Please join us for dinner Wednesday night between 4:45 and 6:15 pm. All members and visitors are welcome. We ask for a donation of $5 for adults and $3 for children to cover the cost of the food. A contemporary worship service with the praise band follows dinner from 6:30 to 7:00 pm. The menu this week is:
Meatloaf with Cheese and Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Here’s how we make meatloaf for a big crowd, using a recipe adapted from the Disney Family Cookbook:
Mean and Lean Meat Loaf
For 480 servings, Make 12 times: Use 15 shallow steamtable pans, lined with pansavers, or use disposable full size pans. Press 4/5ths of each batch into each pan flat like a cake. Combine the other 1/5 from 5 batches to make 3 extra pans. (We did this because the full 10# batch seemed too thick for the shallow steamtable pans. If you want go ahead and make them thicker and just use 12 pans.) When done, cut into 40 pieces (8×5) You can also form each batch into individual loaves if you’d rather have slices of meatloaf instead of squares.
For each batch, use the quantity listed first. The total for 12 batches is in parentheses.
Mix ingredients, but don’t over mix or the resulting meatloaf will be too dense and dry. Don’t put the sauce on top until last half hour of baking. Cover with foil and bake at 325* convection for 1 hour. Remove foil, spread sauce on top of meatloaves and bake an additional ½ hour, until internal temp reaches 160*. Let sit for 10 min. before slicing.
Suggested donation of $5 for adults and $3 for kids is appreciated.
Chicken Fried Steak and Mashed Potatoes
Salad Bar and Pumpkin Pie
Here’s a little recap of dinners from the last few weeks. Our first attempt at making our own pizza went pretty well, and we hope everyone liked it. We made 120 pizzas using a frozen pizza crust from Sysco and various toppings, including sausage, peppers and onions, black olives, mozzarella, cheddar and parmesan cheeses, marinara sauce, mushrooms and pepperoni. The 120 pizzas were cut into 10 pieces each, and served our crowd of 475 with just a few pizzas leftover.
In the worship service after the pizza dinner, the older kids from Wednesday school sang for us, and then we finished up the service singing along with the Praise Band.
(This is a short video, which you might only be able to view if you go to the blog website thenewchurchsupper.com It doesn’t seem to work well from the email)
We started off the month with an Octoberfest style meal of bratwurst and hotdogs, potato salad, calico baked beans, sauerkraut, sliced fresh apples with caramel dip and kuchen. To keep the apples from browning after slicing, we put into big tubs of ice water with a couple of tablespoons of salt and lemon juice added.