Hosted by Leanne D.
Group active since Thu, Oct 09, 2014

I was asked to head the kitchen at church.There are six other volunteers. We all LOVE to cook and entertain,but have little experience in cooking for large groups.This group is to help us and any one else to cook for a large group.Please share your ideas,recipes and what has worked(and not worked) for you cooking for groups.Also any questions you may have,we have a wealth of knowledge here,some very talented cooks who are always willing to help.So join us in this journey of cooking and serving.

Leanne D.
Friday at 10:54 AM

Senior Lunch Update

Tasha Kaye's Healing Vegetable Soup
Julia's Swiss Steak
Gail Welch's Basic Mashed Potatoes
Maria's Greek Dill Peas,Potatoes & Carrots (minus the potatoes)
Debbie's Nannie's Brownies

Lunch yesterday was great Everyone was there.

We had music, which the Seniors always like.
The nurse was here, taking blood pressure and checking blood sugar for those who wanted it done.She had some new exercises, some stretches, most of the Seniors tried them.
The story teller came, he told a story about himself when he was a little boy and stope candy from the local store, his Grandfather found out and the lesson he learned about not stealing.It was very heartfelt, he's such a passionate man.
The Minister was there, he had fun stories about the baby and his feelings about the new baby coming!
The food was great! We served some new dishes and old dishes, all were enjoyed!
I was surprised so many came to lunch, it was really cold and rained in the afternoon. Good to see everyone .

Leanne D.
Wednesday at 2:08 PM


Hi Dixie! Thank you for joining us! We are HAPPY to have you! Please jump right in sharing your ideas & recipes or serving large groups.We have a WONDERFUL group of people from the North,South,East & West that share their delicious recipes and suggestions to serve a Senior lunch every Thursday and Sunday Breakfast every week.We also serve bereavement dinners, fund raising meals and bake sales, so don't be shy!

Leanne D.
Monday at 9:32 PM

Sunday Breakfast Jan.22

Wallace's Oatmeal Pancakes (always popular)
Buttermilk Pancakes
Peach Pancake Topping
Amy's Butter Pecan Syrup Sounds good Amy!)
Maple Syrup
Scrambled Eggs
Hot Chocolate

Leanne D.
Monday at 9:19 PM

Senior Lunch January 19

Tasha Kaye's Healing Vegetable Soup
Julia's Swiss Steak
Gail Welch's Basic Mashed Potatoes
Maria's Greek Dill Peas,Potatoes & Carrots (minus the potatoes)
Debbie's Nannie's Brownies

sallye bates
Monday at 9:12 PM

Nostalgic Music

Click on the link to hear Elton John's "Candle in the Wind" honoring Princess Diana

Leanne D.
Monday at 9:05 PM

Bereavement Lunch

The lunch we served today went well.There were a lot of people.
We had plenty of food,an abundance of desserts left over,I find most people bring desserts to a bereavement dinner, if anything. We put all the desserts out,of course, the homemade ones go first. We boxed up the remaining desserts and the one sheet of leftover chicken & vegetables and gave it to the family,they appreciated it.
Ed did a wonderful job with the sheet pan chicken and vegetables ,the chicken was a nice golden, crispy brown and the vegetables were charred in places, he decided to cook the chicken, potatoes and vegetables on one tray,didn''t appear to be greasy at all, I didn't eat any, but Stephanie and Denise said it was delicious.
Denise made apple pies
Debbie came by ,but didn't stay she brought a huge green salad,she knows the family well and wanted to do something
Cynthia & Randy made lemon cupcakes with cream cheese frosting,Randy was very proud of himself, he made the frosting ,Cynthia said she made cupcakes because she was afraid a cake might not be very pretty,I told her whatever works, and they must have worked, they were all eaten!
Hallie made a Texas sheet cake
Stephanie made Banana Pudding
Lois made Pound Cakes
I made the Four Layer Dessert
Ed brought a white sheet cake(he said he didn't want to mess up a dessert for this occasion & just bought a cake from Costco)

Leanne D.
Monday, January 16 at 12:46 AM

Kris says HELLO!

I was visiting Kris(remember Stephanie's daughter-in law?) earlier and I mistakenly posted from her computer! So the previous messages are me,not Kris!
Kris says to tell all the KKs she says Hello and she misses being on JAP! She stays busy,I don't know how she does it all! She has 3 kids,husband, full time job, tutors a few times a week @ her school(she's a teacher) and she's the cheer leader coach at her daughter's school, as a matter of fact I went over to her house today because she was altering her daughter's cheer leading skirt. It's been years since I sewed anything, years ago,I made kitchen curtains and pillows for our motorhome.I used to make a lot of my clothes, it was fun but I don't have the patience now.
I couldn't help Kris with the machine or the skirt.
I should dig up my sewing machine and give it to Kris,I won't be using it!
Kris says she's been cooking a lot more, she offered us some yummy peanut butter cookies she & her daughter made, they were very good, they added chopped peanuts in the dough and the cookies were chewy, just as I like them! She says she's going to try coming on more often.She hasn't been on JAP for so long,she had over 80 messages!

Kris L.
Sunday, January 15 at 9:10 PM

Sunday Breakfast Update

Everyone loved the casserole,Ed made several and there was none left! The KKs didn't eat because we always serve first.Usually there's plenty but sometimes EVERYTHING is gone! Like today!
My family had planned to take a ride after church so we didn't plan to have breakfast but I'm sure the others were looking forward.I invited them to take a ride with us but no one wanted to come, their lost because we decided to head to the beach and had some YUMMY seafood! The pears were so sweet and juicy,they were all gone as well!