Because I miss communal dinners at the Berkeley Co-ops, I organized a house dinner at my 15 person group house here! It's been a very big change cooking just for one, and because groceries are expensive, people don't share too much. But this week and last week we had a team of 4-5 cooks buy and make great dinners. The people who didn't cook paid about $3 for the ingredients.
Making Gazpacho - Florion and Belen
The First Dinner
At the first dinner we had a fresh guacamole, chicken-peanut stew with rice, home fries, Spanish gazpacho, and a French-style vegan apple crumble. It was a huge success and people wanted to do it again.
This week we had the most delicious lasagna I have ever tasted, made by Anne from France. It included a home-made cream sauce, which was probably the key to its perfection. I made a fresh salad with sprouts, sunflower seeds, and a honey-tahini-lemon dressing. We had fresh salsa and guac, then a strawberry tart for dessert!
The crew this week!
If anything, it's so fun to learn how everyone else in my house cooks!