Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wonderful Watermelon

Slices of the super watermelon that we served today. Look at that color!
Guests of the Wednesday Community Meal today were treated to thick slices of the best watermelon I think I've ever tasted. The organic melons from Hermiston, Oregon, were donated to us and they were crisp, juicy and super sweet — a real treat for everyone!

During our two-hour service we had quite a few requests for "extra watermelon please" and we were happy to oblige since we had plenty and we weren't too busy with it being the first Wednesday of the month.

In addition to the watermelon, we served entrees of chicken, turkey, salmon, chili cheese baked potatoes and pizza and of course there was also soup, salad and dessert.

One of the most popular desserts we served today was pound cake that we topped with baked apples and whipped cream. The apples came from Oregon Food Bank and were picked up by our volunteer gleaners. Today, volunteers Zane and Jan cored and sliced them, leaving the skins on, and then Zane tossed them with a bit of sugar and cinnamon and baked them until they were soft and caramelized. They made the kitchen smell so good and made our guests very happy.
Volunteer Mary Ann with a tray of desserts, including pound cake topped with baked apples and whipped cream.

Baked apple closeup.

We served 265 meals today.

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