The Saturday Night Supper program started in 1998 at the former Chalmers United Church, now called Royal City Evangelical Church, and in 2008 was devolved to the various churches that actually provide the meals and volunteers each week.
Currently, there are 20 churches or groups participating to provide a really good hot meal to all in need, in the company and fellowship of others. Supper is served every Saturday from 6-7 p.m. at Royal City Evangelical Church, 50 Quebec Street, Guelph.
Harcourt typically hosts four Saturday Night Suppers each year.
We require 12 volunteers to prepare and serve the meal and our usual menu includes pasta casserole (recipe below), caesar salad, pickles, cheese, rolls, assorted fruit pies and vanilla ice cream, along with juice, milk and coffee. Cash donations for food purchases are gratefully accepted.
The members of the Harcourt congregation are very generous supporters of this important outreach program in downtown Guelph.
*The Saturday Night Supper is cancelled for Saturday, July 20 because an alternate location could not be found for it. The Life Centre kitchen is currently undergoing renovations which will be completed in the Fall. We look forward to serving in a new, renovated kitchen for our next turn on September 21, 2019. Thanks to all who volunteer for this much needed outreach.
Saturday Night Supper – September 21, 2019 Sign-Up Online
For this supper, we are asking for Vanilla Ice Cream to top the fruit pies!
Beef pasta casserole
You will Need:
- 5 cups uncooked rotini pasta
- 2-1/2 lbs ground beef
- 5 cups sliced mushrooms¹
- 2 or 3 onions, chopped
- 3 cans tomato soup
- 1/2+ cans water²
- 2-1/2 tsp oregano leaves
- 1-1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 2-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Cook pasta according to package instruction, without salt. Drain and set aside.
Brown the beef, mushrooms and onions at medium-high in a large skillet. Stir in mixture of soup, water, oregano and garlic powder. Heat to a boil, stirring often.
Add cooked pasta. Reduce heat to low, and simmer covered, until the mixture is heated through (about 5 minutes) stirring occasionally.
Top with cheese, and sprinkle with chopped herbs or cracked black pepper if desired.
Oven Version: Add the cooked meat, mushrooms and onions to the cooked pasta in a large oven pan, then add the tomato soup sauce, and stir together. Top with cheese and heat through in the oven at 350ºF. (20 + minutes).
- Replace mushrooms with tinned chickpeas
- Replace 1 to 1-1/2 tins of soup with a tin of tomatoes, blended or chopped. (omit the water in favour of the tomato juice)