Friday, January 13, 2012

Senior Center Lunch

Our local senior center has a lunch every Thursday, at which volunteers cook and serve.   Upwards of a hundred people will come in for lunch at a time.  And it's not just limited to seniors, we've had younger people come in as well.   And for a very reasonable donation you get a very nice lunch.

I've recently become involved in helping out with the Senior Center here, well, working in the kitchen that is.  And where else would I be working?  I mean, let's face it, the kitchen is where I feel most comfortable.
There are some really wonderful people who volunteer not only their time and expertise, but their joy in helping out.   I'm fortunate in that I do have some time I can volunteer and even better, I can learn a few new tricks.  Hey, I'm not above stealing great ideas.   And I'm also not above giving my opinion as well.    Whether it's needed, wanted or appreciated.    Well, if I see someone doing something the hard way, I will suggest a different way of doing it.

Yesterday was the weekly lunch, and I brought my camera in just as we were getting ready to serve the meal.  
As you can see the food is all lined up and ready to go.   I had to hurry and take this picture as the volunteers were lining up to serve and I didn't want to get more people in the shot than I did.
We had some Mojo Pork or as I kept referring to it as, Cuban Pork
Mojo Pork
With some lovely onions that were to top it,
Baked Onions
To go with the Cuban Pork we had some Red Beans n' Rice,
Red Beans and Rice

Then some Pulled Pork was next in line,
Pulled Pork
After that were some Collard Greens which I didn't get a picture of, but we did have Green Beans and Carrot Coins.
Green Beans

Glazed Carrots
Green Salad
and Desserts.

Now you can see what I get up to when I'm not in my kitchen.

Sigh, do you think I'm limiting myself?  I feel as if I'm seeing the world, one kitchen at a time.  And what a way to go.

If you have the time, energy or ability, think about helping out in your community, your efforts will be appreciated.  Volunteers are a very prized resource everywhere.

Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.


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