Thursday, September 25, 2014

December 2014 Menu

Barb's Meatballs
Cheesy Chicken Casserole
Chicken Gyros
Lasagna
Quiche
Sweet N' Sour Chicken

November 2014 Menu

Anna's Taco Bake
Brown Sugar Meatloaf
Chicken Marsala
Ham N' Cheese Bowties
Poppy Beef
Sweet N' Sour BBQ Chicken

October 2014 Menu

Breakfast Burritos
Chicken with Sherry Sauce
Chicken Pot Pie
Korean BBQ Chicken
Pepperoni Pasta Milano
Stuffed Taco Shells

Thursday, August 28, 2014

September 2014 Menu

Cheesy Spaghetti Bake
Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf
Egg Bake
Oriental Sesame Chicken Strips
Sour Cream Noodle Bake
Sweet N' Sour Meatballs


Monday, June 16, 2014

JUNE 2014

Green Bean Casserole
Lydia Circle's Chicken Casserole
Korean BBQ Chicken
Beer Lime Chicken
Gyros Burgers
Best Ever Hamburgers
Actually Delicious Turkey Burgers
Veggie Burgers
Maple-Garlic Pork
Grecian Pork

Monday, February 10, 2014

We learn by doing, and there's no way around it. There is no stand-in for standing in your own kitchen, a trial by fire, literally. You can buy it in a box; you can watch someone else make it for you on TV. But there's no replacement for what happens when we make something with our own hands, directed by our own senses, motivated by our own love for the people we're serving.

-"Bread and Wine" by Shauna Niequist

RULES AND REGULATIONS

1. Members must follow all USDA guidelines. Please go to www.fsis.usda.gov/Fact_Sheets/index.asp for the safety guidelines.

2. The Domestic Divas Cooking Club will meet on the first Wednesday of the month at Trinity Lutheran unless another date/time/place is specified by the coordinator. We will begin at 8:30 am sharp so if you need time to unload/unpack, please arrive earlier to do so. You can also drop your stuff off at the church the day before cooking club during normal business hours.

3. Prep work tasks are required by ALL members. This is only fair to the people that work hard to coordinate cooking club. Consequences for missed prep work will be determined by the coordinator.

4. A 30-day notice is required for all members who choose not to participate in cooking club for a month or longer period of time.

5. If you need to miss an entire day, you will be required to assemble 1-2 meals on your own. While I understand that circumstances can occur to anyone, this is only fair to everyone who participates. If you are sick and the group cannot complete all the meals in a fair and timely manner, you may be required to assemble a meal at a later date.

6. If you need to miss any amount of time on cooking club day, you must contact the coordinator via text or phone call. Please contact me directly instead of having someone else spread the word that you won't be there.

7. If a funeral were to take place on cooking club day, our next cooking date would be the next available date (Thursday or Friday). The same would pertain to a snow day (closed schools). Please keep this in mind when planning events, etc. While this would be a rare occurrence, it could still happen.

8. Please do not schedule appointments on cooking day. The only exception to leave should be to pick up/drop off children. We also do not know when we will be done for sure so it it best not to schedule anything until after 3 pm on cooking day.

9. The maximum number of cooking club members is eight. This ensures a safe and comfortable work environment.

10. Members may be required to do additional tasks such as setting up, grocery shopping, label making, washing towels, etc.

11. Cooking club will not meet in January, April, June, July, or August.

12. All checks will be due at each cooking club for the next month. For example, when we meet in September, everyone is required to bring their check for October. This is only fair to the coordinator who does the shopping and bills can range up to $800. This is a lot of money for one person to fork out (even if they get reimbursed) and I would not expect someone else to do that for me.

13. If you cannot be there on cooking day, please designate someone to put your meals away or to pick up meals. It is extremely helpful if you are gone, to send someone (friend, family member, spouse) to pick up the meals when they are done. This helps to make sure all the meals are there and they get put away. The coordinator can send a text to the person designated to pick up meals.

14. I will be shopping on the Thursday or Friday before Cooking Club. Prep work will be available Sunday and Monday. Members must pick up from me or else arrange to meet somewhere. It is too much running around to drop off prep work for people. I can leave the prep at the church on Tuesday during set-up but please be aware of the church hours. If you need or want your prep work earlier, please contact me to try to figure out shopping and pick-up.

15. A donation to the church will be made each cooking month. We will also provide a ministry meal if time and budget allows.

16. As a member of the Domestic Divas, I agree to follow these rules.

Friday, January 17, 2014

MAY 2014 MENU

Breakfast Burritos
Buttermilk Herb Chicken Breasts
Chicken With Sherry Sauce
Grilled Honey Lime Chicken
Mozzarella Meatballs
Mustard Pork Loin
Oriental Sesame Chicken Strips
Pepperoni Pasta Milano
Rigatoni Bake
Taco N' Tator Bake

APRIL 2014


Honey Garlic Chicken
Hearty Ham Loaf
Breakfast Bake
Meaty Pizza Casserole
Hamburger Noodle Bake
Anna's Taco Bake
Mongolian Beef
Spinach Lasagna Rolls
Ritz Chicken
Green Bean Chicken Bake

MARCH 2014 MENU

Barb's Meatballs
Beef Chimis
Chicken Gyros
Chicken with Sherry Sauce
Chicken Broccoli Bake
Cream Cheese Chicken
Ham and Cheese Bowties
Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches
Mistakenly Zesty Pork Chops
Quiche

Saturday, August 17, 2013

FEBRUARY 2014 MENU

Bacon Wrapped Chicken
Bagel Pizzas
Beef Stroganoff
Breakfast Bake
Freezer Quesadillas
Mardy's Meatloaf
Oriental Sesame Chicken Strips
Pizza Burgers
Supper Club Chicken
Swiss Chicken Casserole

JANUARY 2014--NO COOKING CLUB!!

DECEMBER 2013 MENU

Baked Chicken Dijon
Breakfast Sandwiches
Brown Sugar Meatloaf
Chicken with Sherry Sauce
Ham and Cheese Bowties
Italian Hot Beef
Mozzarella Meatballs
Pepperoni Pasta Milano
Ritz Chicken
Sloppy Joes

NOVEMBER 2013 MENU

Anna's Taco Bake
Beef Stroganoff
Breakfast Burritos
Chicken Fingers
Crescent Chicken Casserole
Mimi's Chicken Soup
Parsley Parmesan Chicken
Sweet N' Sour Meatballs
Tator Tot Hotdish
Tuna Noodle Casserole

OCTOBER 2013 MENU

Broccoli Cheese Soup
Chicken Pot Pie
Comfort Meatballs
Ham N' Cheese Sandwiches
Lasagna
Quiche (x2)
Sesame Chicken for Slow Cooker
Sour Cream Noodle Bake
Sweet N' Sour Chicken
Rigatoni Bake

SEPTEMBER 2013 MENU

Brown Sugar Meatloaf
Chicken with Sherry Sauce
Ham N' Cheese Bowties
Oriental Sesame Chicken Strips
Pepperoni Pasta Milano
Sweet N' Sour BBQ Chicken

Sunday, January 6, 2013

MAY 2013 MENU


Bagel Pizzas
Breakfast Burritos
Buttermilk Herb Chicken Breasts
Cheesy Chicken
Chicken Gyros
Chicken Packets
Cream Cheese Chicken
Mozzarella Meatballs
Mustard Pork Loin
Oriental Sesame Chicken Strips
Sweet N' Sour Chicken
Ultimate Burgers




APRIL 2013

NO COOKING CLUB AS WE WILL BE ON SPRING BREAK!! 

MARCH 2013 MENU

Beef Stroganoff
Chicken with Sherry Sauce
Crockpot French Dip
Garlic Honey Chicken
Hearty Italian Meatloaf
Lydia Circle's Chicken Casserole
Pepperoni Pasta Milano
Quiche
Rigatoni Bake
Ritz Chicken
Sweet N' Sour Chicken
Taco Pie

FEBRUARY 2013 MENU

Bacon Wrapped Chicken
Brown Sugar Meatloaf
Broiled Roll-ups
Cheddar and Cracker Chicken
Curried Honey Mustard Chicken
Egg Bake
Funeral Potatoes
Ham N' Cheese Bowties
Make-Ahead Chimis
Pizza Burgers
Sweet N' Sour Chicken
World's Best Chicken

Thursday, September 27, 2012

A Note from Penzey's Spices

OK-I love Penzey's Spices.  I stock up everytime I go to Appleton.  I especially love the Blue Poppy Seeds, Pure Vanilla, and Cocoa.  Besides the spices, I love the newsletter that I get from them.  This is what Bill had to say:

Kindness works

Our years of selling spices have taught us that cooking is not a one size fits all world:  far from it.  We've learned the wonder of cooking lies in the incredible diversity of the people who cook, and the incredible variety of food they cook.  Over the years we have come to understand for all of our differences, for the tremendous variety of what we cook, people who cook have something in common.  THEY CARE ENOUGH TO MAKE THE LIVES OF THOSE AROUND THEM BETTER.  The research shows that kindness of cooks works.  People who share dinner together at the kitchen table go on to share a brighter future.  A brighter future made possible by people with the kindness to build it one meal at a time.  It is this kindness we celebrate, this kindness we hope to spread, this kindness that makes all who cook ONE.  We hope to share the greater family of human kindness that we've found all cooks belong to.  Come along and join us.  Be ONE. 

Cooking is awesome; it is tasty food and so much more.  Cooking starts a healing inside us that flows to those around us, spreads out into our communities, and ultimately shapes the world in a very positive way.  For so many of us cooking really did start with us valuing ourselves.  Cooking gets compliments and compliments heal.  We can move past that beginning stage of cooking for compliments and taking that next step to sharing what we have with those around us.  There are many paths to that next step, but none more clear and easy to see the value in finding someone you can love even more than you love yourself.  True Love is at the heart of cooking.

Bill Penzey
Penzey's Spices

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

DECEMBER 2012 MENU

Beef Stroganoff
Breakfast Burritos
Chicken Broccoli Bake
Cheesy Chicken Casserole
Chicken Gyros
Cream Cheese Chicken
Goulash
Oven Stew
Pepperoni Pasta Milano
Poppy Ham N Cheese Melts
Stuffed Taco Shells
Tator Tot Hotdish

NOVEMBER 2012 MENU

Breakfast Sandwiches
Cheese-filled shells
Chicken Fingers
Cheesy Spaghetti Bake
Chicken Marsala
Chicken Parmigiana
Mustard Oregano Chops
Parmesan Garlic Chicken
Poppy Beef
Ritz Chicken
Sweet N Sour Meatballs
Tara's Mac N' Cheese

OCTOBER 2012 MENU

Anna's Taco Bake
Baked Chicken Dijon
Brown Sugar Meatloaf
Cheesy Chicken Casserole
Crescent Chicken Casserole
Dollar Ham Sandwiches
Herb Parmesan Chicken Breasts
Lasagna Roll-ups
Mimi's Chicken Soup
Orange Chicken
Quiche
Rigatoni Bake

SEPTEMBER 2012 MENU

BBQ Chicken
Chicken with Sherry Sauce
Chicken Gyros
Creamy Baked Chicken
Lydia Circle's Chicken Casserole
Mozzarella Meatballs
Mustard Pork Loin
Pepperoni Pasta Milano
Pizza Burgers
Poppy Beef
Tator Tot Hotdish
Thai Pesto Chicken

Thursday, January 5, 2012

MAY 2012 MENU

Angel Chicken Pasta
Baked Ziti
Barb's Meatballs
Breakfast Burritos
Chicken Roll-ups
Crockpot BBQ Chicken
Elliot's Gourmet Burgers
Funeral Potatoes
Lasagna
Lydia Circles Chicken Casserole
Oriental Sesame Chicken Strips
Ultimate Burgers

APRIL 2012-NO COOKING CLUB!!

We have an entire week of spring break so we will be in AZ. I just won't have time to organize cooking club/shop with vacation and Easter.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

MARCH 2012 MENU

Breakfast Sandwiches
Bruschetta Chicken
Buttermilk Herb Chicken Breasts
Cheesy Chicken Casserole
Chicken Caesar Casserole
Chicken Gyros
Chicken Packets
Make-Ahead Chimis
Pasta Milano
Pizza Bagels
Pork Loin with Mustard Sauce
Rigatoni Bake

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

FEBRUARY 2012 MENU

Baked Chicken Dijon
Baked Chicken Fingers
Breakfast Bake
Brown Sugar Meatloaf
Crescent Chicken Casserole
Ground Beef Spiral Bake
Karen's Enchilada Bake
Pepperoni Pasta Milano
Ritz Chicken
Sweet N' Sour Meatballs
Swiss Chicken Casserole
Tator Tot Hotdish

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

WORDS OF WISDOM

Proverbs 31 talks about the wife of noble character. While it might not be possible for us to do all of these things, we can provide a meal for our families and/or for those in need around us. I would have to agree that the Domestic Divas Cooking Club has given us this amazing opportunity. Not only for a time of fellowship, but in coming together to better the community as a whole.

Think and Grow Rich:
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." -Maya Angelou

A few weeks ago I was reading an older edition of "Taste of Home" magazine. I came across this prayer that seems to speak to all of us in so many ways. It is simple but appropriate for all guests.
"For food in a world where many walk in hunger, for faith in a world where many walk in fear, for friendship in a world where many walk alone, we thank You, God. Amen."

Sunday, September 11, 2011

JUST DESSERTS WORKSHOP--COMING SOON!!

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED. THIS WILL BE HELD IN EITHER NOVEMBER OR DECEMBER

Apple Crisp
Butter Brickle Cookies
Caramel Apple Pie Cookies
Nestle Chocolate Chip Cookies
Michelle's Oreo Balls
Rum Cake


*So far I have down for this: Kristin, Kelley, LeeAnn, Rachel, Mary, and Michelle H.

SOUP SWAP

Joan Lunden's Chicken Tortilla Soup-Kristin
Mimi's Chicken Noodle Soup-Rachel
Chicken with Wild Rice Soup-LeeAnn
Cheeseburger Soup-Kelley
Tomato Basil-Michelle H.
Pronto Chili-Stacey

JANUARY 2012--NO COOKING CLUB!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

DECEMBER 2011 MENU

Beef Stroganoff
Bagel Pizzas
Breakfast Burritos (new version!!)
Cheesy Chicken
Chicken with Sherry Sauce
Chicken Gyros
Hot Ham N' Cheese Sandwiches
Lydia's Circle Chicken Casserole
Mozzarella Meatballs
Quiche Lorraine
Ritz Chicken
Six Cheese Lasagna

NOVEMBER 2011 MENU

Anna's Taco Bake
Breakfast Sandwiches
Cheesy Chicken Casserole
Chicken Gyros
Creamy Chicken Casserole
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
Cheesy Shells
Hearty Chicken Pot Pie
Oven Beef Stew
Poppy Beef
Cheesy Spaghetti Casserole
Swiss Chicken Casserole

OCTOBER 2011 MENU

Cheesy Chicken Casserole
Lydia Circle's Chicken Casserole
Pepperoni Pasta Milano
Ham N' Cheese Bowties
Tara's Mac N' Cheese
Chicken and Broccoli Quiche
Slow Cooker Chicken in Creamy Sun-dried Tomato Sauce
Chicken Breast Chablis
Cream Cheese Chicken-slow cooker style
Pizza Burgers with buns (new version!)
Taco Kit
Cheesy Spaghetti Bake

Sunday, July 10, 2011

SEPTEMBER 2011 MENU

Best Ever Meatballs
Breakfast Burritos
Bombay Chicken Curry
Cheesy Chicken Casserole
Chicken Gyros with Yogurt Dill Sauce
Chicken with Sun Dried Tomatoes in Cream Sauce
Mustard BBQ Chicken
Pepperoni Pasta Milano
Pizza Burgers
Sweet N' Sour BBQ Chicken
Thai Pesto Chicken
Sloppy Joes

Monday, May 16, 2011

JULY AND AUGUST 2011--NO COOKING CLUB!!

We will be taking July and August 2011 off due to the busy summer schedules of some people. We will resume September 2011.