This is a re-post of the most recent email Kassie sent out so that if you aren’t on the email list you can see it. If you would like to receive weekly emails please send us an email stating you would like to be added.
We’d like to remind you that we still have a lot of things not claimed on the potluck list and members/supports are catering the side dishes this year. Food can be heated up in the UU Kitchen but NOT cooked. If you have questions or need a kitchen, please email back ASAP. Here are the recipes:
- Please go to the link and sign up. There are two of each recipe because that is the MINIMUM needed.
- Remember we are cooking for at least 50 people, if not more. All recipes have serving sizes with them. Please adjust accordingly so 1 dish provides servings for at least 25 people.
- Please stick to the recipes provided and bring dishes in labeled crock pots, casserole dishes or bowls so they get back to you. Kitchen helpers will wash them so they go back home clean before the night is over. (bring Tupperware to take home leftover food if you wish-also labeled)
- Bring a serving utensil since the UU church doesn’t have very many.
Please check the sign up sheet before preparing and communicate what dish you want to bring there.
Additional questions are welcome here. Most dishes can be made in advance (except guacamole gets weird after a day…so don’t do that one)
Why are we so intent on people making food, instead of buying it pre-made? Well, preparing food is sort of a magical act in itself. Sharing food with others that you have personally spent time on is a wonderful way to build community, share in a success, honor the ancestors on Samhain, and it tastes better! Preparing for a ritual is an important part of it’s success, to put yourself in the mind frame of connection and gratitude will help bring a more powerful ceremony that night.
We also still need:
- 1 volunteer to receive Ancestral Items from participants and take them to Altar outside and arrange them on the table as people arrive. This person will also be in charge of altar take down and making sure all the items are retrieved.
- Someone to take photographs/ video that won’t be participating in the Ritual. (perfect for those that purely want to observe)
Kitchen personnel (so far only Tracy has volunteered)
- 2 people receiving potluck items, transferring them into serving dishes, arranging items efficiently and heating items in the oven on time if needed.
- 2 people to volunteer to wash or put extra items in Tupperware and get dishes and serving utensils back to owners
That’s all for now. We might squeeze in a Pagan Movie night if you all tell me your are interested Thursday night. But other than that. See you at Samhain.
(Be sure to buy your tickets or pay your dues at Citrus and Sage, Cafe Ibis, Early awakenings or ONLINE!)
Remember doors open at 7pm. Ritual starts Promptly at 8 pm. We will shut and lock the doors when we start the ritual and not allow anyone in after 8 pm sharp. So please be on time.