January Brunch at RMH
posted November 2, 2015 7:38 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun January 3 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 in Janurary
Part of the 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, January, March, etc.) until 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 8:30 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.

It'd be a good idea for us bring our own chef knife (theirs are all dull), notecards for food labels (with allergens listed), and some large tupperware's for the house for leftovers. Shout out in the comments if you're bringing any of these.

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'm thinking a cornbread (muffin? pancake? regular?) and black eyed peas for some southern good luck in the new year will be my dish.
posted by garlic at 7:40 AM on November 2, 2015

Something sweet for sure-- not sure what yet... lots of time to decide :)
posted by TardisCompanion at 7:48 AM on November 2, 2015

If I'm in town I'll be there!
posted by phunniemee at 9:19 AM on November 2, 2015

I expect to be in town and I figure I'll do a baked oatmeal, but I may change my mind.
posted by crush-onastick at 1:28 PM on November 3, 2015

If it's not going to fight with the cornbread, I'm thinking baked egg boats.
posted by eamondaly at 3:59 PM on November 23, 2015

Bout a month left, so we need to try to firm up some sort of menu, even if it's fake.
posted by garlic at 8:41 AM on November 30, 2015

I'll stick with baked oatmeal then. Probably some sort of breakfast sausage to go along?
posted by crush-onastick at 11:10 AM on November 30, 2015

It sounds like Denail's gonna do baked ham.

So tentatively

Baked Ham
Cornbread pancakes
black eyed peas
baked oatmeal
baked egg boats
fruit salad

That sounds pretty good as a fake menu.
posted by garlic at 12:06 PM on November 30, 2015 [1 favorite]

alright, sending this tentative menu in.
posted by garlic at 1:20 PM on December 14, 2015

This looks like an awesome menu and pretty complete. Unless anyone thinks of a way to round it out I'll sign up as an official pancake flipper!
posted by phunniemee at 4:09 PM on December 14, 2015

I can sous chef/bring knives/note cards as necessary!
posted by popquiz at 7:24 PM on December 30, 2015

This is not tomorrow. This is on Sunday. Today is Friday, not Saturday.
Posting not just to help myself but others as well.
Calendars, etc, etc.
posted by phunniemee at 12:20 PM on January 1, 2016 [2 favorites]

This IS tomorrow. Tomorrow IS Sunday.
posted by garlic at 12:48 PM on January 2, 2016

For shoppers, food for 27 is the goal.
posted by garlic at 12:52 PM on January 2, 2016

Does anyone know if there are baking pans (8 inch round or 9x9)? If anyone still has to hit the shops. I'll pay you for some disposable aluminum pans. I forgot to pick them up.
posted by crush-onastick at 4:55 PM on January 2, 2016

Ill Get them, crush.
posted by garlic at 6:10 PM on January 2, 2016 [1 favorite]

And I seem to have come down with a sore throat/general bleh-ness, so I probably shouldn't be around and cooking for a bunch of people. Looking forward to March though
posted by popquiz at 5:30 AM on January 3, 2016

uhhhhh welp I'm standing outside the main entrance what do
posted by floweringjudas at 7:39 AM on January 3, 2016

I just double checked my email from Ronald McDonald House, and it definitely says 10:30 a.m. for brunch.
posted by garlic at 11:11 AM on January 3, 2016 [4 favorites]

Bembo, what is best in life?
posted by eamondaly at 9:43 AM on January 4, 2016 [1 favorite]

i mailed the volunteer coordinator and she said the email, which did say 10:30, was wrong, and they prefer 10:00am so that people can get to the hospital sooner. I've requested details on when we can show up based off of that.
posted by garlic at 3:08 PM on January 5, 2016 [1 favorite]

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