Friday, July 5, 2013

42nd Annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast

A WONDERFUL event again this July 4th celebrating America's independence at UPC.  We served breakfast to over 200 people, with many new faces in attendance.

Thank you to organizers Mark Morris and Ruthie Hansen and for the help from Chris Ahman, Mario and Carole Hug,  Jeannie Waltz, Nina Steiner, Barbara Billings, Sue Osgood, Sue Ferguson, Tillie Kaye, Rosemary Elliot Snow, Cecelia Pelazari, Eddie Catrell, Sandy Coolidge, Vi and Bill Schick, Bill Downey, Pastor Dave, Brian Cilker, Fred Van Kirk, Richard James, Donna Gorzynski, Sue Michaels, Dick Abbott, Jackie Brown, Keidi Moore, Berenice Vargas and Jodie Brown Signes.

Also, many thanks to the wonderful Boy Scout Troop 31 and their parents for their invaluable participation, to the Town Crier for their advertising and the talented Burkes family for music.

A BIG thank you to our wonderful neighborhood contributors:

Costco Mountain View, DiMartinis in Los Altos, Whole Foods Los Altos, Trader Joes Los Altos, Andronicos Los Altos, Nob Hill in Mountain View, Sprouts in Mountain View, Milk Pail in Mountain View and the Safeways of Mountain View and Redwood City.   Please support our generous neighborhood stores and thank them in person!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Gluten Free Quiche

At our annual Ash Wednesday breakfast, Glenda brought a popular quiche to share with those that are gluten free.  It was delicious and she shares her recipe with us.

Erin Strombom Schwab/Glenda Strombom

12 eggs, beaten
½ cup gluten free all purpose flour (King Arthur and Bob's both make gluten-free all purpose)
1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup melted butter
1 pound cottage cheese
1 box frozen chopped spinach defrosted with water squeezed out
1 pound Monterey Jack cheese, shredded and divided

Lightly grease 9 x 13 pan.  Beat eggs then add flour, xanthan gum, baking powder and salt.  Mix in melted butter, cottage cheese, 1 box of frozen chopped spinach defrosted with water squeezed out and half of the cheese. Pour into pan and sprinkle remaining cheese on top.  I sprinkle a little paprika to give color on top.  Bake 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

Glenda notes:  For convenience I purchase the Monterey Jack cheese already shredded in two 8 ounce packages. This a versatile recipe.  You can add onions, mushrooms, sausage, bacon bits in the mixture or sprinkled on top, chopped and drained tomatoes. This can be lightened by omitting the butter and using non or low fat cheese and cottage cheese.

The Fellowship Committee did a beautiful job of putting the breakfast together.  Pastor Dave, Patrick and Terry presented a wonderful program.  Thank you to all for giving us such a special day so we may honor our commitment to spiritual renewal.

I promise that this blogger will endeavor to take pictures of our future events and share them here on this spot!