We held our first Ferndale Food Bank cook-in featuring a meal of the month. It was so much fun sharing ideas that we failed to notice the busy activity in the food bank or how cramped we were in our 8 X 14 room. Now if you think you need a commercial kitchen to work in, you are mistaken. All you need is a sink, counter space, small appliances and delightful people willing to roll up their sleeves and cook. We found out that:
Participating in a food bank cook-In is enlightening and non-threatening. We assembled the Chicken Veggie Skillet Meal, sampled the meal, boxed up ingredients to take home and cleaned up in 55 minutes. Oh yes, there was plenty of time to discuss food safety, substitute ingredients and side dishes needed to make this into a balanced meal.
Everyone pitched in to prepare the ingredients and contribute cooking ideas for other skillet meals.
It was truly an amazing way to spend Saturday morning.