April 2011 – Ethnic Pot Luck Supper

An Ethnic Pot Luck Supper is being planned for Saturday April, 9th, to be held at the Harvey House at Old Austerlitz. It is our hope that a major snow storm will be a rarity in April; that the prospect of being able to meet, after many months of shortened or fewer social activities, will cause our members to welcome this early April event.

An Ethnic Pot Luck can provide some of our members the opportunity to prepare and share a meal associated with a nationality or culture and be a joyous and “tasty” occasion. Some of us may have relatives from Ireland, Germany, Spain, India, Sweden, China, etc. in our background. (Recently, I asked a neighbor if that was true of his family. He recalls asking his grandfather about his background and got the answer “I’m a Yankee”. In that case we could be enjoying a “Yankee Bean Soup”).

Your dish can be one that you have enjoyed or found to be delicious in a cookbook, perhaps from Madhur Jaffrey’s “Invitation to Indian Cooking”. Our plan is to have those interested prepare a dish for at least 6 to 8 diners. Arrival with others, who have prepared dishes, between 5:30 and 6:00 pm would enable all guests to dine together at 6:00 pm. In addition we suggest that those preparing dishes bring the recipe so it can be shared.
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The Harvey House is located on the Old Austerlitz site on State Route 22.
Once you know your schedules, if you are interested in participating or have questions, call Connie Mondel at 392-5874