Monday, November 2, 2009

C'est Bon ... (for real)

For all you non-French speakers, that means "It's good!"

It's the name of our women's ministry cookbook.

We kicked off the sale this past weekend with a recipe sampling following each of our four services.

I had lots of help dishing out these samples from a bunch of lovely ladies (and a few lovely men).
There were so many delicious dishes brought by the ladies of the church.

I made two of the dishes I submitted ... one of them requiring a little cooking sherry or sherry wine. I had to giggle at how many people raved about the dish I brought ... because, you see ... I accidentally read the wrong measurements for the amount of cooking sherry required. So, an extra cup ... yes ... CUP was added. Great. I'm going to bring a dish to church spiked with extra wine. I was a little concerned about how it would taste, but I think it might have actually been better. Who knew?

I am extremely proud of this cookbook, not because of how good it looks, or because of the three-hundred-and-somewhat recipes included in it, but because of how the profit from this cookbook goes to our women's ministry's first-ever mission trip to El Salvador this summer. In June, we're headed to King's Castle to volunteer and minister where needed.

I'm surprised at how many women, including myself, have not been on any kind of mission trip and I do think it is a must. So, we're going.

In honor of Fall Frenzy and our cookbook sale, I'm including my recipe for apple butter. This always reminds me of fall and it's great as gifts or served on hot biscuits.
Apple Butter

20 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
3 1/2 c. sugar
2 T. cinnamon
1 T. cloves

Place all the apples in a large crock-pot overnight on LOW. In the morning, you'll have applesauce. Add the remaining ingredients and serve or can.

If you are interested in ordering a cookbook, email me, message me on Facebook, or leave me a comment here. Cookbooks are $20 and I only have a limited number of books available.

Here's a quick look.

Get yours before we sell out!

And for more fall recipes, click the link below to head over to Linda's place.


Jeff Ables said...

So completely proud of the cookbook, the sampling party after the services this weekend, the missions focus of the proceeds of the book, all the help our folks gave you over the weekend and - Last but not least - our INCREDIBLE women's ministry director: YOU!

12-arrows said...

they look classy! I love cookbooks like that, with so many wonderful receipes that actually are doable! and such a gift they are too because they are filled with receipes from dear friends!

Rachelle said...

Congrats on the cook book! What a great fundraiser idea! Praying the Lord uses it to make this trip a success!

I'm gonna have to try your apple butter recipe. I have been looking for something new to make for Christmas gifts and the fact I can toss this in a crock-pot overnight sounds like the perfect solution for this busy mama! Thanks for sharing!

fransmomma said...

wow, the cookbook looks fabulous! ya'll are adorable in your aprons.

thedomesticfringe said...

The cookbook looks great!


Julie said...

I would like to purchase one!!! Let me know how you want me to send you the $$$.

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

I LOVE apple butter. LOVE it. The cookbook looks awesome! I wish I had an extra $20.....I might have to look into that :)

RachelQ said...

Congrats!! I love crock pot apple butter... I will give yours a try.

I am coming in for Thanksgiving and will try to pick up a copy then.

I wish I could go with you guys. Sounds like a great trip

H-Mama said...

Cookbook looks great... Rockin' the aprons! ;)

jennifer said...

Extra CUP of wine... HAH! Love it!

Cute pic too. I've always really liked church cookbooks.

Rebekah Doak said...

Aren't church cookbooks the best? I love applebutter such a Fall thing!