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!
Ash Wednesday Dinner Menu
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.
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…
BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Tater Tots and Salad Bar
Homemade Chocolate Whoopie Pies
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
Servings: 400 pies
Preheat oven to 325* convection
Make recipe 4 times:
16 cups flour
4 cups cocoa powder
3 tbsp plus 1 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp plus 2 tsp salt
Stir in separate bowl:
8 cups well-shaken buttermilk
2 tbsp plus 2 tsp vanilla
Beat 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 cool completely.
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!)