Ladies Luncheon and Tea

9th Annual Ladies Luncheon & Tea (2019)

Thank you again, ladies! What a joyous event with lots of laughs, fellowship, and support for our Honduran children. We have 12 new sponsored children! If you are interested in joining our sponsorship team, the time is now! Visit the Sponsorship page for more details!

Please enjoy the recipes from this years event, listed below.

PARMESAN BASIL CHEESE CRISPS

  • 1 T. fresh basil chopped fine (or 1 T. dried basil)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 T. salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 5 T. half and half

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, beat with a mixer until combined. Divide dough into three sections. Flour surface and roll out to 1/8 inch thickness. Use cookie cutters and place one inch apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 11-14 minutes; watch carefully until brown on top. Cool on baking sheets or wire racks for 30 minutes. Can be frozen and rethawed.

 

CREAM CHEESE BANANA BREAD

Bread

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup liquid-state coconut oil (canola or vegetable may be substituted)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 large bananas)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  t. baking powder
  • 1/2  t. baking soda
  • pinch salt, optional and to taste

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 1 large egg
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 T. all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray one 9×5-inch loaf pan with floured cooking spray, or grease and flour the pan; set aside. In a large bowl, add the egg, sugars, coconut oil, sour cream, vanilla, and whisk to combine. Add the bananas and stir to incorporate. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, optional salt, and fold with spatula or stir gently with a spoon until just combined; don’t over mix; set aside. Spread half of the batter into the prepared pan.

 

To make the filling, combine remaining ingredients in bowl and mix to combine. Pour the filling over the bread and top with the remaining batter. Tent with foil and bake for 50 minutes or under golden and the center is set. Allow bread to cool and turn out on wire rack.

 

MINI BROWNIE MUFFINS

Follow instructions on Duncan Heinz Milk Chocolate Chunk brownie mix box.  Top with the following cream cheese icing.  One box makes 60 brownie mini muffins.

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ stick of butter
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 box powdered sugar
  • Whipping cream (add enough to make consistency to pipe a flower on top of each brownie mini muffin)

Combine ingredients with mixer, adding whipping cream to piping consistency.

 

LEMON CHICKEN ORZO SOUP

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 small bag shredded carrots
  • 4 celery stalks, chopped fine
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 lemons, freshly squeezed
  • 2 T. parsley chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 ½ cups orzo pasta, dry
  • 2 T. olive oil

In a large stock pot, boil chicken in chicken broth until done.  Take out and shred or chop chicken into bite size pieces.  You may have to add more chicken broth to equal your 8 cups.  You may cook your chicken in the microwave, shred and then add to your broth.  It works both ways.  In the stock pot, add onion, carrots, celery and olive oil.  Saute 5 minutes over medium heat.  Add garlic and saute 2 minutes.  Add chicken, broth and dry pasta.  Bring soup to a boil and simmer 15-20 minutes or until chicken and pasta are cooked.  Remove from heat, add lemon juice and parsley.  Serve hot.  This can be frozen ahead and thawed to be used later.

 

BACON WRAPPED, CHEESE STUFFED CHICKEN

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 4 oz. good quality Gouda cheese
  • 4 oz. sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 pack Wright’s thick cut smoked bacon

Flatten chicken breasts with heavy pan or flat size of meat tenderizer. Combine cheeses and sun dried tomatoes and spread over chicken. Roll chicken and wrap with bacon. Work bacon around all sides width wise, and then length wise. Bake at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes; broil for 1-2 minutes at the end to crisp the bacon.

 

CORN PUDDING

 

SPRING BERRY SALAD

Salad

  • mixed greens or spring salad mix
  • container of strawberries, washed and sliced
  • container of blackberries, washed
  • container of blueberries, washed
  • 1 cup pecans

Dressing

  • 1 cup avocado oil
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup honey
  • juice of 4 clementines (or 2 oranges)
  • 1 t. salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1/2 cup of the sliced strawberries

Combine all dressing ingredients in a large mason jar. Whisk or shake vigorously. Pour dressing over salad greens. Top with berries and pecans.

 

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • large eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1 t. salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees; line baking sheets with parchment paper. Cream butter and sugars. Add vanilla and eggs until combined. Mix in flour, baking soda, and salt. Add chocolate chips, stir only until combined. Use an ice cream scoop or 1/4 measuring cup to scoop dough; roll in hands to form balls and place on baking sheet several inches apart. Cook 16-18 minutes, until golden on top (keep an eye on them).

 

MOLASSES COOKIES (p.241 of DeLee Cookbook)

  • 1 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 c. brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 T. molasses
  • 4 1/2 c. flour
  • 2 t. salt
  • 3 t. baking soda
  • 2 t. cinnamon
  • 1 t. ginger
  • granulated sugar

Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one a time. Add molasses. Sift flour with salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and ginger. Add slowly to wet mixture until well blended. Doug will be stiff; chill in refrigerator for 2 hours. Scoop with ice cream scoop, roll, and flatten with hand on parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle tops with granulated sugar. Bake at 350 degrees 11-12 minutes, or until lightly brown. Do not over bake.

8th Annual Ladies Luncheon & Tea (2018)

On March 3rd, the doors  opened to another fantastic time for the ladies of our community and the surrounding areas. The theme was “Let your light so shine, that others may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven” Matt 5:16. Thank you to our Guest Speaker Chris Adams of Hendersonville, TN.

7th Annual Ladies Luncheon and Tea (2017)

The Ladies Luncheon was above and beyond our expectations! Thank you so much to all who gave of their time and talents to make our biggest fundraiser so successful!

6th Annual Ladies Luncheon and Tea (2016)

This year’s luncheon featured a wedding fit for the King! Participants were sincerely and humbly addressed my Mrs. Karen Alexander-Doyel, what a blessing! Cookie Project embraces the luncheon each year as our greatest fellowship and fundraising event. Proceeds from this year’s event were over $12,000. The children and families will continue to be served and blessed by the outpouring of service and donations. May God bless each of those who cooked, cleaned, set up, decorated, attended, and gave.

Recipes from the 2016 Menu

STRAWBERRY HONEY BRUSCHETTA

  • 8 slices of French baguette
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 – 4 strawberries, diced

Preheat oven to 350 F. Place 8 slices of baguette on the baking pan and bake for 10 – 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool off a little. Whip cream cheese and honey together; spread mixture on each baguette slice. Add diced strawberries on top.

 

OATMEAL CREAM PIES

Cookies:

  • 1 1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats

Preheat oven to 375°. Beat butter and sugars at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add egg and vanilla, beating well. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flour baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl, stirring well. Add oats; stir well. Add to butter mixture; stir until well blended. Drop by rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake at 375°for 10 minutes. Cool on pan 2 to 3 minutes. Remove cookies from pan; cool on wire racks. Spread one tablespoon of cream filling over each bottom side of half of cookies; top with remaining cookies, right side up.

Cream Filling:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine ingredients in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined, scraping bowl. Beat on high until light and fluffy.

 

PINEAPPLE PECAN FINGER SANDWICHES

  • One loaf white or wheat bread, crust trimmed off
  • 2 (8) oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 small can crushed pineapple, drained
  • ½ c. chopped pecans
  • ¼ c. chopped green onions

In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, pecans, pepper, and onion. Cover and refrigerate to blend flavors. Remove from refrigerator and return to room temperature. Spread on bread and cut into sandwiches.

 

BROCCOLI SALAD

  • 1 head broccoli
  • 7 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • ½ c. chopped red onion
  • 1 c. grapes, sliced
  • 1 c. toasted pecans
  • 8 oz. sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 c. mayonnaise
  • 2 T. vinegar
  • ¼ c. sugar

Wash and drain broccoli. Trim the flowerets into tiny pieces and place in a large bowl. Add bacon, onion, grapes, pecans, and cheese. In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar; mix well. Add to broccoli mixture and toss well.

 

HONEY BUTTER ROASTED CARROTS RECIPE

  • 1 lbs carrots (two bunches) with tops, tops trimmed and skin peeled
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Salt
  • Fresh-cracked pepper

 

Preheat the oven to 400°F. In a small sauce pan, melt the butter. Add the garlic, parsley, and honey. Spread carrots on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Pour mixture over carrots. Season with a large pinch of salt and black pepper. Toss well. Spread out in a single even layer, and roast for about 20 minutes, or until the carrot is fork-tender and lightly browned.

 

5th Annual Ladies Luncheon and Tea (2015)

Luncheon

The 5th Annual Ladies Luncheon and Tea was held on Saturday, March 7th, 2015 at Slaughter Baptist Church. The theme for this year’s luncheon was “Built to Serve” and the focus was to raise money for the building of a wall and facility on the land recently purchased by the project. With all of the generous donations, tips for men servers, and silent auction proceeds the total profit was just under $12,000. Praise the Lord! We sincerely thank each of you that participated in making this event a success, for it would not be possible without the support of the area churches and individuals that support CPH.

Recipes from the 2015 Luncheon

Brie Cheese in Puff Pastry

1 Brie cheese round

1 package of puff pastry sheets

2 T. apricot preserves or other preserves

2 eggs

Preheat the oven to 400° F and follow the directions on box to thaw the puff pastry. Trim off the wax coating on the Brie cheese and cut in half. Place the cheese on the center of the pastry and trim to the desired shape, keeping one side large enough to fold over the top of the cheese. Spread apricot preserves on top of the cheese and fold pastry over. Separate the eggs and beat each separately. Brush the edges of the puff pastry with egg whites and press the edges of the pastry with a fork.  If pastry dough is used for decorations on top, use egg whites to help stick dough together. Brush the top of the finished product with the egg yolks for a nice brown, glossy finish. Bake for 15 minutes or to light golden brown.

Pecan Muffins

2 large eggs

½ cup flour

1 cup brown sugar

2 cups pecans

2/3 cup butter

Preheat the oven to 350° F and generously grease 12 regular muffin cups or 24 mini muffin cups. Mix the ingredients together reserving one pecan for the top of each muffin. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full and top with reserved pecans. Bake for 15 minutes or golden on top.

Wedge Salad

1 head Iceberg lettuce

2 Roma tomatoes, diced

6 sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled

1 cup mayonnaise

½ cup sour cream

½ cup buttermilk

1 t. Worcestershire sauce

1 t. white vinegar

1 t. salt

1 t. fresh cracked black pepper

1/8 t. cayenne pepper

Core the lettuce, rinse, and drain upside down on a towel. Pat dry and cut into 6 wedges. To make the dressing, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Drizzle dressing over each wedge and top with tomatoes and bacon.

Spiced Berry and Nut Chutney

2 medium apples

1 pack dried mixed berries (cherries, blueberries, and cranberries)

¼ cup golden raisins

2 cups orange juice

½ cup brown sugar

1 cup sugar

¼ t. apple pie spice

¼ t. salt

¼ cup apple cider vinegar

½ cup walnuts

Peel the apples and cut into tiny chunks. Place apples in orange juice, drain, and then refrigerate. Soak the dried mixed berries and raisins in orange juice for 2 hours, then drain. In a 2-quart pot, add all of the ingredients and cook on medium heat until the berries are plump.

Spinach Madeline

2 lbs. frozen chopped spinach (2 lb.)

4 T. butter

2 T. chopped onion

2 pods of garlic chopped fine

2 T. flour

½ cup vegetable liquor

½ t. black pepper

¾ t. celery salt

6 oz. Velveeta cheese, cut in pieces

1 t. Worcestershire sauce

Crushed red pepper to taste

Top with buttered bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 350° F Cook spinach according to package instructions; drain and reserve liquid.  Melt the butter in a saucepan, then sauté the onion and garlic.  Add flour, stirring until smooth, but not brown.  Add the reserved liquid, stirring constantly. Cook until thick. Add vegetable liquor, black pepper, celery salt, Velveeta cheese, Worcestershire sauce, and red pepper.  Stir until the cheese melts. Add the spinach and heat through.  Pour into a casserole dish and top with buttered bread crumbs.  Bake in oven till warm and bubbly, about 30 minutes.

Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

1 box Duncan Hines Butter Fudge Chocolate Cake mix

1 large box of instant chocolate pudding mix

1 cup sour cream

4 large eggs

½ cup water

½ cup coconut oil, melted

1 ½ cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350° F. Whisk cake mix and pudding mix in large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the sour cream, eggs, water, and coconut oil. Add wet ingredients into large bowl and mix until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Fill mini Bundt cups 2/3 full and bake for approximately 18 minutes, or bake 45 minutes in a regular Bundt pan. Top with icing, recipe follows.

Cream Cheese Icing

2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, at room temperature

½ cup butter, at room temperature

3 cups powdered sugar

2 t. vanilla

Cream cheese and butter together. Add powdered sugar, mix until smooth. Stir in vanilla.

White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake

1 box Duncan Hines Butter Cake mix

1 larges box of instant vanilla pudding mix

1 cup sour cream

4 large eggs

½ cup water

½ cup coconut oil, melted

1 ½ cup white chocolate chips

1 cup raspberry pie filling (Solo brand)

Preheat oven to 350° F. Whisk cake mix and pudding mix in large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the sour cream, eggs, water, and coconut oil. Add wet ingredients into large bowl and mix until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Fill mini Bundt cups with ¼ cup of batter. Dollop 1 teaspoon of raspberry pie filling on top, then swirl with a knife. Top with ½ cup of batter, or until mini Bundt cups are 2/3 full. Bake for approximately 18 minutes, or bake 45 minutes in a regular Bundt pan. Top with icing, recipe follows.

Cream Cheese Icing

2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, at room temperature

½ cup butter, at room temperature

3 cups powdered sugar

2 t. vanilla

Cream cheese and butter together. Add powdered sugar, mix until smooth. Stir in vanilla.

One thought on “Ladies Luncheon and Tea

  1. I was looking for the recipe for the salad that was served at the 2016 Luncheon. Thoroughly enjoyed the entire menu, but would love to have this one. Thank you. Gail Fooshee

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