ROCKLAND, Maine — The 2014 year started with a bang. Melissa Kelly and Price Kushner, owners of Primo Restaurant in Rockland, began their 12th year hosting a kitchen with us at St. Peter’s in Rockland. Along with their staff, they prepared and served a feast, wrapped leftovers, cleaned and organized the kitchen/pantry/main dining room. Everyone looks forward to them coming each year and needless to say, we all enjoyed a delicious lunch and brought home lots of food to enjoy for another meal!
February brought a delicious meal from Brian Hill of Francine Bistro. Brian also began his 12th year with us and the meal was scrumptious! It was Super Bowl Sunday and our feast included chili, corn bread and salad. Not only did one and all love it, they were sent home with leftovers!
March brought Moody’s Diner. Dan Beck has provided a delicious meal for three years. We served their famous fish chowder, biscuits, and chocolate chip cookies. To round out the lunch, our congregants and friends from the community brought drinks, green salad, fruit salad, and desserts.
Before we served lunch, Kerry Altiero of Café Miranda distributed recipes and demonstrated how to make a one-pot meal called Café Miranda’s Nosh n’ Nourish 30 Minute & 3 Buck Recipe #1. This is part of a new venture Kerry and I are starting called Nosh & Nourish. We are hoping to provide additional nutritious resources to feed the many people who are in need. Thank you to French & Brawn for donating all the boneless/skinless chicken thighs, Hannaford for the cans of beans and Market Basket for the food we provide monthly for people to take home. Additionally, thank you to the generous donors who made it possible to purchase the balance of the recipe, which allowed each person to go home with the ingredients to make this meal on their own.