October 30

Opening Soon Church Cooks!


September 10th

To: sallyrayjones@gmail.com

From: sarahcooks@gmail.com

Hi Sally

Did you hear Krissy got approval to start work on her restaurant and in addition to a restaurant she is opening a local artisan shop focusing on food and hand made goods in part of the building.   What a perfect place to showcase our club.  Laura told me this not sure if I was to tell others just yet so keep it under your hat.

Here are the notes from the special club meeting last night.  Should I email Krissy to see when she can meet with us to discuss our idea’s.

Notes and concerns on how the club can collaborate with Krissy Carpenter in her opening a Restaurant in town.

1. We all agree we like her idea for a name “Church Cooks”

2. We could sell and market our cook books at the restaurant

3. A featured item on the menu weekly from the cook book or daily special

4. Hold cooking classes to drive more people into town

5.  co create a website with a blog

6. Potluck Fridays to be moved to her place?  And we cook on Friday’s giving the chef the night off?

I think that’s about it?  Does anyone know who will be the chef?   Do you think she will bring someone in from the city?

This is the most exciting thing that has happened in Churchville since Robin was arrested.  Poor thing is still sitting in prison.

Guess what I am making for the dance team this weekend at convention?

Cheerio Magic Wands  remember I told you about the dance they do with Magic Wands as props?


Cheerios Cranberry and Granola Magic Wands

inspired by The Cheerios Cookbook adapted from http://emmaeats.com
(makes 12-14 3″ stars plus lots of bits for sampling)

  • 3 tbsp unrefined coconut oil
  • 5 cups marshmallows (large or mini)
  • 6 cups Cheerios
  • 1 cup plain granola (with no dried fruit in it)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, roasted and (un)salted
  • a few tbsp gold shimmer sugar or sprinkles (optional)
  • 12-6″ lollipop sticks

Line a 9″x13″ rectangular pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

In a large saucepan, melt the marshmallows and coconut oil over medium heat. Remove the saucepan from heat when marshmallows and oil are melted and combined. Add cheerios, granola, cranberries and seeds. Mix well.

Press the mixture into the prepared pan and if using, sprinkle the gold shimmer sugar over top. Let it cool at room temperature for 15-20 minutes.

In the meantime, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Once the mixture has cooled, lift the parchment paper with the Cheerios out of the pan and place it on to a flat, sturdy work surface. Using a 3″ star cookie cutter, cut 12-14 stars out of the Cheerios rectangle. With a gentle twisting motion, push a lollipop stick between two points of each star cutout. If needed, you can carefully reshape the star since the mixture should still be slightly malleable. Gently place each magic wand on to the parchment lined cookie sheet with the handle hanging over the lip of the cookie sheet. Once set, you can store them in an air tight container at room temperature for about one week.

Tips and Suggestions:

  • Instead of cooking this on the stovetop, it can be made in the microwave. Melt the coconut oil and marshmallows in a large microwaveable bowl for up to 3 minutes, stirring after each minute. Mix in the remaining ingredients and follow the rest of the directions as above.
  • Use any dried fruit combination that you desire. We use cranberries because Emma loves them but dried cherries would be fantastic too.





Posted October 30, 2013 by Kim Kalan in category Cakes and Cookies, Sarah Ray Jones