|The focaccia we made and served today was topped with sliced pepperoni, red pepper and Parmesan cheese.|
I love serving just-baked homemade bread at the Wednesday Community Meal. It does takes some extra effort to make the dough early enough so that it will be able to rise, be shaped and baked by the 11 a.m. start of the meal, but it's always well worth it.
Besides making the dining room smell wonderful and welcoming, the taste of warm bread makes our guests so happy.
It's also a real bargain for us to make. We get the flour from The Oregon Food Bank and then all we need to purchase is the yeast, sugar, oil and salt. I made 18 full recipes of foccacia today for less than $10.
But that's not all, our guest today were also treated to big and beautiful fresh raspberries from The Oregon Food Bank. They were delivered to us this morning at 10 a.m., just in time to be utilized in today's lunch. We added them to the salads and served them in cups alongside slices of chocolate cake donated by Baker & Spice Bakery. It really was a delicious day!
|Fresh raspberries and chocolate cake from Baker & Spice.|
Here are some of the wonderful volunteers who helped serve 279 meals today at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral:
|Cindy usually helps serve the dessert but we were short on kitchen volunteers today so she graciously pitched in to help plate food. She's wonderful and always willing to help wherever needed.|