Weekend Dinners!

OVERVIEW – TAILGATE DINNERS

Dinner is served every Saturday and Sunday night to the guests of Hundred Nights. The location of the dinners is currenty at the Hundred Nights Resource and Drop In Center at 17 Lamson St., in Keene. Dinner is served and clean up happens usually  from 4:30 to 6 pm.

Arrive at Resource Center by 4:15 to set up

Food should be hot and/or cold and ready to be served, unless you are dropping food off ahead of time to reheat.

HN has three large electric roasting pans that can double as steam trays to keep food warm only.  There is also capacity to plug in up to three crock pots, which HN also has on site if needed. We have found that we can plug in 4 of these electric devices at a time (one would be back up, as it is on the other side of the room!)

HN will make coffee and hot water ahead of time and we will have beverages to drink.

We are now receiving USDA commodity foods such as Chicken leg quarters, tomato sauce, grated cheese, canned carrots and potatoes, juices, and raisins and dried cherries – if you would like to incorporate any of these into your meal that would be great!

Plan on feeding 60+ people. If there are leftovers, you can take them back home, leave them here to use the next day, or send leftovers with people. Casseroles and a salad or veggie and rolls or bread with butter are perfect. If you also want to bring dessert, please bring something like bananas and clementines, brownies or cookies.

If at all possible – but not necessary – please bring:

Sturdy Paper Plates and Bowls for 50 people

Cups – for hot or cold drinks

Napkins

Tin foil to wrap items to take home

Plastic-ware

Generally the group that brings the food also helps with setting up, serving and basic cleaning up after the meal. We have a volunteer on site to unlock doors, help as needed with serving, sweeping up and wiping tables, and locking up. There are some groups who make food and drop it off and we will just put the food out for people to eat.

Some suggestions for menu items:

Ham & Beans, Hot Dogs & Beans, Lasagna, Quiche, cold salads (potato, macaroni, green, tuna, fruit)

Mac & Cheese , Chili and corn bread, Beef Stew, American Chop Suey, Hearty Soup, Grillable items in grill season,

Chicken Pot Pie with only top crust, Assorted sandwiches with chips….

 

If you have any questions please call 352-5197 and ask for Mindy or Jeff!

Here is the current calendar of meal dates and groups:

June 24 – Teresa S

June 25 – Julie C

 

July 1 – Nelson Congregational Church

July 2 – Arlene S.

July 4 – Beau B.

 

July 8 – Federated Church of Marlborough

July 9 – Julie C

 

July 15 – Lia – Grace Church

July 16 – Lia – Grace Church

 

July 22 – St Stanley Chapel – 1st Time!! Hurray!

July 23 – open

 

July 29 – Peterborough UMC

July 30 – open

 

Aug 5 – open

Aug 6 – open

 

Aug 12 – open

Aug 13 – open

 

Aug 19 – Lia – Grace Church

Aug 20 – Lia – Grace Church

 

Aug 26 – open

Aug 27 – open