Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Oven S'mores and Roasted Pork Loin

Today's entree of roasted pork loin.
It was a busy day at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral's Wednesday Community Meal. We served 371 meals and there was a constant line to get inside until the last half hour of our two-hour lunch service, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The first 140 guests were treated to an entree of roasted pork loin, rice and baked pears. The gorgeous lean pork loins were generously purchased by Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and turned out so tender and delicious. We seasoned them with a homemade rub made with cumin, chili powder, garlic and salt and then baked them in a 325-degree oven until they were done and the outsides were golden brown crispy goodness. Then of course we had to make the meal even better by utilizing the drippings to make a rich gravy.

For dessert we served S'mores made in the oven. We just set graham crackers on a sheetpan, topped them with a large marshmallow and then put them in the oven for 3 minutes until the marshmallows were hot and soft. Then all we did was add a piece of Hershey's milk chocolate and another graham cracker and we had a dessert that the guests loved.
Topping the hot marshmallows with chocolate. These just need another graham cracker and they'll be ready to serve.
It was also fun to witness volunteer Dean having his very first taste of a S'more. He's 74 and had never had one before!
Dean after having his very first taste of a S'more which he said was delicious. He's so much fun!
Later, we served enchiladas, salmon, fried fish, chicken skewers and meatloaf, all donated by Good Samaritan Hospital. We are so blessed to have them as a gleaning partner.
Salmon donated by Good Samaritan Hospital.
We also offered everyone soup and salad. Longtime volunteer Martha took on heating and serving the soup and volunteer John made the salads that were extra special today because they were topped with crispy bacon and Parmesan cheese. It was a great meal.
The salads.

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