evening Meal

February 21, 2018

Dinner is Served from 4:45 to 6:15 pm

All are Welcome. Pay what you can, a donation of $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12 is suggested to cover costs of the meal.

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Orange Chicken and Rice, Ramen Noodle Slaw, Salad Bar and Pineapple Dream Cake

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A contemporary worship service follows supper at 6:30 pm. Please join us!

Ash Wednesday/Valentine’s Day Supper

Calvary Lutheran Church

Wednesday Evening Meal

February 14, 2018 from 4:45 to 6:15 pm



Lasagna, Caesar Salad, Garlic Toast and Cherry Poke Cake


We hope everyone has enjoyed the meals the last couple of weeks. The Super Bowl supper was a little chaotic because we tried to make separate tables for each of the items offered, as if you were at the stadium and could go to whichever window you wanted for nachos, hot dogs, wings or root beer floats. It didn’t work out that way, as people still wanted to get in one long line and it went pretty slowly.  Sorry for the confusion.

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Last week we served “Breakfast for Dinner” and received lots of complements on the addition of so much fresh fruit, along with omelets, french toast sticks, biscuits, yogurt, sausage, and ham. Thanks to all who filled out our surveys asking for your opinion on the food we serve on Wednesdays. If you missed your chance to fill one out last week, we’ll have more available by the kitchen window, and would love to hear your likes and dislikes. Or just stop in and chat with Karla or one of the other kitchen volunteers.

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Menu for January 24, 2018

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Wednesday Night Meal

January 24th from 4:45 to 6:15 pm

Calvary Lutheran Church

We invite all Calvary members and visitors to join us for supper! We ask for a donation of $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12, but pay what you can.

Roast Beef, Salad Bar, Corn Souffle and Green Beans

Peaches & Cream Cake

 

 

Menu for January 17, 2018

Calvary Lutheran Church Wednesday Meal on January 17, 2018

Served from 4:45 to 6:15

All Are Welcome!  Bring your friends and family to dinner, stay for worship at 6:30 pm.

 

Sloppy Joes

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Broccoli Salad and Salad Bar

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Broccoli salad for a crowd

Tater Tots

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Ice Cream Bars

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