Last night I attended a local event hosted by a business where you purchase and gather to assemble uncooked meals to take home and freeze until you’re ready to use them.
I heart being in the kitchen, so I was all about this event. What I’m not so fond of is strangers and the awkward mixer thing. I’ve been living in a land of strangers since our move to GA, and I’m tired of hearing myself introduce myself and tell my story over and over and over…
So I reached out to the few people I’ve met here (mainly my husband’s co-workers at ReThink) and they quickly jumped on board. Like sold out our entire time slot within hours of registration opening!
As we talked about booking an event for the ensuing month, I heard some undercurrents of the wish for healthy, home-cooked meals but no time (or desire) to shop and prep these coveted meals. And the amount of laughter, fun and banter in our group was off da charts, yo.
I’ve actually been tossing around the idea of a monthly “supper club” of sorts where I open up my kitchen with its massive island to allow people to come do all the prep work for meals they can throw in the freezer. I just haven’t thought it all the way through or had the guts to ask anyone if they’re interested in doing it yet.
Friends from MI have this figured out and down to a science, but everyone I know down here works fulltime and doesn’t have as much “free time” to grocery shop or get together during the day while kids are at school. So I’ve got to figure out some other work-arounds to make this actually work out in context here.
Now I’m trying to decide whether to offer a special “girl time” and harbor fellowship together and we prep meals, or whether to just offer a simple meal preparation service where I get paid to do it all? (Also on the table: it’s already done when everyone gets here and we just “pretend” we’re meal prepping when we’re really just sitting around in my orange living room talking about Downton Abbey…)
But after this event, I’m starting to think that my “supper club” idea isn’t as way off course as I was afraid it might be down here in the south. I just might be able to make something work. It’ll probably be different than I originally envisioned it, but it’s better to try and fail than to not try at all. Right?
What do you think?