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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

 

July 15 band, with vendors too!

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Annual Block Party under the tent and across the lawn beside the pond. SUNDAY JULY 15th 1-5pm at 16 Bell Rd, Middlefield. Come hear rock and blues band “Lady Di & the Dukes” starting 2pm. BYO lawn chairs, picnic (or potluck dish to share if you want), beverages, coolers, lawn games, kites, swimwear, towels, friends, family, guests.

New this year: Vendors or community information tables welcome to set up!  Any type welcome: hand-crafters & artists, or food fundraisers, or political candidates, nonprofits, organizers, or tag-salers.  BYO table (and popup) and set up enough away from band tent so conversation doesn’t disturb listeners. No fee.

Sponsored by Middlefield Community Service Group. Donations welcome to help continue this tradition of 3rd-Sunday-in-July block party.

June, July 2018

175726-diners2Menu for twice-weekly community meals: Open to all-ages, folks from Middlefield and beyond. Kept going by donations and volunteering. Listed main course joined by vegetarian side dishes, salad bar, home-made soups & breads, dessert, beverages. Meet new friends. Be sociable or solitary -it’s all fine.

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

6/5 – Roast Beef                               6/7 – beef stroganoff
6/12 – Lasagna                                 6/14 – sloppy joes
6/19 – stuffed pork chop                 6/21 – pork marsala
6/26 – Turkey                                    6/28 – quiche
7/3 – American chop suey               7/5 – hamburger & hotdogs
7/10 – chicken pot pie                      7/12 – baked potato bar
7/17- stuffed pepper / tomato         7/19 – taco bar
7/24 – ham & baked beans              7/26 – sandwich fixings
7/31 – chicken parmesan                8/2 – breakfast for lunch

Annual Block Party / Live Band & Picnic on Sunday, July 15th 1-5pm

 

May 2018 menu

serving line gets started

serving line gets started

The twice weekly meals have been set for May. If you have recipes to suggest to the cooks, don’t be shy. The commercial kitchen space would also be available for food events on different days, if the Blue Zone Group or other foodies wanted to organize something.

Meals by donation, sliding scale. Volunteer help makes it all work. Current times are: 5:30pm for Tuesday dinners, which get 70-80 people usually. 12:30pm for Thursday lunches, which have half as many. Any weekday we try to have soups, bread, salad bar and leftovers available on a self-serve basis.

5/1 Dinner:     Turkey          5/3 Lunch: Sandwiches

5/8 Dinner:     Porkloin        5/10 Lunch:  Stir Fry

5/15 Dinner: Enchiladas      5/17 Lunch:  Breakfast foods

5/22 Dinner:  Golumpkis      5/24 Lunch:  Pierogies & Kielbasa

5/29 Dinner:  Chicken          5/31 Lunch: Scalloped Potatoes

 

 

 

Creating a healthy living environment

blue zone Middlefield Library begins a 5 month book club & wellness affinity group, starting with Dan Buettner’s book “The Blue Zones Solution” about working together as a community to alter our food and social environment to increase health and vitality. Meeting one Tuesday each month, the group will plan meals, trips, walking groups, and discuss other ways of providing good companionship for healthy lifestyles.  Each month will explore the habits, food, and cultural practices of different “Blue Zones” (locations of exceptional health and longevity).  January 16th meeting, 9:30-10:30am, will focus on Ikaria, Greece.  February on Okinawa, Japan.  March on Sardinia, Italy.  April on Loma Linda, CA.  May on Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica.

The project, initiated by Middlefield Librarian Maryann Walsh (library@middlefieldma.net), has in-town support from Middlefield Council on Aging, and from Blossom-Center Middlefield (a local, food-offering, nonprofit Community Center (www.Ezmereld.org).  This Blue Zone project is launched in collaboration with the Southern Hilltowns Adult Education Center (www.SHAEC.org).  Additional regional collaboration partners encouraging the project include: the Hilltown CDC (www.hilltowncdc.org);

In person meetings monthly at the Library, 188 Skyline Trail Middlefield MA, begin Tuesday January 16th, 9:30-10:30am.