THE WEEKEND FOOD – The Mystery of the Orderly Chaos
The food for the weekend might seem like a crazy, chaotic undertaking but it has been a successful, mysterious, fun, and community-spirited way of preparing food for 80 women, so we’ll carry on the tradition. Essentially, we each buy groceries (rather than bringing prepared food), separate it into thematic boxes on Friday night, and then each woman signs up for the prep OR clean-up of one meal.
PREPARE NO FOOD; BRING THE GROCERIES INSTEAD…
Bring food that is as unprocessed and as “close-to-the- earth” as possible. Buy one item from four of the following categories: FRUITS, VEGETABLES (including TOFU), SALAD MAKINGS, GRAINS, SNACKS, TREATS, DAIRY (milk, cheese, butter, eggs, yogurt), CEREAL.
An example of one person’s contribution might be: a bag of apples, a couple tubs of yogurt, 6 tomatoes,
two packages of Tofu. Think about bringing the volume of food YOU (one person) would consume for the
whole weekend. DON’T FORGET DRINKS AS WELL: juice, tea, coffee, cream, special drinks, etc. All left
over non-perishable food will go to the shelter for women in Peterborough.
IF YOU HAVE ANY DIETARY NEEDS, BRING WHAT YOU NEED FOR THE WEEKEND AND LABEL IT.
NO NUTS OF ANY KIND PLEASE! BE SURE TO READ THE LABELS OF ANY SNACKS / TREATS.