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Fall-Winter 2019

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COMMUNITY MEALS (fabulously cooked for you by Lana) are every week, TUESDAY DINNER at 5:30pm (80-100 attendees typical) and THURSDAY LUNCH at 12:30pm (35-45 attendees). Although monthly menu (see below) lists only the main course of the day, there are always vegetarian options, full salad bar, 2 choices of homemade soups, fresh baked bread, vegetables, desert, beverages, and take-away containers in case delivering food to your other household members who didn’t make it, or other households (shut-ins you visit, etc.) Donations to offset food costs keep this going, and are greatly appreciated.  The twice weekly meals are set out buffet style. For other times during the week, soups and salad bar and left-overs are available on a self-serve basis. Ask for direction if you can’t find things.

  

HOLIDAY EVENTS: Halloween congregated Trick-or-Treat in the dining hall takes place during the Town of Middlefield’s designated door-to-door hours, which are usually on the Saturday before Halloween, from 5-7pm.  This year it’s Saturday 10/26.

  

Thanksgiving is by advance RSVP so enough turkeys can be cooked. Attendees are welcome/ encouraged to bring potluck side dishes, deserts, appetizers, beverages, etc.  This year it’s 11/28 at 12:30pm like our usual Thursday lunch-time.

Christmas / Solstice / New Year’s Eve or any other mid-winter bright spot are open for members of the community to organize whatever they’d like.  (so… To Be Determined)

HEALING ARTS & SPECIAL WORKSHOPS: Full Moons Crystal Singing Bowl sound meditations have been led by Aimee of @RogueYoga413 once a month (arrive 6:30-6:50 to start the meditation in the pyramid at 7:00pm).

Shamanic Divination & Candle Reading workshop by Itzhak Beery from 11am-6pm on Saturday Nov 16th. Reserving a place in advance needed.  Itzhak is the author of Shamanic Healing, Shamanic Transformation and The Gift of Shamanism.

Menus

DEC Tues Dinner 5:30 & Thursday Lunch 12:30pm menu

12/3 – pasta Carbonara               12/5 – oriental beef

12/10 – chicken Cordon Bleu       12/12 – Salisbury steak

12/17 – pork chops                       12/19 – quiches

12/24 – (Christmas Eve potluck?) 12/26 – Filipino dishes

12//31 – (New Year’s Eve skip unless members make party??)

 

NOV Tues Dinner 5:30 & Thursday Lunch 12:30pm menu

11/5 – chicken legs/ thighs         11/7 – taco bar

11/12 – meatloaf                         11/14 – breakfast for lunch

11/19 – pork loin                         11/21 – meatball & sausage grinders

11/26 – ham                                11/28 (sign up in advance for Thanksgiving)

 

OCT Tues Dinner 5:30 & Thursday Lunch 12:30pm menu

10/1 – corned beef & cabbage   10/3 – quiches

10/8 – enchiladas                       10/10 – beef stroganoff

10/15 – pork ribs                         10/17 – Reuben sandwich

10/22 – stuffed chicken               10/24 – Kielbasa. Mac & cheese.

10/29 – lasagna                          10/31 – quesadillas

 

SEPT Tues Dinner 5:30 & Thursday Lunch 12:30pm menu

9/3 – ham                                9/5 – perogies

9/10 – chicken parmesan        9/12 – Swedish meatballs

9/17 – golumpkies                   9/19 – Filipino pork

9/24 – turkey                           9/26 – chicken pot pie

 

AUGUST Tues Dinner 5:30 & Thursday Lunch 12:30pm menu

8/6 – pork loin                         8/8 – baked potato bar

8/13 – drumsticks                   8/15 – breakfast for lunch

8/20 – stuffed shells               8/22 – kids’ make PIZZA

8/27 – chicken Francais         8/29 – stuffed peppers & tomatoes

Summer 2019

Come to big Annual Block Party, Picnic, and Live Band on SUNDAY, JULY 21st from 1-5pm, at 16 Bell Rd Middlefield MA.  This 9th annual event –co-sponsored by the Middlefield Community Service Group — is bring your own lawn chairs, beverage coolers, lawn games, swimwear. The band, Shut Up & Dance, plays between 2-4pm under the big tent. Attendees can spread out from tent to open field to pond-side.  Lots of room to bring your gang. Vending or information tables also allowed (byo tables/ pop-up tents).

Ongoing are the community meals every Tuesday dinner and Thursday lunch. (These have been going for 4 years now!) There are always homemade soups, salad bar, vegetarian and side dishes as well as the featured entrée listed in the monthly menu. All ages welcome. Sit with new folks or old friends.

JULY Menu:

TUESDAY  DINNERS 5:30pm            THURSDAY  LUNCHES 12:30pm

7/2 – pork chops                                7/4 – closed for holiday
7/9 – chicken cordon bleu                 7/11 – quiches
7/16 – turkey                                      7/18 – wraps – cold & hot
7/24 – ham                                      7/25 – hamburger & hotdogs
7/30 – roast beef                                8/1 – salisbury steak

JUNE Menu:        

6/4 – meatloaf                                 6/6 – ribs
6/11 – bourbon chicken                   6/13 – beef stroganoff
6/18 – enchiladas                            6/20 – chicken & broccoli casserole
6/25 – beef teriyaki                           6/27 – taco bar. +Fiesta party

 

MAY Menu:

4/30 – ham                                      5/2 – sandwich bar

5/7 – lasagna                                    5/9 – Reubens

5/14 – chicken Francais                5/16 – quesadillas

5/21 – garlic pork chops                5/23 – breakfast for lunch

5/28 – turkey                                  5/30 – sloppy joes

Spring 2019

Community meals, voluntary donations, twice weekly by a great cook! Every Tuesday at 5:30pm and Thursday at 12:30pm. Home-made soups & bread, salad bar, vegetarian and side dishes, plus the following main entrées listed below.  SPECIAL KIDS’ EVENTS for School Vacation week on Thursday April 18th.  Kids & all ages get to make pizza starting at 11am. Eat pizza at 12:30pm lunch.  Soon after 1pm, get an animal visitors/ nature show & tell by Jen of Nature Matters Inc.  (Pictures from the great fun at the February school vacation version of this.)

 

 

APRIL: week 1) 2nd- beef with broccoli.  4th- Stirfry.  …   week 2) 9th- BBQ ribs.  11th- quiche.  …  week 3) 16th- Chicken Parmesan.  18th- PIZZA !!!  …  week 4) 23rd- roast beef.  25th- Filipino theme: noodles/ cabbage/ pork lumpia, chicken adabo.  …  week 5 & May begins –Happy Beltane) 4/30th- Ham.  May 2nd- make your own sandwich fixings.

MARCH: week 1) 5th- Ham & Scalloped Potatoes. 7th- Turkey Pot Pie.  ….  week 2) 12th- Corned Beef & Cabbage.   14th- Shepherds’ Pie.  … week 3) 19th- Enchiladas.  21st- Breakfast for Lunch.  … week 4)  26th- Pork Loin.   28th- Beef Stroganoff.  …

 

February 2019

The twice weekly community meals are Tuesday Dinner at 5:30pm and Thursday Lunch at 12:30pm, feature home-make soups & bread, salad bar, dessert, beverages, vegetarian and side-dishes, as well as the following entrees: 2/5 Roast Beef.  2/7 Pierogis. 2/12 Chicken legs and thighs.  2/14 taco bar.  2/19 turkey dinner. 2/21 Pizza.  2/26 meatloaf.  2/28 Beef Wellington.

School Vacation Week Thursday – Pizza-Making Party for kids (& all ages). Like we do about 5 times a year, we make the Thursday lunch into a pizza-making event starting at 11am on Thursday 2/21.  This month it will be followed by a special guest animal presenter from Nature Matters Inc. bringing critters, starting at 1pm.

For the Facebook Events, see:

https://www.facebook.com/events/335868417046785/

https://www.facebook.com/events/357620195079568

 

Menus

Twice Weekly meals are done on sliding scale donation basis. Diner participation in cleanup is much appreciated also. Inclusive of all ages, towns, means, and other diversity. Guests can just come with their friends & family but wider interaction is encouraged, in this environment of community-building. Meet new people. Share local news.

Menus below are the featured main course, but each meal also has homemade soups, breads, a salad bar, beverages, deserts, vegetables, and vegetarian offerings. Meals are self-serve buffet-style. Weekdays, the community center is open, and the soups and salad bar and leftovers available for food between the scheduled meal-times. The schedule is: TUESDAY DINNER 5:30pm, and THURSDAY LUNCH 12:30pm.

December Menu: 4th-Golumpkies & 6th-Quesadillas.  11th-bourbon chicken & 13th-Beef Stroganoff.  18th-Corned Beef & cabbage; 20th-Calzones.  NO dinners on Tues of Christmas and New Year’s Day. Thursday lunches only: 27th Reubens. Jan 1: Breakfast for lunch.

JANUARY MENU 2019: 8th-Ham & 10th-Stuffed peppers & tomato.  Jan 22nd-garlic chicken, penne, vodka sauce; & Jan 24th-Quiche. Jan 29th- Lasagna; & Jan 31st- Korean Beef.

November Menu

Main dishes below also have vegetarian sides, salad bar, homemade soups and breads, dessert, beverages served buffet-style. Sit with anyone. Make new friends.

Tuesday dinners 5:30pm         Thursday lunches 12:30pm

11/6 Pork Chops                       11/8 Chicken pot pie

11/13 Mild Enchiladas             11/15 Kielbasa + Mac&cheese

11/20 Ham                   11/22 see Thanksgiving notice in “Holidays”

11/27 Stuffed Shells/ Alfredo   11/29 Taco bar

Holidays

The Community Center had a great Congregated Trick-or-Treat and party on Oct 27th. Start thinking about what you want to organize for Christmas Tree decorating, or seasonal sing-along, or any good excuse for a community celebration!  ~~~ We will be hosting Thanksgiving Dinner at 12:30pm on Thursday Nov 22.  It does help to have people RSVP in advance for this, so we know how many turkeys to buy and cook.  Blossom Center does the turkeys, attendees bring potluck whatever else for favorite Thanksgiving dishes, or whatever you’d like. Call Buffie’s extension 134 at AzureGreen if you want to coordinate by phone.

October Menu

The twice a week community meals have vegetarian dishes, home-made bread & soups, salad bar, dessert, bev, in addition to main entre listed below. Donations of of money for food and clean-up help welcome. Location 16 Bell Rd, rear parking lot.

Tuesday dinners 5:30pm         Thursday lunches 12:30pm

10/2 London Chicken               10/4 Sloppy Joes

10/9 Pork Loin                           10/11 Stir Fry

10/16 Meatloaf                         10/18 Filipino pork

10/23 Lasagna                           10/25 Breakfast for Lunch

10/30 Chicken                            11/1 Quiche

 

September menu

Tues Dinner 5:30pm       &     Thurs lunch 12:30pm  every week

9/4 spaghetti & meatballs      9/6 meatball/ sausage grinders

9/11 ham                                9/13 scalloped potatoes

9/18 turkey                            9/29 turkey tetrazzini

9/25 Yankee potroast            9/27 Yorkshire strata on biscuits

Meals by donation, advance sign-up helpful but not required. Vegetarian & sides too.

 

Aug 2018 menu

Tuesday Dinner is at 5:30pm. Typically 80 people come, interact, eat, catch up on news. Those with special interest topics they’d like, can now use the overflow dining room for a smaller setting for discussions.  Just make a sign to direct people to the table for that topic.  Thursday Lunch is at 12:30pm.  Menu listing is for one main dish, but there are always vegetarian choices, and side dishes, salad bar, home-made soups, bread, dessert, beverages.

Dinners 5:30pm Lunches 12:30pm
8/7 shepherds pie 8/9 Korean beef
8/14 chicken 8/16 quesadillas
8/21 BBQ ribs 8/23 PIZZA *
8/28 pork loin 8/30 quiche