Make dinner for families in need

  • January 3, 2013 · 4:00 PM
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What a great opportunity! I love the RMH (Ronald McDonald House) and love anytime I can help out.  Please read the bottom of this post to find out what RMH does.

 

Everything is donated at the House. Included all meals. We have the opportunity to make dinner for them.

 

Here is how it works: We provide the ingredients (again because everything is donated) and we also prepare the meal. We need to prepare enough to feed about 30-40 people. And we are going to make extra so we can eat with the families.

 

Instead of assigning everyone to bring something, I thought it would be best to collect money, and I can do all the shopping. I don't know how much it will cost, so I am estimating $10/person. If it's more, I'll cover the difference.

 

Does anyone have cooking/chef experience? I could really use help with the menu and ingredient amounts.

 

We are only aloud 12 people total. But no more than 8 cooks in the kitchen at one time. Since this is so important (they won't have dinner if we don't make it) please make sure you can make it before you RSVP. Last minute cancellations would really hurt us.


Parking: Free Street Parking

Prep: 4pm

Time: 6pm-7pm

Clean Up: 7pm-8pm

Dress: Wear comfortable shoes.

*If you bring a child, they must be 14 years or older.

 

Looking forward to giving back and having a great night with you.

 

Robert Griffin

Organizer

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About the RMH (Ronald McDonald House)

Sometimes when a child gets sick they have to go to a hospital far from their famalies. And parents want to be with their child every second during such a difficult time. In fact, many would trade places with them in they could. Since they can't, they can at least be by their side.

 

That's exactly why there's RMHC. They have places where famalies can be together, because they believe children heal faster when they're with loved ones.

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  • MARISSA

    Hi Kristi! I think that is a great idea! Spaghetti will be perfect!

    January 2, 2013

    • Alicia

      I think Mac & Chz is an awesome kid friendly idea. We were also thinking maybe tater tots & or mini corn dogs could be yum.

      As for a veggie for kids, if they can dip things that seems to be a hit so maybe carrots and celery with a ranch dip? We can also offer sliced apples and grapes. :)

      I think BBQ chicken and a potato bar sounds awesome!

      As for dessert, how about a make your own sundae bar with ice cream, whipped cream, cherries, sprinkles, etc.?

      January 2, 2013

    • Becca

      Maybe we can do chicken strips and the Mac n cheese for the kids. If we're cooking for a large group, chicken can add up and I'm not sure what the budget is. The veggies and dessert will fill their tummies up. I like the ice cream idea. We can also make warm cookies and slap some ice cream in between And voila a Ice cream sandwich. I made some the other might and were pretty good. But then we have to account for time to cook cookies. The premaid cookies are easy and quick. Maybe some hot coco for drinks. It has been chilly. See you all later!!

      January 3, 2013

  • MARISSA

    I apologize... I have to cancel. I started getting a cold :(

    January 3, 2013

  • nadine

    Hey Rob ~ Just noticed the time change....I will do my best to get there eariier, but I have 2 prior commitments that won't end until 5-ish.

    January 2, 2013

  • Becca

    Hey rob. I can help cook and if u need help with shopping, I'm off tomorrow so I can help with that too. Let me know

    January 2, 2013

  • Terry F.

    I can help in the kitchen.

    January 2, 2013

  • Joy C

    I juast noticed the 4pm time...I had 6pm down? Did it change? I can probably be there about 5ish...ok?

    January 2, 2013

    • Joy C

      Ok, Thanks Rob. Also, please let me know if any spots open I may have a GF that wants to help! :) Thanks.

      January 2, 2013

    • Alicia

      Rob,

      Just an FYI that I work until 4 so we will be there as soon as we can.

      Thanks!

      January 2, 2013

  • Joy C

    I think Spaghetti is easy but probably something done often...what about something like a tostada/taco bar where they could fix their own?
    Or would it be fun to do breakfast for dinner? :)

    2 · January 2, 2013

    • Joy C

      Haha...sounds good. Spoken like a real meat & potatoes man! :)

      January 2, 2013

    • Joy C

      I can also bring brownies if that helps??

      January 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys! I just saw your post and thought i could maybe make a couple suggestions on the menu choice if that's ok! I asked my hubby who use to manage resaurants - He suggested easy prep, easy to cook and cheap: Spaghetti, garlic bread and veggies. You can find in bulk at Costco, Marinara (vegetarian friendly), noodles, garlic bread and large bag of mix frozen or fresh veggies (seasoned with a herb mix)! If you want to also do a salad, it would take some prep time with lettuce heads, tomato, cucumbers and crutons - then ranch, thousand and italian are most popular dressings. If someone is willing to either make meatballs for an option to add on then great, not totally needed, or to make it easy, you can buy frozen where you can prep in oven or crock pot... What time are volunteers arriving to start with prep/cooking? Is meal served at 6pm? Not sure if we can make it, but I hope this helps! :)

    What a great kick off to the New Year!

    December 30, 2012

    • Robert G.

      Whoops. Hi Kristi,

      Thank you so much for the info. I love the idea of simple. But at the same time, we have 12 people and a big kitchen. The famalies are going through one of the worst experiences of their lives. So, if we can do more then simple, that would be great. I am waiting to hear back from the house to see how much time that we have to prepare. I will email everyone when I find out. Please keep thinking of ideas. Thanks!

      Rob[masked]

      January 2, 2013

    • Ian D.

      Meatloaf, Mashed potatoes, zucchini, green salad and garlic bread? Nice round meal not too hard. Just my 2 cents.

      January 2, 2013

  • MARISSA

    Yes...I meant spaghetti for them...

    January 2, 2013

  • Courtney

    I really, really wanna do this, but I won't know for sure until Tuesday. Rob, has anyone helped with the menu yet?

    December 28, 2012

    • Robert G.

      People have offered. I haven't had time to follow up yet. Maybe I'll set up a conference call. lol

      December 28, 2012

    • Courtney

      Do it. It would be better than a million Meetup comments. I'm in to help with the planning. I'm not a chef, but I'm Southern, and we don't know how to cook for only 1-2 people. Not sure if I can actually attend until Tuesday. (Like I said before) I'll make a donation either way, though. :)

      December 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I want to go but can only stay till 7:30... Is that ok!

    December 27, 2012

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