Cooking dinner at RMH -- Hyde Park
posted December 17, 2012 12:56 PM RSS | iCal | +googleCal
Sat March 2 at 4:30 PM, ronald mcdonald house -- Hyde Park
RMH Dinner 1:
Let's get together and cook dinner for sick kids and their families at the Hyde Park Ronald McDonald House (5444 South Drexel Avenue, Chicago, IL) on Saturday, 3/2/13 starting around 4:30pm and finishing around 8:30pm
This is confirmed RMH dinner number 1. The other one is proposal number 2. We can do both -- they're about a month apart. Or come to the one that works for you.
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We are confirmed with the volunteer coordinator at RMH-- Hyde Park.
Hyde Park RMH asks that we have no more than 12 people. I don't think that should be a problem, but keep that in mind.
At Hyde Park, they ask us to cook for 30 people plus the group of us that comes, and to have dinner ready around 6. I'm happy to help coordinate menus and food amounts and anything else that might need coordinating.
For those that haven't done this before -- they have kitchens in the houses that are well stocked with standard kitchen ware and utensils and tools. We will bring the food along for cooking. Spices they sometimes have, and sometimes don't, so it's safer to bring, but if you forget and it's common, don't worry. They're happy with us cooking whatever menu that we'd like, but to remember that we're cooking for a variety of people with a variety of tastes, so multiple dishes work better than one giant pot of stew so that everyone will be able to eat. So, what do you want to make (yourself, or as a suggestion for the group menu). Please do make suggestions, otherwise I'll accidently come up with something that's a lot of work for everyone like pierogi from scratch.
For those wanting to go, but concerned about distance, in the initial proposal thread multiple people from a variety of neighborhoods mentioned they'd be interested in going and driving other mefites there if it's helpful, so don't let that hold you back.