35 restaurants make at least 5 gallons of soup, stations are set up in our teaching kitchens, dining room, classrooms and hallways to offer up various tastings of soup, breads, pizza, desserts, drinks and pottery.
“To taste only” is misleading – you get to eat 35 two-ounce samples of soup. That is over 1/2 gallon of soup! Not to mention the breads, pizza, desserts and chocolates. So you actually get stuffed or stuck on your favorite things.
The event is fun, exciting and raises a decent amount of money for the cause. This year tickets sold for $40 which includes your choice of bowl or $30 to taste only.
We expect over 700 people this year, maybe more since the weather is amazing. 2 years ago we had to reschedule due to snow and then we competed with the Super Bowl when we finally got to host the event. This year will make up for that!
Additionally students get involved with volunteering. A concept some have never considered yet is so important for a vital community.
Hospice is a great cause for end of life care. I am glad we can do something for them who do so much for us when needed.
What do you volunteer for that helps build your community?
This applesauce cake goes together quickly. The cake is moist and delicious and ever so yummy. A dollop of whipped cream or ice cream makes it irresistible!
- 1/2 cup soft butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup applesauce – smooth or chunky
- 1/2 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Oatmeal Streusel Topping
- 1-1/2 cup uncooked old-fashioned oatmeal
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup soft butter
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
Thoroughly combine the ingredients in a bowl; the mixture should be crumbly.
Set aside to top the cake batter before baking. Save any left over streusel mix for another use.
To make the cake:
Pre-heat oven to 350°F (175°C)
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
On low-speed, add applesauce and vanilla.
Measure flour and spices into a bowl.
Add nuts and raisins to the flour, stir. Add flour mixture to the wet mixture. Mix until just combined.
Grease and flour an 8 x 8 inch square cake pan. Pour batter into the cake pan.
Top with Oatmeal Streusel Topping.
Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Top with whipped cream or ice cream, serve warm.
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