Wednesday Evening Meal at Calvary Lutheran Church
October 18, 2017
4:45 to 6:15pm. All are welcome!
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.
Calico Beans for a Big Crowd: 550 servings
10# bacon, cut up
8# diced frozen onions
12 #10 cans baked beans (don’t drain)
4 #10 cans butterbeans, drained (or lima beans)
4 #10 cans cut green beans, drained (or 12# frozen beans)
4 #10 cans kidney beans, drained
3 #10 cans great northern beans
18 cups ketchup
18 cups brown sugar
6 cups white vinegar
2 ½ cups dry mustard
½ cup salt
Sauté bacon and onion until bacon is crisp and onions are soft. Mix all ingredients together. Bake for 1 ½ hours covered at 375*, then another hour or more uncovered to get thickened and baked.
Divide into 10 full size disposable pans:
1 ½ cup cooked, chopped bacon
½-¾ # cooked diced onion
1 can baked beans, with liquid
6 cups butterbeans beans
4 cups green beans
4 cups kidney beans
2 cups great northern beans
4 ½ cups sauce, or for each batch use 1 2/3 cup ketchup, 1 2/3 cup brown sugar, ½ cup white vinegar, 3 ½ TBSP dry mustard, 1 tsp salt
Third graders received their Bibles that night at the Milestone celebration during worship. Parents and children shared the sign of the cross on their foreheads.
Next blog post, I’ll share the recipe for the Tiramisu bars we made for Italian night.
Have a wonderful week and enjoy the fall leaves and warm weather in Rapid City this week. (I took this on my walk near Canyon Lake park today.)