I am so excited that you are interested in getting and sharing some fabulous recipes! To make sure we're all on the same page, here's a few start up items to share. Please let me know if you have suggestions!
We'll be meeting the first and third Thursday's of the month. I will send an email for interested people to sign up for a day that they could host future gatherings. To make it easy, the first will be at my house. For privacy sake, addresses will be sent via private messages or emails. The host will be responsible for providing the dishes and drink(water is fine, but this can be the recipe they contribute), but everyone is welcome to help set up or clean up!
We'll have a theme each time so we can try lots of different things. At the end of each gathering we will draw to see what the theme will be for the next get-together. Please bring your favorite dish and the recipe for it and if you have additional tasty recipes that fit the theme, you can either add it here yourself(all those who are regular participators will be invited to be authors here), or bring a paper copy and I will add it for you. If you have something you would like to share but are not an author(and we hope you do!), please email me the recipe and I will make sure it gets shared. I'll also include any tips that are shared, so keep 'em coming! To kick start each theme, I will include one of my recipes of that category when I post what the next theme will be.
Some of the theme's I have thought of are: Chicken, beef, pork, soups, salads, appetizers, desserts, BBQ food, European foods, South of the Border, pasta, breakfast, lunch on the go, comfort food, kid favorites, Chocolate(or we can just do this once a month!) simple snacks, 30 minutes or less, gourmet(or the busy mom version of it!), fruits, various holidays, cookies, carb night, low-cal night, new-recipe-I've-been-wanting-to-try, Sunday dinner, camping recipes, or slow cookers.
Send me a comment if there is something I left out that you'd like to see!
I hope this becomes a fun night we can all look forward to for good food and fun times with great people! Please RSVP to the invite we will send via Facebook which will give the location and theme each time. If you have friends that would like to join us, we'd love to have them but please let the hostess know so they know how many to plan for.
Please let me know if you think of something that could make this more fun and smooth. I look forward to getting to know you all better and get some wonderful new ideas to keep dinner from getting boring!