Breakfast Club -- Fun, Friends & Food
--- What began as a monthly gathering to help different people with their ''barn raising'' projects quickly morphed into a potluck breakfast --- meeting new friends and neighbors, enjoying great food, and seeing what great ideas we could get from the home of that month's host/hostess!
It keeps us young and in touch with people of all ages!!!! The more social the neighborhood, the happier everyone is! And the more secure since we know one another. And more nurturing since we know one another's needs. IT's THE BEST!!!!!
What began as a monthly gathering to help different people with their ''barn raising'' projects quickly morphed into a potluck breakfast --- meeting new friends and neighbors, enjoying great food, and seeing what great ideas we could get from the home of that month's host/hostess!
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we just love what each is doing!!!!!!!
So here is what we do.... we ask the neighborhood who would like to host the Breakfast club, and they sign up for a chosen month. People with large yards and great outdoor facilities tend to choose warm months. Thankfully we have a few large homes in the neighborhood, and they generally host the cold-month bfast clubs. A few people are on the ''emergency'' list; if someone is suddenly ill, or no one has chosen that month and we are in need, we can call on our emergency folks.
We ALWAYS have Breakfast Club the First Saturday of Every Month, come rain or shine! We even do it Jan. 1 if that's a saturday! We have chosen to do it between 9am and noon. Some people stay later if the host/hostess is into more visiting. ANY Saturday of the month would be great, it's up to your neighborhood.
We LOVE it when Bfast Club is where we can ride our horses!! Always great to save gasoline, reduce our Carbon Footprint, and plain ole enjoy a gorgeous ride with friends!!! Besides, the horses love the all the attention -- and sometimes treats -- they get from the folks there!!
We have gotten so big now that ''sub neighborhoods'' are now having a ''bonus bfast club'' the 3rd or 4th Saturday of each month. Some have chosen to have a monthly luncheon, some are doing monthly dinners. All in the Spirit of Friendship and getting to know each other better---our lives are sooooooooo busy that if we don't MAKE the time to gather and visit, the years will get by without really meeting the people who live around us.
The Bfast club host home provides the Coffee and Tea. Everyone else brings the food to share around. Some make eggs, some make chocolate cake! There is no such thing as an off-limit food!!! The host also has a FEW plates and cups and flatware to share; for years, the host provided all the cups plates etc, but we decided this was SO wasteful that we have stopped that practice.......
SO, in an effort to DO OUR PART TO REDUCED DEPENDECE ON OIL, we are now bringing our own REAL forks, knives, plates, coffee mugs, and napkins. Most have found it easiest to have one Reusable Shopping Bag that hangs in a special place; in there are the washed dishes for next bfast club, a towel in which to wrap the dirty dishes the day of bfast club, and the nametags!!!!
ALSO, we have our own NAMETAGS. One neighbor diligently tried to keep up with all the new folks, the lost nametags, etc.... what a job! Making your own is the best!!
Breakfast Club is also terrific for introducing new folks into the community!!!! A small, local version of a Welcome Wagon!!!
I have the Neighborhood Newsletter, and i send out not only the news of the Bfast Club location, but also the lost dogs, found dogs, star and planet updates, who has this or that for sale, who has a need.......... here is our
Breakfast Club Blog
that keeps everyone informed of services that different neighbors are offering. KEEPING IT LOCAL is one of our mantras!!
PLEASE email me with any questions as to how the details have worked over the years!!!!! have a terrific day!!!!!!! annie firstname.lastname@example.org
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3 t. baking powder
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