A Special Dinner

The church we are attending has dinner on the grounds every week.  Each week we are sent an email with the theme for that week and everyone is to bring a meal relating to the theme.

A couple weeks ago the theme was quick-anything you could fix quickly or that could be eaten quickly.  I was at a loss so I pulled out the recipes looking for ideas.  Nothing looked especially good so I visited one of my favorite recipe sites-Taste of Home.

I found the best recipe for dinner that night-it was not good to take to church but we enjoyed it.  It is called Quick Carbonara.  I made a few changes: I used rotini instead of spaghetti, just because I had a package open.  I also added mushrooms.  This is quick and easy and it was fantastic.

Another recipe I tried this week is a dessert called Applecake.  This recipe has tons of apple and just enough cake to hold the apple together.  I am not sure where this recipe originated but I gladly share it with you.

Applecake

¼ cup butter

¾ cup sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 cups grated tart apples

1 cup raisins

Boil raisins in small amount of water for 5 minutes before using.  In mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar, spices and vanilla.  Add dry ingredients, tossing to blend.  Mixture will be dry.  Stir in remaining ingredients.  Turn into buttered 8″ cake pan.  Bake in 350o oven for 40-45 minutes.  Cool in pan before cutting.  Serve warm with whipped cream.

 I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we did!  Oh, and I decided to bring a Chicken Pot Pie to church that Sunday-quick and easy and very yummy!

 

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