Thursday, July 5, 2012

July 4th Pancake Breakfast 2012

We welcome you to Union Presbyterian Church's 
41st annual July 4th Pancake Breakfast!

On July 4th, we invited the community
to join us for a free pancake breakfast
from 8:30 to 11:00.

We served breakfast to over 255 people!

A breakfast with all the trimmins'!

Pancakes with butter and real maple syrup,
sausage, fresh fruit, juice and coffee.

Served up by our many wonderful volunteers...

Our *super secret* pancake recipe below!

All the food was donated by our generous community sponsors.

Please remember to thank and support our sponsors:

Safeway, First Street
Safeway, California Street
Safeway, Miramonte Avenue
Safeway, Cuesta Avenue
Whole Foods
Milk Pail Market
Trader Joe's Los Altos
Trader Joe's Mountain View

We were honored to see so many 
members of the community that were new to us.
We hope you'll come back and worship with us.

Boy Scout Troop #31,
who has been meeting at our church for over 50 years,
led the Color Guard, the Pledge of Allegiance
and the singing of our National Anthem.

Over $1300 was donated to Help One Child's support 
of foster children and their families in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.

Thank you to our breakfast leaders,
Mark, Sue and Ruthie and Pastor David Moore
for working so hard to make this such a fun event.

Our team led a large army of dedicated volunteers.
Thank you for all that you do.

Decorations: Cecelia, Sue F., Elia, Sue M., Rosemary, Pat H.

Shopping: Mark, Ruthie, Sue M., Pastor David

The Day-Before Crew:  Jeanie W., Tillie, Ruthie, Sue M., Bob M., Elia, Sue F., Barb B., Chris A., Carol H., Eddie C.

Kitchen Crew: Sue O., Mario, Carol H., Brian C., Fred, Richard J., Jennifer C., Dick, Donna G., Joanne M., Pastor Dave, Tyler, Emma, Debbie H., Sara C., Chris A., Vi, Andy C., Sue F., Eddie, Mark

Chief Greeters:  Elia and Bill

Door Prize Donation:  Elia and Bill

Advertising:  Sue M., Jodie, Cathy C., UPC's Youth Group

Donations Contact:  Ruthie, Mark, Dick, Sue

Eggs provided by:  Kaidi's and Jeannie's chickens :-)

Entertainment and Sing-Along:  The Burkes Family

Clean Up Crew:  Jennifer C., Sue M., Barb B., Mark, Pastor Dave, Sue F., Pat H., Dick, Eddie, Chris A., Vi and Bill

Please forgive if we've omitted anyone.

UPC Super Secret Pancake Recipe
 Light and Fluffy,
but not so Super-Secret anymore!

8 cups Krusteaz Pancake Mix
4 cups of water
3 eggs
2 cups of ginger ale

Whisk until thoroughly mixed but do not over-mix, some lumps are ok.  
Cook on griddle sprayed with Pam.

This will yield approximately 50 to 60 pancakes.  We decuple the recipe (we really do) to get about 500 plus pancakes!  

Then we make more :-)

The super secret part is to add the ginger ale at the very last and mix only one batch at a time.