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.
Sunday, July 16 at 5:20 PM

Hello Again!

My husband and son went fishing this weekend so I 'm here alone waiting for them to return.It's so nice here,70 degrees.I spoke to Stephanie a bit go and it's 89 deg at home.
I'm hoping they have good luck,I asked them to text me but haven't heard from them, they may be in a location with no service.Anticipating they had good luck,I made potato salad and roasted assorted vegetables.If they didn't have good luck, there's a place not to far, we'll get some fish. A friend of my son's went last weekend a caught a lot of fish, he had salmon and some other fish, don't remember the name of it but it was tasty, he invited us over to eat with his family.
It's been a very long time I've been alone, yesterday I went shopping and I wanted to go to the movies but really didn't see anything I thought I would enjoy.So,I just shopped, went to dinner and came to my son's and watched tv, I don't think I know how to relax, but I actually enjoyed doing nothing.
We saw some beautiful houses the other day,I wish it wasn't so far away,I found one I wish I could move to the area we are looking in and plunked it down.And my son's realtor is no nonsense,he's showing him the houses he said he was interested in, not like our realtor that showed us house way outside our price range, not in the area we wanted and not the kind of places we said we wanted. Oh well, we'll keep looking when we get home.
Next week, my husband and I are taking a ferry to Canada and exploring ,we rented a oceanside cabin for a few days,I'm going to fish this time! I 'm no fisherman but once in awhile,I'll try.Should be interesting!
Stephanie said breakfast was great this morning, everyone enjoyed Theresa's Sausage Egg & Cheese Super Breakfast Sandwich and Maria's Froutosalata .She said it was hot early and several people had the ice coffee and enjoyed it.I don't drink coffee but I was hoping people would like that change.Steph said of course there were the die hards that stuck to hot coffee, but that's ok too.There was iced apple juice as well. Stephanie said they had plenty of sandwiches, last time we served them we almost ran out because people were buying extras to take home. And fresh fruit is always refreshing on a hot day,Denise came in yesterday and chilled all the fruit so it was nice and cold today.
Aunt Patsy ended up staying with my other Aunt that lives in Pasadena so they went to church this morning,I spoke to her and she said they really enjoyed breakfast as well.

Leanne D.
Jul 12, 2017

Hello to everyone!

Just popping in to see how everyone is doing!
We made it to Seattle,made several stops along the way.We saw the twins on the way.They made dinner for us! They grilled fresh tuna, baked potatoes with sour cream and mushrooms, steamed broccoli, and sliced tomatoes, everything was delicious! I was quite impressed! They made a very nice BBQ glaze to go on the tuna,I told them I'm going to steal that! I need to get them to write down the recipe. We had a nice visit with them.
We're staying @ our oldest son's house now, going house hunting tomorrow.I can't believe my 1st baby is all grown up! When did that happen?
Stephanie says everything is going well with the KKs, I had no doubt!
Everyone stay cool! Stay hydrated! Stay safe! Take care!

Leanne D.
Jul 7, 2017


Congratulations to our Kitchen Katerer Debbie Sue! Her award winning Coconut Mango Pudding is the Recipe of the Day! Looks and sounds delicious! I know the seniors would LOVE this! Must put on the menu soon!
Coconut Mango Pudding

Andy Anderson !
Jul 5, 2017

The 4th

I hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th...

This is a short work week, so enjoy it while you can.


Leanne D.
Jul 3, 2017


Let's wish our fellow KK a Happy Birthday today!
I saw on another page it's your birthday Cassie! CELEBRATE!!!

Leanne D.
Jul 2, 2017

4th Of July

Well,my idea to have something different for our 4th of July party fizzled. My husband said"I cook once a year and you want to change that?" I asked my sons what do you think of having something different besides BBQ for the 4th? "WHAT? HUH? WHY? " from the three of them. My sister said "it's tradition! you're SUPPOSED to have BBQ on the 4th! besides, that's about the only time I have BBQ ! Please don't change the menu!" My aunt Patsy said"what ever you have, will be delicious, doesn't matter to me" So,I decided to serve BBQ. Aunt Patsy says"I think that's best, everyone looks forward to your BBQ". LOL!
Nothing I would have come up would have made them happy, I guess there is something to be said for tradition.
My husband does make great BBQ. He makes up a dry rub and a delicious BBQ sauce. I make everything else with the help of my niece and sister.(my sister mostly taste tests ,she doesn't like to cook, but will keep us company in the kitchen and will sometimes chop ingredients) My close friends & niece do all the clean up. YAY!
Anyway, this is what we'll serve:
Fruit Platter
Guacamole & Chips
Salsa & Chips

BBQ Ribs
BBQ Chicken
BBQ Tri Tip
Grilled Salmon
Grilled Shrimp
Hot Dogs
Hot Links
Potato Salad
Broccoli Salad
Greek Salad
Pasta Salad
Spicy Coleslaw
Baked Beans
Grilled Corn
Green Beans

Homemade Ice Cream
Strawberry Short Cake

Ice Tea

Leanne D.
Jun 28, 2017

Wedding Reception Update

I spoke to Cynthia ,I thought she would pick and choose 2 or 3 sandwiches, sweets and scones but she wants the whole menu! (a few things she omitted) She LOVED everything! Especially the cheese plate! She kept saying"if it's not too much! is that too much work for everybody?"
I asked her since when has the Kitchen Katerers NOT come thru? I spoke to everyone, before hand and they are all on board to make this reception a success!
She does want punch as well as lemonade & tea. So here's the complete menu:

Cucumber & Cream Cheese Sandwiches
Roast Beef & Chutney
Smoked Salmon w/Dill
Curried Chicken Salad

Buttermilk Scones
Blueberry Scones
Clotted Cream
Lemon Curd
Apricot Jam

Fresh Strawberries
Lemon Squares
Mini Fruit Tartlets
Pecan Tassies

Cheese & Fruit Platter

Ice Tea
Ginger Ale
Fruit Punch

Vanilla Wedding Cake with Cream Cheese filling and Frosting

AND she found THE Dress!

Leanne D.
Jun 27, 2017

Pancake Breakfast July 30

Elaine's Grandma's Light & Fluffy Pancakes
Cassie's Pumpkin Pancakes
Wallace's Oatmeal Pancakes
Fresh Strawberries,peaches,blueberries
Stephanie's Breakfast Sausage
Andy's Creamy Scrambled Eggs
Apple Juice