Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Church Food

I'm sure Lutherans are not the only denomination that eats!

We eat after church
(coffee and treats brought by different members)
We have potlucks
(Where the kind of jello salad is based on the liturgical salad -- red during Pentecost)
We have sweet treats for Women's Bible Study
And if we get together at night . . . 
We eat!

We're working on a Field Test version of Martin Luther's Small Catechism
We meet at 6 p.m.
So that we can all have dinner --
Each family is responsible for a meal
Last week was my turn --

For "Germans" in a Lutheran Church
what do you fix . . . 

Mexican Food
Of course!

Chicken Enchiladas

Sue's Layered Mexican Salad
(a favorite that works so well to make Mexican food a meal)

Margarita Pie

A creamy cool lime pie
A perfect dessert for Mexican food!

Sue's salad is easy and works so well with enchiladas, that King Ranch chicken casserole, "Mexican" lasagna.    It's easy, too, just opening cans and jars!


1 bag of lettuce (your choice but I like a romaine)
1 can corn, drained
1 can black beans, drained
grated Cheddar
1 tomato, chopped
Tortilla chips, crushed
1/2 cup Ranch dressing
1/2 cup Picante sauce

Layer lettuce, corn, beans in a bowl.    Top with grated cheddar and chunks of tomato.   Top with tortilla chips, crushed.     Mix picante and ranch dressing.     When ready to serve pour dressing mixture over the top.     Serve with tongs.
*Note -- It's not a keeper -- you need to eat it after you dress it.    It's not good leftover!


Pondside said...

That all looks wonderful Martha! I'd say that Lutherans know what's good!

Pat said...

Our congregation has begun Potlucks on the Second Sunday after Worship!
"Mr. Ed" and I missed the First Potluck due to a rescheduled family gathering.
I've been resourcing "gluten~free" recipes as many are on special diets.
Wish me luck!
Your meal looks divinely delicious,dear friend!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Funny, isn't it how we all lean towards eating at church and meetings? It's splendid fun and one gets to try out a new dish now and then. Yours sounds wonderful. The enchiladas especially appeal to me. It's always a pleasure to drop by and visit you, Martha. I have been absent quite a bit this summer so I haven't been by as often. Have a lovely weekend.