Saturday, May 18, 2013

More Shelter Cooking

I am cooking for the shelter about 3 times each week.  It takes a lot of planning and shopping but I really enjoy it.  I managed to make The Blog Tech and his father a butter cake.  They were grateful that I squeezed them into my schedule.
This is such a good cake and so easy to make.  You can see the recipe here:

Remember the Texas Hots from the other day?

I made 100 of them for the shelter.
I made 20 quarts of my sun-dried tomato pasta.

Then I made a classic 5 bean salad. 
1 can each of dark red kidney beans, green beans and yellow wax beans (I usually add another can of beans or two, like black beans and or garbanzo as there is plenty of dressing in this recipe) 

1/2 C chopped celery
1/2 C sugar (I use less)
1/2 C olive oil
1/2 C balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup green onion (optional)

Combine all ingredients and marinate overnight. 
I used more than 5 beans and I also added fresh tarragon.

And I made them this for dessert.  Prepare a box of brownie mix.  Pour 1/3 of it in a greased 9X11 pan.  Top with 2 layers of pretzels.

Cover with the remaining brownie mix.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30  minutes.

Remove from the oven.

Top with 1 jar of caramel sauce.  Sprinkle with sea salt.