Saturday, 14 Mar 2015 12:00 PM
3581 Mission Inn Ave
Riverside, CA 92501
The vegans have spoken and we have listened because we can all share some delicious, healthy foods together. There shall be: Toasted Couscous Salad with Grilled Vegetables and Sesame/Garlic Roasted Cauliflower (Yum). The carnivores have also asked for something yummy like Beef Chuck Red Wine Stew with Carrots and Potatoes (boeuf bourguignon)so that will be served, too.
There will be “Simple Simon” breads to sop up the sauces along with the regular “East Coast Bagels” you can also use for that or have one with cream cheese when you first come in. We’re hoping to have mini-bagels made for us this time for more people to be happy to try because they are outstanding, I’ve been told, by several local experts. A lovely, little sweetie will finish off the meal and the coffee will still be hot.
We will be certain to have bottled water this Sunday because it was sorely missed by many including me at the last monthly speakers series. We’ll put a few in ice and leave a few out for those who prefer room temp water. Water is so good.
Decaf coffee has been added to the beverage bar by popular request. it is what I drink too for health reasons. Sorry, fellow decaf drinkers! Got that solved, though.
There will be lots of slicing and dicing and grilling and roasting going on Saturday afternoon at my house and if you are someone who likes to cook and chat you should come over and help me prepare this “Luncheon” for Sunday. You would surely be welcome. Stay an hour or a few because my pace will be casual and leisurely with your kitchen help. I’ll be starting up at 12:00 noon so you could come any time from noon until about 5 then we’d be done for the day by 6 PM. It is important, however, for work flow to know what time you plan to come and how long you plan to stay. The best way to do that is by creating a RSVP response for each errand or event through Meetup.com on this page.
Just as important as making the food is the Sunday morning set up: putting out chairs and food tables, preparing the AV system, coffee station, ice water and bagels and arranging the room set-up for the speaker. This starts when they let us in the library at noon so come between noon or a little earlier than the listed start time of 12:30, get some coffee (help set it up, too) and help as needed and as you can and we’ll all get to know each other a bit more each time we meet.
Errands anyone? Bring me your receipts for reimbursement. If you could help with either 1 or 2, that would be wonderful and so very helpful. Volunteers?
1. Pick up special breads order at Simple Simons’ SATURDAY afternoon and bring in to the library Sunday morning.
2. At a grocery store, pick up then deliver Sunday morning to the library:
a. 20 LBS ice, (2/10 LBS)
b. small, organic half and half,
c. small organic whipped cream cheese (or regular)
d. 1 quart fresh squeezed orange juice
e. 1 quart fresh something else juice