What’s for Dinner?
The Daily Question
Every day, we all ask ourselves, “What’s for dinner tonight?” This event seeks to help you find new answers! We will gather together for a couple hours to watch three cooking demonstrations, share yummy samples of those recipes, and get copies of fast-and-easy main dish recipes from other busy women just like you. You will also be able to participate in round-table discussion of specific cooking topics that might be of personal interest to you.
Date and Time
We’ll gather on Friday night, January 25 from 6:30-8:30 in the church’s multi-purpose room.
What to Bring
Please bring one copy of a tried-and-true main dish recipe you go back to time and time again. Please print it out on a standard sheet of white paper and include the text of your favorite scripture verse on the recipe. You can also include your name, if you wish. We will collect all the recipes at the beginning of the evening, stack them up in a big pile and print a copy of the entire stack for everyone who attends. If everything goes as planned, you will leave the evening with a collection of 50-100 awesome new recipes!
What to Expect
At 6:30, you’ll arrive, turn in your recipe and enter the multipurpose room. The room will be set up with twelve round tables and three “tasting stations” (think of the samples they give out at Sam’s club). You’ll be able to get samples from each station. We will also have veggies, pretzels, ranch dip and hummus at each round table. Water and lemonade will be available.
Sometime around 6:45 we will begin the cooking demonstrations. Sherry White, Jo Scott, and Emily Martin will be our demonstrators! It will be just like our own version of Food Network.
After the cooking demonstrations, you will have the opportunity to participate in any of the following group discussions. These are not presentations, but discussion groups where everyone can share their questions and ideas and learn from each other’s experiences. The groups will include:
- Dealing with Food Allergies
- Low-Budget Cooking
- Cooking for One or Two
- Feeding Toddlers
- Feeding Teenagers On The Go
- Using Your Crock Pot and Rice Cooker
- Gluten-Free challenges
- Organic/Whole Food Cooking
The evening will wrap up no later than 8:30.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Should I eat before I come?
A: We will be serving small samples of three different main dishes along with veggies, pretzels, ranch, and hummus. It will be a light dinner, but very tasty. If you’re starving, you might want to eat a small bite before you come.
Q: What kind of recipe should I bring?
A: Please bring a main dish recipe that you tend to cook over and over again. It can be as simple as your favorite sandwich, or a complicated gourmet dish. Please print it out on an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of white paper. We will stack up all the recipes we collect and run them through the copy machine. It will be much easier to do this if the recipes are all the same size.
Q: Can guys attend?
A: Sorry, this event is just for the girls! The guys are having a Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, January 26 at 8:30.
Q: What if I’m single? Will I get anything out of this?
A: Yes! If you eat dinner and cook at all, this will be a great event for you.
How you can help
We need people to help in the following roles:
- Food Prep – Arrive early and help prepare the samples, veggie trays, and drinks
- Clean-Up – Stay after and tidy up the room. We’ll be done by 9:00.