On Route 23, seemingly placed in the middle of Amish farmland, New Holland
Good Food at Church
The church we go to likes food and eating together a lot. During January, February, and March, we always have a Bread and Soup Meal one Sunday a month. Each time, we’re assigned, according to our last names, to bring either bread (last names from A-G), fresh fruit (from H-M), or the soup of the month (N-Z). Assignments rotate each month.
Then we meet in the fellowship hall right after services, for an hour or so, over the simple meal. We sit with people we may not talk to regularly, eat enough, then wash our own dishes (we try not to use disposables unless we’re in a real jam), and head home. We haven’t sacrificed football games (Merle) or reading time (me). And everyone’s had a cooking break.
We do Wednesday pancake suppers during the winter months, too. Each time we have three different flavors with wildly assorted toppings. It’s a come-and-go-as-you-like affair. Some people come straight from work. Others scoop up their kids and head over.
Our church has another food event every Monday night. We’re smack in the middle of our small city, and on Monday nights, a homemade meal is served in our fellowship hall. Nearby churches take turns preparing and serving the food for 120-200 guests who come from within walking distance. One of the regulars who attends calls it her “Monday night family.”
Twice a year our Sunday school class makes the food and serves it. We took our turn last week and dished out great spoonfuls of Honey Baked Chicken over rice. People loved it!
The friend who was serving beside me said, “My kids have always loved this dish! How did I forget about this recipe?!”
Rip out your slow cooker—and within 15 minutes, you’ll have a flavorful meal underway. And remember, it’s great for guests, too. We went home last Monday without a trace of Honey Baked Chicken left. And we had made tons!
Makes 4 servings
from Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook
1400 Best Slow Cooker Recipes!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 2-5 hours
Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 4- or 5-quart
4 good-sized chicken thighs
2 Tbsp. (1/4 stick) butter, melted
2 Tbsp. honey
2 tsp. prepared mustard
2 tsp. curry powder
salt and pepper, optional
1. Spray slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray and add chicken.
2. Mix butter, honey, mustard, and curry powder together in a small bowl. Pour sauce over chicken.
3. Cover and cook on High 2-3 hours, or on Low 4-5 hours, or just until chicken is tender but not dry or over-cooked.
4. Serve over rice.