November Brunch at RMH
posted October 2, 2015 2:45 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun November 1 at 8:30 AM, Ronald McDonald House
5444 S Drexel Ave, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
Let's go to the Ronald McDonald house in Hyde Park and make brunch for the families of sick kids.
Part of the (new) series of brunch meetups we're going to have at the Hyde Park Ronald McDonald House (5444 South Drexel Avenue, Chicago, IL). Dates are reserved for the first Sunday of every other month (November, Janurary, March, etc.) til the end of 2016.

We've done this a couple times before. Brunch time is targetted at 10:30am, so plan accordingly as to when to show up. I'm planning on getting there around 8 to help everyone out and start working on whatever concoction I'm making.

The Hyde Park house asks that we don't bring more than 12 volunteers, but I don't expect that's a problem.

The house has 98% of the utensils and tools you need for cooking, we just need people to a) volunteer to be head chef for a brunch dish or b) volunteer to be sous chef for any / all of the head chefs. A variety of dishes that can get around a variety of tastes, allergies, and dietary restrictions is preferred by us, though the house is just happy for us to show up. We're typically cooking for 25 guests + us, and they'd prefer us to err on the side of leftovers if we can. We've rarely had issues with that though.

A couple of us drive down there, so if you need a ride, mention it and we'll get you there.
posted by garlic to Meetup (21 comments total)

I can be a sous chef! I unfortunately can't buy or bring food, though, if that's ok.

Thanks so much for organizing this!
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 5:32 AM on October 3, 2015

OHH. I'm going to miss this first one... but the rest are going on the calendar NOW. (THANK YOU FOR SETTING THIS UP)
posted by bibliogrrl at 5:36 AM on October 3, 2015

Anybody have any menu ideas?

I think I'm gonna make a sweet bread pudding.
posted by garlic at 10:14 PM on October 11, 2015

I think I'll do spinach, potato hash. One with sausage, one without (maybe with veggie sausage).
posted by crush-onastick at 10:28 AM on October 12, 2015

Birthday cake.
posted by phunniemee at 10:42 AM on October 12, 2015

It won't be OBVIOUSLY a birthday cake but we'll all know.
posted by phunniemee at 10:43 AM on October 12, 2015 [2 favorites]

I'm just bringing a ton of bacon since I'm sure I'll be zonked from Halloween and Daylight Savings.
posted by eamondaly at 11:04 AM on October 12, 2015

But don't we FALL BACK and get an extra hour?
posted by crush-onastick at 11:13 AM on October 12, 2015 [1 favorite]

We will bring some manner of fruit salad!
posted by TardisCompanion at 11:19 AM on October 12, 2015

Oh, that's right! Still.
posted by eamondaly at 7:55 AM on October 13, 2015

re fruit salad -- This is the secret thing I always bring because I buy the pre-cut fruit from treasure island, then throw it in the bowl and it's done -- yeah! So, you're allowed to steal this, but now I need to come up with another backup secret, easy, delicious thing to bring along.
posted by garlic at 1:12 PM on October 13, 2015

Also, it looks like we have 12 people who are coming -- that's our volunteer limit. Yeah for interest! boo that it means some people might not be able to come.
posted by garlic at 1:14 PM on October 13, 2015

alright menu submission time:

fruit salad -- tardisCompanion & companion
french toast bread pudding -- garlic
spinach and potato hash -- crush
bacon -- Eamon
cake -- phunniemee

no worries if you change what you're doing, they just like to give the residents an idea of what's going to be available.
posted by garlic at 10:17 AM on October 19, 2015 [1 favorite]

just a heads up, I checked my emails, and brunch starts at 10:30, with an earliest arrival time of 8:30 am, (changed from 10 and 8am earliest arrival).
posted by garlic at 10:37 AM on October 19, 2015

Also it's currently a full house, so plan for 30 guests, + us.
posted by garlic at 10:38 AM on October 19, 2015

Turns out this is not a good weekend for me to host post-brunch mimosas and I'm sorry for that. Maybe next time.

Also, I have to octuple (or 9x, even!) my hash recipe for 30 +us!
posted by crush-onastick at 7:04 PM on October 25, 2015

Bah, I'm terrible about checking these threads. ><

I'll bring fruit salad and I'll make two fruit crumbles (1 blueberry/peach and one apple). This will help pad the sweet stuff a bit-- since we have a full house.

See you lovely folks tomorrow!
posted by TardisCompanion at 8:08 AM on October 31, 2015

My house smells like preemptive cake.
posted by phunniemee at 10:41 AM on October 31, 2015 [2 favorites]

Smells like victory.
posted by garlic at 12:13 PM on October 31, 2015

I unexpectedly can't make this (flu), so if anyone is interested please feel free to take my spot. Apologies for the late notice. Next time!
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 3:13 PM on October 31, 2015

I think this turned out pretty well. Let's do it again on 1/3/2016.
posted by garlic at 7:25 AM on November 2, 2015 [2 favorites]

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