The Friday before Christmas Lura & I hosted another really successful Bring An Ingredient party.
This time the theme was quesadillas. We provided the tortillas and cheese (learned from that from last time- if the host doesn’t provide cheese, everyone else will!). This time folks brought three kinds of homemade salsa, guacamole, ground venison, and so much more.
We had at least two rounds of guests, and the arrival of new ingredients encouraged people to come back through for a second helping.
Build your own! It’s so simple:
- Pick a theme that can take a lot of customization (quesadillas, pasta, pizza, or stir-fry)
- Think of it as an open house- set the expectation that people will mill about, and chat while they wait to cook their plate full of deliciousness.
- Invite a bunch of people- less than half will come and those who do will likely be a pleasantly varied mix (or maybe that’s just my friends).
- Be sure to provide a couple of non-alcoholic beverages and feature them prominently.
- You may want to seed the table, by asking one or two confirmed guests to bring a widely popular side item.
If you do try this at home, please come back and let us know how it goes.
I hope your holiday has been full of good cheer! Here’s to many more delightful community meals and cooking events in 2012!