Save money, cook with friends at YCS this Friday, Jan. 31

new Barriere group will be organized as a chance for everyone to pool resources to save money and have some fun

Yellowhead Community Services report that chef Bob Sorenson has taken on some new work and is unable to continue with the Frugal Gourmet program.

“We’d like to thank Bob for all his hard work and great help,” says YCS staffer Grace Baker, “We thought we’d take this opportunity to make some changes as suggested by the participants.”

Baker says the new group will be organized as a chance for everyone to pool resources to save money and have some fun. It will be more like an old fashioned cooking bee where everyone gets together to cook and then take it all home. As an example, this Friday, Jan. 3, at 6 p.m., at the Barriere Ridge.  They will all cook and prepare together.

What to bring: One pound of ground meat (any kind), $10, and freezer containers.

Please call Grace or Jill at 250-672-9773 and tell them what you plan to bring. Once they know what everyone is bringing they will be able to provide the recipes and all the ingredients for what meals will be prepared.

If you have an excess of foodstuffs in your freezer that you would like to donate to the effort, please let them know so they can incorporate that into the menu. The first cooking session will be pre-planned for you. Thereafter, you will have the opportunity to share your ideas and contribute favourite recipes or requests for future sessions.

“When it’s all cooked we can take it home to have our meals for the next little while already prepared for us to help us save time and money,” says Baker.

She notes at the session the group will discuss how they would like to do the next one.

“I think it will be fun. I remember doing this kind of thing with neighbours and family out on the farm when I was a kid and it was a blast…and I learned tonnes.  I hope it will be that way again.” says Baker.