Lunch for the Everyone
Every few months, a couple of workers chemical plant where I work will propose cooking lunch for anyone that wants it. They will collect names during the week and cook on Thursday, the end of the work week for the daylight shift. The meal is always filling, if not always balanced. Most recently we had chili and chili dogs. The cost was reduced because someone contributed ground venison, but everyone got two chili dogs and a bowl of chili with Fritos, cheese, onions and peppers for $4. We’ve had sauerkraut and polish sausage for $2.50 per person. At a previous plant, the janitor cooked 8 pounds of dry red beans with a ham bone once a week and offered it with onions, pickled banana peppers, white bread and butter. He charged $1 for all you could eat and made a small profit. Its all old fashioned cooking that can be made in quantity in a couple of hours, and brings our organisation together as a community as well.