The local library hosts an annual dinner and auction to raise money for the library. We like to donate dinner for eight with a Christmas house tour to the auction. Seven guests were able to attend this year.
The menu included
- Marinated Pork Tenderloin
- Baby Baked Potatoes
- Pear-Pecan Salad
- Steamed Green Beans
- Creamy Mushroom Bake
- Cranberry Jell-O Salad
- Homemade Rolls
- White Almond Sour Cream Cake with almond bark snowflakes
- Creamy Chocolate Cheesecake with Christmas Mice
- Cranberry Punch
- Freshly Ground Coffee
The White Almond Cake is a dessert I have made once before.
To make the snowflakes, I googled “snowflake clip art” and printed ones I liked onto a sheet of paper, using Print Shop. I melted almond bark (candy coating) and piped it onto waxed paper that was placed over the printed sheets.
The snowflakes are fragile, breaking easily, so I made six cookie sheets full of snowflakes in different sizes and used four of those sheets to decorate the cake.
The cake was layered with plum jam that I made last summer. While our guests enjoyed their desserts in the dining room, we enjoyed ours in the kitchen.
It was a fun evening and one we enjoyed hosting. Many thanks to our wonderful guests for their generous donation to the library fund. We look forward to hosting another library dinner next Christmas!