Saturday, January 14, 2012
Thanks to all of the wonderful help we had today the whole process today ended up being a lot of fun and less stressful than we anticipated. We were able to get a lot of donations from the Covenant Garden Market and Nicole was able to drop off two boxes of tomatoes, some peppers, leeks and potatoes off to us from the Western Fair! We had a lot of help in the kitchen and were able to make a salad, pasta, lentil and vegetable curry, TVP sloppy joes, rosemary french fries, avocado butter-bread and bruschetta, and Laura brought muffins and a sweet potato mash! It was mighty cold out at Dundas and Richmond but we had many people who were interested in having a warm meal and some free groceries. Most of the food got eaten and what did not actually froze! We received some grand donations and one of our vendors actually came by and got to see what we do! It was a lot of fun. For next time: lettuce freezes easily.
The servings on December 25th and 26th turned out really well! We had a lot of support from our friends and community members. We were able to get enough donations for us to add the December 26th serving very comfortably, as well as enough left overs for a week! It was amazing to see all of the food come together: we had various salads, pasta, stuffings, vegetable roasts, 8 mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, bread, a huge chocolate blackberry cake, cookies, home made skor bars, and so much more! It was so wonderful to cook and eat with everyone. We did learn a lesson though…check the meal calendar and see when organizations are not serving food around holidays! We also got a lot of monetary donations which have been helping in regard to spices and cooking supplies! Thank you everyone for your love and support!