Monday, January 27, 2014

Fellowship Dinner

Enjoying a couple of days off from school because of the wind chills.  We are having -35 to -40 today and -40 to -50 tomorrow...brrr
I will enjoy my days off, but am sure it won't be as nice working longer this far we have three days to make up and the winter is not over yet!

Picture from the patio door in the kitchen, at least the flowers are cover well with snow so the cold temps won't hurt them.

The third Sunday of each month our church has a Fellowship dinner, it is always so fun to see what different dishes there will be.  Some Sundays there is more than we can eat and others we worry if there will be enough, but it always works out.  It is a nice time to sit and visit and get to know people better and just enjoy each others company.

This month I made two new recipes a crock pot chicken and a Flan Cake.  The chicken recipe was given to me from my neighbor, is easy to make and we really like it.  The Flan Cake was from Cooks Country on tv, Bob thought it looked very interesting and wanted me to make one.  It was good, very rich, and takes a while to make.

Magic Chocolate Flan Cake

It is called magic because when you put it into the bundt  pan the caramel sauce goes in first, then the chocolate cake mixture, then you pour the Flan on top, during baking the chocolate and flan change places.

The chocolate cake on top of the caramel sauce.

In the oven after the flan was poured on top and bundt pan put into a roasting pan with water.

With baking and cooling it takes about eleven hours from start to finish.
The recipe and a video of the show can be found on Cook's Country web sight.

The Crock Pot Chicken is much easier!

Start with 4 to 6 chicken breast and place them in the crockpot.

Mix together in a separate bowl one can golden mushroom soup, one can of water, 1/2 of an 8 oz container of cream cheese with chives and onion, 1/4c. butter (melted), 1 pkg. dry mix Italian or ranch dressing, 1/2 c. white cooking wine.

Pour over chicken, cook on low for 7 hours if chicken is frozen or 4 hours if chicken is thawed.

After it is cooked shred the chicken, I added cooked Penne Rigate noodles to mine.

In the original recipe you do not add any water, so it is much thicker and can be served over angel hair noodles, rice, or served on rolls.  I have made it both ways now and we enjoyed them both. Adding the water and noodles made it nice for the Fellowship dinner.

This is the day which, the Lord hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

I couldn't help but think of this verse this cold morning, I am rejoicing that I can be home where it is warm today!

Stay Warm,

1 comment:

Pam said...

This all looks just amazing. I have never seen a flan cake like that. I would love to try making it. It is just so interesting, beautiful, and it looks yummy. Your crockpot chicken looks wonderful as well. I love your version of putting noodles in with it. It really is a wonderful dish to take to a fellowship dinner. You're making my stomach growl.

I was thinking of your cold weather this week, while we were in the nice warm weather… we are now heading back home to the cold weather again.. boohoo. But we will get a wonderful fire going when we get home. Have a nice stay at home break.