Potluck with a twist - Filipino style!
Last week something truly amazing happened. After scheduling a potluck at the Knickerbocker House, one of our members Angelo took it upon himself to make the entire meal. During the last Potluck, he made spaghetti and meatballs, but for this round, he took it to a whole new level.
Angelo wanted some food that reminded him of home, so he made a Kamayan meal and it was incredible. The meal was laid out directly on the table, with banana leaves underneath. We were told that this meal was to be eaten without utensils so that's what we did! Everyone was starving by the time the meal was ready, and it made everyone seem even more ravenous when eating by hand. There was also an unintended side benefit - avoiding dishwashing - so everyone was happy about that!
There had been a lot of turnover in the house recently, and what was great about this meal was the opportunity for new members to meet the existing members, and for the new House Leader, Ryan, to introduce himself to everyone.
Long live the Potluck! Long live community!