Pass It On Casserole Dishes

Pass It On Casserole Dishes

Fellowshipping around food is something that the world pretty much understands.  Whether it is dining over a meal at home, church or at a neighbor’s, the word “casserole” or “one pot dish” is a staple when it comes to serving a multitude of people. 

In our family it’s a policy to welcome newcomers in the area.  One thing that our community would do is make a meal or dessert and deliver it in a “pass-it-along” container as we called it.  For a while the dish seemed to go back and forth within our street, but one day it disappeared.  What happened to the community dish?  Someone passed it along to another new family fulfilling its job. 

Helping people feel welcome can be intimidating, but somehow meeting new friends is easier when it’s accompanied by a scrumptious meal or dessert.  Whether it’s holiday time or not, “pass-it-on” casserole dishes warm the heart with cheerful greetings.

If you haven’t tried sharing a “pass-it-on” dish why not start today?  It’s a fun way to make friends, collect new recipes and spread the heartwarming gospel message of Christ.   

P.S.  Don’t forget to fill the dish with something yummy! 

Product(s) Description

Each casserole dish comes with an inscription message.  They are ceramic/stoneware, dishwasher, microwave and oven safe up to 400 degrees. Check specific dish for individual sizes.  Boxed for gift giving.  Specially priced for the holidays.

 
From the oven to table collection.
Gold background, red flower and trim on a white base dish.
Measures 15.75" x 9" x 2.5".
 
Message Reads:  

This dish brings prayers and wishes for dear ones gathered 'round, for happy family times, where love and joy abound. So savor every blessing, and when this treat is gone, keep the giving going...by passing this dish on!  Buy
 
 




 
From the oven to table collection.
Classy stoneware dish has a glossy red finish with a white lettering and snowflakes.
Measures: inside 11.25" x 7.25"; outside 13" x 9" x 2". 
 
Message Reads:

In the joy of Family, Faith and Friends, the spirit of Christmas never ends. Buy


From the oven to table collection.
Featuring the Tree of Life symbol accented with soft green, blue and yellow earth tones. 
Measures 13" x 9".
 
Also available for this series: pie plate, cutting board

Message Reads:

Recipe for an Amazing woman: Start with faith and honesty. Mix in pure humility.  Add strength of character that rises above the stress of life's surprises.  Fold in personality. Toss with generosity. Pour in love from a heart that's true... Yield: one terrific, amazing you!  Buy
 
 
 

 
From the oven to table collection.
From the Woman of Faith collection.
Shades of colors overlay the inside and surround the blessing prayer. 
Green exterior.
Measures 13.25" x 9" x 2.5" 

Message Reads:

God bless this Woman of Grace
with the generous love that she daily gives to others.

God bless this Woman of Prayer
with abundant blessings and answers to all her needs.

God bless this Woman of Faith
with Your guidance and direction, power and protection.

Also available in this series: pie plate.  Buy



From the oven to table collection.
Beautiful fruit with soft colors and a purple exterior.
Measures 13.25" x 9" x 2.5"

Blessing Message Reads:

We are blessed with many gifts, Lord. We are thankful as we pray.
We are honored by your presence at our table here today.

Also available: pie plate, cutting board, home d├ęcor items.  Buy



 
 
 

Food Faith Friends & Family Casserole Dish
Designed by artist Joy Hall, the Blooming Blessings casserole stoneware dish.
Measures 13.25" x 9" x 2.5".

Message and Scripture Reads:


For Food and Faith and Love outpoured,
for Friends and Family - thank the Lord!

Celebrate with all the bounty that the Lord your God has given to you and to your house. 
Deuteronomy 26:11 

Also available: cutting board.  Buy
 
 


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The Catamaran - A Lanai Pineapple Boat

The Catamaran: Lanai Pineapple Boat 
Get on Board for a Celebration of Tastes! 

My favorite meal to eat is a fresh fruit platter, so having a Catamaran aka pineapple boat fits right into my idea of the perfect lunch. It has been years since I had my first "Catamaran - Lanai Pineapple Boat".   

While on holiday in Honolulu, Hawaii we were staying at the Ilikai Hotel, and it was at one of their restaurants I discovered this fruity delight.  We ate our lunch sitting outside on Yacht Harbor while enjoying great food with a spectacular view. 

Although there are many versions of this pineapple boat, I cannot replicate the taste of the first one with the fresh fruit from the island of Lanai.  If you like a variety of fruits or want to dress up a table for a party, you'll see that this combination works great and is easy to make. 

Prep Time: one hour
Yields: 2 (if using one pineapple)
 
Equipment Needed: None 

Kitchen Supplies: sharp knife, utensils, serving plate 

Preparing the Pineapple Boat 

Cut and "gutted." Use the halves of the pineapple for the salad bowl.  Be sure the pineapple is ripe.
 
 A pineapple is ripe when a leaf comes out easily when pulled from the top.
You can see more at: When is it ripe? Pineapples. 

  
A quick twist, that's all it takes. 
 
FYI: Pineapples ripen from the bottom up!

To get your pineapple to ripen quicker, twist off the top and turn it upside down. Let it rest on the counter for a few days until the outside is a golden brown.
 
 
If you do not want to serve it with the top on, lay the pineapple on its side and twist the foliage clockwise. It will come off easily if it is ripe. Then have some fun and plant the top to grow your own pineapple. I did and had my plant for years.  

How to Cut Your Boat

Step 1: Cut the pineapple in half and run a knife around the edges. 
 
Step 2: Cut out the fruit on both sides of the core first.
Then cut out the middle in small sections. 


Step 3" Make it "boat" like by cutting away the rest of the fruit.
 Chop fruit into cubes for salad. 
 

Ingredients: 

Cut fruit into cubes. Add desired amounts of each to fit your taste.  Enjoy this combination for your salad boat.
 

Select the fruit for your perfect Catamaran Boat!
·       Pineapple

·       Blueberries

·       Banana

·       Tangerine

·       Watermelon

·       Cantaloupe

·       Strawberries

·       Passion Fruit

·       Kiwi (optional)

·       Mango (optional)

·       Star Fruit (optional)

·       Papaya (optional)

·       cup Shredded Coconut

·       1 Cherry

 
Serve with:

·       cup Cottage Cheese

·       Sherbet Ice Cream (or Yogurt)

·       Granola

·       Walnuts or Pecans 


Fruity Sauce for Your Salad

1 cup mashed strawberries

1 cup plain yogurt

2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon lime juice

1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Meat eaters can add diced chicken, turkey, pork, ham or beef.

More of my salad ideas.

Enjoy!


Hawaii Trivia  

The Ilikai Hotel ~ where I had my first Catamaran. - Jack Lord on Ilikai Hotel Rooftop Shooting Hawaii Five-O 

We learned while staying at the Ilikai that the series opening for Hawaii Five-O was filmed from the roof of the hotel. Now we know where Jack was standing when we see him in the introduction part of the program.
 
You can see it in this clip at 17 seconds where Jack Lord filmed on the Ilikai Hotel rooftop  for the TV series Hawaii Five-O.  What fun! 

 

 

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Strawberry Bistro Vegetarian Salad

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Strawberry Bistro Vegetarian Salad 
Whenever we are in a restaurant it takes me a while to see if there is anything listed under vegetarian or vegan on the menu.  I am delighted when I find something in which I can “build” on to create a dish that I love. 

Changing some of the ingredients I can come up with tons of variations on the same recipe, but still make it a little different.  I love this salad for so many reasons. It’s really refreshing, especially in the summer when you can get fresh ingredients. 

Something that you’ll also find with this dish is that it isn’t heavy or greasy, so you don’t feel bloated after eating.  Adding the toasted pita bread is genius and really works well with the salad.  A great meal to beat the kitchen heat on a hot summer day.  Served with iced cold raspberry tea finishes the entire meal with a “clean, good eating” feel. 

Although there are several dressings I like, low-fat raspberry vinaigrette dressing is the one that goes best with this salad for my taste.  One added note, my husband discovered that he likes this dressing for a dipping sauce on his club sandwiches. 
 
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Strawberry Bistro Vegetarian Salad 
 
Equipment Needed: can opener 

Kitchen Supplies: knife, salad bowl, colander, utensils
 
Prep Time: 10 -15 minutes
Yields: 2-4 servings

Ingredients: 

1 large bag (washed) baby greens salad mix (see note below)

Chopped pecans (3/4 cup)

Dried cranberries (3/4 cup)

Dark kidney beans (3/4 cup drained)

Sliced strawberries (5-7 large)

Shredded cheddar cheese and mozzarella mix (1/2 cup)

Mixed croutons: wheat, rye, whole grain, sourdough, white

Low-fat raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing 

Serve with toasted pita bread and raspberry iced tea. 

Note: Be sure that the baby lettuce mix includes some of the following for a higher vitamin count. 

Baby Lettuces: Baby lettuce, Baby Romaine Lettuce, Baby Green Oakleaf lettuce, Baby Redleaf Lettuce, Baby Greenleaf Lettuce, Baby Red Chard, Baby Green Chard, Baby Radicchio, Baby Spinach. 

Meat eaters can add diced chicken, pork, ham or turkey. 

More baby lettuce salad ideas.  My old fashioned potato salad recipe.
 
Enjoy!
 

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Banana Fruit & Nut Muffin Recipe by Favored1

Banana Fruit & Nut Muffins by Favored1
Making banana bread has been a regular event in our house for the past five years, experimenting with new recipes for the local county fair. 

However, sometimes I want a change and that’s how this recipe came to be.

We had purchased bananas that ripened really quickly and I just didn’t have the time to make bread. So I searched to find a recipe for banana muffins which wouldn’t take as long.
I found a basic recipe and made some vegetarian changes to fit our taste and this is the result.  As I worked on the computer getting an article finished for a deadline, my husband is the one who actually made this recipe.
Let me tell you, it is delicious!  Well done hubby!
Look at that texture.  Yum!  Great with coffee, milk or tea.
 
Equipment Needed: Mixer, Coffee Grinder

Kitchen Supplies: measuring cup, 2 mixing bowls, spatula, muffin tins, cooling rack

Cook Time: 18-20 minutes
Ready in: 30 minutes
Yields: 18-20 muffins

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  •  teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons freshly ground Organic Flaxseed
  • Dash of cinnamon (optional)

Wet Ingredients:
  • 4 medium ripe bananas
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup (1 ½ sticks I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter melted and cooled
  • 2 medium eggs (or ¼ cup applesauce for vegetarians)
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • ½ cup dark raisins (optional)

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and lightly butter 2 muffin tins.

Step 1 – In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, flax seed and salt; set aside. (Optional cinnamon)

Step 2 – Using another bowl, whip the brown sugar and 2 bananas together with a mixer for approximately 3 minutes until creamy.

Step 3 – Melt butter in the microwave about one minute. Set aside to cool. I usually use my glass measuring cup to do this to save time and clean-up.

Step 4 – Add the melted butter, eggs, and vanilla to the sugar mixture in step 3.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl as you beat the mixture.

Step 5 – Using a fork, mash the 2 remaining bananas in the measuring cup (mash one at a time), leaving some texture. Fold into the wet mixture.

Step 6 – Mix in the dry ingredients a little at a time. Fold in the mashed bananas with a rubber spatula.  Add nuts and raisins if desired.  Do not over stir.  Let mixture stand for 5 minutes.

Step 7 – Spoon the batter into the muffin tins to fill them about halfway. Tap the muffin tin on the counter to get any air bubbles out of the mixture.

Bake 18 to 20 minutes. Muffins are done when a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let them cool before turning them out on a cooling rack.

Serve warm with butter or cream cheese. Store remaining muffins in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for 3 days or freeze them up to 3 months. 

Note: Freshly grind the flax seeds.

Hope you like them.

Enjoy!

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