The Rapid City schools are closed tomorrow in anticipation of the coming blizzard. When school closes, Calvary Lutheran Church also cancels Wednesday school, dinner and the Wednesday worship service. We’ll see you next week for Pizza Ranch fried chicken!
Baked Potatoes with Lots of Toppings, including chili, diced ham, cheese, sour cream, etc
Salad Bar and Cornbread Muffins
Dinner is served from 4:45 to 6:15pm. The Ash Wednesday worship service will begin at 6:30. Each Wednesday during Lent, from March 6 through April 10th, there will also be a noon worship service for 1/2 hour, followed by a soup lunch in the fellowship hall. All are welcome to join us for lunch and dinner and the worship services on each of these Wednesdays.
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#),
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
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.
This morning the Calvary kitchen volunteers made 800 whoopie cookies. Tomorrow we will fill them with a marshmallow fluff filling to make 400 Whoopie Pies! Here’s the recipe:
Adapted From Gourmet Magazine, Jan 2003
Preheat oven to 325* convection
Make recipe 4
16 cups flour
4 cups cocoa powder
3 tbsp plus 1 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp plus 2 tsp salt
in separate bowl:
8 cups well-shaken buttermilk
2 tbsp plus 2 tsp vanilla
in mixer the butter and sugar until fluffy, then add eggs:
4 cups (2 #) unsalted butter, softened
8 cups packed brown sugar
8 large eggs
Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to mixer,
beating until smooth.
Use purple handle size disher (3/4 ounce) to scoop batter
1 inch apart on well greased cookie sheets.
Bake 11-13 minutes, until tops are puffed and cakes spring back when
touched. Transfer to cooling racks to
Beat in mixer until smooth:
12 cups (6 #) butter, softened
30 cups powdered sugar
6 #5 cans marshmallow cream (about 48 cups)
8 tablespoons vanilla
(Last week I forgot to post the menu before I went on vacation! Dinner was Beef and Broccoli with Rice, and an Apple Crisp for dessert. I had a lovely, warm beach vacation with family and friends, and just returned to South Dakota in time for the below freezing temps of the Polar Vortex. https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/28/us/polar-vortex-explained-wxc/index.html. Stay warm and safe out there and think of warmer days to come!)