RMH brunch: March
posted January 16, 2016 10:32 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun March 6 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 March.
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 (March, May, July, etc.) until the end of 2016.

We've done this a couple times before. However, I just learned brunch time is targeted at 10:00am, so plan accordingly as to when to show up, and what food you're making. 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.

Good things to bring for using / leaving at the house: notecards to label food with titles and allergens, a set of measuring cups and spoons (they have them, but they're always hard to find). Sharp knives.
posted by garlic to Meetup (11 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

note the new serving time of 10:00 am.
posted by garlic at 12:21 PM on January 16, 2016

What's the age requirement for volunteer helpers? Thinking of enlisting the nephew.
posted by crush-onastick at 12:28 PM on January 16, 2016

no obvious requirement on their site or in emails sent to me. Want me to ask? Or just bring him along.
posted by garlic at 1:28 PM on January 16, 2016

The rule is under 18s must be accompanied and supervised by an adult we provide. We had kids come when I took my office. Nephew is good to go!
posted by phunniemee at 4:31 AM on January 18, 2016 [1 favorite]

I know we're still about a month out, but I think the Boy and I will likely make quiches.
posted by crush-onastick at 6:53 AM on February 3, 2016

I'll probably miss this one. It's the weekend of our first cookie booth sale and depending on which day they choose I'll either be out on the corner slanging thin mints or curled up at home cold and sore counting money.
posted by phunniemee at 8:28 AM on February 3, 2016

menu so far:

Quiches -- crush-onastick
Fruit Salad and yogurt -- garlic
breakfast sandwiches of some sort -- garlic and +1
posted by garlic at 11:47 AM on February 4, 2016

we could probably use another item or 2 on the menu. What do you guys think?
posted by garlic at 8:56 AM on February 18, 2016

I'll definitely cook something; I've just been out of ideas.
posted by eamondaly at 9:45 AM on February 18, 2016

gonna submit the menu as above with a fake item (American Fries) in place of whatever eamondaly actually plans.
posted by garlic at 9:27 AM on February 24, 2016

Tim is planning to come and make a few large breakfast casseroles. I'll help him with the prep at home (can't bring Spyder-- she is under 12 yrs old).

Miss you, brunchers! Have fun :)
posted by TardisCompanion at 7:59 AM on March 3, 2016

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