We invited a few church friends over last Friday night. As Westminster grows, we want the newer families to get to know the more established families, so we thought having dinner parties would be a great way to introduce people. Hopefully, the newer families will make some connections with more church members and new friendships can begin to develop.
I was trying to decide the best thing to feed 30 people, and I remembered a recipe that a sweet lady gave me when we lived in Birmingham: snow on the mountain. It is a one plate meal and has several interesting ingredients that, when mixed together, are delicious!
Rice is the bottom layer; shredded chicken goes on next. (I got to use my handy dandy shredding trick of using my hand mixer) The rest is a buffet of toppings: green bell pepper, tomatoes, chopped celery, green onion, pineapple, cheddar cheese, almonds, chow mein noodles, and coconut. The coconut goes on top like snow on a mountain 🙂 There is also a gravy that you spoon on that is chicken broth and cream of chicken soup. I love that the dish can be personalized for each guest.
I have also seen this used as a mystery meal where the guests are asked to bring one of the toppings and have no idea what it will be used for. It’s great for big dinner parties and is really good- in fact, it was completely gone at the end of the night!