Ellen Sutherland

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Shared Beat

Our mission is to empower children and their families through health and wellness care and education so they can achieve self-reliance and a positive future.

We believe that health influences children's success and that good health is more effectively achieved through family and community involvement.

Cook to Share
June 1 - July 31, 2020

On my first medical mission trip to Guatemala with Shared Beat, my heart was stolen by the big brown eyes of the children there. Guatemalan children are like our children - filled with potential. The health challenges and lack of opportunities in Guatemala keep them from even dreaming of a better future. The health and wellness care and the prevention programs of Shared Beat are designed to overcome some of the health challenges faced by the communities served. The scholarship program allows local students to pursue careers in health professions so they can improve the health of their own neighbors. Without the support of Shared Beat these students would never have the opportunity to fulfill their dreams. Would you share your heart and support Cook to Share so Shared Beat can continue in its mission of helping the children of Guatemala achieve self-reliance and positive future? Vote for my custard recipe with your wallet!

Boiled Custard Recipe 

1/2 Gallon of Whole Milk 

1/2  Cup of granulated white sugar     

8     Large Eggs -room temperature     

2     tsp. Vanilla Extract 

1.  Whisk eggs and 1/2 cup of sugar in a double boiler*.  

2. Slowly add the milk stirring so the mixture is well combined.   

3. Cook on medium heat, stirring continuously, until the mixture thickens a little and coats the back of the spoon. The froth will disappear when it is ready. If you use a candy thermometer, you want the mixture to reach 160F but not exceed 175F. This step usually takes about 20 minutes. 

4. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla extract.  5. Chill thoroughly before serving.  May serve alone, with pound cake or over a fruit pie including pumpkin.  Enjoy with a bourbon chaser.

* If you do not have a double boiler large enough, I place a heavy bottom sauce pan into a large skillet pan containing a small amount of water. 

Donations2Date: $2,470

Donor Donation Amount Donation Date Comment
Lisa Russell $25.00 6/23/2021
Jennifer Coffman $110.00 8/20/2020
Millie Reinhart $20.00 8/1/2020
Linda Cook $75.00 8/1/2020 Your video is hilarious! So many good memories of sharing times with you in San Antonio and Guatemala. Thank you for being you.
Anonymous Donor $75.00* 7/27/2020
Lindy Stork $58.00* 7/27/2020
Anonymous Donor $25.00 7/16/2020
Anonymous Donor $100.00 6/17/2020
Angie Lemmons $200.00* 6/12/2020
Ray Tripp $200.00 6/5/2020 Good Luck, Ellen! Wish I was there, especially for the bourbon chaser, to kill my Trump/Mcçonnell hang-over! Ray
Shirley Stephenson $100.00 6/4/2020
Anonymous Donor $300.00 6/2/2020
Linda Stork $100.00 6/1/2020 You go, girl! Loved your video clip, and thanks for getting me off the cooking/baking hook!
Bernadette Sutherland $50.00* 6/1/2020
Dawn Bledseo $100.00 5/30/2020
Shirley Dexter $25.00 5/28/2020
Sara Strattan $25.00 5/27/2020
Shai Murphy $100.00 5/26/2020
Judy McGarvey $27.50 5/26/2020
Ricardo Lopez franco $24.00 5/26/2020
Leslie Goncharoff $100.00 5/26/2020
Robert Collins $26.25 5/26/2020 My favorite dessert from childhood made by my Grandmother, Lucille Collins!! Thanks E!!
Susan Lohr $25.00 5/25/2020
Julia Reinhart $100.00 5/25/2020
Michael & Leigh Cogan $265.00 5/25/2020
Rebecca Goncharoff $50.00 5/25/2020
Susan Muir $20.00 5/25/2020
Anonymous Donor $20.00 5/25/2020
Anonymous Donor $34.50 5/24/2020
Lisa Russell $30.00 5/24/2020
Nancy Augenstein $25.00 5/24/2020
Jacquelyn Richard $10.00 5/24/2020 Good luck
James Frazer $25.00 5/24/2020
* offline donation