And we served 590 meals!
There are always many carry-outs in that total–and this was a meal where we served more than usual “seconds”. Plates were scraped clean. We take that as affirmation that the portions are right and the food was tasty.
We served 1200 plus pieces of desserts and prepared 300 full sausage links and 1400 meatballs– Sausage from Sams and meatballs from Costco.
Parking was at a premium and at certain times seating was too. I think that might be one reason why we get such big lines at the start. I am often asked by volunteers why we don’t open earlier when we have a line of folks waiting. The kitchen plans for a 4:30 start, and if we opened at 4:15, folks would line up at 3:45. Two and a half hours is a max output for our crew.
Next month we’re doing our savory stuffed baked potatoes and sweet potatoes.
See you there!
The Dining Hall is quiet now, but it will be buzzing with conversation and caring at the “Festive Advent Supper” on December 16. We will be serving roast pork and gravy, mashed potatoes, chef’s choice hot vegetable and warm cinnamon apples. The United Methodist “Dessert Battalion” will be providing a beautiful assortment of holiday themed desserts for our guests. There is no reason to eat alone as long as Third Tuesday is cooking!!
This spring, a group of kids from Third Tuesday Suppers decided that they would provide flowers for the tables by growing their own flowers.
These amazing kids grew the flowers from seed and supplied us with lovely table decorations all summer!
Special thanks to: Evan (11) and Ella (13) H., Keegan (10) and Quinn (7) B., Emme (6) and Beckett (2) A., and Claire (12) and Owen (10).
Other helpers: Olivia B, Joe C., Charlie W., and Tulia P.
What a powerful gift to offer our Third Tuesday Suppers…besides being a wonderful learning experience and a creative way to contribute.
Power to the Flower Angels!!
We have received many requests for information on how to financially donate to Third Tuesday Suppers. Two simple ways. Donations are accepted on supper night in the Quiet Can that sits quietly on the beverage table. Or donations can be mailed to the UMCG church office, 211 Hamilton St. Geneva IL with THIRD TUESDAY SUPPERS indicated in the memo line or by note. Thank you to all who support us in so many ways!
Wasn’t that Italian beef good? It comes from Gordon Food Service in Naperville. The warm peppers were from Portillos. We served 150 pounds plus of potato salad and fresh chopped summer slaw from Jewel .
Don’t miss our “Latin Fusion” supper next month! See you then!