Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine Dinner!

The Valentine Dinner, sponsored by the youth as a fundraiser, turned out to be a fabulous evening, enjoyed by all who attended.  The 4 course dinner, complete with appetizer and dessert, was spectacular and received rave reviews.

Simple, yet elegant tables were adorned with single roses, candles and chocolates, while festive ice breaker game sheets kept early arrivals entertained.

There was something for everyone, even our four-footed friends, on the auction table, where six donated baskets were silently auctioned off to the highest bidder.

And last, but certainly not least, Rob Riverbanks made a guest appearance as the emcee for the "Honey I Can't Remember Your Name" game where four married couples competed for a prize in a hilarious rendition of the "The Newlywed Game."

It was truly an uplifting evening for all who bought tickets.  The service was impeccable, the food incredible, and the fellowship was glorifying to our Lord and Savior.

Thanks to Dan, Lisa, Melinda, Carolann and the youth for participating in and providing a most memorable evening.

Celia, Val and Anna

6 Valentine baskets were donated for auction and brought in around $160 for the students to put toward their summer camp fees.

Centerpieces were elegant, simple and delicious (Hershey's kisses).

Jeff and Rob.  Don't fill up on bread guys, there's amazing chicken yet to come :)

Remnants of the fire, accidentally started when Rachel set the bread basket a little too close to the votive.  Special thanks to Jim (the Fire Chief) who calmly continued to enjoy his dinner while Julie played firefighter by throwing her lemonade on the flames, thereby saving the fellowship hall!  

Committed servers...Davis, Coralyn, Mikela and Bailey!

Always gorgeous....Coralyn, Mikela and Kelly!

Logan and Davis, working hard!

Dedicated kitchen staff Melinda and Lucy.  Not pictured, but certainly worth their weight in gold are Becky and Linda.

Parmesan Chicken Recipe
(courtesy of Melinda)

3/4 C. Bisquick
1/2 C. Parmesan cheese
4-6 chicken breasts
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), melted
1 can evaporated milk

Mix the Bisquick and Parmesan cheese together and add a sprinkle of paprika.
Dip chicken breasts in evaporated milk and roll in cheese mixture.
Place in 9x13 baking dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray and pour melted butter over chicken.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour