Trying Something New This Year:  You do not need to ice your cakes.  Half the time the icing gets stuck on the lid anyway, so we're going to try buying a bucket of icing and just icing them ourselves that morning!

General Guidelines:

1. We will provide disposable pans and lids for your cakes and all other foods.  See your church representative in early Nov.

2.  Please label all your food.

3.  All food should be cooked and ready to serving before it is brought in; corn and green beans should be well-drained.

4. All foods need to be hot when brought in.

5. Please do not volunteer for or bring anything not on the menu.

6. Large Food Deliveries should go to the back door of the kitchen, please let parking attendants know if you’re just dropping off food or are staying to help.

7. Packaging of soft drinks takes place on Wednesday night, so all soft drinks need to be at the church by 6:00 Wednesday night.

8.  Please make sure that all your promised items get to Cedar Hill.  For the past two years we have had a large number of pledges that did not arrive, and we've had to delay deliveries of meals by as much as two hours while we had to run to the store to buy and then cook vegetables to make up for what was not brought in as promised.


Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are actually one of the easiest items to prepare but the one that most people are reluctant to sign-up for.

 1. If you want to make them from scratch, a 10-lb. bag will fill one of the pans that will be provided for you with maybe a little left over for a snack.

2. If you'd rather just make instant potatoes that will be fine too.

3. Please make your potatoes, whether scratch or instant, somewhat stiff.  Runny mashed potatoes are difficult to use because they can't be stacked to stay warm and they run all over the plate when being served.  Those of us who have to handle to potatoes thank you in advance.

Corn

Corn is an easy item to volunteer for. Let it simmer overnight in a large crock pot or roaster oven or heat it up that morning, drain well and put in a disposable pan.

. Please sign up in increments of one gallon of corn, which is roughly the equivalent of 11-12 store-bought cans.

2. One of the large #10 cans is not a quite gallon, but is 24 servings and should fill up the pans that will be provided.  Feel free to add more to the pan if it will hold it.

3. Corn should be cooked and kept hot before being brought.

 4. Use the provided disposable pans.

5. Please write “corn” on the top foil or cover.

6. DRAIN all juice from corn before putting in pans and bringing in.

7. Please do not bring in canned or frozen corn to be cooked that morning or any that needs to be reheated.


Cakes

Please limit desserts to sheet cakes as they go further.

 1. Please have cakes in labeled disposable pans.  Pans will be provided.

2. It is not necessary for you to slice your cakes in advance.

3. If you feel you must slice your own cakes, please make 16 slices per cake by going one cut down the center and 8 slices per side.


 
Green Beans

Green beans are another easy item to volunteer for. Let them simmer overnight in a large crock pot or roaster oven or heat them up that morning, drain well and put in a disposable pan.

 1. Please sign up in increments of one pan of green beans, which is roughly the equivalent of 9-10 store-bought cans.

2. One of the large #10 cans is not a quite gallon, but is 24 servings and should fill up the pans that will be provided.  Feel free to add more to the pan if it will hold it.

3. Green beans should be cooked and kept hot before being brought.

 4. Use the provided disposable pans.  

5. Write “beans” on the top foil or cover.

6. DRAIN all juice from green beans before putting in pans and bringing in.

7. Please do not bring in canned beans to be cooked that morning or ones that need to be reheated.

 

Canned Drinks

1. Please provide a varied assortment of soft drinks, both regular and diet.

2. Soft drinks may be brought to church in advance at any meeting.

3. Please have ALL soft drinks to the church no later than 6:00 on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving for packaging.


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