RMH brunch: May
posted March 10, 2016 12:02 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun May 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 in May.
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 ( May, July, August etc.) until the end of 2016.

We've done this a couple times before. However, last month we 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: note cards 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 (10 comments total)

I think I'm doing baked crispy chicken sandwiches, and the ever popular fruit salad.
posted by garlic at 12:24 PM on March 10, 2016

Sounds like as good a time as any to make a huge pile of pancakes again! (Those cornbread pancakes were legit, but maybe just normal ones this go?)

Maybe other people could bring jams/syrups?
posted by phunniemee at 1:24 PM on March 10, 2016

pancakes are a good call and popular.
posted by garlic at 8:24 AM on March 11, 2016

I am going to get potatoes right this time.
posted by eamondaly at 12:44 PM on March 11, 2016 [1 favorite]

right on time.
posted by garlic at 1:08 PM on March 11, 2016 [2 favorites]

posted by eamondaly at 4:21 PM on March 13, 2016

menu request came in. We have

crispy chicken sandwiches
fruit salad
potatoes done right

anything else?
posted by garlic at 8:24 AM on April 13, 2016

I'll do an egg thing, I guess. Maybe a strata?
posted by crush-onastick at 11:46 AM on April 23, 2016

i put "egg thing I guess" on the menu! yay!
posted by garlic at 7:35 AM on April 29, 2016 [2 favorites]

Success! Thanks peeps.
posted by garlic at 3:14 PM on May 1, 2016 [1 favorite]

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