Meal Providers

Our Generous and Caring Meal Providers Served Hospitality House Guests 45,000 Meals in 2013

The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it. – Mother Teresa

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Recipe of the Week

Shared by The Chili Girls

CHILI MAC CASSEROLE

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 2 pounds ground beef  or ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
Directions
Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, beans, tomato paste, chilies and seasonings. Drain macaroni; add to beef mixture.
Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.  Cover and bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5-8 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 10 servings. 

Last week’s recipe shared by Kitchen Manager Chef Jeff Olson

CHOCOLATE MACAROON COCONUT SANDWICHES
  • 3 Egg whites
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 cups desiccated coconut (coconut shavings)
  • chocolate filling
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 3 oz dark chocolate,  chopped
  • 1 oz butter

Preheat the oven to 350F.  Place the egg whites, sugar and coconut in a bowel and mix to combine.

Press single tablespoons of this macaroon mixture into flat balls and place on baking trays lined with non-stick baking paper.  Bake for 10 minutes or until just golden.  Cool on the trays.

To make the chocolate filling place the cream in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to almost a boil.   Remove from the heat,  add the chocolate and butter and stir until smooth.  Refrigerate until cold and thick.   To assemble,  spread a macaroon with the chocolate filling and then sandwich with another macaroon.  Typically served after dinner with a strong cup of coffee. Serves 16.

Our Meal Providers

  • Abundant Life Community Church
  • Bev’s Bible Study
  • Calvary Bible Church
    • Bill and Nancy Kerler
    • Jim and Janice Moule
    • Neil and Jenny Scicluna
    • Brett and Katie Burns
    • Dave and Jo Menary
    • Gary and Cynthia Wieberg
    • Bill and Louann Gallaghe
  • Chili Girls
    • Carolyn Michelsen
    • Mindy Blakenhorn
    • Donna Carter
    • Kandice Kelley
    • Jan Hedman
    • Ann Hendricks
    • Corinne Pryor
    • Karen Young
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
    • Ann and Darrel Steele
    • Dixie and Lloyd Olsen
    • Roz and Art Green
    • Dave and Dianne Petty
  • Crossroads Church
    • Gordana Roessle
    • Kathleen Bradshaw
    • Janice Mann
    • Lupie Maldonado
    • Pamela McGirr
    • Annie Fetter
    • Nora Kodett
  • First Baptist Church of Grass Valley
    • Don and Wanda Baggett
  • Food Folks
    • Vee & Matt Proietti
    • Judi Funk
    • Jerry Earwood
    • John McDaniel
    • Lynn Cooper
    • Renee Hamilton
    • Damien Hamilton
    • Tammie Hamilton
  • First Baptist Church of Nevada City
    • Mary Abernathybettis
    • Carol Daykin
    • Jerry Mehren
    • Bill Rutherford
    • Ann Wallace
    • David Wallace 
  • Grass Valley Charter School
    • Cissy Murphy 
  • Grass Valley Friends/Quaker Meeting
  • Grass Valley Seventh Day Adventist Church
  • Kitchen Cut-Ups
    • Andy Kneier
    • Bev Werntz
    • Judy Olson
    • Barbara Terhorst
    • Kathleen Kelly
    • Linda Napier
    • Mitzi Phillips
  • Mountain Stream Meditation Center
  • Nevada City United Methodist Church
    • Barbara Dean
  • Night Crawlers
  • Peace Lutheran Church
    • Myrna Heppe
    • Jo Ann DeSena and Family
    • Betsy Wagner
    • Esther Shultz
    • Donna Rocker
    • Agnes Walker
    • Janet Hessel
    • Dave and Gloria Baker
    • Helene Suess
    • Chris Parks
    • Angie Pereira
    • Leon Bauer
    • Cara Heppe
    • Karen Ostergard
  • St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
    • Rookies
      • Phyllis and Louis Arroyo
      • Bill and Sue Madigan
      • Craig and Rosalie Hall
      • Karen Anderson
      • Chuck and Kathy Ryan
      • Bob and Mary Jo Weiland
      • Gordon and Pat Cook
      • Jim Castello
      • Jack and Kathie Valentine
      •  Janice O’Brian
      • Mary Kirby
      • Craig Griswold
    • Straight Shooters
      • Sue and Keith Petersons
      • Pat and Robert Kahl
      • Chuck and Kim Carroll
      • Pete and Debora Totoonchie
      • Connie and Kevin Henderson 
    • Linda’s Group
      • Linda and Gary Grube
      • Gina Nathaniel
      • Samantha Anderson
      • Bobbie and Russ George
      • Tina and Rip Riley
      • Helen and Bob Bezaire
      • Jean Reynold
      • Skip Sivertsen
  • Sierra Center for Spiritual Living
  • Sierra Presbyterian Church
  • Team Hello
  • Telestream
    • Doug Lautzenhiser 
    • Becah Ebeling
    • Samuel Lautzenhiser
    • The Lopin Family 
    • Michelle Jarrett
    • Rob and Rose  Sponder
    • Rob Guerin
    • Avi Morgan
    • Cristina Ross
    • Brian Morel
    • Thomas Mays
    • Matt and Heather Koers
    • Corin Sakai
    • Aileen Schultheiss
    • David Fowers
    • Allison Boring
    • Jeremiah Hope
    • Mike McCoy
    • David Piazzese
    • Dominic Jackson
    • Satsi Jaquith
    • Curtis Lackey
    • Ron Breitenbach
    • Daniel Elven
    • Nanci Adams
    • Dan Gaughan
    • Mary Ann Dunant
    • Sandy Henry
  • The Fifth Dimension
  • Third Tuesday Choppers
    • Mary Liebke
    • Jules Liebke
    • Kathleen Wood
    • Cammie Turner
    • Janice Loggins
    • Dee Dee Mildbrandt
    • Carol Ann Jones
    • Susan & Lennie Trant Feuer
  • Trinity Episcopal Church
  • Twin Cities Church
    • Pat Miller-Fee
    • Becky Thompson
    • Barbara Tiegs
    • Bob Whiteaker
    • Dorian Rollins
    • Larry & Donna Ellert
    • Suzie Miller
  • Twisted Sisters
  • Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains
    • Leal Portis
  • Unity in the Gold Country
    • Rev. Jerry Farrell
    • Dennis Cassella
    • John and Claudia Martin
    • Deborah Edmundson
    • Jenny Erickson
    • Geraldine Woods
    • Patty and Elliott Raynsford
    • Gary and Sandi Lauher
    • Kris Stevens
    • Sandy McComb
    • Judy Cisowski
    • Patricia Levitan
    • Cassandra Thrane
    • Sherry O’Leary
    • Ynonne Read
  • Veritas Church

Special thanks to the Nevada County Food Bank and to Interfaith Food Ministries for providing food that helps us provide breakfast and lunch for our guests.