We are beginning to have a little following of folks who know when we are going to be preparing dinner for the community, and we couldn't be more excited about it. We were hoping to get about 35 people to have dinner with us, and more than twice that number actually came out. Luckily, our volunteers were able to step up the cooking game at the last minute and we got meals to most of those folks who came out.
We look forward to this monthly event, which next month will be sponsored by the Tamarac Pines Apartments, and will be in their community center. You know what that means, right? Air conditioning!
When the event is called "Crawdads for 'Merica" you really can not say go to being a participant. We add to that it was an event to help raise money for Veterans organizations, and it was a no brainer. Although the crawdads were handled by other expert hands, the truck was tasked in feeding those who do not usually have crawdads on their menus. So, Burgers and hot dogs it is, and we surely know how to get those out!
We thank all the participating groups who invited us out, and especially thank those veterans who served for us.
The day dawned with a coolness of the air, and bright blue skies, and that was just the kind of day we needed as we traveled into Houston at St. John the Divine, and there spring festival known as Seersucker Sunday. We served a record number of meals out of the truck. Over 500 meals in just over 2 hours. Gumbo and the salad with salmon were the two big hits, both of which were test kitchen items!
They posted a great article about the day, and about the truck, which can be found here.
We were back at Tamarac Park for an Easter dinner. We were not sure how large the crowd would be, but it was definitely more than we could have asked or imagined. It was great! We tried out a new recipe of chicken pot pie, and it seemed to go over really well.
Trinity Episcopal, The Woodlands,is one of the major sponsors of the truck, so it was so good for us to go and be with them on Good Friday. We were able to do a simple meal of beans and rice, quesadillas, or a salad for those people who attended the noon day service, and for a number of people who walked over from the neighboring park.
Thanks again to all of volunteers, for making the day so successful.
We are thankful that our local newspaper, that is delivered to thousands of mailboxes each month allowed us to be the featured non-profit this month.
You can read the full article here!