Saturday, December 12, 2009

Holiday Dinner Fundraiser

Last night 12/11/09 was the annual Holiday Dinner fundraiser at the Church.  There were 80 people in attendance.  The decorations and table settings, all of which were done by volunteers, were beautiful.  Red and green and gold lent a warm atmosphere to a joyous occasion.  The entertainment was also performed by volunteers; a reading of the classic story, T'was The Night Before Christmas;  songs ranging from Silent Night to Rockin Around the Christmas Tree!  The cost of this event was $8.00 per person.  Here is the menu:
  • Shrimp cocktail
  • Prime rib, twice baked potato and mixed vegetables
  • Neapolitan ice cream with chocolate and raspberry sauces
  • Coffee, tea and mixed fruit juice
Where else can you get a meal like that for $8.00?  We have a fundraiser dinner every month with a different theme and menu.  The entertaiment usually coordinates with the theme.  Next month is tentatively Chinese food.  The price is always $8.00 per person.  p.s. as usual, I was on kitchen duty.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Reindeer Food Recipe

On Christmas Eve, Santa Claus and his reindeer will be busy dropping off toys to boys and girls all over the world.  Yay!!  That is a lot of traveling.  Rudolph and all the other reindeer sometimes get hungry during the trip.  So here is a very special recipe for Reindeer Food.  When sprinkled on the ground outside, it sparkles in the glow of Rudolph's Red Nose and makes it easy for them to see your house!  

  •  1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal
  • 1 tsp. each - red and green decorating sugar
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Be sure to sprinkle the Reindeer Food before going to bed!  Rudolph will be looking for it with his Red Nose.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Holiday Bazaar Fundraiser at the Church

This past Saturday (12/5) was the annual Holiday Bazaar fundraiser at the church. There were over 50 vendors selling their handmade crafts, and some not handmade. Some of the volunteers baked cakes, cookies, brownies and all sorts of goodies to add to the bake sale section.
I had offered to volunteer, so I was on kitchen duty. We served soup and sandwiches. The homemade soups were wonderful…..chicken noodle and vegetable.
Everything was going really well, there was quite a turnout. But then around 3 o’clock it started to snow. It wasn’t too bad because it was those big flakes that don’t stick to the ground. About an hour later it turned to sleet. People were leaving in droves and we weren’t getting any newcomers. Most of the vendors packed up early.
All in all it was a fun and profitable day!